Fandango Gets Patent Win Over Maxwell

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Los Angeles-based movie information, streaming, and reservations service Fandango has just received a win in court, after a California federal judge ruled in the company's favor in a patent invalidation case against Japanese company Maxwell, Ltd. Fandango had been seeking to invalidate three patents held by Maxwell over allowing access to movie and television shows for a set rental period. The patent suit, Maxwell, Ltd.

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When you think of patents, you think of added value to the corporation in the form of protection of its intellectual property. Investors like to see patents or patent applications as evidence of intellectual property value and barriers to entry.

Glaukos Sues Ivantis Over Patents

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San Clemente-based Glaukos , which is developing medical technology for the treatment of glaucoma, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ivantis. According to Glaukos, it filed the patent infringement suit in the U.S. The suit alleges that the Ivantis Hydrus Microstent device infringes on patents held by Glaukos covering its core glaucoma technologies. glaukos ivantis patent infringement glaucoma

Lytx Trumpets New Patents

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San Diego-based a href="[link] , the developer of camera-based, driver safety and monitoring systems, said Wednesday that it received five patents in 2013, and filed applications for an additional, 18 patents on its technology.

RealD Claims Patent Wins

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Los Angeles-based 3D movie projection technology developer RealD said today that it has reinforced its global IP protection, after a number of patent wins. According to RealD, one of its patents was recently reaffirmed by the Australian Patent Office, after a re-examination request by what it called a "struggling competitor", and a similar win at the US Patent and Trademark Office. reald patent legal infringement cinema movie content protection projection display

Nomadix Gets Patent Win

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Agoura Hills-based Internet access gateway maker Nomadix says that it has received a win in a federal court, saying that Blueprint RF has infringed upon one of the company's patents. District Court judge for the Central District of California, and stems from a patent infringment lawsuit filed by Nomadix in October of 2014, covering the idea of a "portal page" which users land on when first connecting to a network, particularly in hotels. The patent owned by Nomadix is U.S.

Tinder Sues Bumble Over Patents

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Los Angeles-based dating app developer Tinder 's parent company, Match Group , has sued Tinder competitor Bumble in the Texas Western District Court oer patent infringement, alleging that Bumble is virtually identical to Tinder. it is suing Bumble over both patent infringement and stealing trade secrets. tinder bumble match group patent lawsuit legal uspto dating smartphone software

Ring Sued By Skybell Technologies Over Patents

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Santa Monica-based video doorbell developer Ring has been sued by a competitor, Skybell Technologies , in the California Central Court, for patent infringement. According to Skybell, Ring violated three of its patents covering dorbell communicaftions systems and methods. The patents are U.S. Patents No 9,055,202; 9,179,109; and 9,179,107. ring doorbell skybell technologies patent lawsuit legal uspto

Broadcom, Tessera In Patent Settlement

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Broadcom and Tessera Technologies have settled an ongoing patent dispute, according to Tessera, where the two have agree to settle and dismiss all pending litigation between them. Tessera said this morning that Broadcom entered into a new multi-year patent license agreement with Tessera. broadcom tessera patent legal lawsuit semiconductor

Snap Sued By BlackBerry Over Patents

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in a patent infringement suite filed with the U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles)--the result of a patent litigation push by BlackBerry Ltd. snap snapchat blackberry patent infringement litigation legal messagingVenice, California-based Snap has been sued by BlackBerry Ltd. , as it seeks new revenue sources. The lawsuit, BlackBerry Ltd. Snap Inc.,

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.

Glaukos Settles Patent Suit

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Laguna Hills-based medical device maker Glaukos said this morning that it has entered into a settlement of a patent lawsuit with Transcend Medical. According to the company, it has agreed not to sue Transcend for patent infringement related to Transcend's CyPass Micro-Stent devices. transcend infringement patent lawsuit legal lifescience medical biotech glauko

Iteris Settles Patent Lawsuit

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Santa Ana-based Iteris , which develops traffic management and monitoring equipment, reported late Monday that it has settled a patent infringement lawsuit that had been filed against the company by Wavetronix. iteris patent litigation wavetronix lawsuit legal settlement Iteris said it has agreed to remove a feature from one of its products as part of the settlement. Financial details of the settlement were not announce by the companies involved. READ MORE>>.

