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Network-1 settles patent litigation with Avaya

IP licensing company Network-1 Technologies said it agreed to settle its patent litigation against Avaya, Inc. pending in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, for infringement of Network-1’s Remote Power Patent. The Remote Power Patent…

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Seoul Semi files patent suit v Archipelago Lighting

Seoul Semiconductor said that it filed a patent infringement lawsuit, together with its affiliate, Seoul Viosys, against Archipelago Lighting, Inc. in the US District Court for the Central District of California. Seoul said that in its complaint, it alleges that…


Conversant in patent license deal with Toshiba

Conversant Intellectual Property Management announced a semiconductor memory patent license agreement with Toshiba Corporation. Under the agreement, Toshiba receives a license under certain Conversant worldwide patents and patent applications for products including flash memory, MRAM, FeRAM, and other storage-class memory….


Nokia gets decision in LG patent license arbitration

Nokia said the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce issued its award for the binding arbitration between Nokia and LG Electronics. “The companies had previously agreed that this would settle the royalty payment obligations for the…


ContentGuard in licensing deal with Walt Disney

ContentGuard Holdings, a subsidiary of Pendrell Corporation, announced a licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Company. The licensing agreement provides Disney the right to use ContentGuard’s digital rights management (DRM) technology to digitally distribute its motion pictures to theaters around the…


TissueTech gets patents for placental tissue methods

TissueTech Inc. said it was awarded four patents by the US Patent Trademark Office, with two of the patents covering methods of promoting bone formation and the others covering “methods for lyophilizing and sterilizing placental tissue.” TissueTech CEO Amy Tseng…


Senator slams unusual Allergan patent deal with Tribe

US Senator Sherrod Brown said on Friday a deal that pharmaceutical giant Allergan Plc made with a Native-American tribe to shield patents “rips off consumers” and cannot “become the new normal,” Reuters reported. The Ohio Democrat said he will look…


Indivior files patent lawsuits against generic rivals

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


iRobot agreement with Micro-Star in patent dispute

iRobot Corp, a provider of consumer robots and maker of the Roomba vacuuming robot, said it reached a confidential agreement with Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. (MSI), a computer and component manufacturer. iRobot  said that as part of the agreement, MSI…


etectRx patent for ingestible electronic tag system

etectRx, Inc., an early stage digital health company, said the US Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for an “electronic medication compliance monitoring system and associated methods.” It said the patent covers “an ingestible electronic tag system and a…


Patents for machine identity protection firm Venafi

Venafi, a provider of machine identity protection, announced the award of two new patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Venafi’s most recent patents cover innovations in cryptographic key technology and the security of mobile authentication. Venafi said its…


Ultravision, Lighting Technologies settle patent fight

Ultravision International, a manufacturer and distributor of LED displays and LED lighting, and American Lighting Technologies Inc have reached a mutual agreement “to resolve Ultravision v Lighting Technologies and dismiss two patent infringement litigations pending in the U.S. Court for…


BlackBerry and Timex in patent license agreement

BlackBerry Limited and Timex Group announced they have entered into a patent license agreement. “The financial structure of the deal includes on-going royalty payments from Timex to BlackBerry,” said BlackBerry. Additional terms of the agreement are confidential. “This license agreement…


Immersion renews patent license deal with PKG

Immersion Corporation, a developer and licensor of touch feedback technology — also known as haptics — said it renewed a license agreement with PKG, Inc. The agreement provides PKG with access to Immersion’s portfolio of over 2,500 haptic patents for…


Patent for Shoppable’s ‘universal shopping cart’

New York-based e-commerce company Shoppable said it secured a patent award for its “universal shopping cart” technology. It said the patent covers technology “that enables a multi-retailer checkout, also referred to as universal checkout, and effectively serves as the closing…


Intellectual Discovery joins One-Blue licensing program

Licensing firm One-Blue said Intellectual Discovery Co Ltd joined the One-Blue product licensing program as a licensor. One-Blue administers a product license for patents essential to Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc products. Thomas Gabriel, licensing counsel of One-Blue, said: “With…


