A patent that Samsung considers essential to the 3G standard was invalidated by the German Federal Patent Court that ruled in favor of Apple.Apple challenged the validity of the patent in suit that describes a technology that relates to a device and method for encoding and decoding channel data in a mobile communication system. The patent was declared invalid in its entirety...
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A Motorola Mobility patent that was successfully used to force Apple to turn off its iCloud push email services for users in Germany last year could be invalid, the District Court in Mannheim, Germany, said on Friday.The court said it doubted the validity of Motorola's patent entitled "Multiple Pager Status Synchronization System and Method," also known as the push...
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The United States has long had a "first-to-invent" patent system in which the date of invention could trump the date of filing a patent application in determining patent rights. However, that is set to change due to the America Invents Act (AIA), a sweeping patent reform bill signed into law by President Obama in September 2011.
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MINDEN - Webster Parish School Board members will decide tonight if they should move forward with a request to the federal court to be relieved of a decades-old desegregation order. Attaining unitary status is something all 12 agree should happen. But whether the district is prepared today versus waiting until a more comprehensive plan is in place could be the bone of...
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A divided Webster Parish School Board will proceed with plans to move from a federal court's oversight by seeking a declaration of unitary status for the district.
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America has joined the rest of the world in switching from a "first-to-invent" system to a "first-to-file" system. Here's a quick summary of the change and why it will not have a big effect on the patent system.
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This is an interesting little tale from the near interminable Apple patent wars. And it's an interesting guide to the way that patent laws really are not the same the world over. For it appears that a German court has invalidated Apple's slide to unlock patent: The Bundespatentgericht (federal patent court) in Munich ruled that the famous patent is invalid because European...
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PATENT WIN: Drugmaker Pfizer gets an 18-month extension on a key patent for its blockbuster anti-inflammatory painkiller, as the federal government grants a new patent for Celebrex. It replaces a patent invalidated by a federal appeals court due to technical deficiencies.
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Global patent licensing agreement designed to protect Hon Hai clients from patent claims.
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Microsoft has inked an agreement with China's ZTE for its Android and Chrome patent licensing program.Financial details of deal were not disclosed. But the agreement gives ZTE access to Microsoft patents covering phones, tablets, computers and other devices running Google's Android and Chrome operating systems.ZTE joins others, including Samsung, HTC and Acer, that have also...
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