2013 January Archive

Allergan Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Generic-Drug Manufacturers

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 30, 2013

Patent Attorney San Diego – The Federal Circuit ruled in favor of multi-specialty health care company Allergan, Inc., upholding the district court’s ruling that two generic-drug manufacturers would infringe the Irvine-based pharmaceutical company’s patent if the companies produced a generic form of the drug Lumigan. Read the rest »

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Pfizer Claims Generic-Drug Makers Infringe Lyrica Patent

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 29, 2013

LA Patent LawyerOrange County – Pfizer Inc. and Northwestern University filed a lawsuit in Delaware against Wockhardt Ltd. requesting a judgment that Wockhardt is infringing the Lyrica patent and seeking an injunction prohibiting the generic-drug maker from producing a generic form of the drug. Read the rest »

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H&R Block Sues Intuit for Trademark Infringement and False Advertising

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 28, 2013

money-cut-thumb-200x144-57323 Orange County – Three units of H&R Block Inc. filed a lawsuit against TurboTax maker Intuit Inc. claiming that the company launched an advertising campaign that infringes H&R Block’s trademark and misleads consumers as to the legitimacy of H&R Block’s services. Read the rest »

Fox and Dish Network Debate over DVR Copyright Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 25, 2013

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Los Angeles – Dish Network Corp. said in its brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that Fox Broadcasting Co. does not provide enough evidence that Dish Network is infringing Fox’s copyrights or breaching contracts between the companies by providing consumers with ad-skipping digital videos recorders. Read the rest »

Anheuser-Busch Wins BUD Trademark Battle in the European Union

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 25, 2013

beer-bottle-pouring-thumb-200x132-40682 California – Anheuser-Busch InBev NV was granted the trademark BUD to use in conjunction with selling beer in Europe by a European Union court on Tuesday. Read the rest »

Polo Ralph Lauren Argues U.S. Polo Association Infringes Its Trademark

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 22, 2013

perfume_bottle-150x150 Los Angeles -L’Oreal USA Inc., licensee of Polo Ralph Lauren Holdings Inc.’s trademark for use on fragrances, told the Second Circuit Friday that the U.S. Polo Association’s link to the sport of polo does not give it license to infringe Ralph Lauren’s famous trademarks. Read the rest »

Twitter Does Not Give News Services Copyright License to Lift Photos

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 17, 2013

twitter Los Angeles – News services The Washington Post Co. and Agence France Presse were found by a New York federal judge to have infringed a photojournalist’s copyrights when they published photos lifted from the photographer’s Twitter page. Read the rest »

IBM Tops the Patent Charts, Again

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 12, 2013

Patent Attorney Los Angeles Los Angeles – For the 20th year in a row, International Business Machines Corp has been named the number one assignee of patents in the United States, according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services’ list of the 2012 Top 50 US Patent assignees. Read the rest »

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Sony Releases Bob Dylan Collection to Preserve Copyright

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 9, 2013

sony Los Angeles – Sony Music released a compilation of previously unreleased Bob Dylan recordings in a handful of record stores across Europe shortly after Christmas in order to take advantage of a change in the European copyright law. Read the rest »

Google’s FTC Deal Could Alter Landscape of Patent Wars

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 9, 2013

Patent Dispute San Diego – The deal Google struck with the Federal Trade Commission last week has received a lot of attention and many are hoping it will curtail the ongoing technology patent wars, which most agree have gotten out of control. Read the rest »

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