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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…

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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…


Centripetal files patent case v Keysight, Ixia

Cybersecurity company Centripetal Networks said it filed a complaint against Keysight Technologies, Inc. and Ixia in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division. “The complaint asserts that Keysight and Ixia’s ThreatARMOR, Vision ONE, and Application and…


Camtek pays $13m in Rudolph patent settlement

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. said it reached a comprehensive patent settlement with Camtek, Ltd. in the ongoing patent infringement lawsuits between the two companies. Rudolph said that under the terms of the settlement agreement, the parties will dismiss all current litigation…


Motorola Solutions files latest patent case v Hyerta

Motorola Solutions, Inc. said it commenced patent infringement proceedings against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Communications (Australia) Pty Limited of Australia in the Federal Court of Australia. “This filing in the Federal Court of Australia is…


Apple ‘paid Nokia $2bn up front as part of settlement’

Apple paid Nokia an up-front cash payment of €1.7 billion ($2 billion) and will continue to pay royalties as part of settlement announced by the companies in May, according to a report by nokiamob.net. Nokia and Apple announced in May they had settled all…


ASCAP, BMI create joint music licensing database

Performing rights organizations American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) said they have joined forces to create a single, comprehensive database of musical works from their combined repertories. ASCAP and BMI said the database “will…


MobileIron issued 15 enterprise data security patents

MobileIron said it has been issued 15 new patents in 2017 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), bringing the company’s total to 55. The new patents relate to key aspects of enterprise data security, including data loss prevention…


Conversant files patent infringement and FRAND case

Conversant Wireless Licensing S.à r.l., a subsidiary of Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., said it filed a patent infringement case against Huawei Technologies and ZTE in the Patents Court of the High Court of Justice in London, UK. “In its complaint,…


Apple ordered to pay university $506m in patent fight

Apple has been ordered by a judge to pay $506 million for infringing a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent licensing arm — more than doubling the damages initially imposed on Apple by a jury. Reuters reported that US District…


Medicines Patent Pool extends Bristol-Myers license

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) said it signed an extension of its licensing agreement with biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) to further increase access to atazanavir (ATV), part of the World Health Organization-preferred second-line treatment for adults and children. The…


IBM patents system to secure cryptographic keys

IBM said its engineers have been granted a patent on “an approach for utilizing the inherent structure of a printed circuit board (PCB) to protect cryptographic keys and codes” in a manner designed to be highly tamper-resistant. “The patented system does…


ParkerVision moves infringement case to New Jersey

Wireless chip developer ParkerVision, Inc. said it had re-filed its infringement case against LG Electronics and related entities in the District of New Jersey. “ParkerVision withdrew the pending district court claims against LG from the Jacksonville case as a precaution to remove uncertainty…


Agilent acquires Population Genetics patent portfolios

Agilent Technologies said it acquired the molecular and sample barcoding patent portfolios of Population Genetics Technologies. Population Genetics was formed to commercialize the intellectual property portfolio of Nobel Laureate Sydney Brenner focused on high sensitivity and high specificity Next Generation Sequencing…


Tech giants support Apple in Qualcomm fight

Powerful lobbying group the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) said the International Trade Commission (ITC) should reject Qualcomm’s request to block Apple devices from reaching the market. The lobbying group represents major tech companies including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook,…


Motorola Solutions files patent complaints v Hytera

Motorola Solutions, Inc. said it filed new patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Mannheim in Germany against Hytera Communications Corporation Limited of Shenzhen, China and Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH of Bad Münder, Germany. “With these additional patent infringement actions…


Jury win for Amphastar v Momenta in drug patent trial

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said a federal jury delivered a unanimous verdict in favor of Amphastar in a major lawsuit brought by Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sandoz Inc. in the US Court for the District of Massachusetts. Momenta said the jury issued its verdict…


Dentons combines with Scots law firm Maclay

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, announced that it will combine with leading Scottish law firm Maclay Murray & Spens. The combination, expected to complete later in 2017 following approval by the partnerships of both firms, will offer clients the services of around…


