2012 June Archive

Patent Awarded to Interphase For Penveu Interactive Display System

By Mandour & Associates, APC on June 27, 2012

tablet_pc-200x150 Los Angeles – Interphase announced today that it has been awarded a patent for an interactive display system that has been in development for the last year. The patent for Penvue (patent #8,217,997) covers technology that is invisible to the human eye, but visible to the product’s pen in a display stream. The science behind Penveu was designed to maximize interactivity and collaboration in classrooms and boardrooms. The product and its newly patented technology works with currently installed projectors and large screen displays. In sum, the product enhances installed projectors and larger screen displays and easily makes any flat surface into an interactive display system. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Apple Granted Patent Related to Maintaining Privacy Online

By Mandour & Associates, APC on June 25, 2012

Patent LawyersOrange County – Online identities are undoubtedly one of the last things people would consider in the search for cloning subjects. However, Apple has done just that, by creating and developing technology to clone online identities. To that end, the hugely popular computer, tablet, and phone manufacturer announced last week that it has been granted a patent for its online identity cloning technology. The unusual patent was created in response to consumers expressing an increased desire to protect their online identities from a deluge of information profilers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

High Roads Granted Patent for Healthcare Benchmarking Technology

By Mandour & Associates, APC on June 20, 2012

search-200x133 Los Angeles – With the search for healthcare affecting the lives of millions of people, healthcare search technology is becoming increasingly important. To date, High Roads healthcare benchmarking technology already touches the lives of over forty million consumers. To further assist these consumers in finding the perfect provider of healthcare services, High Roads announced yesterday that it has been granted a patent for The Lab, its real-time, healthcare management and benefits benchmarking database. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Kodak Loses Patent Infringement Case Against Apple And RIM

By Mandour & Associates, APC on June 15, 2012

Patent PortfolioOrange County – In more bad news for the Eastman Kodak Company, it appears that Kodak has recently lost its two-year patent infringement battle over digital image previewing technology. The recent decision, handed down by International Trade Commission Judge Thomas Pender, determined that there was no patent infringement because the Kodak patent itself was not valid. Furthermore, the digital image technology was simply a variation of earlier inventions and was not patentable. The decision by Judge Pender in favor of Apple and RIM will most likely effect the valuation of Kodak’s assets in its ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

New Patent Prevents Unauthorized Sharing Of Textbooks

By Mandour & Associates, APC on June 14, 2012

books-stack-200x154 Los Angeles – A patent was issued last week to economics professor Joseph Henry Vogel for a system and method for controlling use of academic texts. Patent 8,195,571 outlines a methodology whereby students would be required to participate in a web-based online discussion board, which would count toward their final course grade. The code to gain access to the discussion board would be obtained when the students purchase the associated textbooks. Students who do not buy the textbooks get a lower grade. Second-hand purchase of books would be allowed, but students would still have to purchase a discounted access code. This would allow publishers to charge multiple times for a single textbook and ensure that all profits go directly to publishers and authors, instead of secondary sources. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Google Sued for Patent Infringement for Its “GDrive”

By Mandour & Associates, APC on June 11, 2012

Patent Dispute Los Angeles – In April, Google released its free storage component referred to as Google Drive or “GDrive”, to the public. The GDrive offers Google account holders access to store up to 5GB on its ‘cloud’. By storing software on a cloud, a Google user is able to access their stored items through multiple machines or other services provided online. However, in a lawsuit filed this week SuperSpeed, a small company based out of Massachusetts, claims that the newly released Google Drive infringes on its existing patent. The allegedly infringing U.S. Patent Number 5,918,244 in question was issued in 1999 and is described as a “method and system for coherently caching I/O devices across a network.” Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Apple Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Motorola Dismissed

By Mandour & Associates, APC on June 11, 2012

Patent Infringement Claims Orange County – The lawsuit was set to begin Monday, the adversaries were in place, and attorneys were prepped and ready to charge. However, to the surprise of both parties, Judge Richard Posner handed down an order dismissing the claims of both Apple and Motorola in Apple’s latest patent infringement lawsuit. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Cisco Launches Infringement Lawsuit Against TiVo Over DVR Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on June 6, 2012

tv_remote_control Los Angeles – Cisco Systems filed a lawsuit in federal court against digital video recording company TiVo last week. The basis of the lawsuit is infringement of the technology used for digital video recorders, or DVRs. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Cheech and Chong Test Used in Apple Patent Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on June 6, 2012

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Orange County – While it is not surprising that Apple is currently in the midst of a patent infringement lawsuit against its primary rival Sony, it is surprising that the lawsuit is hinging on what is being called the “Cheech and Chong” Test. In the style of the well-known comedic duo, U.S. International Trade Commission Judge Thomas Pender asked about design similarities between the two products, “Does it look like it, feel like it, smell like it?” The quote was taken from a routine in which the two comedians tried to figure out if an offending substance was dog feces. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement