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

Los Angeles Promoter 1oak Entertainment Sued for Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 20, 2012

LawyerLos Angeles – Butter IPH LLC filed a lawsuit on Friday against Jayson Sanchez in Las Vegas federal court for trademark infringement. Butter IPH claims that Mr. Sanchez is infringing on its multiple 1 OAK trademarks by using them to promote his Los Angeles based company “1oak Entertainment Group.” The lawsuit states that Mr. Sanchez’s company, a music entertainment promoting agency, is infringing on Butter IPH’s current pending Trademark Applications with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office which include words only and design marks of “1 OAK One of a Kind.” The Applications were filed in international class 41 for night clubs and class 43 for bar services and cocktail lounge services. Read the rest »

Pepsi’s “Choice of a New Generation” Trademark Lapses – Better Oats Snatches it Up

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 20, 2012

oatmeal-thumb-200x150-38115 Orange County – Whoever is in charge of handling the intellectual property for Pepsi may be feeling some heat for allowing a valuable trademark to lapse. The trademark for the slogan, “The Choice of a New Generation” expired, unnoticed by Pepsi, and gave way for a small oatmeal brand to acquire rights to it. Read the rest »

Oprah Victorious in ‘Own Your Power’ Trademark Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 20, 2012

magazines-thumb-200x132-50296 California – Oprah Winfrey has emerged victorious in a trademark infringement lawsuit in which the owner of a motivational services company filed against the former talk-show host over the trademarked phrase ‘Own Your Power.’
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U.S. Patent Office Re-Affirms “Zamore Design Rule” Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 20, 2012

Patent Lawyer Caliornia – The United States Patent and Trademark Office re-affirmed four patents (US 7,459,547, US 7,732,593, US 7,772,203 and US 7,750,144) known as the “Zamore Design Rule” patents following a re-examination requested by an anonymous third party, which previously issued as patents last year. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

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

San Diego Based Natural Alternatives International Settles Patent Infringement Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 20, 2012

Supplement PatentsSan Diego – Natural Alternatives International, Inc., a formulator, manufacturer, and marketer of customized nutritional supplements, has settled a patent infringement dispute with BPI Sports and Image Sports. The lawsuit was settled with the companies entering into an agreement allowing for Natural Alternatives to provide BPI and Image with its patented CarnoSyn beta-alanine. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Swiss Shoe Maker Loses to K-Swiss in Trademark Infringement Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 12, 2012

LawyerLos Angeles – Swiss orthopedics and fashion sports shoe maker Kuenzli SwissSchuh AG has lost an ongoing trademark infringement dispute against K-Swiss and will give up its iconic five stripes trademark. Read the rest »

Hulu Joins Fight to Stop “TV Everywhere” Trademark Registration

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 12, 2012

tv_remote_control-150x150 Orange County – Hulu, the subscription-based ad-supported website that streams videos of television shows, movies, and webisodes, has recently joined in a fight to stop Dish Network’s registration of the trademark “TV Everywhere.” Read the rest »