Apple, Qualcomm settle lawsuits, paving way for 5G iPhone

Apr 17, 2019
Apple had sued the chip maker for almost $30 billion.
A Qualcomm chip.
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FDA website to post names of drug makers blocking development of cheaper generics

May 17, 2018
The FDA plans to unveil a website today naming pharmaceutical companies that have blocked the development of generic drugs by failing to provide samples to competitors. This public posting is part of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s larger crackdown to, as…

Someone probably owns most of the things you say

Feb 15, 2018
And that's a problem for people naming new businesses.
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Want to patent your invention? Here's what you need to know.

Feb 2, 2018
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is getting six times as many applications as it did in 1980. And then there's the backlog.
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The Supreme Court rejects rule banning offensive trademarks

Jun 20, 2017
SCOTUS says it is unconstitutional to reject trademarks because they use offensive terms like racial slurs.
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Patent sales can have lots of potential buyers

Jun 8, 2016
Yahoo seeks buyers for about 3,000 non-core patents.
Yahoo is looking to make over $1 billion selling thousands of patents.
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Two small TV companies join forces

Mar 24, 2016
TiVo may sell itself to Rovi
An TiVo remote circa 2007.
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Got an invention? Head to your regional patent office

Nov 30, 2015
Fighting backlog, the US Patent office hopes regional offices will cut down wait.

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Blackberry banks on patents

Sep 25, 2015
Blackberry issues earnings on Friday. One part of its turnaround efforts: patents.