Orange County – As part of its push to revolutionize the way consumers interact with technology, Google recently obtained a method patent for technology that tracks eye movements. Read the rest »
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Los Angeles – Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. hit a roadblock in its attempt to trademark its name in China, when it discovered that the trademark for “Tesla” has already been registered. Read the rest »
Los Angeles - A federal circuit court on Tuesday upheld the verdict in a case between two cheese manufacturers over patent infringement of cheese vat technology, deciding in favor of Tetra Pak Cheese and Powder Systems, Inc.
Despite an initial rejection by the USPTO, last Thursday the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decided to grant eyeglass manufacturer Sutro Product Development, Inc. a sound trademark for the three clicks its glasses make while opening. Read the rest »
Orange County – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office dealt a blow to Apple, Inc. in a patent reexamination this week, essentially ruling its “pinch to zoom” technology patent invalid. This patent served as a foundation for the ruling in the hotly contested case from 2012, Apple v. Samsung. In a jury trial last year, Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in damages based on Samsung’s infringement of Apple’s patent. Apple successfully argued that Samsung had infringed on some of the technology invented by Apple for the iPhone in its own smartphones, including the Galaxy series. Read the rest »
Orange County – The case between two rival diaper companies over patent infringement claims was dismissed by a Kentucky judge on Monday, who ruled that Swedish-based SCA Hygiene Products AB took too long to file claims against First Quality Baby Products LLC. Read the rest »
Los Angeles – The Trademark Trial and Appeal board on Tuesday sided with Facebook in ruling that consumers would be confused by use of the FaceMail trademark by Think Computer Corp. Read the rest »
Los Angeles – An appeals court on Monday affirmed a lower court ruling for Google, Inc., Yahoo, Inc., and Amazon.com, Inc. against patent infringement claims brought by Eolas Technologies, Inc.
Orange County – Hip-hop artists Will.i.am and Pharrell Williams are embattled in a court fight over claims to the trademark “I am.” Read the rest »
Los Angeles – Designer fashion label Michael Kors LLC filed a lawsuit against Costco Wholesale Corp. for false advertising after the wholesaler included pictures of Michael Kors handbags in advertisements emailed to customers in April.