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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

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

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