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Patents for Foxwordy enterprise social software

Foxwordy, the private collaboration platform for lawyers, said it received two patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office related to its “inventions in enterprise social software, joining a list of several pending patents for the company.” Foxwordy CEO Monica…

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Patent for Senscio’s artificial intelligence framework

Massachusetts-based Senscio Systems said it was granted a US patent for the invention of an artificial intelligence framework that enables people with chronic diseases “to manage their health proactively and independently from home.” Senscio Systems CEO Piali De said: “This AI framework…


Kanban builds Provenance big-data patent platform

New York-based Kanban Solutions LLC said it was chosen by Provenance Asset Group to build and launch a high-speed, globally distributed, big-data patent platform called TrustedPatents. “We turned to Kanban as a partner that would help us design a Web…


AB-Biotics sells AB-Fortis patent to Frutarom

Biotech firm AB-Biotics said it reached an agreement to sell its two-layered iron microencapsulation technology AB-Fortis to Frutarom Industries Ltd — one of the world’s 10 largest companies in the field of flavours and natural specialty fine ingredients. Frutarom licensed…


USITC probes Apple after patent complaint

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) said it voted to institute an investigation into allegations of patent infringement by Apple Inc on certain Apple Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple TVs. “The investigation is based on a complaint filed by…


CRISPR Therapeutics hires Tomsicek as CFO

Gene-editing company CRISPR Therapeutics announced the appointment of Michael Tomsicek as its chief financial officer. “Tomsicek is a highly accomplished CFO who brings an extensive array of financial experience to CRISPR, including a background with global public companies in corporate finance, operations…


New patents for Gentag lab-on-a-chip devices

Gentag, Inc. announced the issuance of 30 additional patents in Europe covering wireless lab-on-a-chip (LOC) diagnostic devices. Gentag said it now holds more than 100 patents covering cell-based consumer and medical diagnostics “that are at the apex of personalized medicine,…


Patent for Dynamic Weather’s hail storm data

Dynamic Weather Solutions (DWS), doing business as HailStrike, said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted DWS a patent for its invention establishing a “System and Method for Inferring Localized Hail Intensity.” Dynamic Weather Solutions CEO Daron Sneed said: “DWS…


Qualcomm rejects $130bn Broadcom takeover bid

UPDATE 2 — Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm on Monday rejected rival Broadcom’s $130 billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalues Qualcomm. “It is the board’s unanimous belief that Broadcom’s proposal significantly undervalues Qualcomm relative to the company’s leadership position in mobile technology…


BioPorto says USPTO approves NGAL Trauma patent

Denmark-based BioPorto Diagnostics A/S said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that BioPorto’s NGAL Trauma patent, specifically relating to diagnosing and treating radiation injury, has been approved for issuance. “BioPortos’ issued patents in the US now comprises BioPorto’s…


Vivo signs MoU worth $4bn with Qualcomm

Chinese phone manufacturer Vivo said it signed a memorandum of understanding worth $4 billion with Qualcomm. “The signing of this memorandum of understanding signifies Vivo and Qualcomm’s technical partnership and patent sharing, and will ensure Vivo’s leading position in mobile-related technologies,”…


ERS Genomics, Cellecta deal on CRISPR patents

ERS Genomics Ltd. and Cellecta, Inc. announced a non-exclusive license agreement to provide Cellecta with worldwide access to ERS Genomics’ CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing intellectual property for use in informing research tools and services. ERS Genomics holds rights to the foundational…


Blacklidge says patents upheld at PTAB

Blacklidge Emulsions, a producer and distributor of asphalt products, said the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ruled in its favor in two Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) proceedings and upheld Blacklidge’s patents…


CRISPR-Cas9 inventors win IP Owners award

Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation (IPOEF) announced that its 44th Inventor of the Year Award will go to the inventors of the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. CRISPR — Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats — allows scientists to identify…


Smart glasses firm Vuzix expands patent portfolio

Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality technologies and products, said its patent portfolio has increased by 53% over the last year. It said the number of patents and patents pending increased to 101 from 66 a year…


