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The Tokyo court's ruling comes amid ongoing debates on how to regulate generative AI and is part of a transnational class action lawsuit.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2024
Can AI-generated inventions be patented? A Tokyo court says no.
The ruling comes amid ongoing debates on how to regulate generative AI and is part of a transnational class action lawsuit.
Masimo's headquarters in Irvine, California. The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled earlier this year that the Apple Watch violates two Masimo patents related to blood-oxygen sensing and imposed an import ban on the Ultra 2 and Series 9 models.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 28, 2023
The email to Tim Cook that set the Apple watch saga in motion
Masimo, based in Irvine, California, is the rare company to wound Apple in a patent dispute.
Apple Watch Ultra 2 devices displayed in Los Angeles. Apple said on Dec. 18 it will stop selling some of its smartwatch models in the United States while it fights a patent battle over technology for detecting blood oxygen levels.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 19, 2023
Apple plans rescue for $17 billion watch biz in face of U.S. ban
If the ban holds, Apple is working on a range of legal and technical options.
Nippon Steel has dropped lawsuits against Toyota and Mitsui & Co. over electrical steel sheet patents.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 3, 2023
Nippon Steel drops patent lawsuits against Toyota and Mitsui
Having two of Japan's manufacturing giants locked in a rare court battle signified the high stakes involved in materials production.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 5, 2023
South Korean court backs Mitsubishi Heavy patents seizure
A South Korean court has approved the seizure of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries patent rights in wartime labor dispute.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 7, 2022
Nippon Paper sues Daio Paper over patents on very long toilet rolls
In a suit filed with the Tokyo District Court, Nippon Paper has demanded that Daio stop making and selling similar products and pay u00a533 million in damages.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 11, 2021
China makes us rethink capitalism
Make no mistake: China is in many important ways a capitalist country; but Chinese capitalism is a very different animal from that practiced in the West.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2021
Japan pharma industry opposes U.S. backing for vaccine patent waiver
The Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association said it is concerned that noneffective products may circulate, and the risk of side effects could increase as well.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 7, 2021
Biden's vaccine-patent gambit turns up the heat on drugmakers
By supporting the World Trade Organization process, the U.S. president can satisfy progressives while engaging in talks on a waiver that may never reach consensus.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 6, 2021
SoftBank sues Rakuten and former staffer alleging use of leaked 5G tech
SoftBank is demanding Rakuten suspend and scrap their 5G base stations, amid intensifying competition in Japan's telecommunications sector.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 6, 2021
In a reversal, U.S. backs giving poorer countries access to COVID-19 vaccine patents and tech
'This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures,' Biden's top trade negotiator said in a statement
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 22, 2021
U.S. weighs global vaccine intellectual property waiver opposed by drugmakers
The European Union, U.K., Japan, Switzerland, Brazil and Norway are also among territories resisting the measure currently before the WTO.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 12, 2020
Google sues Sonos as patent fight over wireless speakers heats up
Technology giants such as Google and Amazon.com have been expanding into selling internet-connected home gadgets.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 3, 2020
'AINU' trademark application criticized by Japan's indigenous people
An application by an individual in China to register a trademark using the name of Japan's indigenous Ainu people has been criticized for being an attempt to profit off their culture.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Feb 19, 2020
Edison, Morse and Watson? AI poses question of who's an inventor
Computers using artificial intelligence are discovering medicines, designing better golf clubs and creating video games.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 25, 2019
Alleged operator of illegal manga site arrested while being deported from the Philippines
Japanese police arrested a 27-year-old man aboard a plane Tuesday as he was being deported by Philippines immigration authorities, for allegedly operating an illegal manga-viewing website that hosted copies of popular comics such as "One Piece."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 25, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court allows foul language trademarks in F-word case
The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a long-standing U.S. ban on trademarks on "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand with an indelicate name that the law violates constitutional free speech rights.
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2019
Japan drafting guidelines to stop technology leaks from universities working with foreign firms
The government will set guidelines by the end of March next year for preventing technology leaks from universities that conduct research with foreign firms, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 3, 2019
Toyota to allow free access to 24,000 hybrid and electric vehicle tech patents to boost market
It remains uncertain whether the use of Toyota patents will be as widespread as the carmaker hopes, observers said.
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 16, 2019
Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents, jury finds
Mobile phone chip supplier Qualcomm on Friday won a legal victory against iPhone maker Apple, with a jury in federal court in San Diego finding that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31 million for infringing three of its patents.

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