VIZIO, Sony In Patent Settlement

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Irvine-based HDTV firm VIZIO said late Wednesday that the firm has licensed its digital TV patent portfolio to Sony, resolving an ongoing patent dispute with the firm. Tags: vizio sony hdtv patent lawsuit legal television electronics

iRise Settles Patent Suit

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El Segundo-based iRise , a developer of visualization products used for prototyping corporate software projects, reports today that the firm has settled a patent infringement lawsuit filed against Axure Software Solutions. iRise had sued Axure in June of 2008 over patent infringement.

Local Corporation Gets Patent

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Irvine-based Local Corporation , the operator of online local advertising websites, said today that it has been granted a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The firm said the new patent, number 8,306,208, covers pay-per-call technology.

M86 Security Gains Patent

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Patent for its malware detection technology. The patent, number 7,607,171, is entitled "Virus detection by executing e-mail code in a virtual machine" and names Walter L. Green as inventors; it appears the patent stems from M86 Security's acquisition of Avinti, a malware detection firm, in March of 2009. Tags: security patent legal avinti Orange-based M86 Security , a developer of web security software, reported today that it has received a U.S.

X1 Gains Third Patent

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Pasadena-based X1 Technologies , a developer of enterprise and PC search software, has scored a new patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, the firm said today. X1 said the patent covers technology for the incremental searching used in its user interface.

Integrien Gets Another Patent

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Irvine-based Integrien , a developer of IT performance analytics software, announced this morning that it has received another patent on its technology. The firm said that the patent is the second issued for the firm, which has another 11 additional patent applications. The patent is U.S. Patent 7,620,523, entitled "Nonparametric method for determination of anomalous event states in complex systems exhibiting non-stationarity", and named Mazda A.

Novatel Points To Patents

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless is calling attention to its patent portfolio this morning, on the heels of the firm's continued launch of its personal Wi-Fi hotspot products, saying it now has five key patents covering the technology behind those products.

Allergan Wins Patent Suit

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Irvine-based Allergan is reporting this morning that it has won a patent infringement case against Exela PharmSci, Inc., Allergan said the court has ruled that all five patents owned by Allergan are valid and enforceable. Tags: allergan patent lawsuit ocular drug lifescience Exela PharmSci Pvt., Apotex, Inc. and Apotex Corp. in the US District Court for the District of Delaware. Allergan said the defendants were looking to make generic versions of its ALPHAGAN P drug.

Local.com Gets New Patent

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patent. The firm said that it was awarded patent 7,596,218 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 29th, covering a system for maintaining a dynamic index for a telephone directory assistance system. The patent names William A. Local.com was represented by Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP in the patent application. Tags: local.com patent local search legal

Broadcom Sues Emulex Over Patents

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Irvine-based Broadcom said today that it is suing Emulex Corporation, over patents related to its networking and communications technology. District Court for the Central District of California Monday, saying that Emulex infringed on ten Broadcom patents, covering high speed data and storage networking technology. The patents in question are 6,424,194; 6,766,389; 7,038,516; 7,215,169; 7,239,636; 7,295,555; 7,313,623; 7,450,500; 7,471,691; and 7,486,124.

Illumina Wins Favorable Ruling In Patent Suit

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San Diego-based life sciences equipment maker Illumina said Thursday that it has received a favorable outcome in its patent litigation against Life Technologies. Patent Nos. Life Technologies sued Illumina over the patents in 2009.

Dot Hill Gets Two Patents

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Carlsbad-based Dot Hill Systems , a developer of enterprise storage systems, disclosed today that the firm has landed two patents covering its products. The firm said the patent include U.S. Patent 7,558,897 and U.S. Patent 7,558,981, both of which were granted to the firm by the USPTO on July 7th. The firm said the two patents brings the company's total patent portfolio to 53 patents. Tags: hill storage patent redundant controllers legal

Inphi Responds To Patent Lawsuit

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Westlake Village-based Inphi , a developer of high speed analog semiconductors for the networking industry, has responded to a patent lawsuit filed against the firm last week by Netlist. Inphi said it has not yet received communication from Netlist on the matter, and has not yet been served the complaint, but has examined the patent in question and believes there is no infringement. Tags: inphi patent lawsuit analog semiconductor