Perfect Company gets ‘smart kitchen’ patent

Vancouver-based Perfect Company, the developer of connected kitchen products, said it has been issued an additional patent for its “connected culinary scale and recipe app technology.” “… the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued US Patent No. 9,772,217, which…


Veritas seeks patent for cannabis pain treatment

Vancouver-based Veritas Pharma Inc. said its Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd. filed a provisional patent application to US Patent and Trademark Office for use of a specific cannabis strain in neuropathic pain. “Neuropathic pain is a chronic pain associated with tissue and nerve fiber damage…


Patents in play as Digital Ally ‘explores alternatives’

Video surveillance product company Digital Ally, Inc. said it initiated a process to explore a “full range of strategic alternatives to best position the company for the future …” It said those alternatives were ” … including, but not limited to,…


Caris Life Sciences files patent suit v Foundation

Molecular science company Caris Life Sciences said it filed a patent infringement suit against Foundation Medicine, Inc. in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts Boston Division. Caris said it is seeking damages and other relief for Foundation’s “willful…


Noven files patent infringement suit v Alvogen

Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said it filed a lawsuit in the US District Court of Delaware against Alvogen for patent infringement. Noven said Alvogen is seeking approval to market and sell a generic version of its estrogen therapy patch Minivelle (estradiol transdermal system) prior…


Broadcom makes $130bn offer for Qualcomm

Semiconductor device giant Broadcom Limited on Monday announced a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Incorporated for $70 per share in cash and stock. Broadcom said the proposed transaction is valued at $130 billion…


Broadcom ‘mulls $100bn bid for Qualcomm’

Bloomberg News is reporting that chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering a bid of more than $100 billion for smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc, which is currently involved in a massive legal battle with Apple. Such a deal, if allowed, would create…


Juniper pays $13.2m in Network-1 patent deal

Network-1 Technologies said it agreed to settle its patent litigation against Juniper Networks pending in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, for infringement of Network-1’s Remote Power Patent. Juniper was one of  16 original defendants…


Congress calls hearing on tribal patent immunity

A US House of Representatives subcommittee has arranged a hearing for November 7 on the legitimacy of agreements like the one between drugmaker Allergan Plc and a Native American tribe intended to shield patents from inter partes review (IPR). The…


800 electric car charger patents filed in three years

Market intelligence firm Netscribes Inc announced the findings of its report on the electric vehicle (EV) charging technology industry. According to the Netscribes research, nearly 800 patents focused on EV charging were filed between 2014 and 2017, many of them by Qualcomm,…


First ‘blockchain patent sharing alliance’ launched

A number of blockchain enterprises from the United States, Canada and China said they have launched the “Blockchain Patent Sharing Alliance” (BPSA) at Stanford University. The alliance said it aims to facilitate global patent sharing as well as to promote and adopt…


Court invalidates Bayer erectile dysfunction patent

A federal appeals court invalidated a Bayer AG patent on its erectile dysfunction treatment Staxyn, paving the way for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to launch a generic version of the drug, according to a Reuters report. The report said US Court…


Marathon Patent to acquire Global Bit Ventures

IP licensing and management company Marathon Patent Group said it entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire 100% ownership of Global Bit Ventures (GBV), a digital asset technology company that mines cryptocurrencies. The closing of the transaction is subject to…


USITC to probe Samsung after Tessera complaint

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) voted to investigate a complaint by Tessera Advanced Technologies that certain Samsung products infringe Tessera patents. “The products at issue in the investigation are cellular phones, tablets, laptops, notebook computers, and cameras that include wafer-level…


Network-1 gets new patents in content identification

IP licensing company Network-1 Technologies said the US Patent and Trademark Office issued it two new patents. They are US Patent No. 9,805,066 “Methods for Using Extracted Features and Annotations Associated with an Electronic Media Work to Perform an Action”…


Ethismos acquires Euthymics Bioscience IP assets

Ethismos Research Inc, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on addiction and depression,  said it acquired the intellectual property assets of Euthymics Bioscience Inc. “This is comprised of twelve families of patents and patent applications including those underlying amitifadine, a serotonin-preferring…