Ceres Gets Patent

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patent on a genetic sequence derived from corn. The company said the patent, U.S. Patent No. The company said the additional patent brings its total owned or licensed patents to 85; the company also says it has approximately 110 pending patent applications. PTO, the inventors of the patent were Nicholai Alexandrov, Vyacheslav Brover, and Kenneth Feldman. The patent was originally filed in September of 2012.

Sonos Declares Patent Victory

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Santa Barbara-based Sonos , the developer of whole-home music streaming systems, has declared victory in a patent infringement suit, which had been filed against the firm in 2012. Sonos said it has declared victory in a case filed by a "patent troll" in 2012, in what it says was a "major victory" for the company in helping the company and others fight back against "baseless assertions" by patent assertion entities (PAE).

Ceres Gets Soybean Gene Patent

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patent, covering the company's genetic sequence derived from soybean, which is aimed at producing improved soybean varieties. The company says it now has approximately 85 issued patents and numerous patent applications. The new patent, U.S. Patent No. ‌in the patent filing. ceres soybean gene genetic patent uspto agriculture biotech biotechnology seed

Illumina Sues Premaitha Health Over Patents

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San Diego-based life sciences equipment developer Illumina says it has filed a new patent infringement suit against Premaitha Health plc , in the United Kingdom. According to Illumina, its new suit accuses Premaitha of infringing upon European Patent (UK) 1 524 321 B2 titled, "Non-invasive Detection of Fetal Genetic Traits". Illumina said that the patent in question is exclusively licensed to Illumina from Sequenom.

RealD Wins Patent Infringement Action

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Beverly Hills-based 3D movie projection technology developer RealD reports that it has won a patent infringement ation against competitor MasterImage, after a U.S. According to RealD, the US ITC has reached an initial determination, which concludes that RealD's patents were valid and infringed by MasterImage. RealD had filed an ITC complaint alleging MasterImage's Horizon3D cinema products violate its patents.

RealD Gets European Patent

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Los Angeles-based 3D movie projection technology developer RealD is reporting this morning that it has been issued a patent in Europe, for the company''s XL Cinema System. The company said European Patent No. The company says it now has more than 60 patents issued around the world. reald europe patent movie projection technology

Sonos, Sound United Settle Patent Spat

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Vista-based Sound United , the parent firm of audio brands Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, HEOS, Boston Acoustics and ClasseAudio, says it has settled all of the patent infringement litigation between the company and Santa Barbara-based Sonos. litigation lawsuit legal infringement patent united sound sonos

Transphorm Gets Patents

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Goleta-based Transphorm , the developer of Gallium Nitride (GaN) power conversion technology, reports that it has scored two patents covering its technology. The company said the two patents are number 8,816,751 titled "Inductive Load Power Switching Circuits", and patent application 13/887,204 titled "Bridge Circuits and Their Components", which it describes as "landmark patents" for its technology. The second patent application was filed on May 3, 20`13.

NewEgg Wins Patent Suit

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City of Industry-based Newegg , the online electronics retailer, has scored a win in a patent lawsuit after a jury invalidated a patent held by Alcatel-Lucent USA. newegg patent legal lawsuit alcatel lucent troll

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ID Analytics Gets Patent

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patent on the company''s identity manipulation detection system and method. The patent, U.S. Patent Number 13/494,976, was granted on December 23, 2014, and names Stephen Coggeshall, Wenzhoung Zhou, and Viktoria Rojkova as inventors. ID Analytics said the patent helps detect whether a consumer shows signs of deliberate identity manipulation that would indicate a significant risk of fraud. idanalytics lifelock risk management fraud prevention patent uspto legal

Nomadix Spars Over Patent Suit With Guest-Tek

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Agoura-based Nomadix , which develops wireless and Internet gateway technology, which is in the midst of a patent fight with hotel entertainment company Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. , has been ordered to provide up information on its patents as a result of a countersuit from Guest-Tek. Nomadix ramped up its patent licensing and lawsuit efforts around 2008, targeting other technology providers in the hotel Internet industry.