Michelin North America settles patent lawsuit

Michelin North America, Inc., said it settled its lawsuit against Tire Recappers of Nashville “which focused on design patent infringements for the popular BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 and Michelin LTX M/S2 tires produced by Michelin in the United States.” Michelin said the…


JD.com joins patent non-aggression network OIN

Open Invention Network (OIN), which calls itself “the largest patent non-aggression community in history,” said e-commerce giant JD.com, China’s largest retailer, has joined as a community member. OIN said its community practices patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open…


SSIC earns patent for measuring cyber risk

Cyber risk advisory firm Secure Systems Innovation Corporation (SSIC) said it earned a patent for X-Analytics, its proprietary method for measuring and modeling cyber risk. “The era whereby boards of directors are responsible for cybersecurity oversight has arrived,” said SSIC CEO…


CommScope files patent suit v Comlab

Communication infrastructure company CommScope said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Comlab, AG, a provider of radio frequency equipment based in Switzerland. “The complaint asserts infringement of two patents related to CommScope innovations for in-train communications systems,” said CommScope. “CommScope had…


Patent for Humanetics cancer radiation drug

Minneapolis-based Humanetics Corporation said it has been awarded a US patent for its new drug, BIO 300, to be used in conjunction with current cancer treatments. “BIO 300 is being developed to improve outcomes for cancer patients receiving radiation treatment…


Conversant joins Via Licensing’s LTE patent pool

Via Licensing said Conversant Wireless Licensing S.à.r.l., a subsidiary of Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., joined its LTE (Long Term Evolution) patent pool as a licensor. Conversant Wireless owns and licenses wireless technology patents originally filed by Nokia Corporation. Via…


Garmin to appeal $38m damages patent verdict

GPS technology company Garmin International Inc, a unit of Garmin Ltd, said a jury verdict was reached in a patent lawsuit brought by marine electronics company Navico against Garmin in the Eastern District of Texas. “The jury found that Garmin had…


Allergan transfers patents to Tribe for IPR immunity

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan has taken the unusual step of transferring the patents of its blockbuster dry eye drug Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in a bid to gain sovereign immunity from inter partes review (IPR) challenges. Allergan said the Tribe now owns…


Terra Tech patent bid for cannabis rolling papers

Terra Tech Corp, a cannabis-focused agriculture company, said it filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for cannabis-infused rolling papers. “The inventive rolling papers, which are expected to launch in 2018, will be the latest addition…


Lenovo joins Via patent pool as licensee and licensor

Via Licensing said personal computer giant Lenovo entered into a multi-year agreement to participate in Via’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) Patent Pool. “Lenovo joins as both a licensee and a licensor of the LTE Patent Pool, which offers licenses to…


llumina files new patent suit v Premaitha Health

Gene sequencing company Illumina, Inc. said it filed a new patent infringement suit against Premaitha Health plc in the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court in the United Kingdom. “Illumina is seeking all available remedies, including damages and…


Verizon joins Via Licensing’s LTE patent pool

Via Licensing Corporation said Verizon Communications Inc. has joined the pool of companies participating in Via’s LTE (Long Term Evolution) licensing program. Via said its patent pool provides a “fair, transparent and cost-effective license to all essential LTE and LTE-Advanced…


Vonage granted 19 new patents

Business cloud communications and residential VoIP phone company Vonage said it received 19 new patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Vonage said it now has more than 170 US patents “along with many foreign patents and pending applications…


New patent intelligence data tool from Anaqua

IP management and analytics software firm Anaqua announced the release of a new patent intelligence data tool called Forward Examiner Rejections “which enables companies to identify which of their patents are blocking competitors’ new inventions.” The new functionality, available in Anaqua’s Acclaim…


Miami exchange vows to fight Nasdaq complaint

Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH), parent holding company of the MIAX Options Exchange and MIAX PEARL, LLC responded to the filing of a complaint by Nasdaq that it said “generally alleges various claims of patent infringement and trade secret appropriation by…


