2011 October Archive

Kodak Hopes Patent Sale Will Prevent Bankruptcy

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 31, 2011

Patent Portfolio Orange County – Eastman Kodak Company, the pillar of traditional photography, is hoping that a fire sale on its more than 1,100 digital-imaging patents will save it from a much speculated bankruptcy. Read the rest »

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Scientific Research Methods Can Be Patented For a Field Of Research

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 28, 2011

diabetes_check-200x150 Los Angeles – The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently held in Classen Immunotherapies v. Biogen IDEC that certain methods of scientific research pertaining to a particular field of study may be patentable. Classen Immunotherapies was issued a patent for testing an immunization schedule against a control group. Researchers would then use the results of the tests to adjust the immunization schedule in both timing and dosage. Read the rest »

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Microsoft Holds Patent Deals for Majority of Android Devices

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 28, 2011

microsoft-200x132Los Angeles – Earlier this week, Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft announced its new Android patent agreement with Compal Electronics, a Taiwanese company. The software giant claims the new patent deal gives it a licensing stronghold on the majority of Android devices. Read the rest »

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Apple Patent Uses 3D Gestures To Control iPad Remotely

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 28, 2011

gesture-thumbsup-200x133 Los Angeles – Apple announced that the USPTO has recently published its patent application for an advanced gesture based toolbar. The patent would involve technology designed to allow iPad users to control their iPads from across the room using body movements such as hand sweeps and other gestures. These body movements would manipulate the iPad display through the gesture based toolbar. Read the rest »

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Top Brand-Name Drugs About to Fall of ‘Patent Cliff’

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 28, 2011

Patent Attorney Los Angeles – Some of the most widely-used and expensive brand-name drugs are soon to come off of their patents and go generic. Read the rest »

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Litens Automotive Files German Patent Infringement Action

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 28, 2011

automobile-200x134 Los Angeles – Toronto based Litens Automotive filed an action for patent infringement in a German court against Flennor Automotive for infringement of automatic belt tensioner patents. Litens claims that the Flennor automatic belt tensioners are knock offs of Litens’ easy-install tensioners. The belt tensioners at issue were used in many Volkswagon and Audi engines from 2002 to 2009. Read the rest »

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DuPont Sues Monsanto For Patent Infringement Over Corn-Seed Treatment

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 24, 2011

seedlingOrange County – Delaware based DuPont brought an action against agricultural biotech giant Monsanto for patent infringement in the Southern District of Iowa alleging that Monsanto has been using DuPont’s patented corn seed treatment. The subject of the patent involves a process for making corn resistant to herbicides such as Roundup and Paraquat. DuPont claims that the process improves the “vigor” of the seed corn to improve germination despite the seed’s exposure to herbicides. Read the rest »

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DuPont Sues Monsanto for Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 24, 2011

corn-200x122Los Angeles – DuPont’s Pioneer seed unit is suing rival Monsanto for patent infringement, alleging that Monsanto infringed on patents that help genetically modified corn seeds germinate. Read the rest »

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Whirlpool Corporation Wins Battle in Patent War with LG Electronics

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 24, 2011

refrigerator-200x149 Orange County – In a refrigerator patent infringement case brought on by LG Electronics, Whirlpool Corporation announced that it won a stay motion due to progress in separate proceedings challenging the validity of LG’s patents. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has initially rejected all four of the patents asserted by LG against Whirlpool and has deemed them unpatentable on multiple grounds. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

NinjaVideo Founders Plead Guilty to Copyright Infringement, Await Sentencing

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 19, 2011

jail Los Angeles – Law enforcement agencies shut down NinjaVideo, a popular Internet file sharing site, in a recent crackdown on online infringement. The site enabled millions of users to illegally download high-quality copies of movies and television programs.
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