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Federal Circuit Rules “Death Care” Co. Can’t Head Off Cremation Patent Claims

By Joseph Mandour on September 26, 2012

courthouse-thumb-200x121-33967California – The Federal Circuit on Tuesday shut the door on a patent infringement dispute between two companies over a means of cremating human remains without incinerating them, ruling that Matthews International Corp. could not obtain a declaratory judgment that it did not infringe Biosafe Engineering LLC’s patents. Read the rest »

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Verizon Pays $250M To End TiVo Litigation, License Patents

By Joseph Mandour on September 24, 2012

tv-setup-150x150Los Angeles – TiVo Inc. said Monday that it has reached a deal to settle its patent infringement lawsuit against Verizon Communications, under which Verizon will pay $250.4 million and the parties will enter a mutual patent licensing arrangement. Read the rest »

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Microsoft, RIM Strike Deal On File Storage Patent Licensing

By Joseph Mandour on September 18, 2012

microsoft-200x132 San Diego – Microsoft Inc. and Research in Motion Ltd. have entered into a patent licensing agreement giving the Blackberry maker unfettered access to its latest file allocation system for flash memory storage, Microsoft said Tuesday. Read the rest »

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UT Researchers Patent Way To Turn Nuclear Waste Into Fuel

By Joseph Mandour on September 14, 2012

nuclearpower-164x164 San Diego – A group of scientists at the University of Texas at Austin said Wednesday that they have been awarded a patent for a type of nuclear reactor that could eventually be used to turn radioactive waste into new fuel. Read the rest »

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Microsoft Patent Application Could Revolutionize 3D Gaming

By Joseph Mandour on September 13, 2012

Patent Application AttorneyOrange County – A recently published Microsoft Inc. patent application for an immersive three-dimensional interactive environment provides insight into where the technology giant could be planning to take its video game platforms after the next-generation Xbox 720 comes out. Read the rest »

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Apple Nets Patents For Multi-Touch Screen, Carbon Fiber Housing, More

By Joseph Mandour on September 12, 2012

LawyerCalifornia – Apple Inc. secured over two dozen new patents on Tuesday covering technology that includes a liquid crystal display capable of multi-touch functionality and a process for molding carbon fiber that could lead to future MacBook casings made of the material. Read the rest »

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Nike Patents Footwear, Golf Clubs With Digital Sensors

By Joseph Mandour on September 11, 2012

nike Los Angeles — Nike Inc. was issued patents last week for golf clubs that include digital measuring equipment and shoes equipped with data transmission systems to track their use and send the information to a computer or other device. Read the rest »

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Federal Circuit Revives Some Santarus Generic Zegerid Patent Claims V. Par

By Joseph Mandour on September 5, 2012

Patent Lawyer California – The Federal Circuit on Tuesday gave Santarus Inc. another chance to prove that its patents for the heartburn drug Zegerid are valid and that Par Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s proposed generic version would infringe those patents. Read the rest »

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Amazon Granted Patent for Double-Sided Tablet Device

By Joseph Mandour on September 3, 2012

amazonSan Diego – Amazon recently announced that has received a patent for a double-sided Kindle-type device. The newly patented technology would combine e-ink and an LCD display together into one product, with one display for reading and one for watching videos. Much like an open book, the display screens would be on opposite sides of the product. In addition to the open book display format, the device would include cameras in front and back that would display content based on the individual determination made by each camera. According to the patent, the new device “might alternatively utilize at least one camera to determine which side of the device is facing the user, and might activate the display on that side of the device to convey content”. Moreover, the product might also be touch sensitive and “display notifications on an edge of the device, such that a current orientation of the device might be less important.” Read the rest »

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California Based Apple Granted Patent For Commercial Skipping Device

By Joseph Mandour on August 30, 2012

apple-storeCalifornia – Devices that allow users to record, rewind, fast-forward and skip commercials have become best sellers as consumers scramble to grab the latest technology from the cable companies. Hoping to grab a piece of that pie, Apple announced this week that it was granted a patent for technology that would allow users to change channels or functions on devices once commercials started playing on their TV or radio. According to the United States Patent and Trademark filing, the new patent specifically states that the product was intended for use “when an electronic device determines that an upcoming media item in a media broadcast is not of interest to a user, the electronic device can switch playback from the media stream to a media item from the electronic device local library”. Read the rest »

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