Lantronix settles patent infringement lawsuit

Lantronix, a provider of secure data access and management products for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), said it settled the patent infringement lawsuit filed against Jinan USR IOT Technology, Limited. Lantronix said it filed the lawsuit in July 2017 in…


Teva claims win in generic Uceris patent case

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said the US District Court for the District of Delaware ruled in the company’s favor in patent litigation involving Teva’s abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) directed to a generic version of Valeant’s Uceris (budesonide ER) tablets. “At trial…


Apple ‘may drop Qualcomm chips in iPhones, iPads’

Reuters reported that Apple has designed iPhones and iPads that would no longer use chips supplied by Qualcomm, citing “two people familiar with the matter.” Any change could affect iPhones released in the fall of 2018, but Apple could still…


Lithium Exploration agrees to buy battery patents

Lithium Exploration Group Inc. said it entered into a purchase agreement to acquire a series of lithium patents for the retail consumer. “The core US patent being acquired is number 9,444,087, which provides two- and four-pack AA size lithium batteries…


Zighra patent for user-device models

Zighra, the Artificial Intelligence-powered authentication and threat detection company, said it was granted a US patent that enables it “to create highly personalized user-device models to guard against account take-over, social engineering, and automated bot attacks plaguing the connected economy.” Zighra…


Harmonic to pay Avid $6m in patent license deal

Avid Technology, Inc. announced a global patent cross-licensing agreement with Harmonic Inc. — ending its patent infringement litigation against Harmonic “on a mutually acceptable basis without trial.” Under the terms of the settlement, Harmonic will pay $6 million to Avid. Avid…


Lannett in Celgene license deal over Thalomid

Lannett Company, Inc. said it entered into a settlement and license agreement with Celgene Corporation that resolves patent infringement litigation in the US related to Celgene’s Thalomid. “The license agreement permits Lannett to manufacture and market in the U.S. its generic…


Casino Scouts buys Robins/Hepworth patent

Casino Scouts said it bought the Robins/Hepworth patent (USA #8,142, 281) for an undisclosed amount. “The Robins/Hepworth patent provides a foundation for live gambling, enabling activity on a patron’s smart devices while in a casino setting,” said Casino Scouts CEO…


Apple, VW ‘warn EU over patent fee guidelines’

Apple, Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler have warned EU regulators that adopting patent fee guidelines that favor Qualcomm and Ericsson could hurt consumers and hinder innovation, according to a Reuters report. The Fair Standards Alliance (FSA), the companies’ lobbying group, voiced their concerns in a letter…


Mylan claims UK court ruling on Teva patent

Mylan N.V. said the UK’s High Court of Justice issued a decision in favor of Mylan and its European partner Synthon “finding all claims of Teva’s patent EP (UK) 2 949 335 (EP 335) relating to Copaxone 40 mg/mL invalid…


AMS, Organogenesis in patent out-licensing deal

Surgical and wound care company Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc (AMS) and regenerative medicine firm Organogenesis Inc. said they entered an out-licensing agreement on a US patent for a collagen-based wound dressing containing Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB). Under terms of the…


TiVo renews IP agreements with Liberty Global

TiVo Corporation said that TV and broadband giant Liberty Global renewed its existing product agreements and signed a multi-year extension to its intellectual property (IP) license. The extension provides Liberty Global with expanded access to TiVo’s patent portfolios and covers all Liberty…


Perrigo patent settlement for generic Onexton Gel

Perrigo Company plc said it settled the Hatch-Waxman litigation relating to Onexton Gel brought by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC and Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, Inc. Details of the settlement are confidential. “Onexton Gel (clindamycin phosphate 1.2% and benzoyl peroxide 3.75%) is a…


I-MAK challenges Gilead patents on hepatitis C drug

Consumer group Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK) has urged the US Patent and Trademark Office to cancel patents owned by Gilead Sciences Inc on its blockbuster hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. I-MAK wants to help bring cheaper generic versions of…


