2012 September Archive

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 »

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 »

3Taps Says Craigslist Trademark, Copyright Lawsuit Is Anti-Competitive

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 26, 2012

3taps-150x150 Los Angeles – Public listing database service 3Taps Inc. struck back on Monday at Craigslist Inc.’s copyright and trademark infringement claims against it, accusing Craigslist of exploiting its dominant position in the online classified ad business. Read the rest »

Hynix Wins Limits On Rambus Patent Royalties, Ends Another Patent Suit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 25, 2012

SK_Hynix_e-150x150 San Diego – SK Hynix Inc. on Monday settled Intellectual Ventures Inc.’s litigation against it over semiconductor patents, after winning a court ruling Friday in the Northern District of California that will cap the royalties it owes Rambus Inc. for infringing other patents for memory devices.
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Posted in: Patent Infringement

RJ Reynolds, Star Scientific Resolve Tobacco Patent Dispute

By Mandour & Associates, APC on September 25, 2012

California Patent LawyerOrange County — RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. told a Maryland federal court Monday that it has settled Star Scientific Inc.’s long-running patent infringement case against it over a method of reducing carcinogens in tobacco. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement