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Typhoon Touch Technologies and Nova Mobility Systems Expand Lawsuit against Dell

March 25, 2008 - Typhoon announced that it had expanded its touch screen patent infringement case against Dell, Inc. (originally filed in December 2007) by adding more defendants via an amended complaint. The new defendants include Xplore Technologies Corporation of America, Electrovaya, Inc. and Sand Dune Ventures, Inc. aka TabletKiosk.

Continental Airlines Settles with Ronald A Katz Technology Licensing

March 20, 2008 - Continental Airlines Inc. has settled a patent lawsuit with Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LP for an undisclosed sum.

Under the settlement, Continental will receive a nonexclusive license on a patent for interactive voice applications, including services offered by Continental in customer service provided by automated systems and live agents.

GraphOn Sues Five Big Web Businesses over Database Patents

March 10, 2008 - GraphOn Corp., a publishing software developer, said Monday it is suing five big Web businesses for patent infringement: CareerBuilder, Classified Ventures, Yahoo, eHarmony.com, and IAC/InterActive Corp. GraphOn settled a lawsuit with AutoTrader in January 2008 and has also sued Juniper Networks.

Procter & Gamble Wins Generic-Drug Suit Against Teva

February 28, 2008 - Procter & Gamble Co. won a patent infringement lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. over a generic version of P&G's osteoporosis drug Actonel that the Israel-based Teva wanted to market in the US.

P&G filed the lawsuit against Teva to enforce P&G's patent for risedronate, the active ingredient in Actonel. Teva had claimed P&G's Actonel patent was not valid due to the obviousness of the invention.