River Oaks software engineer wins patent recognition awards from Society of Women Engineers

Nelia Mazula wasn’t proud of her patents at first — she didn’t understand the significance that they held.

Now, Mazula hangs her patents on her wall, proud of her accomplishments as an African American woman in the STEM field.

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Mazula, who lives in River Oaks, is a Houston-based innovator, engineer and digital transformation strategist. This year, the Society of Women Engineers, the world’s largest advocate for women in engineering and technology, announced Mazula would be the recipient of five Patent Recognition Awards for her software patents that focused on augmented reality, big data visualization and artificial intelligence.

“I am honored to represent Houston and receive this award,” said Mazula. “I hope to serve as an example of how an African American woman is positively contributing to the wholesale digital transformation of an established industry like oil and

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VoIP-Pal wins federal appeal in ongoing patent battle with Apple

VoIP-Pal on Tuesday won an appeal in the Federal Circuit in its ongoing patent litigation against Apple, meaning that the case will return to the lower courts.

The patent holder initially filed several lawsuits against Apple dating back to 2018 alleging that several of the tech giant’s platforms, such as FaceTime and iMessage, violated its intellectual property. In this specific case, which was dismissed by a California District Court in late 2019, VoIP-Pal alleged infringement of four patents related to voice over IP protocols.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed VoIP-Pal’s appeal of the 2019 ruling. Although oral arguments in that case were scheduled for Nov. 3, they were canceled.

In its appeal, VoIP-Pal argued that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California erroneously determined that its patent claims were ineligible and dismissed its patent lawsuit in error. The court had

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LG phone with rollable display spotted in freshly granted patent

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  • LG has secured a patent for a rollable phone with a retractable frame.
  • The patent describes what could be LG’s rumored Project B device.

LG is certainly being adventurous when it comes to smartphone design. After launching the LG Wing under its new Explorer project, the company is now in the news for an upcoming phone with a rollable display.

Dubbed Project B, the rumored phone is expected to launch in March 2021 and it may have been teased during the Wing launch. Now, it looks like we have an idea as to what it could look like.

LetsGoDigital has dug up a patent granted to LG for a smartphone with a rollable display. The patent is called “Roll-slide mobile terminal” and was filed by the Korean company in August 2019. It was published in September this year and has since been included in the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office)

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TikTok Countersues Rival Video App Triller In Patent Defense

TikTok and its parent firm ByteDance have fired back in court against a patent lawsuit by rival video-sharing app Triller, in a move aimed at heading off infringement claims.

The complaint filed in federal court in California seeks to quash the lawsuit filed in July in a Texas federal court alleging the Chinese-owned app infringed on Triller’s software patents.

The litigation comes with both apps seeing robust growth.

Triller claims some 65 million active users worldwide and is weighing a plan to list its shares publicly.

TikTok is denying a patent infringement accusation from rival video app Triller and asking a California court to quash the lawsuit filed in a Texas court TikTok is denying a patent infringement accusation from rival video app Triller and asking a California court to quash the lawsuit filed in a Texas court Photo: AFP / Joël SAGET

TikTok, which has at least 100 million in the United States and is one of the fastest-growing social platforms, is battling a Trump administration effort to ban the app because of its ties

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Nokia seeks to block Lenovo sales in Germany over patent licensing

By Supantha Mukherjee



a sign on the side of a building: FILE PHOTO: A Nokia logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Espoo, Finland


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FILE PHOTO: A Nokia logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Nokia on Tuesday sought to enforce an injunction against Lenovo, the world’s biggest PC maker, to block sales of its products in Germany after violation of a video encoding patent.

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A Munich court ruled on Sept. 30 that Hong Kong-listed Lenovo infringed one of Nokia’s patents, ordered an injunction and a recall of products from retailers, among other things.

Nokia launched its legal battle against Lenovo last year over alleged infringement of 20 patents. The Finnish company has ongoing cases against Lenovo in the United States, Brazil and India, in addition to six cases in Germany.

Lenovo has appealed against the Munich court ruling.

“We believe Nokia has violated its own legal obligations by refusing to license its technology on Fair Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND)

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How To Craft A Patent Strategy – Software Startups

Importance of intellectual property while launching a new innovation in software

Well, it depends on the type of innovation and the product. For example, there is a mobile game which has a character of a new movie. For a few months, that game may be hit but after sometimes, it is expected to fade quickly. Therefore, inventions based on movement or actions of any specific character, may not be worth although possible to patent.

For other products, patent plays an important role. In 1980’s SPC (Software Publishing Company) had the leading presentation software called ‘Harvard Graphics’. Harvard Graphics is very popular for conferences and presentations. Especially, for people doing business, this software was the standard for conference and conference room presentations. It costs around a hundred dollars on floppy disks. Although there were many other presentation software programs at the time Harvard Graphics was the leader in the market.

After … Read More