The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has overturned a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) which found that NFC Technology had failed to prove that the inventor of a communication device had created a prototype.
A long-rumoured Google-HTC deal finally took shape, as the two companies announced a $1.1 billion ???cooperation agreement??. Predictions had ranged from an outright acquisition of HTC by Google to a strategic investment, but the actual arrangement looks to be somewhere in between, with a smartphone R&D team moving over to the US company in exchange for a cash infusion.
Casino and lottery equipment maker International Game Technology Plc (IGT) announced that it has signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with U.S.-based AGS LLC, a company that designs, develops and manufactures gaming products.
Invista, one of the world's largest integrated producers of chemical
intermediates, polymers and fibres, has recently purchased US based-Core
Denim's dual core patent portfolio. The patent estate covers a broad variety of
dual core yarns, fabrics, and garments made from those fabrics, which are sold
in the United States, China, and most recently, Europe.