Posts tagged "Intellectual Property Litigation"
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.
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.
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.
Sam Spade was the ultimate private detective. A hard-boiled PI, he didn’t mince words with suspects, cops or anyone else. And he always found the bad guy, of course. The problem: Sam was fictional.
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.
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.
The very first purchase after you buy a new house is home insurance. After you buy a new car, the first purchase is auto insurance. In fact, in most cases you can’t buy a house or car without getting an insurance policy that protects you and your property.
Though the Chargers have abandoned San Diego, interest in football remains high here. So it was with some interest that we read recently of an intellectual property dispute involving a northern California man and the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers and Giants.
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.
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.