Patent News RoundUp
Ericsson sues Apple over patents
Ericsson is suing Apple over “critical functions” in its devices.
The legal actions, announced Friday, relate to Ericsson-owned patents. The company has filed two complaints with the US International Trade Commission and filed seven lawsuits in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against the iPad and iPhone maker, alleging that 41 patents in total are being infringed on…Read More
Xiaomi coming to US and Europe, but no smartphones yet due to ‘patent gap’
Xiaomi’s biggest challenge in selling its cheap but hugely popular smartphones outside China may not be winning the hearts and minds of international customers but how to manage potential intellectual property legal challenges…Read More
Huawei bumps up patent portfolio as 5G era draws near – CEO
China’s Huawei Technologies, the world’s second-biggest maker of network gear, is beefing up its patent portfolio ahead of 5G, the next generation of mobile equipment, its chief executive said on Tuesday.
Singapore’s intellectual property industry healthy and growing: IPOS
A recent manpower study released by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) showed that the industry was healthy and growing, with more than 100,000 full-time employees involved in intellectual property (IP) and IP-related activities.…Read More
Eli Lilly loses Alimta drug patent case in Germany to Actavis
Eli Lilly said on Friday it had lost a patent case in Germany over its blockbuster Alimta lung cancer drug to generic drug-maker Actavis, hitting the U.S. drug-maker’s future sales hopes for the medicine.…Read More
Microsoft sues Japan’s Kyocera for patent infringement
Microsoft claims Kyocera’s Android-based Duraforce, Hydro and Brigadier smartphones use Geo-location and SMS technology protected by Microsoft patents, according to the suit filed in the US state of Washington on Friday. Microsoft entered into the mobile phone sector when it agreed to buy Nokia’s handset division in 2013.…Read More