Theranos, Tesla & More…Keep up with what’s been happening this week in our intellectual property round-up…
Sharp Corp has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Japanese unit of Tesla Inc. seeking an injustice to halt imports of some electric vehicles to Japan, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The lawsuit, filed in Tokyo, alleges that mobile communications equipment installed in some Tesla models violate patents owned by Sharp, said the source, who declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the issue.
A shell company called Labrador Diagnostics LLC, which says it holds the rights for two Theranos patents, sued a company making COVID-19 tests for patent infringement.
Broadcom is asserting claims from nine U.S patents and accuses Netflix of directly infringing the patent claims through its Internet video streaming technology.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a copyright lawsuit on Monday that alleged that Pixar’s 2015 film “Inside Out” was based on the work of a child development expert. Denise Daniels filed suit in 2017, alleging that Pixar had ripped off her idea for a TV show called “The Moodsters.” She assembled a creative team and produced a pilot for the show, in which color-coded characters represented each of five emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, love and fear.
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