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

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The royalty dispute is over whether the royalty agreement between Lamar, Dre, and Iovine only coverd the first version of the Beats' headphones, or all subsequent designs. patent jury design headphone royalty legal lawsuit audio beats

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Sonos Wins Patent Ruling Against D&M Holdings

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Santa Barbara-based whole home audio systems developer Sonos has scored a win in the courts this week, when a federal judge invalidated a home audio patent held by D&M Holdings , the owner of such brands as Denon and Boston Acoustics. D&M Holdings had filed a patent infringement suit (D&M Holdings et al. Patent No. Sonos has its own patent infringement lawsuits against Denon, which it claims has been copying the design of its speakers.

Power-One Inks Patent Deal

socalTECH

Camarillo-based Power-One , a developer of power supplies and power conversion products, said Tuesday that it has entered into a patent license with Ericsson AB Power Modules, a developer of power products to the information and communications industry. According to Power-One, the non-exclusive, worldwide license covers licenses for certain Power-One digital power technology patents. Financial details of the patent license agreement were not disclosed.

Netlist Wins Round in Patent Battle With Inphi

socalTECH

Irvine-based Netlist , a designer of memory subsystems, said this morning that it has scored a win over high speed semiconductor maker Inphi , after a court dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against the company. Central District of California, Western Division has dismissed an Inphi vs. Netlist patent infringement lawsuit without prejudice, which was originally filed on November 30, 2009. netlist inphi patent legal lawsuit intellectual property

Emulex Ordered To Pay Broadcom In Patent Trial

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Costa Mesa-based Emulex reported Thursday afternoon that it has been ordered to pay $387,922 to Irvine-based Broadcom , in a partial verdict in a patent infringement lawsuit. District Court for the Central District of California, which found that certain serial/deserializers used by Emulex infringed upon patents owned by Broadcom. emulex broadcom patent infringement legal lawsuit trial serdes

Copyrights and Design Patents Filling the Gaps in Your IP Strategyand#8232; and#8232;

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 -- CommNexus Presents: Copyrights and Design Patents Filling the Gaps in Your IP Strategyand#8232; and#8232; Join the Intellectual Property SIG on for an unusual opportunity to hear from experts in lesser understood IP areas. Derek Richmond and Professor Julie Cromer will be discussing the use of copyrights and design patents and how they fit into the overall scheme of a companys IP strategy.

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No Stairway (Infringement) and the Importance of Shared Design Tools in Innovation

Xconomy

But as I explain in a longer blog post , what is copied is a common motif in song composition, effectively a design tool. No one can claim copyright to these things because they have been around for a long time and are now “generic” parts or common design tools, respectively.

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BlackBerry Files Second Suit Against Typo

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BlackBerry--which already has an outstanding lawsuit against Typo--claims the company''s redesigned Typo 2 smartphone case still infringes upon its patents. BlackBerry first sued Typo last year over its keyboard design, and recently won $860,000 in a judgement against the company. typo phone case patent infringement ryan seacrest blackberry electronics accessory

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MaxLinear Sued By Competitor

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Silicon Laboratories said it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against MaxLinear in the Southern District of California, San Diego Division. Silicon Labs said it now has patent litigation against MaxLinear covering twenty of its patent related to RF and mixed-signal design. maxlinear mixed signal semiconductor patent infringement lawsuit

Intellectual Property – Worthless To A Startup, Priceless To A Big Dumb Company

InfoChachkie

Patents held by startups generally have a limited ability to reduce competition. The average time required to obtain a patent is 36-to-40 months, during which there is no guarantee your adVenture will ultimately receive patent protection. Not All Patent Types Are Created Equal.

Peregrine Semiconductor Licenses Technology To Murata

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Peregrine said it is in the midst of a collaboration agreement with Murata, where Murata would design and manufacture RF switches and other switch-related components utilizing its technology and intellectual peroperty. peregrine semiconductor murata licensing rfid patentSan Diego-based radio frequency chipmaker Peregrine Semiconductor said Monday afternoon that it is in a intellectual property deal with Murata.

NextVR Gives Viewers Virtual Front Row Seats to Big Events

Tech Zulu Event

The company has 23 patents granted and pending for VR technology that cover content, delivery, transmission, and playback. Dev & Design Entertainment Content Live Sports Virtual reality VRMedia companies are placing big bets on virtual reality (VR) programming.

Enterprise Meet IBM’s New Hybrid Cloud, Bluemix Local

Tech Zulu Event

Bluemix Local is a new accelerated hybrid cloud that protects sensitive workloads seamlessly across public, private and on-premises environments utilizing a new patented technology called Relay. Apps & Software Business Dev & Design Bluemix Local Cloud Enterprise hybrid cloud IBM

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Masimo Settles Lawsuit

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Masimo had sued Hygia in April of 2009 over Hygia's reprocessing of its sensors, and also had later claimed patent and trademark infringement, unfair competition, false designation of origin, and injury to business reputation in its suit. Tags: masimo medical device pulse oximetry hygia legal lawsuit patent

East Coast Silicon Valley

Xconomy

Infrastructure designed with all the new technology and none of the limitations. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R.

KOR Nava | Rethinking Hydration [Review]

Tech Zulu Event

I later found the bottle belonged to my roommate (don’t worry, the bottle was still in the communal cupboard and thoroughly cleaned upon return) – he was a graphic & brand designer by trade and had a quirkier appreciation for negative space than most people. DESIGN – 3.

