2012 October Archive

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

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 »

San Diego Tech Co. Sues Korg, Yamaha, Others For Recording Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 25, 2012

sampler-150x150 Musical instrument and equipment makers Korg Inc. and Yamaha Corp. and retailers such as Guitar Center Inc., Sam Ash Music Corp. and Best Buy Co. are infringing the San Diego, Calif.-based e.Digital Corp.’s patents for recording device technology, e.Digital said in a series of new complaints in the Southern District of California on Monday. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

DOJ Examining Samsung For FRAND Patent Licensing Antitrust Issues

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 24, 2012

Intellectual Property Infringement San Diego – The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Samsung Electronics Co. for antitrust violations related to its licensing of standard-essential patents, Apple Inc. revealed in a Monday filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

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

TTAB Nixes Mexican Band Grupo Pegasso Trademark Cancellation Bid

By Mandour & Associates, APC on October 24, 2012

GrupoPegassologo-150x150 Los Angeles – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board recently shut the door on an attempt to cancel the federal registration for the trademark Grupo Pegasso, the name of a defunct Mexican band, rejecting the petitioner music company’s claims of fraud on the PTO. Read the rest »