2012 February Archive

Michael Jordan Sues Chinese Sportswear Company for Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 23, 2012

basketballLos Angeles – The former NBA basketball star Michael Jordan recently filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Qiaodan Sports, a Chinese sportswear company, alleging unauthorized use of his Chinese name. Read the rest »

Apple Beats Motorola in ‘Slide-to-Unlock’ Patent Infringement Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 21, 2012

Los Angeles Patents Los Angeles – Apple has recently won a ruling against Motorola Mobility in Munich in a patent infringement dispute over the ‘slide-to-unlock’ feature for smartphones. This judgment marks Apple’s first patent victory in history and could potentially see Motorola’s smartphones running Google’s Android operating system which are banned for sale in Germany. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Orange County Inventors Awarded 14% More Patents in 2011

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 21, 2012

USPTO-Image-164x164 Orange County – Orange County Inventors were awarded a total of 2,709 patents in 2011, 14 percent more than in the previous year. 2010 saw the biggest leap in patents granted to Orange County inventors, with an impressive increase of 33 percent over 2009. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Los Angeles Based Honeywell Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Nest Labs

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 10, 2012

thermostat-200x129 Los Angeles – Honeywell has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs, Inc. in a United States District Court in Minnesota. The lawsuit is alleging the infringement of seven Honeywell patents relating to its thermostat technology. Honeywell is a leading manufacturer of safety, security, and energy technologies. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Bristol-Myers, Sanofi Awarded $445 Million in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 10, 2012

LA Patent Lawyer Orange County – Apotex Corp., Canada’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, has paid Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi SA nearly $445 million in damages to end a decade-long patent infringement lawsuit over Apotex’ improper sales of its generic version of Plavix. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

HTC Back in Court with IPCom Over Patent Infringement Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 1, 2012

cellphone-flip-isolated-in-white-200x148Los Angeles – HTC Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile devices running off of Google’s Android operating system, is embroiled in an ongoing patent infringement battle with IPCom GmbH in a U.S. court. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

L’Oreal Sues Coppertone and Neutrogena for Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 1, 2012

tanningbed-183x164 Orange County – The L’Oreal Group, one of the world’s largest cosmetic and beauty companies, is suing the owners of Coppertone and Neutrogena for alleged patent infringement. The complaint, filed in a Wilmington, Delaware federal court, claims that the two defendants used L’Oreal’s patented ingredients in their Coppertone, Neutrogena, Aveeno, and RoC brands of sunscreen. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement