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NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

We are proud to announce that NASA’s InSight Mars Lander contains a seismometer made by our client, Kinemetrics, Inc. We have obtained patents for Kinemetrics for their cutting edge seismometer in the United States and in countries throughout the world. For example, United States Patent No. 6,776,042. If you are curious, the patent is effective… read more

Trojan Law Offices Convinces Federal Judge to Dismiss $43 Million Case.

Trojan Law Offices Convinces Federal Judge to Dismiss $43 Million Case. On September 10, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney issued a summary judgment order dismissing all thirteen claims in VBS Distribution, Inc, et al. v. Nutrivita Laboratories Inc. et. al., Case No. 8:16-cv-01553-CJC-DFM, Central District of California. The Vietnamese Broadcasting Service (VBS… read more

U.S. SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO HEAR CASE IN WHICH TLO INVALIDATED WHIRLPOOL’S PATENT

Homeland Housewares LLC, the maker of the world famous NutriBullet blender, has prevailed in a patent dispute against Whirlpool Corporation.  The case began as a challenge to the validity of Whirlpool’s 7,581,688 patent before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  The case concluded on June 4, 2018 when the Supreme Court denied Whirlpool’s petition… read more

$3.17 MILLION JUDGMENT AFFIRMED ON APPEAL

Trojan Law Offices is pleased to announce that we have secured an arbitration award exceeding $3.17 million for Capital Brands LLC, which is the maker of the iconic NutriBullet and Magic Bullet blenders. On May 4, 2018, an international appellate panel affirmed a judgment in favor of Capital Brands LLC against Brand Developers for breaching… read more

TLO SECURES WIN FOR THE NUTRIBULLET BY INVALIDATING WHIRLPOOL PATENT

On August 4, 2017, we convinced the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. to invalidate a patent owned by Whirlpool relating to kitchen blenders having software that controls the speed of the blender. The ruling was issued as a published decision, setting patent law precedent for years to come. See Homeland… read more

Congratulations to Woodham Biotechnology Holdings, LLC!

Congratulations to Woodham Biotechnology Holdings, LLC for receiving its second and most critical patent for its breakthrough technology involving protein electrophoresis. For decades, scientists have gone through a tedious two step process of first separating proteins, followed by protein blotting of the results of the first step. Gels used in the first step can fall… read more

Congratulations to Dr. Owiesy!

Congratulations to Dr. Owiesy for receiving his patent for his cure for migraine headaches. You read that right. Dr. Owiesy invented a cure. Dr. Oweisy has had amazing success in curing his patients of re-occurring migraines. After one to two treatments, the migraines do not return.

Congratulations to Our Favorite Canadians at Automotive Data Solutions, Inc. and to Mark Rutledge!

Congratulations to our favorite Canadians at Automotive Data Solutions, Inc. and to Mark Rutledge, their token American engineer, for two new patents for a graphical interface and new router for vehicle stereo systems. These patents are for inventions that make up a part of the most creative and sophisticated Internet-based platform in the aftermarket automotive… read more

Trade Secret Rights Lost Because of Defective Employment Agreement

In May, 2016, the Defend Trade Secrets Act took effect, which nationalized the enforcement of trade secret violations by allowing parties to sue in Federal Court.   Before the Act was passed, each State in the nation had its own trade secret law.  The federal law requires that employment agreements at your company be modified… read more

PATENT RIGHTS LOST FOR CANCER DRUG

On May 1, 2017, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in which Helsinn Healthcare S.A. lost its patent rights to its drug for reducing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.  See Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Case Nos. 2016-1284, 2016-1787. The patented drug was sold under the trade names Aloxi® and… read more

Intellectual Property Law Resources

As technology expands and access to the world around us becomes easier, the importance of intellectual property law in today’s age cannot be overstated. Whether you are a business owner, inventor, or even a webmaster, intellectual property rights have permeated almost every level of our society. Moreover, as the global economy shifts towards more intellectual… read more

