Mixed ruling partially favors Apple in Samsung patent case

Business / Tech May 19, 2015

Mixed ruling partially favors Apple in Samsung patent case

Apple Inc was handed a mixed ruling by a U.S. appeals court in the latest twist in a blockbuster intellectual property battle with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., as a prior patent infringement verdict was upheld but a trademark finding that the iPhone's appearance could ...

Court rules Sharp cannot monopolize Igzo brand name

Business / Corporate Feb 26, 2015

Court rules Sharp cannot monopolize Igzo brand name

The Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo has ruled that Sharp Corp., which markets display panel technology for smartphones and other devices under the Igzo brand name, does not have exclusive rights to the term. Sharp had sought the withdrawal of an earlier decision by ...

Business Feb 10, 2015

Japan to lower trademark, patent registration fees

The Japan Patent Office said Tuesday it plans to lower trademark and patent registration fees to cut the load on domestic companies amid competition from their foreign rivals and enhance trademark and patent protection. The office intends to submit a bill to the Diet during ...

Business / Corporate Jan 9, 2015

U.S. to probe Sony, dozen others over wireless headsets

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Thursday it will investigate 13 companies including Sony Corp. and its affiliates over possible patent infringement involving wireless audio devices. The others include Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG of Germany and companies in Australia, Denmark, Ireland and ...

Business / Corporate Jul 11, 2014

Kyocera sues South Korea's Hanwha over solar power patent

Kyocera Corp. is suing the Japanese arm of South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group for patent infringement related to technology that maximizes the efficiency of solar batteries. Kyocera said Thursday it filed the suit against Hanwha Q Cells Japan Co. with the Tokyo District Court after ...

Business Mar 14, 2014

Panasonic retakes top spot in patents

Panasonic Corp. reclaimed the top spot in international patent filings in 2013, overtaking Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp., the top filer in 2011 and 2012, the World Intellectual Property Organization said. Panasonic filed 2,881 applications, down 109 from the previous year, followed by 2,309 ...