Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc, the world’s second-largest maker of jet engines, settled a patent dispute with United Technologies Corp.’s Pratt & Whitney unit.
Australia made seven changes to its starting lineup for this week’s Tri-Nations rugby opener against South Africa as it tries to rebound from an upset loss to Samoa.
Scholastic Inc. was sued by the estate of British author Adrian Jacobs over a claim that the company’s best-selling “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” is “substantially similar” to his 1987 book.
Amgen Inc. won a U.S. court ruling that bars Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. from selling a generic version of the kidney drug Sensipar until at least 2016.
Scholastic Corp. , U.S. publisher of the bestselling “Harry Potter” novels, won a copyright- infringement lawsuit brought by the estate of an author claiming one of the books copied his work.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should get as much as $279 million to help the agency deal with a backlog of patent applications, President Barack Obama said in a request for supplemental funding from Congress.
Broadcom Corp. , a microchip maker, was sued by the U.K.’s CSR Plc alleging infringement of four U.S. patents protecting global positioning system and telephone headset inventions.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would increase funding for the Patent and Trademark Office by $129 million to help the agency reduce a backlog of patent applications.
The U.S. government and Johnson & Johnson each filed patent-infringement lawsuits against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to block sales of a generic version of the HIV medicine Prezista.
J.K. Rowling, the world’s richest author, lost a bid to dismiss a U.K. lawsuit over claims that parts of her “Harry Potter” wizard novels were copied from an earlier book about “Willy the Wizard.”