2011 October Archive

Supreme Court Denies Certiorari In Action To Sell Generic Versions of Temodar

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 31, 2011

Patent LawyerSan Diego – The United States Supreme Court denied Barr Laboratories writ of certiorari on October 31, 2011 in Barr Laboratories v. Cancer Research Technology, Ltd. The action arose out of Barr Laboratories’ filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA), or application for approval to produce a generic version of the drug Temodar. Barr Laboratories, a division of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., filed an ANDA to manufacture a generic version of the brain cancer drug Temodar which is currently covered under a patent owned by Cancer Research Technology and licensed to Merck & Co. Read the rest »

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Pfizer Wins Viagra Patent Infringement Action Against Teva Pharmaceuticals

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 31, 2011

Patent LawyerSan Diego – Last week, Pfizer announced its victory in a patent infringement battle with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Read the rest »

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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 »

Posted in: Patent Registration

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 »

Posted in: Patent Registration

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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Long Island Couple Looks to Trademark “Occupy Wall Street”

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 25, 2011

Trademark AttorneysLos Angeles – Long Island couple Robert and Diane Maresca have filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the name “Occupy Wall Street.” The “Occupy” organization is responsible for the protests that have taken up Wall Street in New York City and other cities across the United States. Read the rest »

Whirlpool Wins Stay In Patent Infringement Action Against LG

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 24, 2011

California Intellectual PropertySan Diego – Whirlpool Corporation recently won a stay motion in a patent infringement action against Korean electronics manufacturer LG Electronics. The patent action, initiated by LG, pertains to four refrigerator patents owned by LG. However, each of the four patents LG claims that Whirlpool infringed were recently found to be invalid by the USPTO in a separate proceeding. Read the rest »

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