November 26, 2013 - Stratasys Inc., the North American subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., brought a patent lawsuit against Afinia, a division of Microboards Technology LLC. Stratasys alleges that Afinia infringes four of its patents related to 3D printing, and seeks injunctive relief and damages.
December 9, 2013 - In the course of its two patent lawsuits with Samsung over the design of the iPhone, Apple expects to pay over $60 million to its outside counsel, Morrison & Foerster.
One of this holiday season's most anticipated gifts is an engineering toy set marketed to girls. The GoldieBlox building sets got a lot of attention from a promotional video that the company released on the Internet and that went viral.
And then the GoldieBlox folks got even more attention because they had used a Beastie Boys song in their video without getting permission from the two surviving members of the band.
December 6, 2013 - Online auto parts retailer Parts.com received some bad news on December 4 when a California federal judge dismissed its trademark infringement lawsuit against Google and left only one infringement claim standing in its suit against Yahoo.
GPC CEO Alexander Poltorak was quoted in an article on Law.com in his capacity as President of American Innovators for Patent Reform (AIPR). ("IP Groups Express Unease Over Patent Reform Bill" Law.com − December 4, 2013 − free registration required)