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Apple Defeats Khosla-Backed AliveCor Suit Over Watch Tech

Apple Inc. won’t have to face a lawsuit alleging its smartwatch copied heart-monitoring technology from a Khosla Ventures LLC-backed startup, AliveCor, a federal judge ruled. US District Judge Jeffrey White in Oakland, California, entered a judgment Tuesday in favor of …

U.S. Research Foundation Files Lawsuit Against Japan’s JSR

A New York university-connected research foundation has filed a lawsuit against Japan chip materials maker JSR 4185.T, court documents show, saying the company has commercialized its technology without permission. JSR is a top manufacturer of photoresists, which are chemicals used …

Samsara Accuses Rival Motive of Stealing Its Vehicle-Tracking Technology

Samsara Inc., a maker of vehicle tracking software, sued rival Motive, accusing the startup of systematically stealing its technology. Motive Technologies Inc., formerly known as KeepTruckin, “based much of its product line and even its business strategy on routinely stealing …

Apple Succeeds in Getting $308M Patent Infringement Jury Verdict Tossed

Apple Inc. persuaded a federal judge to throw out a $308.5 million jury verdict it lost to a privately-held licensing firm for infringing a patent associated with digital rights management. In a Thursday night decision, U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap …

After Being Sued by Sonos, Google Counters with Patent Infringement Claims

Google filed a lawsuit accusing home speaker maker Sonos Inc. of infringing five of its patents, escalating tensions between the partners that have already led to a U.S. International Trade Commission probe. In a complaint filed on Thursday in San …

EagleView Wins $125M Patent Infringement Award, Sales Halt Against Verisk

A New Jersey jury last week ordered insurance data services firm Verisk to pay $125 million to aerial imaging firm EagleView for lost profits linked to Verisk infringing on various EagleView patents. The jury verdict in the U.S. District Court …

L’Oreal Owes Olaplex $91 Million for Stealing Trade Secrets

In the final moments of his rebuttal to L’Oreal SA’s closing argument in a trade-secrets trial, a lawyer for California startup Olaplex LLC told jurors they would choose the victor in a courtroom battle of biblical proportions. “David versus Goliath,” …

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 …