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The USPTO gains support of attorneys over renewed patent scandal regarding human stem cell technology.
HTC and Nokia have come to a settlement agreement as part of the patent infringement dispute, which left several HTC phones banned from sale in Europe.
Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a decision by the International Trade Commission holding that Apple, Inc. did not violate the 1930 Tariff Act.
The White House followed up the President’s call for patent reform in the State of the Union address by announcing three new executive actions. The executive actions focused on crowdsourcing prior art, providing more robust technical training, and increasing pro bono and pro se assistance. These executive actions are meant to build on the commitments the Administration made last June to fight patent trolls and abusive litigation tactics.
Since February 7th, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been continuously tweeting about historic patents related to winter sports in honor of the Sochi Olympics.
In 2010, independent app developer Albert Ransom created the popular online CandySwipe game and registered the CandySwipe trademark. Two years later, King.com, Ltd. released the similar Candy Crush Saga game, causing the two parties to compete in the online game space, and in court.
The International Trade Commission places a higher bar for patent claims to combat the abundance of frivolous lawsuits by patent trolls.
Exela is a pharmaceutical company that was previously sued by Cadence Pharma for patent infringement. Cadence has an interesting background and was revived. Exela is challenging this revival, which was permitted by the USPTO, before the Federal Circuit. Exela claims the revival, which was unintentional, is not allowed under the Patent Act.
Apple sued in patent infringement claim
The Federal Circuit upheld a Texas District Court’s decision granting summary judgment favoring T-Mobile against Calypso’s patent infringement claim for its patented seamless cell-HotSpot switching technology.