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After two and a half years of litigation, and a subsequent appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, last Friday, November 4, 2011, the Court affirmed the district court's claim construction and ruling of non-infringement in a patent infringement defense action handled by the firm on behalf of its client, Sand Dune Ventures, Inc. d/b/a TabletKiosk.  In this matter, TabletKiosk, along with numerous other well know portable computer and smart phone manufacturers including Apple, Dell, Fujitsu, HTC, Lenovo, Panasonic, Palm, and Toshiba, challenged claims of patent infringement lodged by Typhoon Touch Technologies (a non-practicing entity) based on a portfolio of patents it had acquired for litigation purposes. Although a number of defendants ultimately settled, TabletKiosk, along with the aforementioned co-Defendants and Appellees stood firm, and through a cooperative effort by their respective counsel, persevered to secure this finding of non-infringement.

Malloy and Malloy, P.A. is very proud of this success and was honored to represent TabletKiosk, makers of portable tablet computing devices, throughout this process. TabletKiosk's resolute attitude and determination to avoid enabling another patent troll by conceding to an unwarranted settlement has been justly rewarded.

For more information regarding the Federal Circuit's decision, click here.


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The Cade Museum Foundation has announced that it is now accepting entries for the Second Annual Cade Prize for Innovation. The grand prize is a cash award of $50,000, plus one year of free office space at the Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC).

The competition is open to Florida inventors and entrepreneurs, and the deadline for submissions is noon on December 31, 2010. Applicants must submit a 500 word abstract to demonstrate that their idea is innovative, creative, interdisciplinary and commercially viable, and feasible. Semi-finalists will be required to submit more substantial disclosure materials.

The Cade Museum for Innovation and Invention is named for James Robert Cade, leader of the University of Florida team that created Gatorade.  For more information about the Cade Prize for Innovation click here.