March 2014

General Patent Corporation Licenses Securitag Assembly Group

Securitag Assembly Group Takes a License from Leighton Technologies

Suffern, N.Y. – March 27, 2014 − General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing firm, announced today on behalf of its subsidiary, Leighton Technologies LLC (Leighton), that it has licensed a Leighton patent to Securitag Assembly Group Co., Ltd. of Taiwan, Republic of China (Securitag).

Beastie Boys Prevail in Copyright Dispute with GoldieBlox

Submitted by patentadmin on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:17

Remember the toymakers who used a Beastie Boys song without permission and then filed suit against the band when they were asked to stop using the song? (see "GoldieBlox and the Three Beasties").

GoldieBlox had argued that their usage of the Beastie Boys' song "Girls" was fair use because it was a "parody" - actually, that they intended it to transform the song into "a powerful anthem for girls" (with an accompanying video that, conveniently, features little girls playing with GoldieBlox products).

GPC CEO Will Address Patent Reform Proposals at LES Conference in NYC March 27

As a Sponsor of the Meeting, General Patent Corporation Is Offering Discounted Registration to Clients and Colleagues

Suffern, N.Y., March 17, 2014 − The Licensing Executives Society (LES) 2014 Mid-Year Meeting in New York will include a workshop that addresses patent assertion entities and patent reform. "Risk-Benefit Issues Associated with Proposal to Address Patent Assertion Entities" will feature General Patent Corporation (GPC) CEO Alex Poltorak and Frank Rusco of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), author of the recent GAO report on NPEs (Non-Practicing Entities).

Intellectual Ventures' Patent Lawsuit Against Bank of America Dismissed by Federal Judge

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 15:12

March 10, 2014 - A patent lawsuit accusing Bank of America (BofA) of infringing patents related to online billing has been dismissed by a U.S. District judge in North Carolina because plaintiff Intellectual Ventures (IV) did not include any facts to back up its claim that BofA knew that visitors to its website would be infringing IV's patents. IV originally filed suit against BofA and a handful of other banks in June 2013.

General Patent Corporation Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with On Track Innovations

On Track Innovations Takes a License under the Leighton Technologies Patents

Suffern, N.Y. – March 10, 2014 − General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on behalf of its subsidiary, Leighton Technologies LLC (Leighton), that it settled a patent infringement lawsuit against On Track Innovations, Ltd. of Rosh-Pina, Israel and OTI America, Inc. of Iselin, New Jersey (OTI).

Mistrial Declared in Patent Lawsuit Between Palo Alto Networks and Juniper Networks

Submitted by patentadmin on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:12

March 7, 2014 - Juniper Networks filed a patent lawsuit against Palo Alto Networks, but a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware declared a mistrial in the suit when the jury failed to reach a verdict. The Court has not yet scheduled a new trial date for this matter, but the lawsuit - which was filed in December 2011 - is still pending.