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FindTheBest wins patent battle costs

By   /  Monday, June 2nd, 2014  /  Law, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on FindTheBest wins patent battle costs

Summerland-based FindTheBest has won what a federal judge called a “frivolous” and “objectively unreasonable” patent lawsuit against it and will recoup its costs from its opponent. Last summer, Delaware-based Lumen View Technology sued FindTheBest over a patent on matching user preference data. That patent was invalidated late last year, and Judge Denise Cote ruled on Read More →

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InTouch says court decision strengthens its patent portfolio

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Law, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on InTouch says court decision strengthens its patent portfolio

A federal appeals court has handed down a mixed result in the legal battle InTouch Health waged against a lower-priced competitor, finding that the Goleta company’s patents were valid but had not been infringed.

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Sonos fights Apple spinoffs in patent battle

By   /  Friday, March 21st, 2014  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Sonos fights Apple spinoffs in patent battle

Wireless speaker maker Sonos made its first-ever disclosure of $535 million in revenue while locked in a patent fight against sophisticated opponents with ties to Apple.

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Judge tosses patent in FindTheBest case

By   /  Monday, December 2nd, 2013  /  Latest news, Law, Technology  /  Comments Off on Judge tosses patent in FindTheBest case

Summerland-based FindTheBest has secured a court victory in a patent lawsuit. A federal court in New York ruled on Nov. 22 that a patent held by Delaware-based Lumen View Technology was invalid. Lumen View, which does not produce products or services based on the patent, had sued FindTheBest alleging infringement.

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Tech exec puts up $1M to fight patent trolls

By   /  Friday, September 27th, 2013  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories  /  1 Comment

Summerland-based FindTheBest.com is fighting back against a patent troll with a $1 million commitment from its founder to defend itself and a lawsuit of its own alleging racketeering by the troll. FindTheBest operates a network of sites that compile and synthesize publicly available data to help consumers find the best of anything according to their Read More →

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How Impulse fought the patent trolls and won

By   /  Friday, September 6th, 2013  /  Columns, Law, Technology  /  Comments Off on How Impulse fought the patent trolls and won

Impulse, a service provider, was flabbergasted when it was sued over patents related to DSL services.

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Patent ruling a lucrative gift for Amgen

By   /  Friday, December 23rd, 2011  /  Top Stories  /  1 Comment

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen made national headlines on Dec. 15 when it announced that Kevin Sharer, its longtime CEO who has drawn intense scrutiny for pay that ballooned while Amgen’s stock stagnated, will retire next year. But the more critical news to the future of Amgen, the biggest private-sector employer in Ventura County, was not that Read More →

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