January 2017






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Court Strikes Answer’s “Oxymoronic” Denials

Court Strikes Answer’s “Oxymoronic” Denials Levi Strauss & Co., v. Zhejiang Weidu Co., Ltd., No. 16 C 7824, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 28, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur sua sponte struck defendant Yogeemall’s…


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LA Chargers Trademark Application Opposed by LA Gear

LA Chargers Trademark Application Opposed by LA Gear IPNews® – the Chargers Football Company LLC, has run into trouble registering a trademark for “LA Chargers”.  LA Gear, an sports merchandise company, has filed an opposition…



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Wanted: Selfies With Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Wanted: Selfies With Judge Rodney Gilstrap How much is a patent on a selfie worth? According to Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, probably quite a lot. In…






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Fujitsu patent applications published on 26 January 2017

Fujitsu patent applications published on 26 January 2017 30 US patent applications published on 26 January 2017 and assigned to Fujitsu 1 20170027016 COMMUNICATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD 2 20170026997 Control Messages…




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Hitachi patent applications published on 26 January 2017

Hitachi patent applications published on 26 January 2017 15 US patent applications published on 26 January 2017 and assigned to Hitachi 1 20170026278 COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM 2 20170025973 POWER STEERING DEVICE…



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IBM patent applications published on 26 January 2017

IBM patent applications published on 26 January 2017 5 US patent applications published on 26 January 2017 and assigned to IBM 1 20170025138 SERVO COMPENSATION CONTROL IN A VIBRATION ENVIRONMENT 2 20170024594 DECONVOLUTION OF DIGITAL…