2012 November Archive

Patent Chief Defends System Against Google and Other Critics

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 26, 2012

binary-200x133 Los Angeles – US Patent and Trademark Director Dave Kappos defended the patent system against critics, such as Google, who have been claiming the system is broken. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Apple Ordered to Pay $368 Million in Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 8, 2012

Los Angeles Patent LawsuitsOrange County – A federal grand jury in Texas has awarded VirnetX Holding Corp. $368.2 Million in a patent infringement lawsuit with Apple Inc. The lawsuit against Apple Inc. was filed last year with the United States District Court in East Texas citing claims of infringement of four VirnetX patents by Apple’s popular Face Time application. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Microsoft Sued For Patent Infringement Over Windows Live Tiles

By Mandour & Associates, APC on November 1, 2012

microsoft-200x132 Los Angeles – Though it was only launched a week ago, Microsoft is already being sued for patent infringement over its Windows 8 Live Tiles.  The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by SurfCast in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.  In its court documents, the Portland, Maine based company claims it owns the intellectual property for Live Tiles, the most popular feature of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system.  The lawsuit further alleges that the dynamic tiles system used in Windows 8 infringes on SurfCast’s patent for a “System and Method for Simultaneous Display of Multiple Information Sources.” Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement