Are you wasting money filing patents?

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But only recently did I read a clear document on the risks and rewards of patent strategy. Thanks to Russ Krajec, a patent attorney, for the quick improvement in my education, here are some important points to consider when thinking of your patent strategy.

RealD Gets Patent Win

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Los Angeles-based 3D movie technology developer RealD announced on Wednesday that the company has scored a patent win in Europe. According to the company, the European Patent Office (EPO) has upheld the validity on one of its key patents for light-doubling 3D cinema projection systems. RealD said the ruling will bolster its case against Volfoni, who the company is suing over infringement of its patents.

Illumina Wins Patent Infringement Suit

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San Diego-based life sciences equipment maker Illumina has won a patent infringement lawsuit it filed against Ariosa Diagnostics , according to the company, in a win in the United Kingdom. According to Illumina, it received a judgement in its favor in the patent infringement suit, from the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court in the United Kingdom. illumina patent infringement lawsuit legal ariosa diagnostics international london court

Sonos Sues Lenbrook Industries Over Patent Infringement

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Santa Barbara-based whole home music system developer Sonos has sued Lenbrook Industries Ltd , the parent company of Bluesound Wireless Music Systems , over patent infringement, according to a court filing. alleging patent infringement. sonos patent infringement bluesound wireless music systems

Illumina Sues Complete Genomics, Others Over Patent Infringement

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San Diego-based Illumina said it has filed three more, patent infringement suits, related to its fight against BGI , this time in Switzerland, Turkey, and the US. Patent Nos. 7,566,537 and 9,410,200; in Switzerland against Latvia MGI Tech SIA for infringing patents EP 1 530 578 B1 and EP 1 828 412 B1; and against Genoks Genetik Hastalıklar Tanı Merkezi in Turkey for infringing on EP 3 002 289 B1.

Patent litigation can kill the small guy.

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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.

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

DivX Sues Netflix, Hulu Over Patents

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DivX , the streaming video software developer which was started in San Diego, has filed patent infringement lawsuits against both Netflix and Hulu , accusing the firms of usings its video streaming intellectual property. The two patent infringement lawsuits are DIVX, LLC v. divx neulion patent infringement lawsuit legal uspto hulu netflix streaming content software media encoder

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.

Ring's Latest Patent Application Raises Alarms Among Privacy Advocates

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Santa Monica-based Ring has just received a patent on adding facial recognition to its cameras--allowing some future version of the camera to automtically call police on a "suspicious" subject--in a move that has raised alarms among privacy and social advocates. Ring's patent application, US 2018/0341835 A1, was applied for on November 29th. ring patent application privacy doorbell amazon

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.

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

Nimbus Data Trumpets Patent

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Aliso Viejo-based Nimbus Data , a developer of flash-based storage products for the cloud infrastructure market, said it has received a "new" patent for its deduplication technology. The company said it was granted patent 8,751,763, entitled "Low-overhead Deduplication within Block-based Data Storage". According to the USPTO, the patent was actually granted two years ago on June 10, 2014, and names Karmpudi V. Ramarao as inventor of the patent.

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

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.

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>>.

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

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

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).

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

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

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

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.

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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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.

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.,

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.