2012 October Archive

SCOTUS Won’t Hear Nova Appeal Of $61.7M Dow Plastic Patent Verdict

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 29, 2012

California Patent AttorneyOrange County – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up Nova Chemicals Corp.’s petition for a writ of certiorari to review a Federal Circuit decision that left untouched a $61.7 million patent infringement award against Nova in favor of Dow Chemical Co. over plastic polymers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Union Sues Glaxo, Teva Over Lamictal Pay-For-Delay Patent Deal

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 26, 2012

Patent Attorney Los Angeles – GlaxoSmithKline LLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. illegally conspired to delay the entry to the market of a generic version of Glaxo’s epilepsy drug Lamictal in order to preserve the validity of Glaxo’s patent for the drug and allow Teva generic exclusivity, a union healthcare fund alleged in a new class action on Thursday. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Unlocking Game Systems, Tablets, DVD Rips All Violate DMCA, Copyright Office Says

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 26, 2012

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Los Angeles – The Digital Millennium Copyright Act prohibits ripping DVDs onto other devices and modifying tablets and video game consoles for purposes not intended by their makers, but does not bar consumers from copying DVD clips for fair use, the U.S. Copyright Office said Thursday in its latest update to its guidance on the law. Read the rest »

Federal Circuit Panel Wants Review Of PTO Claim Construction Weight

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 24, 2012

courthouse1-150x150 Los Angeles – The Federal Circuit on Tuesday called for more clarity in determining the proper standards with which it should weigh claim construction decisions made in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, with a majority panel opinion that asked for en banc review of its own decision. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Dutch Court Finds No Samsung Infringement Of Apple Touch Patent

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 24, 2012

Los Angeles PatentsOrange County – A court in the Hague on Wednesday reaffirmed its previous ruling that Samsung Electronics Co. did not infringe an Apple Inc. patent for a “touch event model” used in smartphones and tablets, aligning itself with similar recent rulings in the United Kingdom and Germany. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Samsung, Apple Spar Over New iPhone, iPad Patent Trial

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 22, 2012

Intellectual Property Infringement Los Angeles – Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. traded fire on Friday over whether Samsung’s allegations of misconduct on the jury foreman’s part in the trial of the pair’s epic tablet and smartphone patent infringement lawsuit merits overturning the jury’s $1 billion award and holding a new trial. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

A&E Accused Of Infringing 3D Jesus, Lincoln Image Copyright

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 22, 2012

lincoln Los Angeles – A&E Television Networks LLC is facing copyright infringement claims from a graphic designer and illustrator who says the company’s History channel made unauthorized use of his copyrighted 3D computer graphic representations of Jesus Christ and Abraham Lincoln. Read the rest »

Purdue Allowed To Pursue Generic OxyContin Patent Claims Against KVK

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 22, 2012

Patent AttorneyOrange County – A New York federal judge on Friday declined to dismiss Purdue Pharmaceuticals LP’s patent infringement action against KVK Tech Inc. over its role in preparing a generic version of the blockbuster painkiller OxyContin for the market, rejecting KVK’s claims that it was not responsible for the abbreviated new drug application. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Buzzfeed Sued Over Copyright To Katy Perry Bikini Photos, Kathy Griffin Topless Shots

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 19, 2012

no-camera Los Angeles – Mavrix Photo Inc. filed a copyright infringement case in Los Angeles federal court against Buzzfeed Inc. last week alleging the popular news website misappropriated photos for which the agency holds copyrights, including pictures of Katy Perry in a bikini and Kathy Griffin dancing topless outdoors. Read the rest »

DC Comics Wins Superman Creator Heirs’ Copyright Challenge

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 18, 2012

superman Los Angeles – DC Comics prevailed on Wednesday in its quest to maintain the copyright to the character of Superman over the objections of the heirs of Superman co-creator and original illustrator Joe Shuster, as a Los Angeles federal judge granted it partial summary judgment on the heirs’ claims. Read the rest »