Posts in The Walt Disney Company


Disney MagicBand wireless communication devices targeted by patent lawsuit filed in E.D. Tex.

Perhaps not your typical or average patent, the '443 patent has some 135 patent claims, which relate to a proximity authorization unit, a proximity service unit, a method …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
4 months ago 1

Disney, DreamWorks named as defendants in copyright infringement suit involving “The Light Between Oceans”

On Thursday, January 26th, Burbank, CA-based entertainment giant Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and movie production firm DreamWorks of Universal City, CA, were named as defendants in …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

This week, a patent battle between two American tech giants expands its scope to China, patents covering a well-known multiple sclerosis treatment were invalidated in U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 1

Facebook, IV and Nintendo lead in VR headset patents ahead of Google, Sony and Intel

Although the patent space surrounding VR headsets still looks very open, it’s interesting to note that Nintendo has an early lead over other top tech firms …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 2

Lucasfilm brings trademark suit against operator of lightsaber training academies

The lawsuit filed by Lucasfilm names a series of defendants including Michael Brown, also known as Flynn Michael, a resident of Oakland, CA, and the operator of …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 1

MONKEYmedia patent suit against movie studio defendants continues after settlements with Apple, Sony

The suit filed by MONKEYmedia identified Apple software products as allegedly infringing upon the patents-in-suit... Six years of litigation later and on September 6th, 2016, an order of …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 0

Disney theme park and resort tech includes interactive projector for hotel rooms

The theme park innovations do not stop at the rides themselves, however. Recently, the Orlando Business Journal picked up on a patent issued to Disney by the …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 0

The H-1B Visa: Helping America’s economy, hurting America’s workers

There is evidence to suggest that the H-1B visa program for skilled workers has proven itself effective in helping the U.S. economy. The H-1B …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 14

The Top 10 Patent Applications of 2015

Innovation in the automotive sector was a huge story, both for the types of technologies being developed and the companies pursuing the R&D in that field. …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

The Top 10 Patents Issued in 2015

2015 was a truly remarkable year for innovation and we saw major trends in self-driving cars, wearable technologies, digital wallets and much more. I hope you will enjoy …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 5

Disney loses TV subscribers but innovates in amusement rides and robotics

Through most of 2015, the Walt Disney Company had earned a total of 206 U.S. patent grants from all of its subsidiaries, with significant development in the fields …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

American consumers increasingly happy with social media but not search engines

The big winner among social media e-businesses in the 2015 consumer index is Pinterest, the personal web cataloguing service headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Its consumer satisfaction index …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Hasbro makes big gains on rival Mattel, pursues toy tech innovations

Toy licensing is proving to be a major wealth-building tool for Hasbro as it strives for dominance in the toy industry. Last September, the company was awarded …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Disney leverages entertainment IP for business success

Disney holds 2,257 active patents as well as 2,287 trademarks, many of which protect design and character marks for beloved characters like Tinkerbell and Mickey Mouse. One recently acquired …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Don’t Complicate Things: Existence of a License Comes Down to the Terms of a Contract

In a case located at the intersection of bankruptcy and IP law, the Third Circuit ruled that, under the terms of a contract, Walt Disney Studios Motion …
By Paige H. Forster
2 years ago 1