July 2016

Attorney Has Really Bad Day!

Submitted by patentadmin on Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:00

Francis Malofiy, the attorney suing Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement for its rendition of “Stairway to Heaven,” is not likely to add to this to his résumé. A three-judge panel ruled that his three-month suspension by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania was warranted. And this comes after Mr. Malofiy had penalties imposed by the judge overseeing the copyright infringement case for “outrageous” and “unprofessional” behavior.

Google Gets Permanent Injunction in SEO Firm Trademark Lawsuit

Submitted by patentadmin on Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:00

We guess everyone – or at least everyone who reads this blog – knows what “search engine optimization” is. If not, OK. It is a service that adds codes and links and other elements to a website to make it attractive to search engines. When you go to Google, and search for “patent enforcement,” it is not a coincidence that General Patent Corporation pops up at the top of the page.

Really Tough Way to Lose a Lawsuit

Submitted by patentadmin on Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:00

In 2014, Christ Tavantzis and ChrisTrikes Custom Motorcycles, filed a complaint against a number of individuals and entities alleging infringed of his patent for a wheelchair-accessible motorcycle. After the complaint was filed, the U.S. District Court hearing the case received notice of Mr. Tavantzis' death. When no party moved to substitute the proper party to continue Mr. Tavantzis' claims, the court dismissed Mr. Tavantzis from the lawsuit, leaving his business, ChrisTrikes Custom Motorcycles, as the only remaining plaintiff.

Fractal Heatsink Technologies Awarded a U.S. Patent Directed to Fractal Heatsink Transfer Device

Suffern, N.Y. – July 12, 2016Fractal Heatsink Technologies LLC, an R&D company focusing on developing innovative fractal heatsink technologies, was recently awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,228,785 - Fractal Heat Transfer Device (the “’785 Patent”).

The ’785 Patent broadly covers a heat exchange device with fractal geometry. Fractal geometry improves heat transfer efficiency and allows for reduced noise levels, space and materials to construct a heatsink.