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 »

Supreme Court to Rule if Planting Patented Seeds Constitutes Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 21, 2013

seedling-thumb-200x132-56694 California – Monsanto Co. asked the United States Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that a farmer infringed its Roundup Ready soybean seed patent when he planted the seeds, arguing that if it ruled otherwise it would undercut patent rights for products that can easily be reproduced. Read the rest »

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Amazon, Apple Ordered to Settlement Talks in Trademark Infringement Case

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 17, 2013

Trademark Infringement Law San Diego – A magistrate judge ordered Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. to attend settlement conferences in an attempt to get the companies to resolve their differences before the upcoming trial over Apple’s claim that Amazon is infringing its APP STORE trademark. 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 »

Kanye West Hurls Trademark Lawsuit at Makers of “COINYE” Currency

By Mandour & Associates, APC on January 12, 2013

coins-thumb-200x133-79893 San Diego – Kanye West has commenced a lawsuit against the creators of a playfully named brand of virtual currency. Read the rest »