2012 May Archive

Los Angeles Based Guess Loses Trademark Lawsuit to Gucci

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 31, 2012

purse-150x150 Los Angeles – A judgment has been made in a case that began three years ago and as of last month saw the inside of a court room. In the trademark infringement case between Gucci and Guess a judge has awarded Gucci with damages totaling $4.66 million as well as an injunction against Guess from using three of the four alleged infringing trademarks. Read the rest »

Apple and Facebook Patents Anonymously Challenged

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 30, 2012

Los Angeles – Last week, three ex parte requests were filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) challenging patents held by tech giants Apple and Facebook. One of the challenges concerned Apple’s Patent for touchscreen interfacing (patent number 7,479,949). A second challenge against Apple was related to the document presentation on a touchscreen display (patent number 7,469,381). The challenge against Facebook was in regard to a dynamic news feed about users of social networks (patent number 7,669,123). The parties filing all three challenges are unknown at this point. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Sony Files Patent for In-Gaming Advertisements

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 30, 2012

game-controller-200x150Orange County – For years now, television viewers have had the ability to fast forward through commercials by using a DVR or a TiVo. For ‘gamers’ the thought of a video game being interrupted by a commercial may now be an inconvenient reality. Sony recently released information that in July of 2011, it filed for a patent application titled “Advertisement Scheme for use with interactive content” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application is still pending with the Patent and Trademark Office. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Sony Seeks Patent to Adjust Glasses-Free 3-D Technology

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 24, 2012

Patent LawyerSan Diego – According to recent filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Sony has applied for a patent for a correction to its existing Glasses-Free 3-D technology. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Los Angeles Marketing Firm Sued for Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 23, 2012

domain-name-http-www-200x149 Los Angeles – Los Angeles based D and D Marketing, Inc., doing business as T3 Leads, is being sued for trademark infringement for allegedly violating a San Antonio company’s trademark by using its name on various websites designed to generate business leads for other companies. Read the rest »

Los Angeles Based GTX Corporation Granted Patent to Keep Autistic Children Safe

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 16, 2012

gps-map-200x150Los Angeles – In a partnership with Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), Los Angeles-based GTX Corp. has been granted a utility patent that will focus on GPS tracking location based solutions aimed at aiding families living with autism. TACA is a non-profit organization which provides valuable information and resources to parents whose children have been diagnosed with autism.
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Posted in: Patent Registration

Nvidia and Intellectual Ventures Team Up for Patent Acquisition

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 15, 2012

Infringed Patent Lawyer Orange County – Nvidia and Intellectual Ventures recently acquired about 500 patents related to wireless communications. The companies split the cost of the patents which were purchased from IPWireless. IPWireless’ parent company IPW Holdings was recently purchased by General Dynamics. In its agreement with Nvidia and Intellectual Ventures, IPWireless will still have “royalty-free” access to the purchased patents which include 3G/4G Long Term Evolution also known as ‘LTE’ technologies. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Trademark Board Rejects “CrackBerry” Trademark Applications

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 12, 2012

cellphone_blackberry-thumb-200x150-37027 Orange County – The trademark trial and appeal board for the United States Patent and Trademark Office has rejected four trademark applications for the term “CrackBerry,” ruling that the trademarks would dilute Research in Motion Ltd.’s “BlackBerry” trademark. The term “CrackBerry” is jokingly used by people to describe their “addictive” BlackBerry smartphones as something they cannot function without. Read the rest »

Slot Machine Maker and Casinos Sued for Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 11, 2012

Patent AttorneysSan Diego – Rembrandt Gaming Technologies of Arlington, Virginia has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against slot machine manufacturer WMS Gaming and four casino operators over allegations that a certain feature on the slot machines infringe the company’s patent. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Lamborghini Files Trademark for ‘Huracan’

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 10, 2012

lawyerLos Angeles – Lamborghini has recently filed for a new trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for ‘Huracan’. The word translates to ‘hurricane’ in Spanish and is also known in ancient Mayan history as the god of fire, wind and storms. Lamborghini filed in class 12 for ‘passenger cars and structural parts thereof’ and class 28 for ‘model cars’. Read the rest »