2011 August Archive

Two New Patent Applications: Fingerprint-less Screens and Airbag-equipped Cell Phones

By Mandour & Associates, APC on August 29, 2011

Lawyer California – Patent application 20110195187 describes an invention entitled “Direct Liquid Vaporization for Oleophobic Coatings.” Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Beatle mania rages on with “Ringo” trademark

By Mandour & Associates, APC on August 26, 2011

beatles-thumb-200x162-30068 San Diego, CA – It appears that Ringo Starr has been bitten by the technology bug. After appearing in the video game: “The Beatles: Rock Band”, the famous drummer has applied to register the trademark “Ringo” for future use in relation to “computer game software” and “games via the Internet and wireless devices.” Read the rest »

Facebook Removes Page After Trademark Infringement Complaint

By Mandour & Associates, APC on August 19, 2011

mandour facebook San Diego, CA – Facebook has removed a page from its website as a result of a trademark complaint submitted by the Seventh-Day Adventists. Read the rest »

Is Google Buying Companies to Avoid Patent Litigation?

By Mandour & Associates, APC on August 19, 2011

Set of touchscreen smartphones California – Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility for approximately $12.5 billion raised more than a few eyebrows. However, now that the dust from the deal has begun to settle, the reasoning behind the deal has become clear and an interesting trend has appeared. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Russian Spy Cashing in on Trademark

By Mandour & Associates, APC on August 12, 2011

vodka-russia-thumb-200x172-34000 San Diego, CA – Everything Anna Chapman does is calculating, to say the least. To cash in on her growing popularity since her arrest and deportation last year, the Russian spy has registered her name as a trademark, according to Russia’s state patent and trademark agency. Read the rest »

GM Lazy on Protecting Trademark?

By Mandour & Associates, APC on August 5, 2011

corvette-thumb-200x149-30060 San Diego, CA – In April 2008, Jim M. Sweeney filed for the CORVOLTTE trademark for electric vehicles, namely automobiles. General Motors (GM), owners of the famous CORVETTE trademark since 1952, immediately filed an opposition claiming a likelihood of confusion. On December 10, 2010, a panel of three trademark judges ruled in favor of GM but not without scolding GM for its indolent efforts in defending the trademark. Read the rest »

Microsoft to Pay $70 Million to Alcatel in Patent Judgement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on August 1, 2011

monitor-thumb-200x150-33963 California – A federal jury in San Diego ruled today that Microsoft must pay telecommunications infrastructure manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent, $70 million in damages in a judgement from a patent infringement claim from 2003. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement