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2020 Super Lawyer Rising Stars

For the 3rd consecutive year, Matthew Sean Tucker, Esq. has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars For the 3rd consecutive year, Matthew Sean Tucker, Esq. has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and recognizes no more than 2.5% of attorneys in each state.  Attorneys are evaluated on 12 indicators  of professional achievement and peer recognition, such as verdicts/settlements and honors/awards.

By |2020-06-18T02:49:39+00:00June 18th, 2020|Civil Litigation|Comments Off on 2020 Super Lawyer Rising Stars

Rental Car After An Accident?

A car accident brings about an assortment of harms. That may include physical wounds and injuries, scarring, lost wages, and vehicle harm. Car crashes can fundamentally affect your life, regardless of whether you didn't support physical wounds. Even when injuries are severe, the most frustrating part of a crash tends to be the loss of your vehicle. In Florida, everything is spaced far apart. Whether its getting work, doctor’s appointments, getting groceries, or simply picking your kids up from school, you need a vehicle. Being without your vehicle for even just a couple of days can be awful. Without a vehicle, it very well may be hard to get back to work and care for your family. Thus, you need a rental vehicle while your vehicle is getting fixed. If you wish to go through the other party’s insurance, we must be able to demonstrate that the other driver or drivers is at fault in the crash. Getting A Rental Car When the Other Driver is at Fault When the other driver caused the accident, the driver's collision coverage will pay for a rental vehicle while your vehicle is in the shop. In some cases, you will pay out of pocket and be reimbursed whereas others the insurance company will pay for the rental from start to finish. It is very important not to keep the rental after your vehicle is fixed or totaled out because you may be responsible for extra rental days. The rental vehicle should be equivalent model to your vehicle. If you are driving a Lamborghini, the insurance company cannot give you a Honda. More realistically, if you were driving an SUV, the insurance company should put you in an SUV. [...]

By |2020-06-17T23:22:40+00:00June 17th, 2020|Car Accident, Civil Litigation|Comments Off on Rental Car After An Accident?

Patent Attorney Reviews Multi-level video processing within a vehicular communication network

Local Broward County Patent Attorney reviews U.S. Patent 10,469,408 filed by AVAGO Technologies, which appears to be Broadcom Inc. The patent appears to suggest that the invention improves vehicle communication networks and reducing weight thereby improving gas mileage.  Yet further, on a cursory review, it appears the invention performs multi-level video processing within a vehicle. The Patent describes improvements in the relevant patent art such as: To enable electronic components using different bus protocols to communicate with each other, one or more bus gateways may be included in the vehicle network. For example, in a safety related issue, a safety ECU may need to communicate with a braking ECU, and engine control ECU, and/or a transmission control ECU. In this example, the bus gateway performs some degree of protocol conversion to facilitate the communication between the ECUs of differing communication protocols. In addition to providing multiple vehicle network protocols to support a variety of electronic devices within a vehicle, most vehicle manufacturers are striving for improved fuel efficiency. In this regard, a reduction in weight of 400 pounds is approximately equivalent to reducing continuous power consumption by 100 Watts. As such, by removing weight from a vehicle, fuel efficiency may be improved. As is known, a typical vehicle includes 400 to 600 pounds of wiring, which is the second heaviest component in a vehicle; the engine is the heaviest. On November 5, 2019, Week 45, Number 1468-1, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published issued U.S. Patent Number 10,469,408.  The patent describes A system for performing multi-level video processing within a vehicle includes a pre-processing module for determining an encoding mode and enabling one or more levels of encoding based on the encoding mode. [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:51:25+00:00December 4th, 2019|Patents, What's Patenting|Comments Off on Patent Attorney Reviews Multi-level video processing within a vehicular communication network

Patent Attorney Review of Vehicle Display Screen Safety and Privacy System

U.S. Patent 9,956,854 Local Fort Lauderdale Patent Attorney reviews U.S. Patent 9,956, 854 filed by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.  Toyota found that cars have screens that can be seen from other vehicles and can cause a distraction.  To avoid the safety issues along with privacy for the user of the screen, the inventor seeks to provide improved safety for a display screen that provides privacy.  The crux of the system seems to be a window that can alternate states between opaque and transparent at a predetermined frequency.  The term “predetermined” is not the best word to use in a patent.  Instead, a more thorough explanation of how it is actually determined may provide stronger patent protection. On May 1, 2018, Week 18, Number 1450-1, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published issued U.S. Patent Number 9,956,854.  The patent describes a system for improving safety while providing privacy for a vehicle. The system includes a display screen located within the vehicle, and configured to alternate between a displaying state and a non-displaying state. The system also includes a window of the vehicle configured to alternate between an opaque state and a transparent state. The system also includes an electronic control unit (ECU) connected to the window and the display screen. The ECU is configured to determine whether the display screen is powered on. The ECU is also configured to alternate the display screen between the displaying state and the non-displaying state at a predetermined frequency when the display screen is powered on. The ECU is also configured to alternate the window between the opaque state and the transparent state at the predetermined frequency, the display screen being in the displaying state [...]

By |2018-05-14T02:48:51+00:00May 14th, 2018|Patents, What's Patenting|Comments Off on Patent Attorney Review of Vehicle Display Screen Safety and Privacy System