2011 May Archive

Apple Files Patent for Hybrid Display Technology

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 20, 2011

touching screen on tablet-pc Los Angeles – Apple recently filed a patent for a hybrid display technology, combining the features of its Retina display (based on LCD technology) with Electron Ink (E-Ink) technology.  The patent claims the screen will be so advanced that it will be able to select whether to employ LCD or E-Ink technology based on displayed content, and the screen will subdivide itself, allowing portions to employ LCD technology while other areas use E-Ink. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Issue of Joint Patent Infringement Creates Divided Ruling

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 13, 2011

courthouse-thumb-200x121-33967 California – In April, the Federal Circuit decided the case of McKesson Technologies Inc. v. Epic Systems Corp., ruling that to show infringement of a patented method, the performance of all the steps of the method must be attributable to a single party. The decision, which included a majority opinion, a concurrence, and a dissent, illustrates the division in the court in dealing with interactive method patents and new technologies. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

America (Possibly) Reinvents Ex Parte and Inter Partes Reexamination

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 4, 2011

flag-thumb-200x132-33959 California – The “America Invents Act” (the “Act”) (S. 23 & H.R. 1249), formerly known as the Patent Reform Act of 2011, are two similar bills currently making their way through the Houses of Congress. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration