2012 January Archive

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

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

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

IBM Releases Patent Search Tool

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 9, 2012

Patent Attorney Los AngelesOrange County – A helpful tool from IBM will allow researchers to scan patents for information related to molecular data. The tool, called the IBM SmartCloud platform (SIIP), is a cloud-based strategic insight platform that can optically recognize chemical images using image analysis to identify specific information. Without this tool, the process of manually searching for the same information could take several months. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Apple Reveals Patents For Fuel-Cells To Power Laptops

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 5, 2012

Patent Infringement Claims Los Angeles – Imagine a laptop or cell phone that could run for weeks without recharging. This month, Apple filed for two patents relating to “a portable and cost-effective fuel cell system for a portable computing device.” Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Apple Seeks Ground Breaking Fuel Cell Patent

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 5, 2012

Patent Infringement Claims Orange County – Apple has filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to use hydrogen fuel cell batteries in portable electronic devices. Apple believes that hydrogen fuel cell batteries offer the possibility of being lighter, less bulky, and more fuel efficient than batteries currently on the market. Consumers could potentially go weeks without having to charge their battery on their portable electronic device giving Apple a significant competitive advantage over their rivals. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration