San Diego – Just a few weeks after acquiring a large number of patents from a floundering America Online (AOL), Microsoft has announced that it will be transferring off most of those patents to Facebook. Read the rest »
2012 April Archive
California – FlatWorld Interactives is suing Apple for patent infringement alleging that Apple’s touch technology infringes one of FlatWorld’s patents. The company out of Pennsylvania is seeking a permanent injunction from the infringement and for compensatory damages as well. Read the rest »
Los Angeles – LMFAO, the electronic pop duo with chart topping hits including “Sorry for Party Rocking” and “Sexy and I Know It” was recently required to reveal the meaning of its name in trademark filings. To this point it has been a mystery with much speculation as to what the acronym of the Los Angeles based pair really stood for. Included in the speculation were names such as “Loving My Friends and Others.” Read the rest »
Los Angeles – Samsung has filed a counterclaim against Apple with the U.S. District Court in Northern California that accuses the iPhone maker of infringing on eight of its patents. This move was made in response to Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung, which was originally filed in February of 2012. Apple accused Samsung of patent infringement and “seeking an injunction and damages on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.” Samsung has since denied Apple’s allegations and has now filed the counterclaim accusing the company of the same type of infringement.
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Los Angeles – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has given Rosetta Stone the opportunity to once again try and prove that Google committed trademark infringement on several of its trademarks. Read the rest »
Orange County – A thirty-six-year-old Delaware man has agreed to change the name of his social networking site for motorcycle enthusiasts after the world-renowned Harley-Davidson accused him of trademark infringement earlier this year. Read the rest »
California – The Department of Commerce has released a new report titled “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus,” which sets out the pivotal role that intellectual property plays in the U.S. economy. Read the rest »
California – TiVo, the global creator and leader in advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVR’s) has won a trademark infringement lawsuit against VIVO International Corporation, an Australian-based television manufacturer.
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Los Angeles – The flailing Internet service provider America Online (AOL Inc.) has sold approximately 800 technology patents to Microsoft at a recent patent auction. Patent fire sales are becoming more and more popular as floundering companies try to raise the funds to stay afloat and for financially sound companies to increase their market share and earn licensing royalties. Read the rest »
Orange County – Nest Labs has responded to a patent infringement complaint from Honeywell by calling its competitor “worse than a patent troll.” Nest also vehemently denied infringing on Honeywell’s thermostat patents, claiming that most of those patent are “hopelessly invalid.” Read the rest »