2012 September Archive

Federal Circuit Breathes New Life Into Abbott Glucose Monitor Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 29, 2012

glucose-thumb-200x150-50162California – The Federal Circuit on Friday resurrected two Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. patents for a diabetes-related glucose monitoring system, ruling that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s rejection of the patents was based on unreasonable claim constructions. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Puzo Estate Can’t Nix “Godfather” Copyright Contract With Paramount

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 28, 2012

book-stack Los Angeles – A Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the estate of author Mario Puzo cannot get out of a 1969 contract granting Paramount Pictures Corp. the copyrights to Puzo’s “Godfather” novels. Read the rest »

Pozen Migraine Drug Patent Win Upheld By Federal Circuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 28, 2012

Patent Attorney San Diego – The Federal Circuit on Friday shot down several generic drug makers’ appeal of an injunction against selling their generic versions of Pozen Inc.’s patented migraine medicine Treximet. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

DC Comics Accuses Florida Barber Of Superman Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 28, 2012

barber_shop-thumb-200x280-50298 Orange County – DC Comics on Tuesday hit an operator of two barbershops with a trademark infringement complaint in Florida federal court, saying the shops are ripping off the Time Warner Inc. unit’s famous Superman logo trademark. Read the rest »

Wright Medical Accused Of Stealing Stryker Knee Implant Name

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 28, 2012

knee replacement-thumb-200x202-50305 San Diego – Medical device maker Stryker Corp. filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against rival Wright Medical Technology Inc. in New Jersey federal court Thursday alleging Wright is misusing the name for Stryker’s latest knee replacement implant to draw people to its own products. Read the rest »

Judge Shuts Down Bayer V. Dow Herbicide-Resistant Crop Patent Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 28, 2012

Patent ProtectionOrange County – Dow AgroSciences LLC on Thursday escaped Bayer CropScience AG’s patent infringement claims in Missouri federal court over a way to genetically engineer plants to withstand the use of a certain herbicide. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Liz Claiborne, Lucky Brand Escape Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 27, 2012

jeans-150x150 Los Angeles – Liz Claiborne Inc. and its Lucky Brand Dungarees Inc. denim unit won summary judgment from a Manhattan federal court Tuesday on a fashion group’s claims that Lucky Brand infringes its “Get Lucky” trademark. Read the rest »

Apple Hopes To Patent Siri iPhone Voice Function

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 27, 2012

iphone-apps Los Angeles – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office unveiled a patent application continuation Thursday that Apple Inc. filed earlier this year seeking a patent for its Siri voice assistant feature on the iPhone. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

“Innocence Of Muslims” Actress Sues Google, YouTube For Copyright Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 27, 2012

mosque Los Angeles – An actress prominently featured in “Innocence of Muslims,” the anti-Muslim video disparaging Muhammad that set off violent protests worldwide, sued Google Inc. and YouTube LLC in Los Angeles federal court Wednesday, alleging copyright infringement in relation to their refusal to take down the video. Read the rest »

National Pork Board Lashes Out At “Other White Meat” Trademark Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 27, 2012

pig-thumb-200x133-50292 California – The National Pork Board on Monday called the Humane Society of the United States’ new lawsuit over the board’s purchase of the trademark “The Other White Meat” an unwarranted challenge to a legitimate business transaction.
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