Qualcomm Signs New Patent Agreement With Lenovo

Qualcomm Inc. said it reached a new patent-licensing deal with Lenovo Group Ltd., the last remaining holdout among China’s five largest smartphone makers. The companies didn’t disclose financial terms of the deal. But they said Lenovo will pay unspecified royalties to Qualcomm for sales in China of handsets based on both 3G and 4G cellular … Read more

Attorney General targeting ‘patent trolls’

RICHMOND – Matthew Osenga, an attorney who specializes in intellectual property and patent prosecution, said that in all his years of practicing law, he has had only one case in which somebody came to him fearing a lawsuit about a fraudulent patent claim. What happened? “We chose to not do anything, and nothing came of … Read more

Recent patents awarded in New Hampshire

Parallel Wireless, Nashua, has been assigned a patent (9,232,547) developed by five co-inventors for “methods of incorporating an ad hoc cellular network into a fixed cellular network.” The co-inventors are Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Westford, Mass., Steven Paul Papa, Windham, Kaitki Agarwal, Westford, Mass., Sridhar Donepudi, Nashua, and Kartik Shashikant Raval, Pune, India. The patent application … Read more

Developer of biometric wearable technology sues Apple, Fitbit for patent infringement

On Monday, January 4, 2016, Valencell, an innovator in wearable biometric data sensor technology, filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina against both Apple, Inc. and Fitbit, Inc. Valencell, a Delaware corporation, has its principle place of business in Raleigh, North Carolina. “Valencell has repeatedly … Read more

Turkey: A “pharmerging” country

Ersin Dereligil reviews the current position for patent protection and enforcement in the country and looks to the future. Despite the recent global financial recession and the economic problems in neighboring Europe, Turkey’s economy was the second fastest rising economy in the G20 major economies with an increase of 8.5% in 2011, following an increase … Read more

Celgene shares surge 7% after resolution of patent infringement suit

Investing.com — Shares in Celgene Corporation (O:CELG) surged 7% in after-hours trading after the New Jersey-based biotech company announced it reached an agreement with Natco Pharma Ltd. of India, Natco’s U.S. partner, Arrow International Limited, and Arrow’s parent company, Watson Laboratories, Inc. on a patent infringement settlement related to its top-selling blood cancer drug. In … Read more

American Standard opens industrial design center at its research center

In the past year, American Standard has tripled the size of its design department. With an eye toward fueling inspiration and supporting its commitment as an innovative design leader in the industry, American Standard Brands announced the opening of a new industrial design studio at its Piscataway, N.J. research facility. This state-of-the-art studio will further … Read more