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Court ‘missed patent reform opportunity’ claims IEEE

IEEE-USA, an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), has claimed the US Supreme Court “missed an opportunity” with its ruling that Intellectual Property Review (IPR) proceedings are constitutional. Many Silicon Valley technology companies favor the IPR…

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Ford licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice

Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, said it reached an agreement to license all of its hybrid vehicle technology to Ford Motor Company. Paice was founded in 1992 with the support of the University of Maryland. “The resolution…


Patents for UCSF and Akili Interactive initiative

Akili Interactive, a prescription digital medicine company, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) announced the issuance of patents broadly covering Akili’s proprietary platform technology that “adaptively delivers a range of stimuli designed to target specific networks in the brain.” “The…


Cree licenses patents to Nexperia

LED lighting company Cree, Inc. said it signed a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-bearing patent license agreement with Nexperia BV, a Dutch company. “The agreement provides Nexperia access to Cree’s extensive gallium nitride (GaN) power device patent portfolio, which includes over 300 issued…


Syneron Candela files patent suits v 18 distributors

Syneron Medical Ltd and its subsidiary Candela Corporation (Syneron Candela) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) said they filed patent infringement complaints against 18 manufacturers and distributors of fractional RF micro-needle dermatological treatment systems in both the US International Trade Commission…


Patent suits filed v AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint

Fractus S.A., a Barcelona-based antenna technology company, said it has filed lawsuits against AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint for alleged infringement of its United States patents on cellular base station antenna technologies. “Founded in 1999, Fractus developed innovative cellular base station…


Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $502m in latest twist

Patent licensor VirnetX Holding Corp. won $502.6 million against Apple after a federal jury in Texas said Apple was infringing patents for secure communications, Bloomberg reported. The decision is just the latest development in a dispute that is now in its…


Mediacom extends licensing agreement with TiVo

TiVo Corporation said it renewed its product and patent portfolio license agreement with Mediacom Communications, the multichannel video service provider. The extension provides Mediacom with access to a range of TiVo products, including the TiVo Gateway DVR, TiVo Mini, classic guides,…


Finjan, Carbon Black in patent license agreement

Cybersecurity licensing company Finjan Holdings said its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. entered into a confidential patent license and settlement agreement with Carbon Black on April 6, 2018, whereby the companies have resolved all pending litigation matters. In addition, subsidiary Finjan Mobile,…


CommScope, CCI in antenna patent license deal

CommScope and CCI have reached an agreement that resolves all litigation between the parties in India and the United States. The litigation relates to advanced base station antenna technologies that enable better performance in wireless networks. “Under the terms of…


WiLAN firm in patent license deal with MSI

WiLAN, a Quarterhill company said its subsidiary Anton Innovations granted a license for certain patents owned by Anton Innovations to MSI Computer Corporation. The licensed patents relate to multi-modal wi-fi technology. MSI designs, develops and provides computer hardware, related products…


Memjet, Canon in patent cross-license deal

Digital inkjet technology firm Memjet and Canon have entered into a long-term, global agreement to cross-license their patents around key segments and applications. Terms of the agreement remain confidential. “We are excited and pleased with our agreement with Canon, which validates…


Microsoft says joint venture partners will keep patents

Microsoft president Brad Smith wrote in a blog post that Microsoft customers do not have to be concerned that Microsoft might set up a competing business after working with them to develop new products. In the post, Smith outlined what Microsoft…


AbbVie in Humira patent deal with Samsung Bioepis

AbbVie announced a global resolution of all intellectual property-related litigation with Samsung Bioepis over its proposed biosimilar adalimumab product. Under terms of the settlement agreements, AbbVie will grant to Samsung Bioepis a non-exclusive license to AbbVie’s intellectual property relating to…


Indivior files patent lawsuits over addiction treatment

Pharmaceutical company Indivior plc said its US subsidiary Indivior Inc. has filed patent lawsuits against Dr. Reddy’s, Actavis, Par, Alvogen and Teva for alleged infringement of a US patent relating to their respective proposed generic versions of Indivior’s Suboxone Film…


InterDigital, Kyocera in patent license agreement

Mobile technology firm InterDigital, Inc. said the company’s patent licensing subsidiaries signed a multi-year, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-bearing patent license agreement with Kyocera Corporation. InterDigital said: “The agreement covers sales by Kyocera Corporation and its affiliates of terminal unit products designed…


Marathon Patent amends Global Bit Ventures deal

IP licensing firm Marathon Patent Group, Inc. said it amended the terms of its pending acquisition of Global Bit Ventures Inc. (GBV), a digital asset technology company that mines cryptocurrencies. Marathon said it will issue 70 million shares in purchase consideration instead…


