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Apple-Samsung Patent Dispute Heads to US Trial

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s two biggest makers of smartphones — U.S.-based Apple and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics — are squaring off in a U.S. court over competing patent rights claims for the lucrative devices. Billions of dollars are at stake in the dispute that will be decided by a jury in California, not far from Apple’s headquarters. […]

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Patent Expires on Top-Selling Anti-Cholesterol Drug

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The patent rights on the world’s best-selling drug of all time, cholesterol-reducing Lipitor, have expired, opening the way for the sale of cheaper copies of the medication. U.S.-based drugmaker Pfizer has had exclusive rights to sell Lipitor since 1997, and since then has sold about $100 billion worth of prescriptions for the white, oval-shaped pills. […]

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