Trend Micro welcomes patent case legal fees ruling

Security software giant Trend Micro welcomed a ruling at the US District Court of Delaware that the company will be reimbursed part of its legal fees incurred during a recent patent legal dispute. “This unusually positive outcome stemmed from Trend Micro’s earlier victory in…


Aclaris announces patents for hair loss treatment

Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued two patents “directed to methods related to the use and administration of certain janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors for treating hair loss disorders.” Aclaris said the newly allowed patents are…


Application usage patent for SoftWatch

Application usage analytics firm SoftWatch said the US Patent and Trademark Office issued the company a patent protecting its method of “analyzing application usage and segmenting of end users based on application usage patterns.” SoftWatch said the patent covers a “machine implemented…


IGT, Scientific Games in patent cross-licensing deal

International Game Technology (IGT) and Scientific Games Corporation, holders of the two largest slot game feature patent portfolios in North America, announced they had signed a patent cross-licensing agreement. Under the agreement, Scientific Games and IGT will be able to offer…


Conversant in patent license deal with SK hynix

Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc. announced a semiconductor patent license agreement with SK hynix Inc. SK hynix produces semiconductors such as DRAM and NAND flash and System IC, including CMOS Image Sensors. Under the agreement, SK hynix receives a license…


Digital data patent for Transparency Life Sciences

Transparency Life Sciences (TLS), an all-digital clinical development services company, announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent covering key aspects of the company’s “integrated approach combining data transparency, crowdsourced clinical protocol design and digital patient data…


Chamberlain claims win in garage door patent case

Chamberlain Group said a unanimous Federal jury in the District Court in Chicago found in favor of Chamberlain in the assertion of patents against Hong Kong-based Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd (TTI), the parent company to brands such as Ryobi, Milwaukee,…


Nintendo ordered to pay $10m in Wii patent case

Law firm Munck Wilson Mandala said it secured a $10.1 million verdict on behalf of its client iLife Technologies in a patent infringement case involving motion detection technology for Nintendo Wii gaming systems. The case, iLife Technologies Inc. v. Nintendo of…


Federal Circuit to rehear USPTO attorney fee ruling

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed on Thursday to reconsider its recent ruling that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) automatically recovers attorneys’ fees from parties who sue the agency over rejected patent applications, Reuters…


Voip-Pal responds to IPR petitions by AT&T, Apple

Voip-Pal.com Inc. said its patent attorneys Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP filed responses with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on their behalf to the five petitions for Inter Partes…


Vivus settles with Dr. Reddy’s in Qsymia patent fight

Vivus, Inc. said it entered into a settlement agreement with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, S.A. and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc. resolving patent litigation related to anti-obesity drug Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) capsules CIV. “The litigation, which has been pending in the…


Sharp petitions USITC in Hisense patent dispute

Sharp Corporation and its US sales company Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) petitioned the US International Trade Commission (USITC) to investigate alleged patent infringements on Sharp wireless LAN patents by Chinese firm Hisense. “Sharp Corporation and SEC requested the investigation after…


Allergan settles Restasis litigation with Famy Care

Pharmaceutical giant Allergan announced it reached a settlement regarding its litigation with Famy Care Limited relating to six Allergan US patents covering dry eye drug Restasis (Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion) 0.05%. The patents are listed in the Orange Book and expire…


Cinven sells patent giant CPA Global for $3.1bn

UK-based private equity firm Cinven said it agreed to sell patent management services giant CPA Global to Los Angeles-based buyout firm Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. for an undisclosed consideration. Numerous news outlets put the price, including debt, at around $3.1…


FTC wins injunction against World Patent Marketing

A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction against World Patent Marketing at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC said: “At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a federal court has found that the FTC is likely to…


Allowance notice for DeepCell cannabis-based patent

Seattle-based cannabis intellectual property company DeepCell Industries announced a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its Crystal Fusion technology. “The process infuses crystals such as sugar and salt with cannabinoid molecules, paving the way…


Finjan, IBM in patent acquisition, development deal

Cybersecurity licensing company Finjan Holdings said it formed a new subsidiary called Finjan Blue which has entered into a patent acquisition and development agreement with IBM and includes “pathways for the two companies to consider development efforts in the future.” Finjan Holdings…


IPVALUE Management appoints Lindgren as CEO

Licensing and patent monetization company IPVALUE Management announced the appointment of John Lindgren as the company’s new CEO. Lindgren succeeds Murali Dharan, who had been the company’s CEO since 2007 and who facilitated IPVALUE’s acquisition by Vector Capital in 2014….