Innovative Sonic joins Via Licensing’s LTE patent pool

Via Licensing Corporation said Innovative Sonic has become the newest licensor in Via’s LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless licensing program. Via said its LTE licensing program “offers the industry a fair, transparent, and cost-effective means to obtain a license to…


Humach licenses patent portfolio to RPX

Dallas-based outsourcer Humach said it has licensed a portion of its extensive patent portfolio to patent risk management company RPX Corporation. Humach said its patent portfolio includes patents for “dynamic scalability in the cloud” and that it has retained ownership of…


IHI moves IP management systems to Anaqua

Boston-based IP management and analytics software firm Anaqua, Inc said Japanese heavy-industry manufacturer IHI Corporation will upgrade its IP management systems by moving to ANAQUA 9, Anaqua’s integrated software and services platform. IHI, which provides a broad range of products such as power…


Workhorse gets patent for HorseFly drone delivery

Workhorse Group Inc. said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent for the HorseFly Truck Launched Drone Package Delivery System. “The HorseFly UAV Delivery System is a custom-built, high efficiency delivery UAV that is fully integrated with…


TiVo signs long-term IP license with Starz Entertainment

TiVo Corporation said that Starz Entertainment LLC, a media distribution company that owns several TV networks in the US, signed a long-term intellectual property (IP) license. “Starz is acquiring a license to the TiVo patent portfolios and the over-the-top (OTT) assets…


Ultravision files USITC patent complaint v 37 firms

Ultravision International, a manufacturer and distributor of LED displays and LED lighting, said it filed a patent infringement complaint at the US International Trade Commission (USITC) seeking remedial orders barring 37 companies from importing, selling and distributing infringing LED display…


Indivior to pay up to $294m in C4X license deal

Indivior said its subsidiary Indivior UK Limited and C4X Discovery Holdings entered into a license agreement whereby Indivior UK obtained exclusive global rights to develop and commercialize C4X’s oral orexin-1 receptor antagonist program. “The orexin-1 (OX1) molecular pathway has been…


Teva wins reversal of $235m GSK patent verdict -report

A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a jury’s verdict that required Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to pay GlaxoSmithKline more than $235 million for infringing a patent covering its blood pressure drug Coreg, according to a Reuters report. US District Judge Leonard…


Two patent allowances for Glytec’s diabetes software

Glytec said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued two more patent allowances for Glytec’s FDA-cleared proprietary software used by healthcare providers to guide the dosing of insulin. “The allowances, which comprise a combined total of 52 claims,…


TricorBraun settles patent dispute with Ghost

Packaging firm TricorBraun said it resolved its patent infringement dispute with Ghost, LLC. “TricorBraun filed suit against Ghost on November 7, 2017 in Nevada Federal Court alleging infringement of TricorBraun’s U.S. Patent Number 9,541,441,” said TricorBraun. “The mutually satisfactory settlement between…


Roche claims court win in haemophilia patent case

Roche said that the Tokyo District Court ruled in favour of its Chugai Pharmaceutical business in a patent litigation case relating to its haemophilia medicine Hemlibra (emicizumab). “The court ruled that Hemlibra does not infringe patent 4313531, held by Shire’s wholly-owned…


Boston Scientific claims UK court win v Edwards

Boston Scientific Corporation said the UK Court of Appeal “dismissed Edwards Lifesciences’ appeal and upheld a prior court decision that Edwards’ Sapien 3 device infringes Boston Scientific patent EP (UK) 2 926 766 and that all claims of that patent…


Court rules in Shire’s favor over Adderall patents

Pharmaceutical firm Shire plc said its subsidiary Shire Development LLC welcomed the favorable ruling against Abhai LLC in connection with its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a generic version of Shire’s Adderrall XR, which is used for treating attention…


Microsoft and ClearSky in licensing partnership

Microsoft and ClearSky Data announced they entered into a licensing agreement to enable access to Microsoft’s Server Message Block (SMB) file transport technology for ClearSky’s on-demand, hybrid cloud storage service for backup and disaster recovery (DR). Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC…


Indivior intends to appeal Alvogen patent ruling

Indivior plc said it intends to appeal after it lost a second legal case in recent months in its fight to protect the patent of the Suboxone Film opioid addiction treatment that generates most of its revenues. Indivior said a US District…


Finjan files patent suit against Carbon Black

Cybersecurity licensing company Finjan Holdings said that “after two years of good faith efforts” to resolve a patent dispute with Carbon Black, Inc, its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Carbon Black in the US Northern…


Rambus in patent license agreement

Rambus Inc said it signed a patent license agreement with Beijing Tongfang Microelectronics Co., Ltd., a fabless chip design company focusing on smart cards and related technologies. The agreement includes the use of Rambus patents such as Differential Power Analysis (DPA)…


