2012 December Archive

Los Angeles Judge Rules Yoga Poses Cannot be Copyrighted

By Mandour & Associates, APC on December 18, 2012

yoga Los Angeles - A Los Angeles judge dismissed copyright infringement claims against a chain of yoga studios that teaches classes based on Bikram Choudhury’s hot yoga system without obtaining his consent. Read the rest »

Reporter Did Not Infringe Copyright, but may have Misused Trade Secrets in NFL Draft Stories

By Mandour & Associates, APC on December 18, 2012

football Los Angeles - A Washington federal judge dismissed National Football Scouting Inc.’s copyright infringement claim against reporter Rob Rang regarding his use of the company’s scouting reports in stories evaluating NFL prospects on Thursday.  However, the judge said a jury will have to decide if the scouting reports are a protected trade secret. Read the rest »

Apple, LG Electronics did not Infringe Alcatel-Lucent’s Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on December 14, 2012

Patent Lawyers San Diego – A jury in San Diego found that Apple Inc. and LG Electronics Inc. did not infringe patents for electronic devices including phones and computers owned by Multimedia Patent Trust, an Alcatel-Lucent SA subsidiary.  The verdict was issued Thursday after a trial that lasted more than two weeks in the Southern District of the United States District Court. The trial was presided over by U.S. District Judge Marilyn L. Huff. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Infringement

Apple and Google Join Together to Purchase Kodak Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on December 12, 2012

kodak1-150x88 San Diego – Apple and Google are reportedly working together to offer Eastman Kodak more than $500 million for its imaging patents, which are being sold as part of Kodak’s bankruptcy proceedings. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration

Bob Marley’s Family Settles Feud over Late Singer’s Trademarks

By Mandour & Associates, APC on December 6, 2012

marley-bob-thumb-200x150-53953 Orange County – Bob Marley’s relatives have settled a family feud that began when Marley’s half brother exploited the late singer’s legacy for financial gain. Read the rest »

Sally Beauty Pays $8.5 Million in Trademark Infringement Settlement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on December 5, 2012

shampoo-thumb-200x150-53893 California – Sally Beauty Supply LLC agreed yesterday to pay $8.5 million to Mixed Chicks LLC after a California jury found that Sally Beauty had infringed on the MIXED CHICKS trademark.
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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Human Genes are Patentable

By Mandour & Associates, APC on December 3, 2012

Patent Litigation CaliforniaOrange County - The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will decide whether isolated human genes are patentable, a decision that will have far-reaching consequences for biotechnology companies, medical researchers, and consumers of medical services. Read the rest »

Posted in: Patent Registration