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April 11, 2016


 Patent Office amends PTAB Trial Practice Rules

Last week, on Friday, April 1, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published a final rules in the Federal Register. These newly minted ... (more)

In the latest issue of IAM we run our annual focus on patent quality. This is one of the thorniest topics for any patent system and currently it is a major ... (more)

Most companies understand the value of obtaining patents for their products and services. Just as important, however, is the value of product ... (more)

 Yahoo could be sitting on a $4B patent gold mine 
New York Post 

Yahoo is sitting on a trove of technology patents that could be worth as much as $4 billion, The Post has learned. The ailing Internet giant, which ... (more)

 Injunctive Relief for Standard Essential Patents Holders Will be Restricted 
Lexology (registration)

Whether standard essential patents holders (hereinafter “SEP holders”) who have made commitments to license the patents on fair, reasonable and ... (more)

Tangible IP announced that it had successfully brokered the sale of the patent portfolio of inventor American Kenneth J. Kramer, LLC in the field of mobile advertising ... (more)

 Are We Patent Trolls? Ask Jason Bourne 
Corporate Counsel (registration)

On Feb. 3, a federal district court jury ruled that Apple must pay my company, VirnetX, $625 million for willfully infringing four of our patents ... (more)

 State and Federal Attempts to Combat Bad Faith Assertion of Patents
Lexology (registration)

The Constitution provides for the patent system to “promote the progress of science and useful arts.”1 In recent years, concerns have been raised ... (more)

According to the amicus brief filed on behalf of the United States, if the court affirms the district court decision “over 13,500” continuation patents could ... (more)

 My view: The PATENT Act poses great threat to inventors
Deseret News

I am writing this to express how deeply troubled I am by harmful patent legislation that is currently before the U.S. Congress. The PATENT Act (S 1137) ... (more)

TESARO Inc (NASDAQ:TSRO) has announced that it has reached an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. As per the agreement, the two companies would collaborate on the development and commercialization ofniraparib, worldwide. The drug is targeted at patients suffering from prostate cancer. The drug is also undergoing phase-3 trials […]

Allergan and Heptares Announce Global R&D and Commercialization Partnership

DUBLIN and LONDON, April 6, 2016 — Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, and Heptares Therapeutics, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Sosei Group Corporation (“Sosei”; TSE Mothers Index: 4565), today announced that Allergan’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Allergan Pharmaceuticals International Limited and Heptares have entered into a definitive agreement under which Allergan will license […]

Abpro Announces Partnership with Essex Bio

WOBURN, Mass.-Abpro, an integrated life science company at the forefront of synthetic biology, today announced a partnership with Essex Bio, a China-based biopharmaceutical company. Abpro and Essex will co-develop multiple monoclonal antibodies in immuno-oncology and ophthalmology by leveraging Abpro’s DiversImmune™ platform. Abpro received a $3.5M equity investment from Essex Bio and an undisclosed amount […]

GeoMegA and Innord Sign a Technology License Agreement

MONTREAL, QUEBEC-April 6, 2016 – Geomega Resources Inc. (“GéoMégA” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:GMA) and Innord Inc. (“Innord“) are pleased to announce that the two companies signed a Technology License Agreement (“TLA“) pursuant to which GéoMégA is granted a non-exclusive license to build and operate processing and separation facilities using the licensed technology (“Licensed […]

Qualcomm Signs 3G/4G Chinese Patent License Agreement with EWPE

SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2016 — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that it has entered into a new 3G and 4G Chinese Patent License Agreement with Zhuhai Ewpe Information Technology Inc. (EWPE), a subsidiary of Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted EWPE a royalty-bearing patent license to […]

Uponor announces intellectual property agreement with HeatLink Group Inc. and PexCor Manufacturing Inc.

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., April 5, 2016 — Uponor announced today that it has reached an intellectual property licensing agreement with HeatLink Group Inc. and PexCor Manufacturing Inc. HeatLink Group Inc. and PexCor Manufacturing Inc. are affiliated companies based in Calgary, Alberta, that manufacture and sell PEX pipe. The agreement, which allows their use of Uponor’s […]

Cell therapy company licenses IU School of Medicine technology

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University Research and Technology Corp., which protects intellectual property developedin the Indiana University campus system, has licensed technology that creates human blood vessels to Cellular Dynamics International, a Fujifilm company based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Ricardo to License Qualcomm

Ricardo has licensed Qualcomm Halo technology to commercialize wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) systems for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted Ricardo a royalty-bearing technology license to develop, make and supply WEVC systems for automobile manufacturers.  

InterDigital and NEC Corporation Extend License Agreement

WILMINGTON, Del., April 04, 2016 — InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that its patent holding subsidiaries have amended their worldwide, non-exclusive,royalty bearing patent license agreement with NEC Corporation (“NEC”). The agreement has been amended to add coverage for 4G technologies and NEC is now also licensed […]

VIASPACE Agreement To License With Inter-Pacific Arts

WALNUT, Calif., April 5, 2016 — VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) announced today that it has reached an agreement to work in closer collaboration with Guangzhou Inter-Pacific Arts Corporation (IPA) and VIASPACE Green Energy (VGE). IPA, VGE and VIASPACE have taken steps to greatly strengthen, expand and simplify their licensing agreement for Giant King Grass (GKG). […]

France Brevets licenses NFC patents to Sony

France Brevets licenses NFC patents to Sony * This NFC Patent License Program offers NFC patents from both INSIDE Secure and Orange Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)  

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