California Intellectual Property Blog

U.S. Postal Service and IBM Fend Off Patent Lawsuit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 13, 2013

Los Angeles Patent InfringementOrange County – Last Wednesday a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld an earlier decision by the Court of Federal Claims, holding that the United States Postal Service and IBM did not infringe a shipping patent held by Uship Intellectual Properties LLC. Read the rest »

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Apple Sued for Patent Infringement Again Over FaceTime

By Mandour & Associates, APC on May 8, 2013

Patent LawyersLos Angeles – Once again, Apple Inc. is the target a patent infringement lawsuit concerning its FaceTime app.  The Plaintiff is National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City, Taiwan.  The claim is based on U.S. Patent No. 7,561,078, issued in 2009, which relates to a system “for compressing a video data set” that provides a “coding strategy with parameter searching” which optimizes performance.  National Cheng Kung University believes that FaceTime, among other similar applications, is an infringement. Read the rest »

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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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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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Expert says Sony Infringed TV Interactive’s Automatic DVD Playback Patents

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 19, 2013

Property InfringementOrange County – An expert testified in front of a San Francisco jury last Wednesday that Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3 and at least one of the Blu-ray players it sells infringe on four patents related to DVD-loading technology that are owned by TV Interactive Data Corp. Read the rest »

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Penguin’s Copyright Claims Dismissed over Rival’s Miniscule Profits

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 15, 2013

books Los Angeles – A New York federal judge dismissed Penguin Group USA, Inc.’s copyright infringement lawsuit against a small online library based out of Arizona that posted Penguin’s books online without authorization, saying that the online library’s profits were not sufficient for the court to have jurisdiction over the case. Read the rest »

Allergan Wins Partial Summary Judgment on Latisse Patent Infringement Suit

By Mandour & Associates, APC on March 12, 2013

eye-150x150 Los Angeles – A Los Angeles federal judge granted partial summary judgment to Allergan, Inc. on Tuesday, saying that Allergan had proven that Cosmetic Alchemy, LLC had induced its customers to infringe Allergan’s patent that covers its popular growth drug for eyelashes. Read the rest »

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