Activision Blizzard Gets Patent Win

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Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard reported a win in court late Thursday, saying that the United States District Court, Central District of California has invalidated all patent claims asserted by McRO, Inc. Activision said it will "aggressively defend" its investments in its franchises from "entities whose sole purpose is to use patent litigation to hold innovative companies captive for monetary gain."

Zadara Storage Gets Patent Award

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Patent for its technology. The company said that it received US Patent 8,819,230 for a Virtual Private Storage Array service for cloud servers. The patent was filed on November 5, 2011, and names CEO Nelson Nahum, along with Yair Hershko, Yoav Ossia, Shyam Kaushik, Lev Vainblat, Alex Lyakas, Moshe Melnikov, and Vladamir Popovski as inventors. The company was represented by Patent Law Group LLP in the patent filing.

Illumina Wins $26.7M In Patent infringement Lawsuit Against Ariosa

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in a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor Ariosa Diagnostics , the company said late last week, after a federal jury in San Francisco ruled in its favor in a patent infringement suit. According to Illumina, the jury found that Riosa Diagnostics' non-invasive, prenatal tests infringe on two patents owned by Illumina. The patents in question in the suit were US Patent 8,318,430 and US Patent 7,955,794.

Ceres Gets Two Crop Patents

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patents on crop traits that it says it is looking to apply to such crops as corn, soybean, forage sorghum and cotton. The two patents are U.S. Patent No. Patent No. 9,309,573, and bring the company's total number of patents to approximately 90. The '268 patent focuses on improving low light tolerance in plants, and names Shing Kwok, Sam Harris, and James Burns as inventors, with Fish & Richardson P.C.

Qualcomm Signs Chinese Patent Deal

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San Diego-based Qualcomm said today that it has entered into a patent licensing deal with Chinese company Zhuhai Ewpe Information Technology Inc. According to Qualcomm, the 3G and 4G Chinese patent license gives EWPE a royalty-bearing patent license to develop, manufacture and sell 3G WCDMA and CDMA2000 and 4G LTE subscriber units for use in China. qualcomm china patent telecom license wcdma

RealD Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit

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Beverly Hills-based RealD , the developer of 3D movie projection technology, said Friday that it has won a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor MasterImage 3D. International Trade Commission, which found that MasterImage 3D's systems infringe on its patents, and which ban infringing systems from MasterImage from entering or being sold in the United States. reald patent infringement lawsuit masterimage legal international trade commission

Resonant Trumpets New Patent Wins

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Goleta-based Resonant , which develops technology used for radio frequency (RF) filtering, says that it has just surpassed 125 issued and pending patents covering its technology. The company aid the two latest patents, issued on March 28th, were US Patent No.: 9,608,595, "Acoustic wave filters with enhanced rejection" and US Patent No.:

VIZIO Licenses Patents

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Irvine-based VIZIO , the manufacturer of LCD HDTVs, said Friday that it has licensed its patent portfolio to firm E & S International. Financial details of the patent license were not announced. VIZIO has a number of patent lawsuits in motion against other digital TV firms.

Verdezyne Gains Patent

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Carlsbad-based Verdezyne , the venture backed developer of biofuels technology, said today that it has been granted a United States Patent. The firm said the patent, No. The patent was filed on March 11, 2011.

TeleSign Gets Patent

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Los Angeles-based TeleSign , the provider of Internet fraud prevention and authentication services led by Steve Jillings, said Monday that it has been awarded a patent. Patent and Trademark Office, inventor of the patent was Schlomo Gonen.

NGD Systems Gains Two New Patents

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Irvine-based NGD Systems reported this morning that it has received two new patents for its solid state drive (SSD) technology. Both patents were developed by Vladimir Alves, the company's Chief Technology Officer, and Joao Alcantara. The company says it now has 14 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The company was represented by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP in the patent filings.