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Teva Wins Patent Case Related to Orexo Opioid-Treatment Drug

A U.S. jury on Friday rejected a claim by Sweden’s Orexo AB that two generic opioid-addiction treatments created by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. infringed a patent for Orexo’s biggest drug, Zubsolv. A Teva unit had created copies of the drugs …

Supreme Court Considers Curbing Patent Suit Locations

The U.S. Supreme Court grappled over whether to upend a quarter-century of practice and limit where patent infringement lawsuits can be filed. The justices Monday heard arguments in a case involving water flavoring containers that could end the reign of …

Waymo Accuses Uber of Self-Driving Car Trade Secret Theft

A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ride-haling service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed. The brewing showdown emerged late Thursday in a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco …

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws. The justices ruled unanimously that the company’s shipment of a single part of a patented …

Water Flavorings Lawsuit May End Venue Shopping in Patent Suits

Could a fight over flavoring water mean the end of a court district that’s become notorious for its patent litigation? It might, if Heartland Consumer Products Holdings LLC is successful in getting a patent-infringement lawsuit filed against it last year …

Samsung Wants $930M Damages Order in Apple Infringement Case Dismissed

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd asked a U.S. appeals court on Thursday to toss out an order that it pay Apple Inc $930 million for infringing on iPhone patents to make its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. The hearing at …

Two Supreme Court Rulings Making it Harder for Patent Trolls

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned two lower court patent decisions, one related to heart rate monitors and the other to management of Web images, in rulings that could make it harder for so-called patent trolls to win infringement …

Samsung, Apple Both Infringed on Smartphone Patents

A jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages. The panel delivered its verdict in federal court San Jose in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple …

Kentucky Senate Seeks to Stop Patent Trolls

A bill that would make it harder for companies that hold large numbers of patents to sue for patent infringement when they don’t produce the patented goods has been passed by the Kentucky Senate. Bill sponsor Sen. Christian McDaniel, a …

Top Jury Verdict Awards in 2013

U.S. juries awarded three verdicts of $1 billion or more for the third straight year in 2013, topped by a $1.2 billion award against Dow Chemical Co., the largest ever in a price-fixing case. Second was $1.1 billion awarded by …