2013 April Archive

Aspex Eyewear Loses Appeal of Magnetic Sunglass Patent Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 23, 2013

Patent Infringement AttorneysOrange County – A Federal Court of Appeals Judge upheld the decision made by a Florida District Court by holding that Aspex Eyewear Inc. is precluded from making a nearly identical patent infringement claim that it made in a previously failed patent infringement case against a different company. Read the rest »

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Time Runs Out for Owner of Altimeter Patent

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 22, 2013

hiker-150x150 Los Angeles – U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Elizabeth LaPorte recently ruled that Avocet Sports Technology Inc. waited an unreasonable amount of time, 6 years, to initiate a patent infringement case against Polar Electro, Inc.  Thus, she dismissed the case due to the doctrine of laches.

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Samsung’s ChatON May be Off Due to Patent Infringement Allegations

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 9, 2013

Intellectual Property InfringementOrange County – Mobile Telecommunications Technologies LLC, a company headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, has filed a lawsuit in an East Texas Federal Court against Samsung Electronics.  Mobile Telecommunications claims that Samsung infringed on at least 3 of its patents for texting and other messaging services. Read the rest »

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Appeals Court Agrees: Aereo’s TV Streaming Service is Not a Copyright Infringement

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 8, 2013

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Los Angeles – A 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge affirmed an earlier decision allowing Aereo to stream live local programming to its customers via internet and its app.  The lawsuit was brought against Aereo last year by three of the major broadcasting networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, and Telemundo and PBS.  The networks sought an injunction to prevent Aereo from transmitting the television shows, believing Aereo would need a license to continue its services. Read the rest »

ResMed Sues For Infringement of Sleep Apnea Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 4, 2013

sleeping-150x150 Los Angeles – Last Thursday, ResMed Inc. filed lawsuits against two companies alleging patent infringement related to devices that help prevent sleep breathing disorders.  Taiwan based Apex Medical Corp., the alleged manufacturer, and Medical Depot Inc., the alleged distributor, who are doing business together as “Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing”, are the target of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court and a complaint filed with the International Trade Commission. Read the rest »

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