Wasted time is money lost.

Berkonomics

So the company turned the ship, slowly it seemed, as R&D worked to develop an appropriate product using the base of the original design. Close. There is a relationship between time and money that is more complex than most managers think.

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3 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know about Indiana Innovation

Xconomy

When doctors implant devices to replace a patient’s missing bones or support damaged bones, those devices were probably designed, developed, and/or manufactured in Warsaw. It makes sense for Indiana institutions to encourage innovation that helps the world, since then-Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana worked with then-Senator Bob Dole of Kansas to create the bipartisan Patent and Trademark Law Amendments Act, or Bayh-Dole Act, in 1980.

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Why Coachella Valley Is a Hub for Renewable Energy Startups

Tech.Co

Our “everything water” web service, called the HydraCommunity, is designed to allow collaboration between water agencies, water customers, water use equipment, and other water related services.

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture

InfoChachkie

Despite men's inroads into software development, many women continued to make significant contributions in the field of software design until the early 1970's. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

This Hollywood Star Proves Entrepreneurs Should Be Clueless

InfoChachkie

Clueless, yet unafraid, Hedy and Antheil set out to design a secure remote control guidance system for the US government. In 1945, Hedy and Antheil codified their invention by filing a patent claim. In homage to the piano’s 88 keys, their design hopped the signal between 88 frequencies.

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

Both Sides of the Table

Here is where having Marc Berte and a team out of MIT who have designed systems like this for years gave one confidence we could do something others couldn’t copy and at price points that could make us market leaders over night. When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24.

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Kurion Buys Engineering Firm, Triples Staff

socalTECH

Irvine-based nuclear and hazardous waste remediation technology developer Kurion , which is venture backed by Lux Capital, Firelake Capital Management and Acadia Woods Partners, said this morning that it has acquired Vista Engineering Technologies , an engineering, design and technology firm. Kurion said the deal triples the company''s employees, and gives it ownership of Vista Engineering''s entire technology, patent, and trade secrte portfolio.

Netlist Names Research VP

socalTECH

The firm, which designs and manufacturer memory subsystems for the high performance computing and communications market, said it named Ron Nikel to the position. Netlist, a maker of high speed memory subsystems, is in the midst of a patent dispute with Westlake Village-based Inphi Corp., over patents covering DDR3 and other memory interfaces for semiconductors. Irvine-based Netlist said earlier this week that it has appointed a new Vice President of Research and Development.

Rock Smartwatch Launches $99 HD Touchscreen Smartwatch

Tech Zulu Event

This classy, yet highly functional watch is unique in that it includes a water proof stainless steel face casing, metal band with rubber inserts, Qi battery, patented wireless docking station, patented app portal, Rockin 9 notifications, plus 1.54” HD screen and is powered by the Android 4.2.

Introduction to IP

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Anyone involved in innovation--from gene therapy treatments to surfboard designs--needs to know what their IP is and how to protect it. This introductory survey will provide you with the ability to identify intellectual property and determine how to best protect it--including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Thursday, April 8, 2010 -- Introduction to IP. CONNECT.

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JumpStartFund Launches First Ever Crowd-Powered Portal For Startups

Tech Zulu Event

Helping solicit new business ideas and patents from individuals, federal research labs, universities and other R&D organizations countrywide. Members submit ideas and patents, the JumpStartFund community members and the JumpStartFund team vets them.

Three Keys to Business Success

Tech Coast Venture Network

Design the Organization – Most grow organically and are based on people, not on the job that needs to be done. Design the Job – Include reporting relationships, authority, responsibilities, and performance metrics. Patents. Tom Miller What does it take to be successful? It is not necessarily a great product; more often than not, it is the ability to marshal the resources of the business and to plan and execute an effective strategy in an efficient manner.

SYNCFAB | Connecting Creative Community to Local Manufacturing Businesses

Tech Zulu Event

New and innovative designers are popping up everywhere, thanks to new technology like 3D printing. SYNCFAB , (Synchronized Fabrication) is a platform to bring hybrid 3D printing and connect inventors and designers with manufacturers and material specialists to bring back local manufacturing.

Apple Announces Self-Driving Car Project | Who Will Win The Race of the Electric car

Tech Zulu Event

As to what the final version of the vehicle will look like, several reports are confirming that the design of the new Apple vehicle will be a minivan. Who is designing the cars?” “Steve’s dream before he died was to design an iCar.”

Emulex Wins IBM

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The two announced a patent licensing deal in August, along with a design win in IBM's BladeCenter servers. Costa Mesa-based Emulex is reporting today that its productings--including its 10Gb/s Ethernet Network Interface Cards and 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters--have been selected by IBM for its IBM Power Systems product line.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Inventing Stuff, Obviously Impossible?

Frank Addante

Stage two: They say the solution was obvious all along." -- Robert Fischell, Inventor (Holder of 200 medical device patents) It is easy to come up with ideas. Blogger Template originally design by Web-Kreation Converted By Jacky Supit

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Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

Both Sides of the Table

The patents Overture held became known in small circles as Google’s ’361 problem as outlined here. An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

SoCal Delicious

SpaceX’s rockets and spacecraft were the first privately designed and built craft to put a satellite into Earth and dock with the International Space Station. It also won a number of key patents bit.ly/RiJCFI Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

InfoChachkie

In this study, the subjects were required to suffer extreme embarrassment, before they were allowed to join a discussion group that, by design, offered little value to its members.