Nomadix In Major Patent Offensive

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Newbury Park-based Nomadix , a developer of network gateway hardware, is in a major patent infringement offensive. Nomadix said late Wednesday evening that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard Company, Wayport, Inc., over what it says is unauthorized use of its patents. The company said that eight of its more than 100 patents are involved in the litigation. Tags: nomadix patent lawsuit docomo

OC Firm On Patent Offensive

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An Orange County firm, SpeedTrack , has targeted Amazon.com, Best Buy, Dell, Costco, The Home Depot, and a slew of other firms over a patent the firm said is being infringed upon by the companies. According to SpeedTrack, the patent--U.S. Patent No. The company is seeking damages for the patent infringement. SpeedTrack is being represented by Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman LLP in the patent lawsuit.

Integrien Gets Patent

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Irvine-based Integrien , a provider of performance analysis software for the enterprise, said today that the firm has gained a patent for its technology. The patent is the firm's first. According to Integrien, the patent -- United State Patent 7,467,067 -- covers its IT performance management system, and is part of its flagship product Alive. Patent and Trademark office lists Mazda A. Marvasti as the inventor on the patent, which was filed in September of 2006.

Stamps.com Gains Patent

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Los Angeles-based Stamps.com , which operates an Internet-based postage service, has scored a new patent, covering the firm's cryptography systems. The patent, number 7,490,065, was granted to Craig L. The patent was granted Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to the patent filing. According to Stamps.com, the patent covers core technology the firm uses to make sure its postage prints are secure.

SkinMedica Files Patent Lawsuit

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San Diego-based SkinMedica, which develops cosmeceuticals for the skin care market, said today that it has filed a patent and trade secret action against competitors Histogen,Inc., According to SkinMedica, those firms are infringing on two patents held by the firm, U.S. Patents 6,372,494 and 7,118,746. SkinMedica said that it is seeking relief for infringement on the patents and also for misappropriation of its trade secrets by the defendants.

Emulex In Patent Cross License With IBM

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Costa Mesa-based Emulex announced today that the firm has signed a multi-year, cross licensing patent deal with IBM. Financial details of the patent licensing deal were not disclosed. Tags: emulex patent license legal According to Emulex, the deal covers integrating the firm's OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter architecture with IBM's platforms, including its IBM System p, System x, and BladeCenter products.

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Smith Micro Gains Patent

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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

AeroVironment Receives Electric Vehicle Patent

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Monrovia-based AeroVironment disclosed today that the firm has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. AeroVironment said the patent covers charging technology for battery packs and electric vehicles. According to the USPTO, the patent was actually granted back in October of last year, and was filed in October of 2004. The patent names Blake Dickinson, Lisa Lei Horiuchi, and Nathaniel Jordan Ramer as inventors.

Broadcom Wins Emulex Patent Lawsuit

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Irvine-based Broadcom Corporation reports this morning that it has scored a win in a patent infringement suit it filed against Emulex , where it had accused Emulex of infringing on two of its patents. Emulex had not issued any statements about the patent suit as of early this morning.

Life Technologies, Illumina In Patent Spat

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San Diego-based Illumina said today that it has been served with a complaint alleging patent infringement, from Carlsbad-based Life Technologies. According to Illumina, it is being sued by Life Technologies, Applied Biosystems, a Russian research institute, and the holders of patents which Life Technologies said are being infringed upon by Illumina in its Genome Analyzer System. The patents in questions are U.S. Patents 5,616,478; 5,958,698; and 6,001,568.

VIZIO In Patent Setback

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According to Funai, President Obama has decided not to overrule an ITC order which found that VIZIO violated Funai patents. In a response, VIZIO claimed that the patents covered "obsolete" VIZIO television products, which are "no longer shipping and no longer in production." VIZIO said the products in the patent lawsuit are "no longer in mass production" and that the move would "not impact" the firm's ability to conduct business.

