Snapchat Sued Over Electronic Messaging Patents


the parent company of Snapchat , has been sued in a patent infringement suit, by a company called Vaporstream. Snap Inc), and cites a number of patents which were granted to Vaporstream in July of 2005 for Vaporstream's secure messaging products. One of the company's patents covers a system where an "electronic message is permanently automatically deleted from the system at a predetermined time". Venice, California-based Snap, Inc. ,

TeleSign Gets Patent


Patent. Patent 7,945,034 for the technology behind its PhoneID verification technology. Inventors on TeleSign's patent were Schlomo Gonen, Jonathan Gonen, Alon Gonen, and Danny Rosen. The patent was originally filed in October of 2005. telesign phone multi factor authentication steve jillings patent legal

Surfware Gets Patent


Camarillo-based Surfware , a developer of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software, said this week that it has received a patent on its technology. patent number 7,577,490 for its Engagement Milling technology, which covers the firm's TRUEmill CAM technology. According to the US Patent and Trademark office, the patent was actually granted last August. The firm was represented by Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP in the patent filing.

Smith Micro Gains Patent


Aliso Viejo-based Smith Micro Software , reported Thursday that the firm has gained a new patent covering its compression technology. Patent No. According to the filing, the inventors on the patent were Yaakov Gringeler and Darryl Lovato. The patent was granted on March 10th, and was originally filed by the firm in January of 2005. Tags: smith micro software patent compression legal stuffit

Smith Micro Scores Compression Patent


Aliso Viejo-based Smith Micro has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, for compression technology in its StuffIt software line. According to the USPTO, the patent was actually issued in July, and names Serge Volkoff, Michael Paul Halpin, and Darryl Lovato as inventors. According to the USPTO, Smith Micro filed for the patent in February of 2007, using Craig M.

Beats' Founders Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine In Court Over Headphone Design


Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the founders of Beats Electronics , the onetime Santa Monica headphone-and-music-service, are in the midst of a lqsuit--and likely, a jury decision--over a lawsuit which claims Dr. Dre and Iovine owes royalties to a businessman work worked with the company back in 2005 and 2006. patent jury design headphone royalty legal lawsuit audio beats

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Lenovo Purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.91 billion

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In 2005, Lenovo first burst onto the scene by acquiring IBM’s PC line, namely the brand recognition of the Thinkpad line. Although Google will be keeping much of the Motorola patent portfolio, Lenovo will receive license and access to such technological innovation.

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A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson’s Venture Deals


Brad and Jason have been exposing venture capitalists’ secrets since 2005, when they began writing a blog series on Term Sheets at AskTheVC. Don’t Overemphasize Patents.

Reflections on 2018: Kelly Perdew, Moonshots Capital


One thing I often tell founders when they talk about how many patents they have is, Patents are great if you have a lot of money, to defend or prosecute them, but operational execution usually wins. In 2005, Perdew won Season 2  The Apprentice  and worked directly for President Donald Trump in NY on multiple projects and published his book, Take Command, focused on applying military leadership principles to business.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Coffin sold in 2005 for 300 million and took that money into the Los Angeles startup sector. It also won a number of key patents Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People. Products. Culture.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010


Why Lawyers Don’t Run Startups - Steve Blank , May 27, 2010 Startups need to have a great lawyer, accountant, patent attorney, etc. Unexpected Startup Lesson #1: Quitting the day job - Currently Obsessed , May 10, 2010 This post is the first of a series on “unexpected lessons&# learned through my experience as co-founder and CEO of Snapvine , a venture-backed mobile social networking service founded in 2005 and acquired by WhitePages in June of 2008.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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He previously led business development for Affiliate Fuel, leading to its acquisition by Experian in 2005. Her patented product, Swiggies (wrist water bottles), have been a NASDAQ product of the year semi-finalist and are currently sold in 24 countries.

Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign


Steve Jillings has a long track record of running successful startups in Southern California, ranging from such companies as FrontBridge Technologies (sold to Microsoft in 2005 for over $200M) and Vantage Media (acquired in 2007). They started in January of 2005.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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The city has, however, quietly been home to some of the most successful online companies to date, including CitySearch (sold to Ticketmaster for $260 million in 1998), Overture (acquired by Yahoo for $2 billion in 2003), eHarmony and LowerMyBills (bought by Experian for $330 million in 2005).

How brain-amputated developers created the social media plague

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Hardcore SEO Porn Harrys explicit SEO Dojo Peeping Geeking with Greg Bills search patent close-ups Tomorrows Free SEO Porn Edwards SEO TGP FAQ Sexy T-Shirts. Sebastian’s Pamphlets If you’ve read my articles somewhere on the Internet, expect something different here.

Gene Dolgoff's 3D Vision: Using Crowdfunding To Turn the World 3D


It was a series of different technologies we had ot develop and apply for patents on, and now that we have it, we're working on a prototype. By late 2005 and 2006, we saw the return of 3D movies, made possible by the digital projectors.

How to cleverly integrate your own URI shortener

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Interview with Kanaan Jemili, uCast Global


In 2004 and 2005, I was at DivX in San Diego, and I was head of product there. For the first three years, it was all about research and development, building IP and patents and so forth. In a world of digital video, whats the best way to distribute and monetize that streaming video content? San Diego-based uCast Global (, backed by Gary Winnick, is looking to tackle that entire area of content distribution, and is led by startup veteran Dr. Kanaan Jemili.

3D Printing Redux: How Idealab's New Matter Wants To Bring 3D To The Masses


What''s unique about the MOD-t, is we have a patent pending motion system for two of our 3 axis of motion. I remember, telling my friends and family in 2005 that I was working on a 3D printer, and their eyes would glaze over. 3D printing is all the rage in the maker and do-it-yourself hobbyist market, but how do you truly take 3D printing to the mass market?

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

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I had previously raised VC in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005. Distributed version control model – first in the industry like ours and we are filing patents. On December 2nd, 2006 I wrote the blog post published later in this post when I was CEO of startup Koral about my experiences in pitching VCs. After my company was acquired by I was asked to stop blogging and they took over my blog as an asset in the sale of the company. My blog was wiped out.

Interview with Jose daVeiga, KlickSports


We filed for a patent in 2000, but in 2001, when we filed for the final patent, the market tanked. Kent also went off to other things, but in 2005 we got awarded that patent.

Interview with Curtis Staker and William Goldbach, Confident Technologies


We bought the assets from Vidoop, which was an LLC that was first established in late 2005 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We also assumed over 50 pending patents, from ten different patent families.

Interview: Venture Capitalists On Pitching


Between 2005 and 2008, there were lots of companies raising half a million, and selling for 15 million. At GRP, we don't care about patents--they're nice to have, but not required--but we're looking for defensible IP in an area with an interesting, and big, idea. For this morning's interview, we thought we'd try something different, and put together a virtual panel of venture capitalists to give us a few tips on pitching your company.