AbbVie files patent suit against Amgen
May21

AbbVie files patent suit against Amgen

Drugmaker AbbVie Inc. has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against rival Amgen Inc. seeking to halt looming sales of a lower-priced replica of AbbVie’s top-selling drug, Humira. The lawsuit, filed late Thursday in federal court in Delaware, alleges Amgen’s copy of Humira violates many of AbbVie’s patents on the anti-inflammatory treatment. The suit asks the court to block any sales. Humira accounts for about 60%...

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Mohenjo Daro case: Court dismisses copyright infringement plea against Ashutosh Gowariker
May21

Mohenjo Daro case: Court dismisses copyright infringement plea against Ashutosh Gowariker

After months of speculation and allegations, the truth has finally prevailed and justice has been served. The Hon’ble Bombay High Court has on Tuesday ruled in favour of director Ashutosh Gowariker in a suit filed against him by Akashaditya Lama wherein Lama had alleged that Gowariker stole his script for his upcoming film Mohenjo Daro. Hon’ble Justice G.S. Patel dismissed an injunction plea against the film’s...

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Samsung Used ‘Apple Watch’ Pics In Patent
May21

Samsung Used ‘Apple Watch’ Pics In Patent

The two firms have been battling since 2011 for alleged infringements of patents, designs and trademarked appearance. A tit-for-tat tussle between Apple and Samsung for tech supremacy has taken a bizarre twist – with Samsung filing for a smartphone patent apparently using images of the Apple Watch. The two tech giants have battled each other in the courts and in the media over claims they’ve stolen ideas from each other....

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(Update: Meizu responds) Qualcomm files formal complaint against Meizu for patent infringement
May20

(Update: Meizu responds) Qualcomm files formal complaint against Meizu for patent infringement

Update, June 27: Meizu has contacted Android Authority with the following statement: “Meizu has worked with Qualcomm to advance towards an agreement. We respect Qualcomm’s right to use legal measures if they are unsatisfied with the progress, but still welcome them to proceed the negotiations with us at any time.” Original post, June 26: Fancy that, a Chinese manufacturer getting sued for not properly licensing a patent. In episode...

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You can be sued simply for uploading an app to Google Play
May16

You can be sued simply for uploading an app to Google Play

If you’re an app developer uploading content to the Google Play Store – or you plan to be at some point – then the following may serve as a cautionary tale. Austin Meyer, an app developer from South Carolina, has posted a video on YouTube explaining how he is being sued by a patent troll in East Texas simply for uploading his app to Google Play. But not because his app infringes on some patent: because the patent troll apparently owns...

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Merck’s Patent Win Over Gilead Reversed Over False Testimony
May16

Merck’s Patent Win Over Gilead Reversed Over False Testimony

Merck & Co.’s $200 million jury verdict against Gilead Sciences Inc. was voided in a patent dispute over a breakthrough for hepatitis C because of misconduct by a witness at the companies’ trial. A federal judge concluded Monday that dishonest and duplicitous testimony by a retired Merck scientist before and during a March trial played into the jury’s finding that the company was responsible for early discoveries that led to the...

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