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Patents Infringement: Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), Expedia Inc

Written by on September 10, 2013

VTech Holdings Ltd. (HKG:0303), a maker of cordless telephones, said in a statement that it received opposed claims with no merit in a patent-infringement suit. Spherix Inc (NASDAQ:SPEX) of Tysons Corner, Virginia, litigated VTech in federal court in Dallas on Aug. 30, with claims that the company has infringed five patents that were made-up by former employees of Nortel.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) submitted a new proposal to European Union regulators for settling an almost three-year-old EU antitrust inquiry for its search services. EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Sept. 8 in Cernobbio, Italy, that they got new proposals from Google in the previous week. If they would be satisfied with the new proposals then they would move toward an agreed solution in the coming months. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares edged up 0.11% in premarket.

A group that includes Google rivals such as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) and Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), said that industry participants must be discussed with before the EU arrives any final settlement. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares moved up 0.58% in pre-market and Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) shares went up 1.09% in premarket.

Al Verney, a Brussels-based spokesman for Google, said by phone yesterday that their proposal to the European Commission focuses on their four concerned areas. They will assist commission on continuous basis to settle this case. Gelmart Industries Inc., a manufacturer of women’s lingerie, has appealed court to assert it doesn’t infringe trademarks related to the Eveready Battery Co. of St. Louis. Gelmart put an argument that the only class of consumers that it has targeted is those who wear warm apparel designed for women. In addition to an announcement that it has not infringed Eveready trademarks, the company asked the court to stop the battery company from blaming it of infringement.

The New Zealand news website reported that Crocodile International Pte, a Singapore-based clothing manufacturer, got the right to request a New Zealand trademark decision related to its disagreement with Devanlay SA’s Chemise Lacoste unit, Stuff. According to Stuff, the disagreement involves the use of crocodile logo on sportswear, with Crocodile using a left-facing reptile, and the French company used the one that faces to the right.

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