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Patent Filings Point to “Hot Corners” as Part of New Samsung Smartphone Interface

By Joseph Mandour on February 6, 2014

Intellectual Property Infringement California – A series of recently unveiled patents give a glimpse into what we might see as part of the next line of Samsung smartphones.
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New Apple Patent Reveals Cool Additions to Device Track Pad

By Joseph Mandour on January 30, 2014

Patent Infringement Claims Los Angeles – A recently filed patent provides a snapshot of what might be on the horizon for Apple’s next generation of devices.  The new technology, which is referenced in a patent that was granted last week, surrounds the sensors features in the touch pads of Apple products.  The patent is exciting news for the multitude of Apple fans eagerly awaiting the next line of MacBook devices, which have been the subject of less patent filings when compared to Apple’s other devices like the iPad and iPhone.

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Google Squares Off Against Intellectual Ventures in Patent Fight

By Joseph Mandour on January 27, 2014

Patent DisputeOrange County – A patent dispute that began back in 2011 between Google-owned Motorola and Intellectual Ventures is finally heading to court. The lawsuit was filed by Washington-based Intellectual Ventures against Motorola over three smartphone patents, including one that involves the type of technology used in Google Play. The case is making waves in the technology industry by stirring up debate over the legitimacy of companies that achieve success by buying patents and then suing for patent infringement. While Intellectual Ventures contends that Motorola has infringed its patents, Google counters that Intellectual Ventures does not actually make anything and that it is not in the business of creating innovation, but of making profits.

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IBM Tops Annual List of Patent Assignees in 2013

By Joseph Mandour on January 21, 2014

Patent Attorney Los AngelesOrange County – A new report listing the nation’s top patent recipients of 2013 shows fascinating results.  The listing, which is compiled annually by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, ranked IBM as the top patent assignee of the year, with a whopping total of 6,809.  IBM’s impressive numbers set the record for most patents awarded in a year to a single company ever by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Read the rest »

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New Patent Filing Adds to Anticipation of iPhone 6

By Joseph Mandour on January 9, 2014

Los Angeles Patents Los Angeles – A recent patent application filed by Apple has people gearing up more than ever for the iPhone 6.   Entitled “Voice-Based Image Tagging and Searching,” the application seeks protection over technology that would let users tag and organize photos by speaking.  While iPhones have been able to sort photos by the time and location they were taken since the launch of iOS 7 in the fall of 2013, this patent takes it a step further.

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Nestle Seeks Patent Over Fennel Flower Plant, Stirs Up Controversy

By Joseph Mandour on December 18, 2013

fennel-150x150 Los Angeles – Nestle has come under fire for its recent patent application seeking protection over an extraction of the fennel flower seed, which comes from a plant that has been used by humans since as early as the 10th century.   At the forefront of the groups that are criticizing the Swiss-based food leader is Sum of Us, an organization that identifies itself as “fighting for people over profits.” The group claims that Nestle is attempting to profit from the fennel flower itself, which has been used as a homeopathic remedy for thousands of years.
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Apple Scores Patent for Curved Screen

By Joseph Mandour on December 14, 2013

Patent LawsOrange County – Last week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted Apple, Inc. its first patent dealing with the technology to create curved displays for its products.  Since the famously tight-lipped company is known for not giving away its upcoming technological implementations, the filings are an important look into what might be on the horizon for Apple.  The development is not too much of a surprise, however, given that both Samsung and LG have both recently entered the market of curved display devices.

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Patent Filing Reveals High Performance Hybrids Next Up for Ferrari

By Joseph Mandour on December 6, 2013

LA Patent AttorneysOrange County – A new patent filed with the European Patent Register gives a glimpse at what is on the horizon for Ferrari. In several filings dating back to as early as January of last year, the Italian sports car manufacturer details its plans for a hybrid vehicle with a front engine.  The title of the first filing, “Storage system for the storage of electric energy for a vehicle with electric propulsion” is the most telling and makes it clear that Ferrari is at the very least, seriously considering adding a new hybrid car to its lineup. Read the rest »

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New Patent Filings Shed Light on Apple’s Plans for Liquidmetal in iPhones

By Joseph Mandour on December 3, 2013

Los Angeles Patents San Diego – A series of five patents filed on November 21st reveal Apple’s potential plans to include liquidmetal in its products.  Though the five patents leave it somewhat difficult to ascertain exactly what type of product would come out of the claims, two of the filings clearly have to do with 3-D printing methods for electronic devices.  The applications do not come as a shock to Apple enthusiasts, who were gripped by a 2012 rumor that the new iPhone might utilize liquidmetal technology.  While that rumor did not manifest in the iPhone 5s, it is now a fact that Apple is at least heavily considering implementing the material in future products.

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West Coast to Get its Own Federal Patent and Trademark Office Branch

By Joseph Mandour on November 26, 2013

USPTO-Image-164x164Los Angeles – After years of red tape and uncertainty, officials from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia, finally announced that a West Coast-based office will soon open in California.  The new office will be based in San Jose, inside the recently constructed City Hall in the middle of the tech-driven city of almost one million people.  According the statement, the office is set to open in late 2014. Read the rest »

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