2013 February Archive

Qualcomm, Microsoft Say Google Isn’t Upholding FTC Patent Agreement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 28, 2013

Qualcomm-150x150 San Diego – Qualcomm, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. told the Federal Trade Commission that Google is seeking injunctions to prevent competitors from selling goods that infringe its stand-essential patents, even though Google made an agreement with the FTC that it would not seek injunctions against companies that are willing to license the patented technology. Read the rest »

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HP, New Balance among 11 Sued for Infringing Vehicle-Tracking Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 26, 2013

California Intellectual PropertyOrange County – ArrivalStar SA filed a host of complaints in Florida federal court on Friday, claiming that various companies, including Hewlett-Packard Co., New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. and Lacoste USA Inc. infringed patents related to vehicle-tracking technology. Read the rest »

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Yankees have Rights to Evil Empire without Trademark Registration

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 25, 2013

baseball-200x133 Los Angeles – A U.S. Patent and Trademark Office panel recently ruled that the New York Yankees have rights to its nickname Evil Empire and can prevent others from registering the name as a trademark, even though the team has never attempted to register the trademark. Read the rest »

eBay Sued for Infringing Online Auction Patent

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 20, 2013

ebay-150x150 San Diego – eBay Inc. was sued in the Southern District of California in San Diego for allegedly infringing patents that cover technology related to the display of auction information online. Read the rest »

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Online Health Records Company Sues WebMD for Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 15, 2013

downloadLos Angeles – MyMedicalRecords Inc. filed a lawsuit in California federal court against the health information company WebMD Health Corp., claiming that WebMD has created an online portal for patient records that infringes one of its patents. Read the rest »

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Nokia, LG Accused of Infringing Integrated Circuit Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 13, 2013

Intellectual Property Litigation Los Angeles – Tela Innovations Inc. filed a lawsuit against Nokia Corp, LG Electronics Inc., and several other companies with both the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Delaware federal court accusing the companies of infringing seven patents owned by Tela that cover technology related to integrated circuit manufacturing processes. Read the rest »

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Viacom Asks Judge to Dismiss Gibson’s Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 12, 2013

ukulele-150x150 Los Angeles – Viacom International Inc., owner of the Nickelodeon television network, told a Los Angeles federal judge that Gibson Guitar Corp.’s lawsuit accusing Viacom of infringing Gibson’s trademarks should be dismissed because the alleged infringing goods were never sold in the United States. Read the rest »

Krill Oil Manufacturer Sues Competitors for Patent Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 11, 2013

supplements-150x150 San Diego – Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. launched a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against several competing companies, claiming their krill oil products infringe on a patent the company holds for its products. Read the rest »

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Facebook Accused of Infringing Patents with “Like” Button

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 7, 2013

Patent InfringementOrange County – Facebook Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that the website’s “Like” button and other features that allow users to share third-party content on personal pages infringe patents that were owned by a Dutch computer programmer, who died before he could launch his own social networking website. Read the rest »

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District Judge Denies Apple, Samsung’s Post-Trial Motions

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 1, 2013

ipad-iphone-200x131Los Angeles – A U.S. District Judge denied Apple’s bid to increase the $1.05 billion in damages the company was awarded against Samsung by a San Francisco jury in the companies’ ongoing patent war. Read the rest »

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