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Charter, Verizon settle patent suits over networks

Charter Communications Inc., the cable operator that emerged from bankruptcy in November, and Verizon Communications Inc. settled their patent litigation over fiber-optic and data networks. Financial terms aren’t being disclosed, said Bob Varettoni, a spokesman for New York-based Verizon. The ...

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Verizon files patent case to halt Cablevision set-top imports

Verizon Communications Inc. filed a patent-infringement complaint with U.S. trade officials, seeking to block imports of television set-top boxes for Cablevision Systems Corp. In the complaint filed Monday with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, Verizon claims Cablevision is ...

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Microsoft, Nintendo win appeal over joys-ticks patent

Microsoft Corp. and Nintendo Co., makers of the two top-selling video-game consoles in the U.S., won an appeals court ruling that their systems don’t infringe a Texas company’s joysticks-related patent. “There are no genuine issues of material fact” and “no ...

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Dish seeks approval to design around TiVo patent

Dish Network Corp. and EchoStar Corp., which lost an appeals court ruling last week that their digital-recording service infringes a TiVo Inc. patent, have a revised plan to design around the invention. Details of the changed plan were filed under ...

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Crocs wins appeal in patent claims over copycat shoes

 Crocs Inc., the maker of colorful plastic clogs with holes, won an appeals court ruling that revived patent-infringement claims over copycat footwear. Crocs rose as much as 5.4 percent on the Nasdaq Stock Market. A U.S. appeals court sent the ...

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Apple, RIM accused of infringing Kodak patents

Eastman Kodak Co. is trying to ban the U.S. imports of Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry phones and Apple Inc.’s iPhone because the companies refused to pay patent royalties on digital camera technology. Kodak filed complaints with the U.S. International ...

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Abbott settles Humira royalty lawsuit

Abbott Laboratories, the drugmaker challenging a $1.67 billion patent verdict won by Johnson & Johnson over the arthritis medicine Humira, settled a royalty battle with the University of Iowa over the medicine. The university and its research foundation, which licenses ...

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Microsoft must alter Word or stop sales

Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest software maker, must alter its popular Word software or stop selling the product after it lost its appeal of a $200 million patent-infringement verdict won by a Canadian company. The company, based in Redmond, Wash., ...

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Yahoo’s Launch wins court ruling over webcasting fees

A Yahoo! Inc. unit won an appeals court ruling that may protect Internet radio stations from paying higher music royalties, in a setback to labels such as Sony Corp.’s BMG Music and Bertelsmann AG’s Arista Records. The labels don’t have ...

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