July 2013

General Patent Corporation and RE/MAX Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

RE/MAX Licenses Data Distribution Technologies’ Patent

Suffern, N.Y. – July 11, 2013 − General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on behalf of its subsidiary, Data Distribution Technologies LLC (DDT), that a patent infringement lawsuit filed by DDT against RE/MAX LLC has been amicably resolved.

Sixth Circuit Court Revives "5-Hour Energy" Product Maker's Trademark Dispute with "8-HR Energy" Rival

Submitted by patentadmin on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 10:31

July 10, 2013 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned a lower court's grant of summary judgment in the trademark infringement dispute between 5-Hour Energy owner Innovation Ventures, LLC and Bhelliom Enterprise Corp., which produces "8-HR Energy."

Wall Street Journal - "General Patent Corporation Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with Weichert"

The Wall Street Journal reported the news of General Patent Corporation's settlement with Weichert Lead Network on behalf of GPC subsidiary Data Distribution Technologies. ("General Patent Corporation Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with Weichert" Wall Street Journal - July 3, 2013)

Computer Mouse Inventor Was Ahead of His Time - WAY Ahead

Submitted by patentadmin on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 22:02

Sometimes it's possible to be a little too ahead of your time. Case in point: The patent on the first computer mouse expired in 1987 - shortly before the device became ubiquitous among computer users. Because it was patented before there was a need for it, the mouse's inventor inadvertently missed out on making a mint from his mouse. (The mouse only became commercially available in 1984, with the introduction of Apple's Macintosh PC.)