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  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015

    Spokane intellectual property law firm Lee & Hayes has worldwide reach

    Twenty years ago, Spokane attorneys Dan Hayes and Lewis Lee started a virtual two-man patent law firm, hoping to keep themselves in business for maybe five years. Instead, that company, …

  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:26 A.M.

    Judge denies Apple request to ban Samsung phones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge late Monday rejected Apple Inc.’s demands that its chief rival in the more than $100 billion global smartphone market cease selling models a …

  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 12:37 P.M.

    Drug makers’ settlements get high court review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take a close look at payments from brand-name drug makers to manufacturers of generic equivalents to keep the no-name products off the market …

  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 1:17 A.M.

    Judge aims to resolve Apple-Samsung legal dispute

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Urging the world’s largest smartphone makers to settle their differences, a federal judge said she will issue rulings aimed at resolving a multifaceted legal battle …

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 4:15 P.M.

    Judge may trim Apple’s $1 billion patent verdict

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday appeared ready to trim millions from a $1.05 billion jury verdict Apple Inc. won over Samsung Electronics this summer as …

  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:11 A.M.

    Tech titans renew legal battle over smartphones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The epic $1 billion patent fight between the world’s top two smartphone makers resumes Thursday in a federal courtroom when Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corp. …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 1:57 P.M.

    Court to decide if human genes can be patented

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape medical research in the United States and the …

  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 2:01 P.M.

    Apple, Samsung demand changes to $1B verdict

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc.’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics Co. after a three-week trial this summer. …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 2012, 4:30 P.M.

    Alzheimer’s drug fails study but flashes potential

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Alzheimer’s treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help …

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011

    Banner year for approved patents

    For the first time in more than a decade, Spokane County inventors landed more than 100 patents in a single year last year. At the same time, the past decade …



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