Trump to nominate Andrei Iancu as USPTO Director

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Andrei Iancu of California to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. Iancu is currently the managing partner…


Qualcomm president quits amid Apple patent battle

Qualcomm Incorporated said that its president Derek Aberle — the executive most closely associated with its patent battle with Apple — has decided to leave the company after 17 years. His departure will be effective as of December 31, 2017….


Aqua manages sale of 6,000 former Nokia patents

Patent advisory and transaction firm Aqua Licensing said it has been retained to manage the sale of a large telecommunications patent portfolio “that was previously owned by Nokia and developed by Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs, Nokia Technologies and Nokia Networks.” Aqua said the…


Voting machine companies in patent dispute

Voting machine company Election Systems & Software LLC brought a patent infringement case against rival Dominion Voting Systems Inc, Reuters reported. The report said that ES&S sued Dominion in US District Court in Delaware, alleging Dominion’s ImageCast Evolution voting machine…


Malibu Boats licenses patents to Wake Worx

Watersports manufacturer Malibu Boats said it licensed its wakesurfing patent portfolio to Wake Worx, LLC. “Wake Worx supplies the popular Super Surf’R Aftermarket Surf Tabs to marine manufacturers, primarily in the stern drive segment,” said Malibu Boats. The license agreement with Wake…


Pfizer gets pneumonia vaccine patent in India

India has granted Pfizer Inc a patent for its pneumonia vaccine Prevenar 13, leading to claims this could put the treatment out of reach of many people in poorer nations, Reuters reported. The decision by India’s patent office bans other…


Cloud security company vArmour adds 12 patents

Data center and cloud security company vArmour said it has almost doubled its patent portfolio in the past year, with 12 additions issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office. “vArmour has exponentially increased its patent portfolio since 2015, having…


Argentum and Lilly settle Cialis patent dispute

Generic drug firm Argentum Pharmaceuticals LLC said it reached a settlement and license agreement with Eli Lilly and Company related to Argentum’s generic version of erectile dysfunction treatment Cialis (tadalifil). “The agreement generally provides that Argentum may commence marketing its…


USITC to start patent probe of Caterpillar

The US International Trade Commission said it will begin a patent infringement investigation of road milling equipment by Caterpillar and several subsidiaries after a complaint by Wirtgen America. “The products at issue in the investigation are used to mill asphalt and…


CRISPR Therapeutics, MGH in research, license deal

Gene-editing company CRISPR Therapeutics and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC) said they entered into a two-year research collaboration and license option agreement to develop novel T cell therapies for cancer. “As part of the collaboration, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing will be…


VirnetX and HTC enter patent standstill agreement

Nevada-based patent licensor VirnetX Holding Corporation said it entered into a patent standstill agreement with Taiwanese consumer electronics maker HTC Corporation. The deal was facilitated by VirnetX’s licensing partner, IPVALUE Management Inc. “This is a significant development as we continue to…


Patent for IPsoft’s ‘virtual cognitive’ agent Amelia

IPsoft said that “after an extensive approval process” it was granted a patent directly associated with Amelia, the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform. IPsoft said the patent was awarded to its founder and CEO Chetan Dube. Dube said: “We are glad to…


US formally institutes IP investigation of China

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has formally initiated an investigation of China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 over its intellectual property practices. The investigation will seek to determine “whether acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China…


Andrea Electronics case v Apple begins at ITC

Long Island, New York-based family business Andrea Electronics Corporation said it is suing Apple Inc. for patent infringement “on audio processing technology found in the defendant’s products.” Andrea Electronics said the hearing at the US International Trade Commission is set to begin…


