2012 July Archive

EU Ban Granted To Apple in Patent Case Against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 26, 2012

iPad-150x150 Los Angeles – After a protracted legal battle, Apple announced this week that it has secured an injunction in a German Court against Samsung to prevent further distribution of its Galaxy Tab 7.7. Much to the delight of Apple, the result of the injunction is a ban on all sales of its competitor’s tablet in the European Union. The German Court rejected Samsung’s argument that the ban should only be applicable to German markets, and not the entire European Union. In anticipation of the wide reach of the ban, products have already been pulled from stores in Germany.
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Posted in: Patent Infringement

Titan Medical Issued Patent For Snaking Robotic Arm

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 26, 2012

Medical Product PatentOrange County – As a company focused on design and development of robotic surgical technology, Titan Medical has established itself as a leader in the field of robotic medical devices. Toward that goal, Titan Medical announced this week that it has been issued a patent for a snaking robotic arm with moveable shapers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Apple Awarded Patent For iPhone Case That Reduces Background Noise

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 19, 2012

Los Angeles Patents Los Angeles – Some might call this a year of innovation for Apple, as the pace of new and improved products seems to be increasing. New smartphones, head-mounted computer display devices, a sophisticated new stylus, and new technology abounds as the California company further increases its market share and pushes its stock price even higher. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Microsoft Patent Published For Customizable Xbox

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 18, 2012

microsoft-200x132 Los Angeles – Everyone knows someone who owns a videogame system or someone that is anxiously waiting for the latest great thing in that industry. According to recently published patent documents, Microsoft’s latest patent for a scaleable console would allow consumers to customize their Xbox. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Apple Patent Infringement Claims Dismissed Due to ‘Cool’ Factor

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 18, 2012

Patent InfringementOrange County – A judge in the United Kingdom recently ruled on Apple’s accusations of patent infringement against its rival Samsung. Apple claimed that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10 had infringed on patents and trademarks related to the iPad that include its design and displays. In the British High Court, Judge Colin Birss, QC, made his ruling and stated that Samsung’s design of its Galaxy tablet could not be mistaken with the iPad because it is just “not as cool” as Apple’s iPad. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Tech Giant Qualcomm Restructures Business To Protect Patent Portfolio

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 16, 2012

Intellectual Property Litigation Los Angeles – Qualcomm owns thousands of patents and has dozens more in development to add to its significant patent portfolio. Additionally, as a leader in mobile technologies and chip manufacturing, Qualcomm has long captured a significant market share by ensuring that its products are embedded in the top computers, phones and other hand-held devices. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Apple Sued For Patent Infringement Over Siri

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 9, 2012

Patent LawyersOrange County – Zhizhen Network Technology, a voice application developer based in Shanghai, recently filed a patent infringement lawsuit in China against Apple and its subsidiary Apple Computer Trading that is based in Shanghai. Zhizhen is accusing Apple of infringing on a patent that is “a type of instant messaging chat bot system” called Xiaoi Bot which it claims Apple is using in its iPhone 4 known as Siri. Zhizhen filed for the “chat bot messaging system” patent on August 13, 2004 and it was approved in Shanghai on February 15, 2006. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Apple’s Water Damage Detection Device Is Awarded Patent

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 6, 2012

Patent Infringement Claims Los Angeles – Almost everyone knows someone who has accidentally dropped their phone in water and then been forced to deal with the unhappy repercussions. Most people first attempt to dry out the device before resorting to customer service just purchasing a new phone. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Humanetics Issued Patent For Alzheimer’s Treatment

By Mandour & Associates, APC on July 2, 2012

molecule-computer1-200x133 Orange County – After years of research and development with Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM), Humanetics Corporation announced today that it has been granted a patent for its Alzheimer prevention and treatment compound, NIC5-15. The newly patented product was developed to provide a safe, effective and accessible method for treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration