IPNews® – In what appears to be an increasing trend, the U.S. Supreme Court has its hands full lately with Intellectual Property related cases.

The October 2018 term is slated for five intellectual property related cases. One of the cases relates primarily to trademarks, with two copyright related cases and two patent related cases. To continue reading, click: U.S. Supreme Court Increases Review of Intellectual Property Cases

IPNews® – Last week the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the U.S Patent and Trademark Office’s in-house review does not violate a defendant’s right to have a case judged by a jury and federal court.

Popular tech companies are celebrating the ruling saying it will help fight patent infringement lawsuits and “patent trolls.” Others such as pharmaceutical companies aren’t as pleased with the decision. To continue reading, click: Supreme Court Approves Legality of Patent Review Process

golf.jpgIPNews® – Nike recently filed a patent application for hi-tech golfing glasses with features that could soon make golfing glasses standard gear for golfers.

The glasses allow the user to seamlessly track game data such as the ball’s location, distance to the pin, your score, and more.  Along with tracking this data, the glasses will have an overlay view using a camera to help golfers plan their putts, warn of hazards around them, and capture recordings of their swing for improvement.  To continue reading, click: Nike Files Patent for Futuristic Golfing Glasses

amazon.jpgIPNews® – Amazon has won two patents on a new wristband that tracks and collects data from employee movements.  

The stated goal of the wristbands is to free employees’ hands from handheld devices and to prevent errors.  However, employee groups are concerned about how the wristbands could be used.  To continue reading, click: Amazon Wristband Patent Allows it to Track Movements of Employees

apple-store.jpgIPNews® – Qualcomm and Apple have reached a new low in their relationship.  

First Qualcomm filed a lawsuit against Apple in July for infringing on 16 patents, then Apple recently filed a countersuit accusing Qualcomm of patent infringement.  Apple is reportedly considering ending its relationship Qualcomm and instead using other suppliers for iPhone chips.  To continue reading, click: Apple Countersues Qualcomm for Patent Infringement

crocs.jpgIPNews® – Popular footwear company, Crocs, has received a third rejection of its design patent application for its popular shoe design.

Crocs’ shoe design was deemed unoriginal and there are reports that the design was already in use prior to Crocs.  Apart from the setback with the patent, Crocs has also been forced to close stores due to declining sales.  To continue reading, click: Crocs Denied Patent for Plastic Shoe Design

tv_remote_control.jpgIPNews® – TiVo has won a preliminary patent ruling in the International Trade Commission against cable giant Comcast.

The decision may put pressure on Comcast to arrive at settlement with TiVo in a separate federal lawsuit.  Following the decision, TiVo stocks jumped by more than 17%.  To continue reading, click:  TiVo Wins a Preliminary Patent Ruling in the ITC Against Comcast

helmet.jpgIPNews® – Kranos Corp, operating as Schutt Sports, is suing rival football helmet company Riddell for patent infringement.

This is not the first time the two companies have taken legal action against each other.  In 2008, Riddell sued Schutt for patent infringement, and last year Schutt sued Riddell in a separate lawsuit that is still ongoing.  To continue reading, click:  Schutt Sports Sues Riddell Over Football Helmet Patent Infringement

golf.jpgIPNews® – Coscto, maker of the Kirkland Signature Golf Ball, has preemptively filed a lawsuit against Titleist’s parent company over golf ball patents.  

In 2016 Costco’s new golf ball was a tremendous hit with consumers and they quickly sold out of the product.  Shortly thereafter Titleist claimed that Costco’s golf balls violate its patents.  To continue reading, click: Costco and Titleist Tangle Over Golf Ball Patents

automobile.jpgIPNews® – Google’s self-driving car project, known as Waymo, has filed a lawsuit against Uber over allegedly stolen intellectual property. 

Waymo alleges that a former employee went to great lengths to take trade secrets to Uber’s driverless division called Otto.  Despite very detailed allegations of the infringement in the Complaint, Uber has denied the claim.  To continue reading, click: Google’s Waymo Files Patent and Trade Secret Lawsuit Against Uber