2012 March Archive

Orange County Patent Lawsuit: Broadcom Wins Permanent Injunction Against Emulex

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 22, 2012

Intellectual Property Litigation Orange County – The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted Broadcom Corporation’s request for permanent injunction against certain Emulex products which were found to infringe on Broadcom’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,058,150 and 7,471,691. Broadcom, a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications and a FORTUNE 500 company in Irvine, CA, originally claimed that Emulex, a leader in converged network solutions from Costa Mesa, CA, infringed on twelve U.S. patents, however, the court found that Emulex had only infringed on two patents. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Indian Pharmaceutical Company Takes Compulsory Patent License From Bayer

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 20, 2012

LA Patent Lawyer Los Angeles – India-based Natco Pharma Ltd has licensed a generic version of Bayer’s cancer drug Nexavar, effectively ending Bayer’s so-called monopoly on the drug. Under the licensing agreement, Natco will be required to pay a six percent royalty fee to Bayer. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Orange County Based Pretika Settles Patent Infringement Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 20, 2012

face_makeup_skin-200x133 Orange County – Pacific Bioscience Laboratories (PBL), manufacturer and marketer of the Clarisonic Skin Care System products, has announced that it has reached a settlement with Orange County based Pretika Corporation in a lawsuit that included patent infringement claims and patent invalidity counterclaims regarding sonic skin care products. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Organic Farmers Fight Back Against Monsanto’s Patent Infringement Claims

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 12, 2012

wheat-seed1-200x133Los Angeles – A group of sixty family farmers, seed businesses, and organic agricultural organizations have joined together in a lawsuit to challenge chemical giant Monsanto Company’s ongoing allegations of patent infringement. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Orange County Based Universal Electronics Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 12, 2012

remotecontrol-inside-200x150 Orange County – Global wireless control technology leader Universal Electronics has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Universal Remote Control in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. The Orange County-based Universal Electronics is reportedly seeking an injunction against the alleged infringement in addition to monetary damages. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Split Ruling in GE/Mitsubishi Wind Turbine Patent Infringement Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 2, 2012

wind-turbine-200x133 Los Angeles – Wind turbine industry giants General Electric (GE) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) were both handed partial victories in the latest round in an on-going patent infringement battle over wind turbine technology. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Facebook Threatened by Potential Yahoo Patent Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 2, 2012

Patent Infringement Orange County – Yahoo has recently accused Facebook of infringing on technology related patents including technologies related to advertising, social networking, and messaging. As the New York Times first reported, Yahoo has threatened to sue Facebook for patent infringement unless it agrees to pay licensing fees. Facebook is being accused of infringing on at least 10 to 20 patents although it has not been revealed exactly what patents are being infringed. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement