2012 January Archive

Los Angeles District Court: Canadian Toymaker Sues Lego For Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 24, 2012

lego-200x149 Los Angeles – In a long-running trademark infringement battle over the rights to the shape of interlocking bricks in toy construction sets, Mega Brands Inc. of Canada has filed yet another action against the Lego Group. Read the rest »

Schiff Nutrition Files for Stay in Krill Oil Patent Infringement Case

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 24, 2012

supplements-200x114 Los Angeles – Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. announced that it along with Aker BioMarine Antarctic USA, Inc., and Aker BioMarine ASA (collectively, Aker) have filed a motion to stay the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (Neptune). Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Kodak Sues Fujifilm for Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 24, 2012

Patent Portfolio Orange County – Last week, Eastman Kodak Company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against longtime competitor, Fujifilm Corp. In its complaint, Kodak is alleging that Fujifilm has infringed on Kodak-patented technology in a variety of its FinePix digital cameras. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

ITC Rules in Favor of Motorola in Apple Patent Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 24, 2012

Patent Infringement LawsuitSan Diego – Apple recently lost another major battle in a patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola Corp. when the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in favor of Motorola, saying that it did not infringe on three Apple patents. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Penn State University Sues Property Companies for Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 16, 2012

LawyerLos Angeles – Two Indiana-based property rental companies are being sued by Penn State University for alleged trademark infringement over the way they advertise properties to be rented for Penn State football weekends. Read the rest »

IBM Retains Title of Top Patent Holder with Asian Companies on its Heels

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 16, 2012

Patent Attorney Los Angeles Los Angeles – With its record number of U.S. patents granted in 2011, for the nineteenth consecutive year IBM held the top patent holder spot in the world. However, IBM now has stiff competition in the rankings from Asian companies who are building their own patent portfolios. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Microsoft and LG Ink Android/Chrome Patent License

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 16, 2012

Patent Application Attorney Orange County – Microsoft and LG have recently signed a patent licensing deal that will cover smartphones, LG tablet computers, and other devices running the Android and Chrome operating systems, Microsoft announced at a press conference Thursday. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Kodak Sues Apple and HTC for Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 16, 2012

Patent LawsuitSan Diego – Just days after reports swirled speculating that the Eastman Kodak Company will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the pioneer of photo processing products has filed a lawsuit against Apple and HTC Corporation alleging patent infringement. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

The Case for Color: Can Louboutin Protect Red-Sole Trademark?

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 9, 2012

shoes-redsoles-200x144 Los Angeles – Later this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit will hear arguments from both sides on high-fashion shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s appeal to retain the trademark for red lacquered shoe soles. This stems from a trademark infringement lawsuit Louboutin filed last year against competitor Yves Saint Laurent (YSL). Read the rest »

Three Major Antipsychotic Drugs Lose Patent Protection

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 9, 2012

Patent Attorney Los Angeles – Zyprexa (olanzapine) recently lost its patent protection, to be joined by Geodon (ziprasidone) and Seroquel IR (quetiapine) in March 2012. This past October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first set of generic olanzapine tablets. Patients in the United States can purchase them at most pharmacies. Experts estimate generic versions of all three drugs will enter the market at a 20-50% lower cost. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration