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Google and Samsung make deal to share patents

Jan 27, 2014
The move is seen as a way to bolster both companies as they continue competing with chief rival, Apple.
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Apple, Samsung patent fight drags on

Aug 9, 2013
The Apple-Samsung patent case in front of an appeals court on Friday differs from the Apple-Samsung patent dispute before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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Apple and Samsung locked in patent wars

Aug 1, 2013
Apple and Samsung have been locked in a series of bitter patent disputes. A ruling on one of those battles is expected from the U.S. International Trade Commission today.
Posted In: apple, samsung, patents, patent wars
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Court says deals to protect drug patents can be challenged

Jun 17, 2013
Makers of patented drugs sometimes pay generic drug makers not to copy their drugs when they go off patent, allowing them to keep charging high prices. The U.S. Supreme Court says the FTC can challenge such deals.
Posted In: drugs, patents, prescription
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iPhone 4 imports banned in patent case

Jun 5, 2013
The U.S. International Trade Commission has banned the import of some of Apple's older devices -- the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G. Some experts argue courts are unlikely to uphold the ban.
Posted In: apple, samsung, patents, iPhone
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You may be surprised at who is a 'patent troll'

Jun 4, 2013
President Barack Obama is taking steps to rein in 'patent trolls', but some of America's biggest companies use similar tactics.
Posted In: patents, technology, Google, patent wars
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Patent race: Patent rules switch from first-to-invent to first-to-file

Mar 18, 2013
Monday is the first day on which patents will be awarded to the first filer of the patent not the first person to come up with an idea. Many worry this will favor applicants with big money behind them.
Posted In: patents, inventions, Tech
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The invention of the Chicken McNugget

Jan 14, 2013
Chicken McNuggets have generated huge amount of money for McDonald's. But the credit for their invention may belong to a little known poultry scientist who freely shared his research.
Posted In: McDonalds, patents
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Key Apple smartphone patent rejected

Dec 20, 2012
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has dealt Apple some bitter news.
Posted In: apple, samsung, patents
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Fiscal cliff? WebMD hit by the patent cliff

Dec 11, 2012
Online health site WebMD plans to lay off 14 percent of its staff. Drug companies have curtailed ads because lucrative patents have expired.
Posted In: webmd, pharmaceuticals, patents

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