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

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

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."

TYLT Labs' New Seed Fund And The Promise Of Silicon Beach

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We''re making investments, and are based in Santa Monica, and although we have a small team, we''re looking forward to becoming part of the local scene here in Silicon Beach. We''re happy to report that we''ve found quite a bunch of those here in our backyard in Santa Monica.

Los Angeles Firm Sues Google Over Mobile Browsing Patent

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A little known Santa Monica-based firm EMG Technology is taking on Google in a patent fight, announcing today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Internet giant, over a patent covering simplified navigation systems on smart phones and tablets.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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They have built proprietary ad serving, video serving and image recognition technology, complete with patents, and invented in-image advertising. Think about how many images are on the web. Millions, billions, trillions?

Fuisz Media Ties With Intellectual Ventures

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Santa Monica-based interactive video technology developer Fuisz Media and IP licensing firm Intellectual Ventures said yesterday that the two are in a intellectual property licensing agreement. The companies said that Fuisz has acquired several strategic patents related to interactive video technology from IV, and has become a customer of IV''s patent defense program. Financial details of the patent licensing deal were not announced.

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Dollar Shave Club Countersues Gillette

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Santa Monica-based Dollar Shave Club has filed a lawsuit against razor giant Gillette , in the U.S. Gillette claims Dollar Shave Club has infringed on one of its patents for self cleaning razors. dollar shave club gillette patent lawsuit court legal razor subscription serviceDistrict Court in Delaware, to counter an earlier lawsuit filed by Gillette against the company on December 17th.

Activision Publishing Countersues Companies

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Santa Monica-based videogame developer Activision said late Friday that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against two companies. patent covering 3D navigation, and another patent covering objects in 3-D virtual worlds. The lawsuit comes in response to an existing, patent infringement lawsuit filed by Worlds Inc. The two patents in question are U.S. Patent No. Patent No. activision lawsuit legal patent infringement worlds

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

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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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Coloft Hackfest And Your Chance At $4K In Cash! All Thanks to BetterWorks

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This Sunday BetterWorks his hosting Coloft Hackfest in Santa Monica, CA,and what better way to spend your weekend then with an amazing group of individuals from your local Southern California Tech scene. 8 patents pending, and world programming finalist. Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Demand Media Sweetens Executive Pot

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Ahead of its IPO, Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online domain name and media publishing business run by Richard Rosenblatt, updated its IPO filings Thursday, saying that it has granted $30.8M Among other updates the firm added to its S-1 filing, the firm reported it now has eight patents granted--up from five--for its intellectual property, and an additional sixteen pending in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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Mobile Wallet Solution Kuapay Unveils New Interface & Features For User Security

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With first-to-market patent-pending security technology. Also proud of the move, Bill Elkus, Founder and Managing Director of Clearstone Venture Partners said Kuapay’s patent-pending distributed encryption keys are a game changer in security.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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

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Santa Monica-based Fundable (www.fundable.com) is a newly launched, crowdfunding site which is headed by local entrepreneur Wil Shroter. 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.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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In college at the California Institute of Technology, he patented a new loudspeaker design and formed GNP Loudspeakers, Inc. He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a JD from Southwestern University, and suffers from an addiction to cheeseburgers.