‘No Challenge’ clauses, one of the widely used clauses in patent licenses are no longer enforceable, thanks to the decision by the US Court of Appeals of the Second Circuit in a recent case. The clause that prohibits parties to a pre-litigation patent settlement from challenging the validity of the […]
The six year old patent war is finally over. Acushnet and Callaway Golf have now settled their patent disputes out of...
Compal Electronics which had a turnover of $28 billion last year, is another Android ODM (original design manufacturer)...
Finally Research In Motion (RIM) comes in Dolby’s way. RIM settled the patent lawsuit with Dolby Laboratories, agreeing...
A Texas-based software company, Droplets Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Apple for infringing on its patented Web technology. The suit alleges that Apple infringes on its patent with its Apple website, iTunes, the movie trailer site and also its other web applications. Apple is not the only company targeted; […]Read more ›
Swiss Pharma Novartis International, a biggie in pharmaceutical business, has finally made peace with Macleods Pharmaceutical, a growing generic manufacturer based in India. The patent row was concerning a herpes drug, Famvir (Famciclovir), which is a guanine analogue antiviral drug, indicated for the treatment of various herpes virus infections, most […]Read more ›
In an interesting development on 11th August, LG and Sony; Asian giants in electronic consumer products decided to go in for an out of the court settlement. Korea based LG Electronics ltd. and Japan based Sony Corporation announced that they have settled patent-infringement lawsuits covering digital television (Sony bravia), […]Read more ›
Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc was reported to have settled a patent dispute with United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt & Whitney unit. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed but it was reported that the parties requested dismissal of two infringement suits filed by the parties against each other. The settlement is […]Read more ›
Google lost its bid to acquire Nortel’s patents to Apple lead consortium that bagged all 6,000 patents for $4.5 billion last week. The bidding process for 6,000 patents and patent applications of Nortel began in April 2011. Google actually initiated the process with an offer of $900-million stalking horse bid. […]Read more ›
Canadian patent house Wi-LAN Inc. on July 4th, 2011 announced in a press release that the Company and Texas Instruments Incorporated reached an agreement to end litigation regarding Bluetooth (No. 2:10-cv-00124) in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Wi-LAN sued Texas Instruments in April 2010 over […]Read more ›