Shaving cartridge patent probe after Gillette petition

The US International Trade Commission ( USITC) said on Wednesday it voted to open a patent infringement investigation into shaving cartridges and related parts and products after a complaint from Gillette Co. “The products at issue in the investigation are…


Marathon Patent regains Nasdaq listing compliance

IP licensing firm Marathon Patent Group, Inc. said it received written confirmation from Nasdaq that it has regained compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) “which requires companies listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market to maintain stockholders’ equity of at least $2.5…


Sanofi files patent infringement suit v Mylan

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi said it filed a patent infringement suit against Mylan in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey. Sanofi alleges infringement of 18 patents in its suit. “The suit was triggered by notifications received…


Patents for iris authentication company EyeLock

Iris-based identity authentication company EyeLock LLC, a subsidiary of Voxx International Corporation, said the US Patent and Trademark Office issued it three new patents, making a total of 54 patents granted to the company to date. The new patents cover technology innovations for…


Canon joins patent non-aggression community OIN

Open Invention Network (OIN), which calls itself “the largest patent non-aggression community in history” said Canon has joined OIN as a community member. OIN’s community practices patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open source technologies by cross-licensing Linux System patents…


Samsung welcomes new trial in Apple patent fight

Samsung has welcomed the decision by a judge to order a new trial to determine how much it should pay Apple for copying the look of the iPhone. Reuters reported that US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, issued her order…


Nuance says it filed patent suit against M*Modal​

Nuance Communications said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the US Federal District Court of Delaware against M*Modal. “The lawsuit alleges that M*Modal products violate six Nuance patents related to speech recognition, computer-assisted physician documentation and transcription technology applied…


Stingray announces IPR of Music Choice patents

Media and music firm Stingray said the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) granted its requests and initiated inter partes review (IPR) proceedings against four patents owned by Music Choice. Stingray said a ruling on its request for an…


Eight new patents for FICO

Analytic software firm FICO said it was awarded eight new patents related to its “decision management platform, fraud detection and other areas.” Three of the new patents relate to technologies developed for the FICO Decision Management Suite, FICO’s integrated platform…


Patent for BrainStorm’s technology for Parkinson’s

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, a developer of adult stem cell therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases, said it received notice of allowance from the US Patent Office for a patent application titled “Isolated cells and populations comprising same for the treatment of CNS…


Patent for Lleida.net electronic contracting

Spanish tech company Lleida.net said the US Patent Office granted its patent request for the registered econtracting product under the name of “Method for Producing Electronic Contracts Certified by a User of a Telecommunications Operator.” Lleida.net said the term of…


Eastern Texas patent complaints down 50%

A new litigation analysis report released by Bloomberg Law examined intellectual property litigation trends in the third quarter of 2017 and found that patent infringement complaints filed in the Eastern District of Texas were down more than 50% compared to…


Via forms defensive aggregation patent bank

Via Licensing Corporation announced the creation of a defensive patent bank, a wholly-owned entity “that provides a defensive aggregation solution” in connection with the company’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) patent pool offering. “Creating a defensive patent bank to support the…


Tribe sues Microsoft and Amazon over patents

A Native American tribe sued Microsoft and Amazon.com in federal court in Virginia on Wednesday for allegedly infringing supercomputer patents it is holding for a technology firm, Reuters reported. The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned the patents by SRC…


CPI gets patents for encased tungsten card

CPI Card Group, a provider of financial and EMV chip card production and related services, said it was issued three patents for its encased tungsten fusion card. The company has also been issued patents for the card in Canada and the United Kingdom….


