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UK Supreme Court Denies Patent Appeals by Huawei and ZTE Over Mobile Technology

The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously dismissed appeals by China’s Huawei and ZTE in patent disputes over mobile data technology with Unwired Planet International and Conversant Wireless. The first appeal concerned an action brought by Unwired against Huawei …

Chinese Artificial Intelligence Firm Sues Apple for $1.4 Billion Over Siri

Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co. Ltd,. also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc, alleging it has infringed on its patents. The company is calling for 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) in …

After Being Sued by Sonos, Google Sues Sonos Alleging Patent Infringement

Google filed a lawsuit accusing home speaker maker Sonos Inc. of infringing five of its patents, escalating tensions between the partners that have already led to a U.S. International Trade Commission probe. In a complaint filed on Thursday in San …

Jury Orders Apple, Broadcom to Pay $1.1 Billion for Infringing CalTech Wi-Fi Patent

Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. must pay $1.1 billion in damages for infringing California Institute of Technology patents on Wi-Fi technology, a jury in California ordered. Apple was ordered to pay $837.8 million while Broadcom was hit with a $270.2 …

Supreme Court Says State Universities Not Immune to Patent Challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to shield state-run universities from having to appear before a federal administrative body to defend the validity of patents they own. The justices turned down an appeal by the University of Minnesota that argued it …

EagleView Wins $125M Patent Infringement Award, Sales Halt Against Verisk

A New Jersey jury last week ordered insurance data services firm Verisk to pay $125 million to aerial imaging firm EagleView for lost profits linked to Verisk infringing on various EagleView patents. The jury verdict in the U.S. District Court …

University Lawsuit Accuses Big Retailers of Infringing ‘Reinvented’ Light Bulb Patent

Five major retailers, including Amazon.com Inc and Walmart Inc, were sued on Tuesday by the University of California over what it called the “existential threat” when foreign manufacturers infringe schools’ patents. Amazon, Walmart, Target Corp., Ikea AB and Bed Bath …

Sen. Rubio Bill Would Block Patent Damage Claims by Foreign Firms on Watch List

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio filed legislation on Monday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts, after the Chinese firm demanded that Verizon Communications Inc. pay $1 billion to license the rights to patented …

BlackBerry Files Patent Infringement Claims Against Twitter

BlackBerry Ltd. on Wednesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit accusing Twitter Inc. of illegally using technology in its mobile messaging applications that had been developed by the former smartphone maker. The lawsuit said Twitter wrongly sought to compensate for being …

Williams-Sonoma Lawsuit Claims Amazon Infringes Furniture Patent, Trademark

Williams-Sonoma Inc. sued Amazon.com Inc. in a case that challenges the online retailer’s private label push that started with batteries, baby wipes and phone chargers and has expanded to include clothing, toys and high-end furniture. Amazon’s “Rivet” line includes products …