Elbit says awarded $21m in satellite patent case

Elbit Systems Ltd said a jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found Hughes Network Systems, LLC, to have infringed one of its patents which generally relates to high-speed satellite communications. “The jury awarded Elbit Systems…


Finjan files patent suit against Bitdefender

Cybersecurity licensing company Finjan Holdings said its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Bitdefender, Inc., a Florida Company, and Bitdefender S.R.L., a Romanian corporation, in the US Northern District of California. Finjan alleges Bitdefender’s products and services infringe…


Network-1 settles patent litigation With Axis

IP licensing company Network-1 Technologies said it agreed to settle its patent litigation against Axis Communications and affiliated entities pending in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for infringement of Network-1’s Remote Power Patent. Axis was one…


Ericsson sues Wiko for patent infringement

Ericsson said it sued smartphone maker Wiko in the regional courts of Düsseldorf and Mannheim in Germany “for infringement of patents essential for 2G, 3G and 4G cellular technology, as well as implementation patents.” Ericsson said: “Wiko has been infringing Ericsson’s…


Light Polymers and Cree in patent license deal

Light Polymers has announced a patent license agreement with LED lighting company Cree. “Cree has granted a royalty-bearing, non-exclusive patent license to certain Cree patents for certain LED luminaires,” said Light Polymers. “This agreement will allow Light Polymers to apply their proprietary…


Gene therapy patent for Fate Therapeutics

Biopharmaceutical company Fate Therapeutics, Inc said the US Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent covering “the use of prostaglandins as viral transduction enhancers for the genetic modification of CD34+ hematopoietic cells.” The patent, which expires in 2029, is owned…


New patents for Alexion’s expensive Soliris drug

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued three patents for its expensive rare disease treatment Soliris. Soliris treats two rare blood disorders and has a US list price of about $480,000 per year, according to Reuters….


Crocs to appeal following USPTO patent ruling

Crocs, Inc. announced its “disagreement” with the decision recently issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) relating to one of its design patents “as well as several subsequent and needlessly dramatic headlines” and said it plans to appeal the…


Vectra gets five patents for AI cyber security analytics

Vectra Networks said it was issued five US patents for “advanced cyber security analytics capabilities automated by artificial intelligence (AI).” “The Vectra patented technology helps address critical issues in today’s fight against cyber attackers,” said Vectra. “Between the severe shortage of…


Patent for Parkinson’s specialist Global Kinetics

Global Kinetics Corporation (GKC), a digital health company involved in the management of Parkinson’s disease, said it received Notice of Allowance for a US patent application to protect the company’s lead product, the Personal KinetiGraph (PKG). The product is known…


Vuzix in smart glasses initiative with BlackBerry

Smart glasses company Vuzix Corporation said it has teamed up with BlackBerry Limited to enable IT departments to manage and secure the data accessed and captured through its smart glasses. Deployed with BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) software, Vuzix Smart Glasses…


Patent for Fornetix encryption key ‘breakthrough’

Fornetix, LLC announced the issuance of a patent from the US Patent Office which covers “breakthrough solutions for the management of encryption keys and other security objects.” The inventors listed on the patent are Charles White, Joseph Brand and Stephen…


Argentum gets IPR v Novartis blockbuster drug patent

Generic drug company Argentum Pharmaceuticals LLC said the US Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) granted its petition for inter partes review (IPR) against all claims of the last-expiring patent listed in the Food & Drug Administration’s Orange Book covering Novartis AG’s blockbuster multiple…


Key patents for Aduro Biotech

Aduro Biotech, Inc. said the US Patent and Trademark Office issued two patents to Aduro related to the activation of the STING (Stimulator of Interferon Genes) Pathway. The first, U.S. Patent 9,724,408, jointly owned with the University of California and licensed…