EdgeCast Inks Patent Licensing Deal, Adds Customers

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According to EdgeCast, the IP deal grants the firm a license for more than thirty issued and pending patents, covering display and delivery of rich media; automated hosting and server management; load balancing; dynamic DNS, and other technology. The firm said the patents date from as early as 1994. Tags: edgecast patent legal licensing web.com music content delivery network

Patent Suit Spawned By NTI Group Buy Settled

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A patent lawsuit against educational software provider Blackboard , which was spawned by the acquisition of Sherman Oaks-based NTI Group last year, has been settled, according to Texas-based TechRadium. TechRadium, which had sued Blackboard in May after it acquired emergency messaging provider NTI Group for $182M, said that the two firms have agreed to cross-license several patents and patent applications.

Nomadix, HP Settle Patent Suit

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Agoura Hills-based Nomadix said today that it has settled a patent infringement case it had filed against HP , covering the Nomadix patent portfolio. According to Nomadix, the settlement includes a license to HP for key portions of its patent portfolio. Nomadix had filed its original patent suit against HP in 2009, and had also named Wayport, Inc., nomadix patent legeal lawsuit intellectual property internet access docomo

Autobytel, Edmunds.com Settle Patent Suit

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Irvine-based Autobytel and Santa Monica-based Edmunds.com said late Monday that the two have entered into a settlement over a patent lawsuit filed by Edmunds against Autobytel. According to the two firms, the two have entered into a settlement to avoid "any further proceedings" on the patent lawsuit, after the case was recently dismissed by a court. Tags: edmunds content auto patent autobytel lawsuit settlement

Networks In Motion Gets Patent

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Aliso Viejo-based Networks In Motion , which develops wireless navigation software, announced Tuesday that the firm has scored a new patent on its technology. The firm said the patent covers technology used to keep its online director of businesses and entertainment venues up to date. Patent and Trademark Office, the patent--number 7,486,958--was granted on February 3rd, and names Michael A. Tags: patent motion networks wireless

STEC, Seagate Settle Patent Lawsuit

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Santa Ana-based STEC , a manufacturer of solid state disk drives and flash memory, said Thursday afternoon that Seagate has dropped a patent infringement lawsuit against the firm. According to STEC, Seagate dropped all of its claims against the firm, with neither company exchanging money or patent licenses on their technology to each other. At that time, Seagate had claimed that STEC was infringing on five of the firm's patents.

CEIVA Logic Claims Patent Win

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Burbank-based CEIVA Logic , a developer of Internet-connected, digital photo frames, said this week that a Los Angeles Federal District Court has ruled that competitor Frame Media's products infringe on one of its patents, relating to its digital photo sharing system. Patent, No., CEIVA filed the lawsuit against CEIVA in July of 2008 claiming infringement of its patent. Tags: ceiva logic digital photo frame patent legal lawsuit

Power-One In Patent Deal With Infineon

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Camarillo-based Power-One , a developer of power supplies adn poewr conversion devices, said today that the firm is in a patent licensing deal with Infineon Technologies AG. Power-One said the patent covers its digital power technology patents. Tags: powerone power-one infineon power supply hardware equipment patent legal

InTouch Technologies Settles Patent Suit

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over the firm's patents. patents, for products to be sold outside the United States. InTouch Technologies sued HeadThere in October of 2007 over the alleged patent infringement. Tags: intouch technologies patent lawsuit legal Santa Barbara-based InTouch Technologies , which develops robotic telepresence sysetms for the health care industry, revealed this morning that it has settled a legal dispute with HeadThere Inc.

Nomadix Settles Patent Suit Against Aruba Networks

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Agoura Hills-based wired and wireless gateway developer Nomadix said today that it has settled a patent infringement case it had filed against Aruba Networks. Nomadix said the settlement included a license to Aruba of its patent portfolio covering Internet access technology. The company has been involved in a number of patent cases since 2009. networks aruba lawsuit legal infringement patent nomadix

Irvine Sensors Gains $9.5M In Patent Sale

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in cash in a deal to sell most of its patents and patent applications. According to Irvine Sensors, the deal--originally announced in December--calls for its to sell the patents to Aprolase Development Co., which will also license the patented technology back to Irvine Sensors. The firm said it has royalty-free, worldwide use of the patents sold to Aprolase. Tags: aprolase patent sensors irvine