Qualcomm forecasts lower profit amid Apple fight

Chip maker Qualcomm Inc has forecast a fourth-quarter profit that is below analysts’ estimates as its patent battle with Apple Inc continues to take a toll on its licensing business, Reuters reported. Qualcomm shares were trading lower after the news. Qualcomm also reported…


ModGene gets patent in Alzheimer’s prevention push

ModGene Pharma, LLC announced the issuance of a US patent entitled “Compositions and Methods for Reduction of Amyloid-beta Load” with the claims covering the use of an “imatinib-related compound for reduction of amyloid-β production in Alzheimer’s disease.” ModGene Pharma CEO Greg…


Conduent patents facial expression technology

Conduent Incorporated said it has been awarded a US patent for technology that automatically recognizes facial expressions using images from low resolution cameras. “Automatic facial expression recognition technology builds on Conduent’s expertise in computer vision techniques and enables the company to pursue…


Goldman patent for cryptocurrency settlement

Goldman Sachs has been granted a patent for its proposed “Cryptographic Currency For Securities Settlement” called SETLcoins, according to numerous reports. According to the patent document, the technology “concerns one or more methods, systems, apparatuses, and mediums storing processor-executable process steps to…


Varidesk settles patent dispute with Lumi Legend

Adjustable-height desk company Varidesk LLC said it reached a settlement agreement with Lumi Legend Corporation and several of Lumi’s resellers. The agreement ends a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Varidesk in March 2017 to the US International Trade Commission. “Under the terms of…


Stryker awarded $248.7m in patent case v Zimmer

A judge has increased the amount Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc must pay Stryker Corp for infringing patents on a surgical cleaning wand to $248.7 million following a ruling by the US Supreme Court, Reuters reported. The ruling by US District Judge Robert…


Vodafone, Panasonic, Sharp join Avanci licensing

Avanci announced that Vodafone, Panasonic and Sharp will license their patents through the Avanci licensing platform for Internet of Things (IoT) products, initially focusing on connected cars and smart meters. “By adding the entire portfolio of standard essential 2G, 3G…


BluVector awarded malware detection patent

Security monitoring company BluVector said it was issued a new patent for “System and Method for Automated Machine-learning, Zero-day Malware Detection.” BluVector said it is the first company to obtain this type of patent in the cybersecurity industry. The patent was…


Lilly reaches settlement in Cialis patent litigation

Eli Lilly and Company said it entered a settlement agreement with generic drug companies to resolve pending patent litigation in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia regarding the Cialis (tadalafil) unit dose patent. Lilly said this patent was previously…


Immersion alleges patent infringement by Fitbit

Touch feedback technology company Immersion Corp said it filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Northern District of California against Fitbit, Inc. alleging infringement of three Immersion US patents. Immersion said it also filed complaints against Fitbit and its Shanghai-based…


CRISPR Therapeutics, Neon in research collaboration

Gene-editing company CRISPR Therapeutics and immuno-oncology company Neon Therapeutics announced a research collaboration to explore the combination of each company’s proprietary technologies to develop novel T cell therapies. “Neon Therapeutics is committed to employ leading technologies, including CRISPR/Cas9, to improve the…


Tech giants form alliance for ‘balanced patent system’

Eight of the world’s leading technology companies have formed the High Tech Inventors Alliance (HTIA) dedicated to “supporting balanced patent policy.” The Alliance’s members are Adobe, Amazon, Cisco, Dell, Google, Intel, Oracle and Salesforce. The HTIA said important examples of “current dysfunction”…


Broad joins MPEG’s CRISPR patent pool initiative

Patent pools organization MPEG LA, LLC said that key holders of patents for CRISPR gene editing technology have submitted patents in response to its call to participate in the creation of a global CRISPR-Cas9 Joint Licensing Platform and that patent submissions continue to be…


TiVo renews long-term IP license with Foxtel

TiVo Corporation said that Australian pay-TV platform Foxtel has signed a multi-year intellectual property (IP) license renewal. TiVo said the agreement gives Foxtel ongoing access to TiVo’s entertainment discovery patent portfolios. “Our relationship with Foxtel demonstrates how pay-TV providers around the world…