China number two in international patent applications

China moved into second position as a source of international patent applications filed via the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2017, closing in on long-time leader United States in another record year in the use of WIPO’s intellectual property services for…


Carmanah buys traffic control patents for $2.4m

Carmanah Technologies Corp. said it acquired a portfolio of patents and patent applications from Stop Experts, Inc. and R.D. Jones. The patents, issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office, as well as additional patent applications, all relate to traffic…


Everspin in patent license agreement with Alps Electric

Everspin Technologies, Inc. said it entered into a multi-year worldwide licensing agreement with Alps Electric Co, a manufacturer of 3D magnetic sensors. Under the agreement, Alps and Everspin will mutually grant licenses to magnetoresistive-based 3D sensor patent portfolios for magnetoresistive…


Cantor Colburn is fourth-largest US patent firm

Cantor Colburn said it is the fourth-largest patent firm in the United States as ranked by issued patents according to IP Watchdog, a intellectual property blog. The blog compiled a list of about 800 US patent firms based on the…


L’Oréal buys virtual makeover firm ModiFace

L’Oréal announced the acquisition of Toronto-based ModiFace, a company that speciliazes in augmented reality and artificial intelligence for the beauty industry. ModiFace engineers, researchers and scientists have submitted more than 200 scientific publications and registered more than thirty patents. In…


Procter & Gamble resolves Whitestrips patent dispute

Procter & Gamble (P&G) said it resolved its patent infringement dispute with Ranir, LLC regarding Ranir’s tooth whitening strip products in the United States and Canada. “This dispute was based on P&G’s significant patent portfolio relating to tooth whitening, including…


AveXis in gene therapy patent deal with Genethon

AveXis, Inc. and Genethon announced they entered into an exclusive, worldwide license agreement for in vivo gene therapy delivery of AAV9 vector into the central nervous system (CNS) for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Under terms of the…


IGT in patent cross-license deal with Novomatic

International Game Technology (IGT), holder of the largest slot game feature patent portfolio in North America, said it signed a patent cross-license agreement with the Novomatic Group, a full-service provider in all segments of the gaming industry. Under the agreement,…


TiVo renews IP license deal with Alticast

TiVo Corporation said that Alticast, an end-to-end media technology provider, has renewed its intellectual property (IP) license to deliver advanced entertainment products in Korea. The IP license covers the patent portfolio of Rovi Corporation, a TiVo company, enabling Alticast to deliver…


Levi Strauss licenses more patents from RevoLaze

RevoLaze, LLC, a laser technology firm headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, said it reached a new licensing agreement with Levi Strauss & Co. regarding additional denim laser patents in its intellectual property portfolio. “This new agreement provides Levi Strauss & Co….


IBM and EVG sign laser tech license agreement

EV Group (EVG) and IBM announced that the companies agreed to sign a license agreement on laser debonding technology. EVG said it plans to integrate IBM’s patented Hybrid Laser Release process into EVG’s advanced, field-proven temporary bonding and debonding equipment…


Trump blocks Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm

US President Donald Trump has blocked Singapore-based semiconductor device giant Broadcom Ltd’s proposed takeover of San Diego-based smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm on national security grounds amid concerns that it would give China an advantage in mobile communications. Qualcomm is a major player…


USPTO unveils new patent cover design

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) unveiled a new design of the patent grant cover during a special ceremony at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. The redesigned cover will debut on patent number 10…


Ardagh goes to Federal Appeals Court on $50m ruling

Metal and glass packaging giant Ardagh Group said it will “vigorously appeal” to the Federal Appeals Court after a ruling that it should pay $50 million for allegedly infringing on a glass recycling patent owned by licensing company Green Mountain Glass. “Ardagh Group S.A….


Intellicheck and Honeywell in patent settlement

Intellicheck, Inc. and Honeywell International have confidentially settled all pending patent related matters between them in both federal court and at the Patent, Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Intellicheck said. “In the case of Intellicheck, Inc. v. Honeywell International, Inc., Case…


Wi-LAN firm in Ricoh patent license deal

Patent licensing company Wi-LAN Inc, a Quarterhill company, said its wholly-owned subsidiary Commercial Copy Innovations has entered into a settlement and patent license agreement with Ricoh Company, Ltd. The license covers various printer related technology. All other terms of the…


Waters moves IP management to Anaqua

Boston-based IP management and analytics software firm Anaqua, Inc said specialty measurement technology company Waters Corporation will migrate its IP software to Anaqua’s new Anaqua 9 software. “We needed an IP management solution that could handle a significant number of workflows…


Patent for VistaGen depression treatment

VistaGen Therapeutics said it received a Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a patent application related to methods of treating depression with AV-101, its oral new generation glutamatergic product candidate in Phase 2 development for…