2012 May Archive

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

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

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble Become Allies After Patent Fight

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 9, 2012

microsoft-200x132 Los Angeles – In a surprising twist from an ongoing patent infringement dispute between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble, the two companies have agreed to a new partnership with one another to focus on e-reading and the education market. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Judge Orders Apple and Samsung to Limit Claims in Patent Case

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 8, 2012

California Intellectual Property Orange County – Apple and Samsung have a scheduled trial date of July 30, 2012 in a patent and trademark lawsuit involving smartphone and tablet products. However, a Judge has threatened to postpone the trial if the two giants do not minimize their claims against each other. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Nokia and HTC Win European Patent Ruling

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 4, 2012

Infringed Patent Lawyer Los Angeles – It was ruled a win for Finland’s Nokia and Taiwan’s HTC when the European Patent Office stated its judgment that the IPCom patent ’100A’ was “invalid in its current form.” However this ongoing battle of over five years likely won’t end here as IPCom has stated that it will challenge the ruling. Read the rest »

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Judge Finds Orange County Based Allergan’s Patents to be Invalid

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 3, 2012

LA Patent Lawyer Orange County – Earlier this month, Watson Pharmaceuticals received a favorable ruling in a patent infringement lawsuit filed against it by Orange County-based Allergan. The 2009 lawsuit stems from Allergan’s claims that while creating a generic version of an overactive bladder medication, Watson and its business partners infringed patents related to Allergan’s Sanctura XR drug. Read the rest »

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