2013 April Archive

Ericsson Ramps Up Patent Infringement Case Against Samsung

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 29, 2013

Intellectual Property Infringement San Diego – Last week Ericsson Inc. added eight additional patents to its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.   The original complaint, filed last November in a Texas U.S. District Court, was spawned by Samsung’s refusal to renew a license it had to 12 Ericsson patents covering various telecommunications devices and related multimedia equipment.

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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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Tory Burch Awarded $20 Million From Online Trademark Infringement Scheme

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 20, 2013

purse-150x150 Los Angeles – Tory Burch LLC, fashionable and popular maker of sportswear, shoes, handbags and small accessories, won a default judgment in an Illinois federal court case against several unknown persons who were selling bogus Tory Burch merchandise over the Internet.  The complaint, filed in February of this year, was directed to  “DOES 1 through 100” claiming the entities had infringed on Tory Burch’s trademarks by offering fake goods using the Tory Burch famous name and trademarked logo on several of its websites. Read the rest »

WiFi Patent Lawsuit Against Southwest Airlines On Hold For Re-Examination

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 12, 2013

airplane-airbusa380-150x150 San Diego – On Monday U.S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess announced a stay in a patent infringement lawsuit against Southwest Airlines Co. until the USPTO finalizes its re-examination of the patents cited in the Complaint.  Feess ruled that it doesn’t make sense to continue the case until the patent re-examination is complete. Read the rest »

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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 »

USPTO Reverses Position on Apple’s IPAD MINI Trademark Application

By Mandour & Associates, APC on April 5, 2013

touching screen on tablet-pc Los Angeles – Late last year Apple, Inc. filed a trademark application for IPAD MINI for the new smaller and sleeker version of its famous iPad.  Apple has already owned a registered trademark for IPAD since 2010.

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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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