Microsoft and Bradium settle patent lawsuit

Patent licensing firm General Patent Corporation (GPC) announced that its subsidiary Bradium Technologies LLC settled its patent infringement litigation with Microsoft. Bradium sued Microsoft in the US District Court for the District of Delaware in 2015 and the trial was…


Soryn announces fintech patent portfolio license deal

Soryn IP Group LLC, a New York-based patent advisory and litigation finance firm, announced the close of a financial technology (fintech) patent portfolio licensing deal “for a client that is one of the largest institutions in the financial industry.” Soryn…


Apple hit with $439m judgement in VirnetX case

Patent licensor VirnetX Holding Corporation said the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, entered a final judgement regarding post-trial motions resulting from a prior $302.4 million jury verdict for VirnetX in the ongoing patent infringement action…


Judge invalidates patents on Allergan’s Restasis

Shares of pharmaceutical company Allergan fell about 6% after a judge invalidated patents on its top-selling dry eye medicine Restasis on the grounds that the patents cover obvious ideas. Restasis generated around $1.5 billion in sales for Allergan last year. Judge William Bryson…


IBM veteran Ehrlich joins TiVo in patent strategy role

TiVo Corporation said IBM veteran Marc Ehrlich joined TiVo as senior vice president of patent strategy. “Marc will manage strategic account intellectual property (IP) strategy and legal teams across TiVo’s IP and patent licensing business,” said TiVo. “He will report directly…


Roche and Ncardia in licensing agreement

Pharma company Roche and stem cell experts Ncardia have reached a broad licensing agreement whereby Roche and its affiliate companies gain access to key disease modeling patents from Ncardia. The financial terms of the agreements were not disclosed. Ncardia was recently…


Orexigen claims ruling on weight loss drug patents

Orexigen Therapeutics said the US District Court for the District of Delaware issued a ruling in favor of Orexigen in the paragraph IV litigation against Actavis Laboratories FL for three patents for weight loss drug Contrave, with exclusivity through 2030. “Orexigen’s…


Wi-LAN subsidiary acquires patent portfolio

Patent licensing company Wi-LAN Inc. said its wholly-owned subsidiary SecureWave Storage Solutions Inc. acquired a portfolio of patents which cover a variety of technologies including improvements to securing data for storage devices such as self-encrypting drives. “These improvements prevent unauthorized…


Qualcomm seeks China iPhone ban in patent war – report

Qualcomm has filed lawsuits in China seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in the world’s largest market for smartphones, according to a Bloomberg report. It is the chipmaker’s biggest shot yet at Apple in a long-running legal…


BioDelivery Sciences in patent deal with Teva

BioDelivery Sciences International (BDSI) said it entered into a settlement agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Actavis Laboratories UT, and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries that resolves BDSI’s previously reported Bunavail patent litigation against Teva pending in the US District Court for the…


Allergan resolves patent litigation with InnoPharma

Pharmaceutical company Allergan said it reached an agreement with InnoPharma Inc. resolving patent litigation regarding six patents covering its dry eye drug Restasis (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05%. The patents are listed in the Orange Book and expire on August 27, 2024. “As…


Qualcomm to appeal $773m Taiwan fine

Qualcomm said the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) decided that “certain of the company’s business practices are in violation of Taiwanese competition law” and imposed a fine of $773 million. “Qualcomm disagrees with the decision summarized in the TFTC’s press release…


BlackBerry, Blu Products in patent license deal

BlackBerry Limited and mobile device firm Blu Products said they entered into a patent license agreement. “This will result in settlement of all existing patent litigation between the two companies and withdrawal of pending actions in the United States,” said…


Broadcom claims patent court preliminary opinion

US chipmaker Broadcom Limited said the German Federal Patent Court (GFPC) issued a preliminary opinion that all claims of an Invensas Corporation patent asserted against Broadcom in Germany should be null and void. Broadcom said that in May 2016, Invensas…


Qualcomm ‘offers to buy NXP without some patents’

San Diego-based smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has offered to buy Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors without some of its patents in an effort to win EU antitrust regulatory approval for the $38 billion acquisition, Reuters reported, citing “two people familiar with the matter.” The NXP…


Nokia to focus on patent, brand and tech licensing

Nokia announced plans to sharpen the focus of Nokia Technologies on digital health while optimizing investments in virtual reality (VR). Nokia Technologies will also focus “on growing brand and technology licensing while leaving its successful patent licensing business untouched.” Nokia…


