February 2014

White House Announces Initiatives Against Abusive Patent Lawsuits

Submitted by patentadmin on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 16:37

The Obama Administration is in the process of launching initiatives aimed at helping inventors who need legal help filing patents and/or defendants who have been targeted by patent assertion entities (PAEs), the latest term for what is commonly called a patent troll. PAEs are defined as businesses that center their business model on patent lawsuits and demand letters.

GE Lighting Settles Patent Lawsuit with CRS Electronics

Submitted by patentadmin on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 11:58

February 13, 2014 - GE Lighting settled with CRS Electronics, ending a patent infringement lawsuit that began in December 2012.

GE alleged that CRS infringed two U.S. patents, 6,799,864 and 6,787,999, related to LED lamp heat sink designs and methods of replacing existing lamps with these designs. CRS agreed to take a license under the two patents.

Apple's A7 Processor Subject of New Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:58

February 3, 2014 - The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) filed a patent suit against Apple, claiming that Apple's newest A7 processor infringes U.S. Patent No. 5,781,752, entitled "Table Based Data Speculation Circuit for Parallel Processing Computer." WARF alleges that Apple's iPhone 5S, iPad Air, and iPad Mini with Retina Display each use Apple's newest A7 processor and thus infringe the '752 patent.