2012 April Archive

Samsung Fires Back at Apple With Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 20, 2012

Patent Infringement Claims 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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Posted in: Patent Infringement

Microsofts Buys 800 Patents from AOL for $1 Billion

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 19, 2012

microsoft-200x132 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 »

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Nest Calls Honeywell “Worse than a Patent Troll” in Patent Infringement Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 19, 2012

thermostat-200x129 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 »

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HTC Inks Patent Deal with Intertrust Technologies

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 11, 2012

Infringed Patent Lawyer Los Angeles – Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has recently signed a patent licensing deal with Intertrust Technologies Corporation that will give it rights to use the company’s patents for digital rights management. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Microsoft Ends German Partnership Over Patent Infringement Fears

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 11, 2012

microsoft-200x132 Orange County – Software giant Microsoft has ended its partnership with German company Arvato over concerns about a possible patent infringement ruling in a case filed by Motorola Mobility. Arvato has been providing logistics services to Microsoft and is a subsidiary of German-based Bertelsmann. Read the rest »

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Facebook Purchases Hundreds of IBM Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 2, 2012

Patent Infringement Los Angeles – As Facebook prepares for a legal battle against Yahoo over patent infringement, it has just recently boosted its intellectual property portfolio by purchasing hundreds of patents from International Business Machines Corp., better known as IBM. Facebook purchased about 750 technology patents from IBM including patents ranging from software to networking. Read the rest »

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Getting Under Our Skin – Nokia Applies for Vibrating Tattoo Patent

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 2, 2012

tattoo-200x133 Orange County – The rule of thumb with tattoos has always been, choose it wisely because it stays with you forever. Now, mobile phone-maker Nokia wants to make sure its users stay with them forever by putting a permanent mark on the cellular phone industry. The company has reportedly filed a patent application for a tattoo that would vibrate when the user receives a call, text message, or email alert. Read the rest »

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