Qualcomm, General Mobile in patent license deal

Qualcomm and General Mobile announced they entered into a 3G and 4G patent license agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, Qualcomm granted General Mobile a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell 3G and 4G complete devices. “General…


Kate Adams to join Apple as general counsel

Apple announced that Kate Adams, formerly general counsel of Honeywell, will join Apple as general counsel and senior vice president of legal and global security, reporting to CEO Tim Cook and serving on Apple’s executive team. The company also announced…


Omeros settles patent litigation v Par Pharma

Omeros Corporation said it entered into a settlement agreement with Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. and its subsidiary Par Sterile Products, LLC that resolves Omeros’ patent litigation against Par. The litigation concerned Par’s filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) seeking approval…


New trial ordered in cholesterol drug patent case

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ordered a new trial and vacated the permanent injunction in the dispute concerning Amgen’s asserted patent claims for antibodies targeting PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9). The…


Lilly claims USPTO win on Alimta regimen patent

Eli Lilly said the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) ruled in the company’s favor regarding patentability of the vitamin regimen for Alimta, which used to treat some lung cancers and mesothelioma. “In the…


Medicines Patent Pool licence deal with Gilead

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced a licence with Gilead Sciences for bictegravir (BIC), now under review in the United States and the European Union as part of a once-daily, single-tablet HIV regimen. The MPP said the licence allows manufacturers…


Columbia Sportswear wins $3m in Seirus patent case

Columbia Sportswear Company said a jury in the federal district court in San Diego awarded it damages of $3.018 million for Seirus Innovative Accessories’ infringement of one of Columbia’s US design patents in its portfolio of patents concerning its Omni-Heat Reflective…


Two patents for Fantasy Sports Co

Fantasy Sports Co announced it has been issued two software-based utility patents by the US Patent Office that cover the assembly of virtual teams and live scoring. “The patent for invention number 9,744,450 is for the assembly of a Virtual…


Durect, Indivior sign $17.5m patent purchase deal

Biopharmaceutical company Durect Corporation announced a patent purchase agreement with Indivior UK Limited, an affiliate of Indivior plc, whereby Durect has assigned certain of its US patent rights to Indivior. “This assignment may provide further intellectual property protection for RBP-7000,…


TiVo renews IP license deal with Sony

TiVo Corporation said Sony Corporation renewed its multi-year intellectual property (IP) license agreement. The license to TiVo’s patent portfolios covers all of Sony’s worldwide products and services. “This license agreement accentuates the value TiVo’s patent portfolios bring to the fast-growing and…


Finjan files patent suit against Juniper Networks

Cybersecurity company Finjan Holdings said its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Juniper Networks in the U.S. Northern District of California. Finjan alleges that Juniper’s products and services infringe eight US Finjan patents. “Finjan is seeking, among other…


Committee probes Allergan patent deal with Tribe

The US House of Representatives’ Committee On Oversight And Government Reform has launched a probe into pharmaceutical giant Allergan’s unusual move of transferring the patents of its blockbuster dry eye drug Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in a bid…


Future Farm license for patented cannabis tech

Future Farm Technologies said it signed a license agreement with AR E1, LLC (ARE1) to acquire the exclusive right to use ARE1’s patented technology in the cannabis industry. “Future Farm and ARE1 will work together to merge augmented reality (AR) and…


Wi-LAN in license agreement with Samsung

Quarterhill Inc. said its subsidiary Wi-LAN Inc. entered into a new comprehensive license agreement with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. “This new license agreement expands upon the patent rights previously granted to Samsung in the wireless license agreement announced in 2013,”…


CPI Card pays $750,000 as patent suits resolved

CPI Card Group, a provider of financial and EMV chip card production and related services, said it reached a settlement with Gemalto S.A. to resolve the two patent litigation suits pending in the US District Court for the District of Colorado. “Under…


CPA Global probed for ‘alleged patent overcharging’

International law firm Kobre & Kim and Jersey (UK) law firm Baker & Partners announced on Friday they entered a funding arrangement with litigation financier Bentham IMF “to investigate and possibly sue CPA Global, alleging systematic and widespread overcharging of clients…