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  • This past Friday a jury in Apple v. Samsung II, the fiasco in ‘Frisco, came (mostly) to a conclusion.  Unlike the previous jury that awarded Apple over $2Bn dollars for patent infringement, this jury awarded them about $120 million dollars.  That works out to about %5.5 of the original award. However, Apple was also found […]

  • Heineken is the latest international company to face roadblocks registering its trademark in China. The popular beer maker alleges that Wujiang Xili Machinery Factory, a small Chinese sewing company, is illegally using its name and logo. As FT.com reports, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce previously rejected Wujiang Xili prior attempt to register two […]

  • The epic battle between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. could have resulted in the release of some juicy inside information. The Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the tech giants do not have to reveal confidential profit and sales information. The controversy dates back to the patent infringement trial held last […]

  • If nothing else, the epic patent battle between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. has brought increased attention to the value of design patents. According to the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO) recent report on worldwide patent trends, design patent grants and applications both continue to increase. In total, the IPO’s 2013 IP Record revealed […]

  • Thanks to the White House, Apple. Inc. won another battle in its on-going intellectual property war with Samsung Electronics Co. Earlier this month, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that the Obama Administration would veto an exclusion order issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) covering several popular Apple products. The ITC’s Apple ruling found […]

  • In the seemingly never ending litigation between Apple and Samsung, I get a lot of questions about the $1.5B award in the only win Apple has had during all these legal battles. Apple Inc. was granted a design patent for the rounded corners of its iPad tablet device, Patent D670,286 for “The Ornamental Design For […]

  • The ongoing intellectual property litigation between Apple and Samsung continues to make headlines months after the blockbuster verdict was announced.  Samsung is seeking a new trial on the basis of juror misconduct. Samsung alleges that the foreman of the jury that awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages failed to disclose his involvement in two legal […]

  • Seeking to regain its relevance in the ever-changing world of social media, former giant MySpace may be able to rely on the momentum of a recent intellectual property victory over Apple. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board recently denied Apple’s bid to trademark its famous music icon after determining it was too similar to a […]

  • As I was perusing my favorite technology blogs regarding, various smartphones, I was interested in the new Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Nokia Lumia 900 reviews.  I noticed that every article mentioned how fast it was on a single core device.  The constant reference to the single core brought out the attorney in me, so I […]