FTC, Cephalon Enter $1.2B Settlement of Provigil Antitrust Case (TEVA) May 28, 2015 09:04AM

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement resolving the Commission’s antitrust suit charging Cephalon, Inc. with illegally blocking generic competition to its blockbuster sleep-disorder drug Provigil. The settlement ensures that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA), which acquired Cephalon in 2012, will make a total of $1.2 billion available to compensate purchasers, including drug wholesalers, pharmacies, and insurers, who overpaid because of... (continue reading...)

InterDigital (IDCC) Announces Receipt of Partial Award Under FRAND Arbitration May 28, 2015 08:26AM

InterDigital (NASDAQ: IDCC) disclosed the following on Thursday:

On May 26, 2015, a panel convened by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (the “ICC”) delivered a confidential partial award in the arbitration proceeding initiated jointly by InterDigital and Huawei to determine the FRAND royalty and other terms and conditions of a binding worldwide patent license agreement. InterDigital expects that the ICC will issue its... (continue reading...)

Acorn International (ATV) Enters Transitional Services, Separation Agreement with Former CEO May 28, 2015 08:06AM

Acorn International (NYSE: ATV) announced that on May 27, 2015, it entered into a Transitional Services and Separation Agreement ("TSSA") with Mr. Don Dongjie Yang, Acorn's co-founder and former chairman and chief executive officer.

Under the terms of the TSSA, Mr. Yang, has agreed to provide Acorn various services to facilitate a transition in management and governance of Acorn and its various subsidiaries and consolidated affiliated variable interest entities (or... (continue reading...)

Ford Motor (F) Opens EV Patent Portfolio May 28, 2015 06:48AM

Ford Motor (NYSE: F) is offering competitors access to its electrified vehicle technology patents – a move to help accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles.

In 2014, Ford filed more than 400 patents dedicated to electrified vehicle technologies. This is more than 20 percent of the patents the company filed – totaling more than 2,000 applications.

“Innovation is our goal,” said Kevin Layden, director, Ford Electrification Programs.... (continue reading...)

FTC Staff Recommends Blocking Steris' (STE) Purchases of Synergy Health - Bloomberg Citing Mlex May 27, 2015 03:58PM

FTC Staff Recommends Blocking Steris' (NYSE: STE) Purchases of Synergy Health - Bloomberg Citing Mlex

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