2012 October Archive

“Yummi Bears” Trademark Lawsuit Still Alive After Judge’s Ruling

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 31, 2012

gummy_bears-thumb-200x133-51639 Orange County – This week, a federal Judge in the Central District of California in Orange County ruled in favor of Hero Nutritionals to keep its trademark infringement claim alive against vitamin rival Nutraceutical Corporation. Read the rest »

Uniloc Sues 12 For Software Licensing System Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 29, 2012

binary-150x150 San Diego – Uniloc Inc. filed a flurry of patent infringement lawsuits against 12 separate companies in Texas federal court on Friday, asserting its rights in a patent for administering license terms for software on a computer network. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Lenovo, B&N, Other Tablet Makers Sued Over Double-Click Patent

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 29, 2012

tablet_pc-200x150 California – Lenovo Inc., Barnes & Noble Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and other makers of tablet products were hit with new infringement allegations on Friday at the hands of Hopewell Culture & Design LLC, which accuses the tablet makers of misappropriating its patented technology for double-clicking an interactive display. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

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 »

Village Voice Media Goes After Yelp For “Best Of” Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 26, 2012

newspaper-150x150 Los Angeles – Nationwide alt-weekly publisher Village Voice Media Holdings LLC sued Yelp Inc. on Thursday alleging the local listings and ratings website is infringing the publisher’s trademarks for the “Best Of” various cities features it runs in its newspapers. Read the rest »

LGBT Fraternity Sues Upstart Chapter For Trademark Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 26, 2012

university_campus-thumb-200x150-51303 California – A collegiate fraternal organization dedicated to the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Wednesday against a new fraternity at the University of California at Santa Cruz that it says is using a confusingly similar name.
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Google Fails To Shake Cybersitter AdWords Trademark Infringement Claims

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 25, 2012

Lawyer San Diego – Google Inc. cannot slip away from Cybersitter LLC’s claims that it aided and abetted a competitor in misusing Cybersitter’s trademarked name in advertisements drawing traffic away from Cybersitter’s business, a Los Angeles federal judge ruled Wednesday. Read the rest »

Calif. Appeals Court Shoots Down Mystery House Trademark Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 25, 2012

Winchester_mansion-thumb-200x158-51241Orange County – A California state appeals court on Wednesday declined to revive the popular San Jose tourist attraction the Winchester Mystery House’s attempts to keep a film company from using its trademarks in a movie loosely based on the builder of the house. Read the rest »