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Purdue University accuses Google of patent infringement, India triples number of patent grants and more

In this week's patent news: India triples number of patent grants, finds Economic Survey 2021-2022; Purdue University accuses Google of patent infringement, files suit; Gilead announces patent dispute settlement involving HIV drug Biktarvy; BlackBerry sells Legacy Patents for 600 million dollars; $85 million award against Apple disregarded, Court orders new trial Indian Patent Updates: India triples number of patent grants, finds Economic Survey 2021-2022   According to the Economic Survey 2021-2022, which was tabled in the Parliament on 31 st…

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Interesting Patents, BlackBerry versus Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, Huawei top patent filer and other news

“Continued decrease in patent stats, Interesting Patents on eyewear, payments and lipsticks, Madras High Court upholds FIR against patent officials; BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram for patent infringement, USPTO to disclose new design for patent certificate, Huawei tops patent filing list in 2017 at EPO, Patent Tip of the Week and other Weekly Patent News,” presented by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Patent Quote of the Week “It is never about how…

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This image depicts a Blackberry phone. This post discusses why Samsung wants to acquire Blackberry from an IP perspective. Click on the image to read the full post.

What makes Samsung want to buy Blackberry?

The market is rife with the reports of Korean phone-maker Samsung intending to acquire Blackberry for $7.5 billion, in spite of both the companies labelling the reports “groundless”. The speculation sent the Canadian smart-phone maker’s stock soaring 30% before it fell down by 17%. The possibility of the acquisition has raised a very important question- What makes Blackberry so appealing to Samsung? The acquisition would give Samsung the access to Blackberry’s robust patent portfolio that includes 44,000 patents worth over…

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