Posts tagged "Intellectual Property Litigation"

California sweetener maker accused of infringing on patent

It sounds like a dream come true. Stevia is a natural product that serves as a sweetener and sugar substitute - and it has no calories. A California stevia supplier is squaring off against a competitor in a lawsuit that will be heard in a federal court north of San Diego.

Thief Hid Stolen Trade Secrets File In Digital Photo

Intellectual property thieves can be very clever people. According to a recent news report, a man recently stole electronic files that contained trade secrets that were the property of General Electric. He then used a method popular among hackers, called steganography, to hide the electronic files in a digital photo of a sunset.

Patent infringement claims resolved with $400 million settlement

The resolution of the deep disagreement between two California businesses came down to virtually the last minute. In the end, Arista Networks Inc agreed to pay $400 million to Cisco Systems Inc the day before a jury trial was scheduled to begin.

California Dali museum named in intellectual property lawsuit

His most recognizable painting might well the “The Persistence of Memory” with its melting watches. It’s time for a California museum to stop using Salvador Dali’s name and likeness and to stop selling items that include reproductions of his art, says Spain’s Dalí Foundation.

Man accused of stealing secret Apple self-driving car technology

Not many people have heard of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Xpeng Motors. But a California man north of San Diego had heard of them. In fact, say federal prosecutors, he had left his job working on Apple’s self-driving car project in April to go work in May for Xpeng Motors.

California businesses clash over intellectual property

Last October, wildfires damaged homes and businesses in northern California, especially in Sonoma and Napa. Wineries and vineyards were especially hard hit in an area world-famous for not only its wine, but also its natural beauty, cuisine and sophisticated culture.

What to do if someone steals your trademark

Monster Energy drinks recently filed a lawsuit against Monster Moving--a California-based moving company--for trademark infringement. While the companies serve drastically different purposes, Monster Energy alleges that the moving company used similar designs in their website, trucks, and uniforms to falsely associate itself with the widely known energy drink company.

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