Codexis claims summary judgement in patent suit

UPDATE (Adds EnzymeWorks response) — Protein engineering company Codexis, Inc said it secured a federal court order awarding it summary judgment on 10 claims of patent infringement it brought in a lawsuit against Suzhou, China-based EnzymeWorks, Inc. and its San Diego-based affiliate, also…


Patent for GreenKey speech-to-text trading tool

GreenKey Technologies said the US Patent and Trademark Office granted the company a patent for its latest speech-to-text innovation for the financial markets. The company said the technology was designed to help firms comply with regulations such as MiFID II,…


Sanofi files patent suit v Merck in New Jersey

Sanofi said it filed a patent infringement suit against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey. In its suit Sanofi alleges infringement of two patents. “The suit was triggered by a…


ITC to probe Apple based on Qualcomm patent claims

Qualcomm said the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has commenced an investigation into Apple based on a complaint filed by Qualcomm on July 7, 2017. Qualcomm said the investigation will examine whether Apple has engaged in unfair trade practices by…


Investor urges Acorda to sell up after patent ruling

Hedge fund Scopia Capital Management LP, which owns about 17% of Acorda Therapeutics Inc, has called on the developer of drugs targeting neurological disorders to explore a sale, according to an SEC regulatory filing, Reuters reported. Pressure on Acorda to consider…


Schneider licenses hot aisle patents from Switch

Data center company Switch said it has licensed its patented hot-aisle containment and cooling technology known in the industry as the Switch T-SCIFs and the Switch TSCs to Schneider Electric. “We are excited to conclude this important license, clearing the…


Finjan sues SonicWall for patent infringement

Cybersecurity licensing company Finjan Holdings said its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SonicWall, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, in the Northern District of California alleging infringement of 10 Finjan US patents. “Finjan initially engaged with SonicWall in June…


Philips nets $7.1m jury award in Zoll patent fight

A federal jury has ordered medical equipment maker Zoll Medical Corp to pay Philips a net verdict of $7.1 million for infringing three patents covering technology related to external defibrillators — much less than Philips had sought — Reuters reported. In…


Smart waste firm Bigbelly alleges patent infringement

Smart waste and recycling systems company Bigbelly, Inc said it filed a complaint with the US Central District Court in California and the German Court alleging that Ecube Labs Co. Ltd. (South Korea), Ecube Labs Co. (U.S.), and EconX Waste Solutions…


Patent license boosts K2M’s spinal devices printing

Spine technology company K2M Group Holdings said it acquired “the exclusive license to a robust portfolio of 17 issued and pending patents for expandable interbody technology.” K2M also announced its intention to integrate its 3D printing technology Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology into…


CRISPR patent for Merck’s MilliporeSigma

Merck’s MilliporeSigma said the European Patent Office (EPO) issued a “Notice of Intention to Grant” for MilliporeSigma’s patent application covering the company’s CRISPR technology used in a genomic integration method for eukaryotic cells. A related patent was approved in Australia…


Major patent holders to invest for startup equity

Patent advisory and transaction firm Aqua Licensing said it secured agreements with AT&T Corporation, Entegris Inc, Rambus Inc and Lenovo Group Limited to team up to invest strategic IP assets into startups in exchange for equity. Aqua said its IP Investor Pool connects established…


Snap Light files $100m patent case v Kim Kardashian

Snap Light, LLC said it filed a $100 million patent infringement case against Kim Kardashian West alleging Kardashian West’s LuMee cellphone case “willfully violated Snap Light, LLC’s exclusively licensed patent for LED lights surrounding a cellphone case.” A spokesperson for…


CRISPR Therapeutics appoints new R&D head

Gene-editing company CRISPR Therapeutics announced the appointment of Tony Ho as executive vice president and head of research & development. Prior to joining CRISPR Therapeutics, Ho held a number of roles at AstraZeneca where he most recently was senior vice president…


Cree and Emson settle patent dispute

Cree, Inc. said it reached a confidential settlement in its patent infringement lawsuit with E. Mishan and Sons (Emson) under which Emson has agreed to an exclusive supply agreement to buy Cree high power LEDs (light-emitting diodes) for its high performance tactical…