Stories tagged: patents
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
FDA’s war on pricey drugs a good start
The FDA’s power to reduce the price of prescription drugs is limited, but its campaign to use generics to foster greater competition deserves wide support.
Wed., 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, …
Tue., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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. …
Fri., 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 …
Sat., 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. …
Fri., 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 …
Wed., 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 …