Why you need a patent opinion

1. What is a legal opinion and why you might need one A legal opinion is indispensible in helping you make the right business decision and, often, it will provide needed coverage should you face litigation. In essence, it is our formal advice as experienced registered Los Angeles patent attorneys on the applicability of the… read more

TLO® INSIGHT: Patents Can Now Be Held Unenforceable for the Actions of Management Not Directly Involved in the Patent Process

In the usual case, claims of inequitable conduct revolve around inventors or patent attorneys who fail to disclose material prior art as they prosecute a patent application. However, the Federal Circuit has now held that where a company has submitted a patent application, the president of that company may owe a duty to disclose prior… read more

TLO® INSIGHT: How To Fight A Patent Troll

Companies seeking to license their patent rights take many forms.  One of those companies is Sorensen Research and Development Trust.  Your company may have received a cease and desist letter from Sorensen demanding several hundred thousand dollars.  You are probably first wondering, who is Sorensen?  Sorensen has a portfolio of patents relating to plastic molding technology…. read more

TLO® INSIGHT: Federal Court Throws Patentability of Genes in Doubt

In a decision that surprised the legal and scientific communities alike, a federal court in the Southern District of New York has held that all of the claims at issue in seven of Myriad Genetics, Inc.’s breast cancer gene patents are invalid, including those directed toward methods of using isolated genes as markers for breast… read more

Strategic Use of Reexamination to Avoid Costly Litigation

If you receive a letter accusing you of patent infringement, what can you do to avoid costly litigation?  Everyone knows that patent litigation can be costly.  Recent statistics show that the average cost of litigating a patent case all the way to trial can easily be more than $1 million.  For many small business owners,… read more

ARE YOUR PATENT RIGHTS DYING TOO YOUNG?

TOO MANY MEDICAL DEVICE PATENTS DIE BEFORE THEIR TIME Your company has worked hard to make your first orthopedic device a commercial success. Overcoming numerous technological obstacles and addressing the FDA’s concerns took years of hard work. Once it was finally approved by the FDA, your company still plowed a good percentage of the profits from… read more

SHARKNINJA AND NUTRIBULLET SETTLE FALSE ADVERTISING LAWSUIT

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/sharkninja-nutribullet-settle-false-advertising-220600261.html LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On November 1, 2016, SharkNinja Operating LLC agreed to settle a false advertising lawsuit filed by NutriBullet, LLC., which had been pending in federal court in Los Angeles, California since May 2014. In the lawsuit, NutriBullet alleged that the 2014 packaging for SharkNinja’s Nutri Ninja single-serve blender… read more

PHOENIX LICENSES WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. TO PATENTS COVERING USE OF INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEMS

Phoenix Solutions, Inc. has licensed its speech recognition/Advanced language processing portfolio covering Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. for the latters use of such technology in responding to call queries concerning customer accounts and other related applications. The portfolio encompasses numerous technologies in wide spread use in the IVR industry, and… read more

PHOENIX LICENSES TICKETMASTER TO PATENTS COVERING USE OF INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEMS

LOS ANGELES – Phoenix Solutions, Inc. has licensed its speech recognition/Advanced language processing portfolio covering Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems to Ticketmaster for the latter’s use of such technology in responding to call queries concerning entertainment events. The portfolio encompasses numerous technologies in wide spread use in the IVR industry, and includes some 300+ issued… read more

TROJAN LAW OFFICES OBTAINS PATENT APPROVAL FOR FETUIN DERIVED POLYPEPTIDE TO TREAT CANCER

LOS ANGELES – Trojan Law Offices, an intellectual property law firm with expertise in biomedical sciences announces the issuance of United States Patent No. 7,445,784 for “Polypeptide For The Treatment of Cancer And a Method For Preparation Thereof” on behalf of its client, Ambryx Biotechnology, Inc. “It’s rewarding to see Ambryx obtain yet another patent… read more