Patents

May 22, 2017 - 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits. The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is important to many companies that...
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May 22, 2017 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits. The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is important to many companies that...
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FILE- In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber's self-driving program, speaks about their driverless car in San Francisco. In an order filed Monday, May 15, 2017, a federal judge ordered Uber to stop using technology that Levandowski downloaded before he left Waymo, the Alphabet Inc. autonomous car arm that was spun off from Google. The order filed Monday in a trade secrets theft lawsuit also forces Uber to return all downloaded materials. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 15, 2017 - 8:21 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge's order that bars Uber from using technology taken by a star engineer before he left Waymo is bad news for Uber and likely will hurt the ride-hailing company's own self-driving research, according to legal experts. The ruling by District Judge William Alsup in San...
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April 27, 2017 - 3:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca says first-quarter revenue fell amid declining sales of cholesterol treatment Crestor, which lost patent protection last year. Total revenue declined 12 percent to $5.4 billion as Crestor sales dropped 45 percent. Net income fell to $537 million,...
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April 24, 2017 - 6:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nikon Corp. said Monday it has taken legal action in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan over the use of semiconductor lithography technology in products made by Dutch and German companies. Nikon said it is seeking to stop Dutch company ASML Holding N.V. and its supplier Carl Zeiss SMT...
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April 24, 2017 - 5:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nikon Corp. says it has taken legal action in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan over use of its semiconductor making technology by ASML Holding N.V. and Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH. Nikon said in a statement issued Monday that it was seeking to stop ASML and its supplier Zeiss from using its...
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Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) celebrates with teammates on the bench during the second half against South Carolina in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 01, 2017 - 7:57 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the semifinal games in the Final Four: (all times local): 4:55 p.m. South Carolina is displaying more of its patented second-half magic in the NCAA tournament. Down by 14 to Gonzaga, the Gamecocks came roaring back to take the lead with 7:06 remaining. Their run...
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