2011 March Archive

Google’s Search Goes Visual…And Social

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 21, 2011

face-150x150 California – Google’s empire, built on advertising revenue tied to keyword searching, has recently taken a turn toward image-driven search capability with the addition of two patents. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Apple’s New Patent – The iGlove?

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 15, 2011

gloves-thumb-200x132-33980 California – Capacitive touch-screens, such as those found on the Apple iPod, as well as many tablet PCs and smartphones, detect inputs through distortions in the screen’s electrostatic field. These distortions can be caused by the touch of a finger, thanks to the human body’s conductive properties. On the other hand, nonconductive materials such as fabric are unable to interact with the screen. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

25% Rule for Patent Damages Rejected; $19 Billion Cat back in bag

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 3, 2011

cat in bag-thumb-200x301-33982California – 35 U.S.C. § 284 provides that upon finding infringement of a valid patent, damages shall not be “less than a reasonable royalty for the use made of the invention by the infringer, together with interest and costs as fixed by the court.” Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement