Early Christmas Present for LG’s Patent Lawyers


Via PriorSmart‘s Daily Litigation Alerts, LG (makers of everything from HD TVs and mobile phones to refrigerators) has been sued by Industrial Technology Research Institute (“ITRI), not once, not twice, not thrice, but four times in one day.  The four combined lawsuits allege infringement of 12 patents (links and list below the jump).  ITRI’s homepage features an image that will, for some, immediately color their intentions with this lawsuit.

Group Purchasing Power – An Interesting Use Of The Patent Marketplace

There’s nothing quite like a patent war over group, pre-purchase discounts to get people excited, is there?  A couple of different news outlets have picked up on a lawsuit by Groupon against apparent competitor MobGob.  Of course, each of those stories missed what paidContent.org‘s Joe Mullin, and Bloomberg‘s Susan Decker noticed, which is MobGob’s botched attempt to throw the first stone at Groupon.  (See Groupon vs. MobGob: Patent Battles Hit The Daily-Deal Business and Groupon Accuses MobGob of Infringing Pricing Patent)  According to Mullin, Cy Technology tried to sue Groupon back in May on US Patent 7,672,897

Disappointing Results At ICAP Ocean Tomo Auction

So, after my original report and post about the ICAP November patent auction, Joff over at the IAM Blog predicted that “things should be sizzling,”  while also recommending caution.  It seems caution was the recommendation of the day, as only 10% of lots sold, raising around $5 M in revenue.  (IAM Blog – No big bids at ICAP OT auction as most lots go unsold; but value is created nevertheless).  So, it was possible that my value assessment was less than “half right,” but it should be noted that value is in the eye of the beholder. (You’re thinking, “Now you tell me…”)

Embattled Silicon Graphics Portfolio Now On The Warpath

Yesterday, thanks to PriorSmart‘s Daily Litigation Alerts, I noticed Dell, HP and Lenovo all targeted in the same Delaware patent lawsuit byGraphics Properties Holdings, Inc.  The titles of the two patents at issue were both “Display system having floating point rasterization and floating point framebuffering” (6,650,327 and 7,518,615).  It sounded a bit familiar, so after a little searching, I found out that, sure enough, just a few days before the same company filed suit on the same 2 patents against Apple, Nintendo, Sony, Toshiba and Acer in the Southern District of New York.  That said, I still wasn’t satisfied that I had correctly identified the source of my recollection. (You don’t often forget a term like “rasterization.”)

Too Hot For Your Spam Filter!

Amusing line in today’s daily litigation alerts from Prior Smart:

Removed a case from today’s email due to the names of some of the defendants, which would cause our email to be blocked. It’s Patent Harbor, LLC v. Fox et. al..

Indeed, the case involves a patent infringement complaint against 30 companies, including several with more “colorful” histories, including Larry Flynt Publications, Bang Productions, Vivid Entertainment, Playboy Enterprises, Hustler Video and Penthouse Digital.  The technology involves organizing video files with tags, so there are a few non-pornographic media companies thrown in for good measure, like Disney, Time Warner,Lions Gate and (of course) 20th Century Fox.

Trading Robots Can Help You In Many Ways

Trading robots are extremely popular now. There are so many similar robots and in fact, they have similar sounding names and it becomes s difficult task to choose the right platform for trading. The right one can help you make a corpus that will see you through your children’s education and then still save some for your retirement. But if you make one bad move and you might lose the money so painstakingly saved.

The right program

First thing is to choose the right platform. This is a useful reference to start your search for the right program that suits your requirements. The saving goals are different at diverse times in our lives. The aim can be short term or long term and similarly the amount that you can easily spare is also an important factor that can help you narrow down the search.

Select a platform like Bitcoin Loophole that fulfills all the required criteria that you look for in a program. It is flexible and you can start small so even if you have a small amount of money then also you can start investing. It is not that you have to invest huge amounts of money and pay commission to the brokers. This program is simple enough and does not charge any fee.

You can choose the limits yourself

The initial deposit is 250 dollars and this money is utilized completely for trading. Then you can set the parameters according to the amount that you can spare and choices of stocks also will be according to the criteria set by you. For example, you choose some stocks in digital money and that too specific coins like Bitcoin or Ethereum and the robot will analyze the data and buy or sell these coins only depending on the rates and your instructions.

Your investment has to be safe against inflation. That is why one of the best options these days is cryptocurrency. This segment has been expanding at an exponential rate and that has become very lucrative. The transactions and other details are online and completely protected by SSL encryptions.

All these factors in a program make your investment a profitable one. A decision to invest in the right robot will help you to enhance your savings and make it inflation proof. As it is, an investment in digital money is a futuristic one. This will create a safe fund for a time when the digital currency might become the more popular currency and will be the main mode of monetary exchange between people of different countries.