2012 April Archive

Microsoft Sells AOL Patents to Facebook for $550 Million

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 25, 2012

Patent Law FirmsSan 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 »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Los Angeles Based LMFAO Reveals Meaning of Name in Trademark Application

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 23, 2012

lawyerLos 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 »

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

Rosetta Stone Trademark Infringement Case Against Google is Revived

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 19, 2012

LawyerLos 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 »

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 »

Posted in: Patent Registration

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 »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

San Diego Based Sequenom Acquires Pending Patents for $1.3 Million

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 19, 2012

Patent Legal AttorneySan Diego – Sequenom, a San Diego manufacturer of a variety of genetic tests, has acquired two pending patents from Helicos Biosciences Corp. The two companies reportedly entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement in which Sequenom purchased all rights, title and interest in Helicos’ pending patents for Methods for Detecting Fetal Nucleic Acids and Diagnosing Fetal Abnormalities. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Trayvon’s Mom Seeking to Trademark Rally Chants

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 11, 2012

LawyerLos Angeles – In a case that has garnered international media attention over the shooting death of a seventeen-year-old Florida boy, the boy’s parents are attempting to trademark phrases chanted in rallies organized to pressure police into making an arrest in the boy’s death. Read the rest »

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 »

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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 »

Posted in: Patent Infringement