April 2014

General Patent Corporation Adds Vice President of Licensing

Dr. Yoriko Morita Will Focus on Licensing in Asian Markets

Suffern, N.Y. – April 30, 2014 − General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and IP management firm, has added Dr. Yoriko Morita to its corporate management team as Vice President of Licensing. Dr. Morita is an experienced licensing executive with an extensive IP and technical background.

Timing is Everything

Submitted by patentadmin on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:53

As the litigation drags on between Apple and Samsung and each side accuses the other of various acts of infringement, every once in a while an interesting bit of information comes to light. This month, Apple explained that it is entitled to $2.2 billion in damages because of...timing.

Samsung and Fractus Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit for $38 Million

Submitted by patentadmin on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:32

April 17, 2014 - After almost five years of litigation, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Fractus SA told a federal court that they have settled their patent lawsuit. Fractus sued Samsung in 2009 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claiming that Samsung infringed four of its patents on cellphone antennas. Samsung was eventually ordered to pay $38 million, after which Fractus claimed Sansung continued to infringe.

University of Pittsburgh Settles Patent Suit with Varian for $35 Million

Submitted by patentadmin on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 15:12

April 11, 2014 - Varian Medical Systems Inc. agreed to pay the University of Pittsburgh ("Pitt") $35 million as part of an agreement to settle their patent litigation. Pitt sued Varian in 2007 for infringement of a patent on real-time position management technology, which Varian used in radiation therapy equipment.

TouchTunes Awarded Attorneys' Fees Worth Several Million Dollars in Patent Lawsuit with Arachnid Inc.

Submitted by patentadmin on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:12

April 10, 2014 - TouchTunes Interactive Networks, which was sued by Arachnid Inc. in 2007 for patent infringement, not only won its lawsuit but was granted "several million dollars" in attorneys' fees, according to a TouchTunes news release.

General Patent Corporation Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with Haier

Haier America Trading Takes a License under the LaserDynamics Patent

Suffern, N.Y. – April 10, 2014 − General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and IP management firm, announced today on behalf of its subsidiary, LaserDynamics LLC, that it settled a patent infringement lawsuit against Haier America Trading, LLC of New York, N. Y. (Haier).