Digital Ally claims patent victory over Axon

Shares of video surveillance product company Digital Ally, Inc. rose about 30% after it announced “a significant victory” in its legal battles against Axon Enterprise, formerly known as Taser International. Digital Ally said the US Patent Office denied Axon’s petition for inter partes…


Court rules in favor of Lilly’s Alimta patents

The UK Supreme Court on Friday ruled that generic drugmaker Actavis’s versions of Eli Lilly and Company’s top-selling cancer drug Alimta directly infringe on certain Lilly patents in the UK, France, Italy and Spain. Alimta is Lilly’s top-selling oncology treatment and generated…


Patent for new Cars.com dealer lot technology

Cars.com, Inc. said it received a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its Lot Insights technology — a solution that pinpoints mobile shopping data from consumers actively looking for vehicles on dealer lots. First introduced in 2015, Lot Insights technology identifies…


RPX says it invalidates Rothschild patent

RPX Corporation, a provider of patent risk management services, said the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated all instituted claims on all grounds in a final written decision in an inter partes review filed by RPX against a patent owned by Rothschild…


Qualcomm escalates Apple fight, seeks import ban

In an escalation of its patent dispute with Apple, Qualcomm said it is filing a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Apple “has engaged in the unlawful importation and sale of iPhones that infringe one or more claims…


Acacia invests in restaurant robot firm Miso

Patent licensing company Acacia Research Corporation said it made an investment in artificial intelligence firm Miso Robotics as part of Miso’s closing of a $3.1 million round of funding. Miso will use the funding to deliver “Flippy” — a robotic kitchen assistant…


AgroFresh claims favorable ruling in MirTech lawsuit

AgroFresh Solutions, a provider of pre-harvest and post-harvest horticultural technologies, said the US District Court in Delaware ruled that AgroFresh is the owner of US Patent No. 9,394,216 technology — the core technology used in the product marketed as TruPick. “This judgment resolves a key aspect of…


AT&T in patent cross license deal with Kudelski

Digital security company Kudelski Group announced a patent cross license agreement with AT&T. The comprehensive agreement provides AT&T worldwide access to Kudelski Group’s patent portfolio that covers fundamental aspects of end-to-end video distribution. “We are extremely pleased to enter into…


Nokia, Xiaomi sign patent and collaboration deal

Nokia and smartphone maker Xiaomi said they signed a business collaboration agreement and a multi-year patent agreement that includes a cross license to each company’s cellular standard essential patents. Xiaomi also acquired patent assets from Nokia as part of the transaction….


Silence Therapeutics in patents court claim

Silence Therapeutics plc said it issued a claim in the UK High Courts of Justice (Patents Court) naming as defendants Alnylam UK Limited, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc, and The Medicines Company UK Limited. “The claim asks the court to determine whether Silence…


Marie-Paule Kieny new chair of Medicines Patent Pool

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) governance board announced the appointment of Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny as its new chair, effective September 1, 2017. Kieny, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s former assistant director-general for health systems and innovation, succeeds Sigrun Møgedal, chair…


Danielle Brown to be Google’s new VP of Diversity

Danielle Brown is to join Alphabet’s Google as its new Vice President of Diversity, according to a blog post on Thursday by Eileen Naughton, Google’s VP of People Operations. “Danielle joins us from Intel, where she was VP and Chief Diversity &…


International patent filing ‘continues to rise’

International patent filing continues to rise for global patent owners, particularly in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries, according to the 8th annual Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator from foreign patent filing specialist RWS inovia. The report said 87% of the survey’s…


Judge rules that FTC suit v Qualcomm can proceed

A US federal judge has ruled against Qualcomm’s motion to dismiss a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) case that alleges the smartphone chip supplier used its strong position to compete unfairly. The FTC’s antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm can now proceed — which means Qualcomm has to…


Acacia subsidiaries in patent license deal with ZTE

Patent licensing company Acacia Research Corporation said its subsidiaries Saint Lawrence Communications LLC and Saint Lawrence Communications GmbH entered into a patent license agreement with ZTE Corporation. Acacia said the agreement resolves litigation actions that were pending in the US District Court…


Supreme Court ‘interested in Apple-Samsung dispute’

