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EU Experts Hit Roadblock in Trying to Resolve Tech, Carmakers’ Patent Dispute

European Union efforts to resolve a patent dispute between tech companies and carmakers have hit a roadblock after experts enlisted for advice failed to agree on the level of royalties or who should pay them. Tech firm Nokia and automaker …

Supreme Court Rejects Merck’s Bid to Reinstate $2.5B Damage Award Against Rival

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Merck & Co. Inc.’s bid to revive a $2.54 billion jury verdict it won against rival drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc. for infringing a patent in a dispute over a blockbuster hepatitis C treatment. …

Judge Throws Out Apple Copyright Claims Against Security Software Startup Corellium

A federal judge in Florida on Tuesday dismissed Apple Inc.’s copyright infringement claims against a Florida startup whose software helps security researchers find vulnerabilities in Apple products including the iPhone. U.S. District Judge Rodney Smith ruled in favor of Corellium …

Supreme Court Will Decide Constitutionality of Patent Appeal Board Appointments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether more than 100 technology disputes must be reheard because judges were unconstitutionally appointed to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tribunal in a case arising from a medical device patent …

How Pandemic, Contracts Focus Intellectual Property Insurance on Intangible Assets

The demand for intellectual property (IP) cover has been increasing year on year as businesses become more aware of the threat not only to their own IP, but also the potential that they may face a claim of infringement by …

Supreme Court Hears Google’s Appeal of Oracle’s $8 Billion Copyright Claim

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday as it considered whether to protect Alphabet Inc.’s Google from a long-running lawsuit by Oracle Corp. accusing it of infringing Oracle copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of …

Judge Orders Cisco to Pay $1.9 Billion in Cybersecurity Patent Lawsuit

A U.S. judge on Monday ordered Cisco Systems Inc. to pay $1.9 billion to a Virginia company that accused it of copying its cybersecurity patents. U.S. District Judge Henry Morgan in Norfolk, Virginia, concluded after a monthlong non-jury trial that …

Appeals Court Reinstates Glaxo $235.5 Million Verdict Against Teva

A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a 2017 jury verdict ordering Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to pay GlaxoSmithKline Plc $235.5 million for selling a generic version of Glaxo’s heart drug Coreg. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Federal Circuit …

Soccer Star Messi Scores Trademark Victory Over Massi in EU Court

Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi has won a legal battle over trademark rights relating to his own logo after the European Union’s top court on Thursday dismissed an appeal against the player from a Spanish cycling clothing brand. The …

Led Zeppelin Back on Top in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Lyrics Copyright Case

A federal appeals court has restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven.” The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco handed the major win to guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert …