Riddell and Xenith Reach Settlement

On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, Riddell reached an undisclosed settlement to resolve their patent infringement claims against fellow helmet-maker Xenith. The lawsuit had alleged that Xenith infringed upon Riddell’s patents relating to the basic shape and design of their helmets, including the outer shell and ventilation features of the helmet. The Xenith models in question were their varsity and youth EPIC and X2E helmets. This settlement comes years after another case filed by Riddell against Schutt Sports resulted in a jury awarding Riddell $29 million …

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Riddell Rival: Helmet Patent Suits are Dissimilar

In line with other patent infringement lawsuits filed by Riddell, the helmet company is now also suing  Schutt Sports. Riddell claims that Schutt infringed on their patents titled “Sports Helmet” and “Sports Helmet with Quick-Release Faceguard Connector and Adjustable Internal Pad Element.” According to Riddell, patent infringements occurred in Schutt’s Vengeance, ION4D, AiR XP, and DNA adult and youth helmets.

Last April, Riddell also brought a patent lawsuit against Schutt Sport but added Xenith LLC in its claim filed in the U.S. District Court for …

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Fox Sports Latest to be Hit with Patent Infringement Suit

Virtual Gaming Technologies LLC filed a complaint against Fox Sports in the Eastern District of Texas this past Monday, November 2, 2015, alleging patent infringements in regards to the technologies that make fantasy sports over the Internet a reality.  The lawsuit is one more in a list of similar allegations filed by the technology company against other fantasy websites, including DraftKings and FanDuel.

The complaint alleges that Fox Sports is in violation of two issued patents for the use of and operation of its …

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Nintendo Beats the Game, Wins Patent Suit Over Game Boy Controls

On Friday, July 17, Nintendo Co. Ltd. emerged victorious in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Quintal Research Group Inc.  The suit alleged that Nintendo’s handheld gaming systems, such as Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo DSi, infringed a patent owned by Quintal.  However, California federal judge Saundra Armstrong disagreed, awarding judgment to Nintendo.

In 2008, Quintal secured a patent for a “computerized information retrieval system.”  As the patent proposes, this system is described as

“having a generally rectangular shape, with a display screen

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WWE Takes A Jab At Data Transfer Efficiency Claim

A patent infringement suit was filed in Texas federal court in February by Orostream LLC against several companies including Fox News Network LLC, NFL Enterprises LLC, Target Corp., and World Wrestling Entertainment. The suit alleges that defendant companies infringed upon Patent No. 5,828,837, titled “Computer Network System and Method for Efficient Information Transfer.”

WWE recently filed for the invalidation of the part of the patent that Orostream LLC is claiming sports and entertainment companies are infringing upon through the use of their mobile content …

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Ending in a Tie: MLB Advanced Media, Orostream Settle Patent Suit Over Mobile App

On Wednesday, June 3, U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap granted a stipulated dismissal of claims between plaintiff Orostream LLC and MLB Advanced Media.  Orostream filed suit in February in the Eastern District of Texas, alleging patent infringement in regards to the MLB.TV mobile app.  According to Orostream, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had issued it a patent in October 1998 titled “Computer Network System and Method for Efficient Information Transfer,” and MLB Advanced Media was repeatedly infringing upon it.

In the complaint, Orostream alleged …

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Apple Acquisition, Beats, Sued by Bose

In Delaware court on Friday, headphone innovator Bose Corporation filed a complaint against Beats Electronics LLC, claiming a loss of business profits from infringement on five patents related to their noise cancelling technology.

This lawsuit comes just two months after Apple announced its intent to purchase Beats Electronics for $3 billion.  Approval of the acquisition is anticipated in September.  In addition, Bose has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Beats and others for allegedly infringing on the patents of technology Bose …

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