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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Cookware Giant Sued for Trademark Infringement over Green Colored Pans

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 27, 2013

burner-cooking-thumb-200x150-59894 California – Meyer Manufacturing Co. Ltd. asked a California federal judge of the Eastern District of California to rule that Telebrands Corp. cannot trademark pots and pans with a green cooking surface. Read the rest »

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 »

Complete Genomics Claims It Did Not Infringe DNA-Sequencing Kit Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 22, 2013

Patent Lawyer California – Complete Genomics Inc. argued in front of a California federal judge on Wednesday that its genome-testing kits do not infringe Illumina Inc.’s patents, claiming it produced sufficient evidence that the gene probes used in its testing kits are different from Illumina’s probes. Read the rest »

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‘FarmVille’ Creator Sues Competitor for Infringing VILLE Trademark

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 21, 2013

zynga-thumb-200x132-59353 San Diego – “FarmVille” owner Zynga Inc. filed a lawsuit against Imagenesis Corp. claiming that the company’s soon-to-be-released “MafiaVille” game infringes its VILLE trademarks. 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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Tiffany Sues Costco for Trademark Infringement over Engagement Rings

By Mandour & Associates, APC on February 19, 2013

diamond_ring-thumb-200x133-59144 Orange County – Tiffany & Co. filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Costco Wholesale Corp. claiming that the discount retail giant sold unauthorized diamond engagement rings with the Tiffany brand name. Read the rest »

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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