Drugmaker Gilead Owes Rival $200 Million In Patent LawsuitThe federal jury in a patent trial has ordered Bay Area-based drugmaker Gilead Sciences to pay Merck $200 million in damages for infringing on patents for hepatitis C drugs.
Judge Invalidates Half Of $1B Award Against Samsung In Fight With AppleA federal judge in San Jose is erasing nearly half of the $1 billion in damages that a jury decided Samsung Electronics should pay Apple in a high-profile trial over the smartphone and tablet computer patents.
Apple, Samsung Resume Smartphone Battle Before San Jose JudgeLawyers for the world's top-two smartphone makers return to court in San Jose Thursday to resume their epic, $1 billion patent fight.
Apple Settles Patent Disputes With Taiwan's HTCIn a joint statement Sunday, the two companies said they also signed a 10-year license agreement that will extend to current and future patents held by one another.
Facebook Files Patent Countersuit Against YahooFacebook is stepping up its patent dispute with Yahoo by filing its own lawsuit against the struggling Internet icon.

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