Posts Tagged: disney


Characters for Hire cite to Naked Cowboy in fighting Disney’s claims of copyright, trademark infringement

Characters for Hire also argued that the trademark infringement claims lacked the essential element of confusion. Citing to Naked Cowboy v. CBS, a case decided in Southern …
By Steve Brachmann
21 days ago 5

Did The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Steal the Movie Inside Out?

Robins Kaplan LLP filed an Amended Complaint detailing allegations that The Walt Disney Company and Pixar misappropriated the central concept and characters behind the animated hit movie …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
2 months ago 1

Bill Nye files suit against Disney, Buena Vista for millions in underreported licensing payments

In the suit, Nye alleges that Buena Vista Television entered into an agreement in March 1993 to promote, market and distribute the Bill Nye the Science Guy television …
By Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 2

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
9 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
10 months ago 0

Israeli District Court Rejects Disney’s Forum Shopping in Infringement Case

Disney decided to add the State of Israel as a defendant since the Haifa port Customs unit that held the allegedly infringing goods is an Israeli government …
By Ariel Dubinsky
10 months ago 0

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
11 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
1 year ago 1

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
1 year ago 0

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
2 years 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

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
3 years ago 1

Top 10 Patents for 2014

Today, we’re picking the best inventions for which corporations from the Companies We Follow series have actually earned patent rights from the U.S. Patent and …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 7