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University of California to be granted pioneering CRISPR patent

(Reuters) – The University of California will soon be granted a potentially valuable patent on the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, according to a document filed by the U.S. patent office on Friday. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision to grant the patent could further fuel a long-running rivalry between the university and the Broad Institute, a biological and genomic research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University that also holds patents on CRISPR. Patent rights to CRISPR could eventually be worth billions…

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University of California to be granted CRISPR patent

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The University of California will soon be granted a potentially valuable patent on the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, according to a document filed by the U.S. patent office on Friday.     The decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to grant the patent could further fuel a long-running dispute between the university and the Broad Institute, a biological and genomic research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard that also holds patents on CRISPR.     Patent rights to CRISPR…

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Apple loses bid to undo $440 million judgment in VirnetX patent case

FILE PHOTO: An electronic screen displays the Apple Inc. logo on the exterior of the Nasdaq Market Site following the close of the day’s trading session in New York City, New York, U.S., August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a judgment worth $440 million that was won by intellectual property licensing firm VirnetX Inc against Apple Inc in a patent infringement case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Apple’s appeal of a 2016 jury verdict originally valued…

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German court rules Apple infringed Qualcomm patent

MUNICH/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A German court ruled on Thursday that iPhone maker Apple Inc infringed a hardware patent of Qualcomm Inc and said the U.S. company could no longer sell some iPhone models in Germany which contain a particular component. A woman looks at the screen of her mobile phone in front of an Apple logo outside its store in Shanghai, China July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song The ruling will not go into immediate effect if Apple appeals, judge Matthias Zigann told the court. The German case is Qualcomm’s…

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U.S. appeals court upholds Sprint patent verdict against Time Warner Cable

A man exits a Time Warner Cable branch in the Manhattan borough in New York, U.S. October 22, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a roughly $140 million jury verdict in favor of Sprint Corp in its lawsuit accusing Time Warner Cable Inc, part of Charter Communications Inc, of using patented technology without authorization. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said there was sufficient evidence to support a Kansas jury’s determination in March 2017 that Time Warner infringed five Sprint patents.…

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Broadcom makes $1 billion patent claim against Volkswagen: Der Spiegel

FILE PHOTO – A sign to the campus offices of chip maker Broadcom Ltd, who announced on Monday an unsolicited bid to buy peer Qualcomm Inc for $103 billion, is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. semiconductor supplier Broadcom (AVGO.O) has made a patent claim for more than $1 billion against Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) and is threatening to seek a judicial ban on the production of several car models, German magazine Der Spiegel said on Friday. A Volkswagen spokesman on Friday told Reuters…

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Groupon to pay IBM $57 million to settle U.S. patent dispute

(Reuters) – Online marketplace Groupon Inc (GRPN.O) on Monday said it would pay $57 million to International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) to settle an intellectual property dispute. The IBM company logo is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology summit in Paris, France, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau IBM’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. court in Delaware in 2016, alleged Groupon used IBM’s patented e-commerce technology without authorization. A jury sided with IBM in July, ordering Chicago-based Groupon to pay $83 million in damages. The settlement also included a long-term…

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Apple wins reversal in University of Wisconsin patent lawsuit

(Reuters) – Apple Inc persuaded a federal appeals court on Friday to throw out a $234 million damages award in favor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s patent licensing arm for infringing a patent on computer processing technology. A customer tests a smartphone during the launch of the new iPhone XS and XS Max sales at “re:Store” Apple reseller shop in Moscow, Russia September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals said Apple deserved judgment as a matter of law, because jurors could…

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NY court overturns $115 million patent judgment against Samsung

(Reuters) – The New York State Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned a $115 million judgment against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) over television patents. Visitors in front of a Samsung logo during the preview day of the IFA trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, in Berlin, Germany August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Mang In 2015, MPEG LA, a group that owns a pool of patents used in television sets, sued Samsung on allegations that the electronics maker had improperly terminated contracts with the group. MPEG LA won a…

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IBM wins $83 million from Groupon in internet patent fight

(Reuters) – A U.S. jury on Friday awarded International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) $83 million in a patent dispute with e-commerce company Groupon Inc (GRPN.O). FILE PHOTO: The logo for IBM is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo A jury in Delaware said Groupon used IBM’s patented e-commerce technology without authorization following a two-week trial. “IBM invests nearly $6 billion annually in research and development, producing innovations for society,” IBM spokesman Douglas…

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