The US Supreme Court on Monday invited the acting solicitor general Jeffrey Wall to give his views on the $120 million patent infringement litigation between Apple and Samsung Electronics, Reuters reported. Analysts said such a move sometimes indicates that the justices are interested in the…


Aralez Pharma says court upholds Vimovo patents

Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc said the US District Court for the District of New Jersey upheld the validity of two patents owned by a subsidiary of Aralez and licensed to Horizon Pharma plc covering Vimovo (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium). Aralez said Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories…


Federal Circuit: ‘USPTO can seek attorneys’ fees’

A divided federal appeals court has ruled that the US Patent and Trademark Office can seek attorneys’ fees from parties who sue the agency over rejected patent applications. A 2-1 panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed…


Arista claims latest win in patent fight v Cisco

Arista Networks is claiming another victory in its long-running intellectual property battle with larger rival Cisco Systems after a judge ruled that Arista redesigned its ethernet switches so that they do not infringe on a patent owned by Cisco. Arista said the Administrative Law…


Senators introduce STRONGER Patents Act

Four US senators have introduced the STRONGER Patents Act “to protect and support inventors and innovators and ensure that our patent system protects this essential property right.” Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Tom Cotton (R- Ark.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Mazie Hirono…


Imagination Tech for sale amid Apple patent row

Imagination Technologies, which lost about 70% of its stock market value after its largest customer Apple said it planned to stop using Imagination’s intellectual property in its new products, has put itself up for sale. Apple announced in April that it was developing its own…


GSK wins $235m from Teva in patent trial – report

A jury has ordered Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to pay GlaxoSmithKline Plc more than $235 million for infringing a patent covering its blood pressure drug Coreg, Reuters reported. Court documents showed a federal jury in Wilmington, Delaware, found that Teva willfully…


Five new patents for database marketing firm Acxiom

Database marketing company Acxiom said it has been issued five new patents for data processing and management technology. “Designed to support the data science underlying Acxiom’s best-of-breed marketing solutions, the new patents extend Acxiom’s leadership in people-based marketing and ethical data…


Sisvel claims IPR win v ‘anti-troll’ Unified Patents

Patent firm Sisvel said it successfully defended institution of Inter Parties Review on its United States patent relating to systems and methods of guiding vehicles on road networks. It said the petition was filed by Unified Patents earlier this year….


Patents for Clean Chemistry’s water treatment tech

Boulder, Colorado-based chemical technology company Clean Chemistry said it was issued three patents that cover “formulae, synthesis methods and use of unique oxidant chemistries” by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Clean Chemistry said that specifically, the patents cover “the only known production processes…


Google drives ahead in connected car patents

Google has more patents than most automakers on connected and self-driving cars, according to Oliver Wyman’s new Automotive Manager. Oliver Wyman’s analysis of patents involving connected and self-driving cars showed there were almost 1,200 patents filed between 2012 and 2016. Almost one…


NASA system streamlines its tech patent licensing

NASA said it has developed a new system to streamline the way the agency licenses its technology patents, making the transfer of NASA-patented innovations to industry easier than before. NASA said its Automated Technology Licensing Application System (ATLAS) provides prospective licensees…


Apple ‘broadens legal attack on Qualcomm’

Apple has broadened its legal attack on chip maker Qualcomm by arguing to a US federal court that license agreements that make Qualcomm a cut of every iPhone manufactured were invalid, Reuters reported. Apple sued Qualcomm in January arguing the chip maker improperly withheld $1 billion…


Intellia patent for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based genome editing company Intellia Therapeutics said China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) indicated it will grant a patent broadly covering CRISPR/Cas9 single-guide gene editing methods and compositions. “The patent includes claims covering methods for editing DNA in non-cellular and cellular…


Patel takes helm at TiVo’s IP licensing business

TiVo Corporation announced the appointment of Arvin Patel to the position of executive vice president and chief intellectual property (IP) officer effective in the third quarter. Reporting directly to TiVo CEO Tom Carson, Patel will be responsible for all facets of…


