• Posts Tagged ‘Google’

    Google is, Irrelevantly, Confirmed as the Senior User of the ANDROID Mark

    by  • April 7, 2014 • trademark • 0 Comments

    Before Google acquired Android, Inc., and later released the Android operating system, Erich Specht had registered the mark ANDROID DATA. Specht claimed Google infringed his trademark; Google was successful in the trial court with a claim that Specht had abandoned the trademark, as I previously blogged. The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit...

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    What Does a Patent “Cover”?

    by  • July 7, 2011 • patent

    What does “cover” mean in a patent assignment clause? Plaintiff Openwave Systems, Inc. developed software for network computing but decided to sell off the client-side part of the business, keeping the server-side.  It sold the business to Purple Labs S.A., predecessor to defendant Myriad France S.A.S.  Some patents were assigned in the transaction, but...

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    Google Is the Senior User of ANDROID Mark

    by  • January 5, 2011 • trademark

    Google has successfully defeated an infringement claim over its use of the ANDROID trademark.  So I thought I’d take a look at the bases, which include rarer claims of tacking and abandonment, along with a first use date kicker. Plaintiff Specht had a trademark registration for ANDROID DATA but went out of business. He assigned the...

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