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Commentary: So you have a business idea: now what?

Perhaps you have an idea that you are passionate about and really want to do something with. A better mousetrap or mobile phone app, or maybe clean safe practical working nuclear fusion. Then what? Experience teaches that almost everyone with ...

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High court rules against Spider-Man toy inventor

WASHINGTON — The inventor of a popular Spider-Man web-shooting toy can’t keep reeling in royalties after his patent ran out, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday The justices ruled 6-3 against Stephen Kimble in his long-running dispute with Marvel Entertainment ...

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Court: Human genes can’t be patented

In this file photo, a technician loads patient samples into a machine for testing at Myriad Genetics Inc. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Myriad cannot patent the BRCA genes, which are tested to check a woman’s risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Some experts think the court ruling may lead to lower cost testing because there could be more competition. AP images

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries. The decision was immediately praised by ...

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Court to clarify ‘non-infringement’ burden of proof

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a patentee bears the burden of proving infringement when its licensee brings a declaratory judgment action to establish non-infringement. The court will review a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...

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Kodak wins round in patent dispute with Apple

Shares of Eastman Kodak Co. shot higher Friday after a judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission rejected Apple Inc.'s digital-camera patent claims against the photography pioneer. Kodak's technology does not infringe on Apple's patent rights ...

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