Skechers claims wins in Adidas patent fight

Footwear brand Skechers USA said that in two separate rulings the US District Court for the District of Oregon denied an Adidas’ motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to prevent Skechers from selling its Mega-Blade series of children’s shoes — and dismissed Adidas’ claim…


Cedexis patent to speed up internet traffic delivery

Oregon-based internet management company Cedexis announced the grant of a patent covering “programmable, data-driven content delivery infrastructure selection.” Cedexis said this represented a significant enhancement to the traditional DNS resolution methods that govern internet use. “A web client obtains an Internet Protocol…


Payfone gets patent for technology to stop SIM fraud

Mobile identity authentication company Payfone said it secured a patent for a technology that thwarts SIM swap scams, a fast-growing type of fraud. Payfone said SIM swap scams typically involve fraudsters impersonating customers in order to persuade customer service representatives to…


First CRISPR patent for MilliporeSigma

Genome editing company MilliporeSigma said the Australian Patent Office granted it patent rights relating to the use of CRISPR in a genomic integration method for eukaryotic cells. The patent is the first that MilliporeSigma has received for CRISPR technology. The patent covers…


Dana reaches milestone of 10,000 patents

Ohio-based auto parts manufacturer Dana Incorporated said it achieved the milestone of 10,000 patents issued to the company’s engineers and inventors. “Dana consistently maintains a sharp focus on innovation, and the drive to advance technology is a cornerstone of our culture,” said…


TiVo and Funai renew product and IP license

TiVo Corporation said Funai Electric renewed its multi-year product and intellectual property (IP) license for entertainment products across Japan, North America and Europe. Funai has licensed TiVo’s electronic program guides including G-Guide and G-Guide xD. Funai will also implement TiVo’s G-Guide HTML…


Certain drug patents ‘survive IPRs at higher rate’

Intellectual property law firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto has released research suggesting that certain pharmaceutical patents survive challenges at the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) “at a significantly higher rate than patents across all technologies.” The findings are included in a…


Litigation resolved in Amazon, Wi-LAN patent deal

Quarterhill Inc. said its wholly-owned subsidiary, patent licensing company Wi-LAN Inc, entered into a patent license agreement with Amazon.com Inc. “The consideration paid to WiLAN and all other terms of the license agreement are confidential,” said Quarterhill. Quarterhill said the license resolves…


IGT, Konami Gaming in patent cross-licensing deal

International Game Technology (IGT), holder of the largest slot game feature patent portfolio in North America, said it signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with Konami Gaming. Under the agreement, Konami Gaming can offer games including patented game features from the IGT…


Kush Bottles patent for child resistant feature

Kush Bottles, a provider of packaging, supplies and accessories for the regulated cannabis industry, said the US Patent Office approved a patent for a mechanism on one of its child resistant packaging products. Kush Bottles said the patent covers the configuration…


Allowance for Nobilis Therapeutics licensed patent

Nobilis Therapeutics said the patent it had exclusively licensed from Partners HealthCare/McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard University, has received a notice of allowance. The patent is titled “Xenon and/or Argon treatment as an adjunct to psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders” and covers a wide range of noble…


Court to consider whether IPRs violate constitution

The US Supreme Court has agreed to rule on the constitutionality of the inter partes review (IPR) system. Under the IPR system, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has the power to throw out issued patents. The justices will hear arguments that the IPR…


Stem cell company Cellect gets patent allowance

Cellect Biotechnology Ltd, a developer of stem cells isolation technology, said it received a formal notice of allowance for a patent covering “a key composition of matter and method of use.” “Similar to the patents granted previously, the current patent significantly…


Wi-LAN in patent license deal with Ericsson

Quarterhill Inc. said its wholly-owned subsidiary Wi-LAN Inc. entered into a wireless patent license agreement with Ericsson. “The license agreement resolves the LTE wireless litigations pending between WiLAN and Ericsson in the Southern District of Florida and the Eastern District of…


CollPlant files patent for 3D bio-printing of organs

CollPlant, a regenerative medicine company utilizing its proprietary plant-based rhCollagen technology for tissue repair products, announced it filed a patent application in the United States for bio-ink based on rhCollagen for three-dimensional printing of tissues and organs. “The patent application is…