IP/Entertainment Law Weekly Case Update For Motion Picture Studios And Television Networks - October 19, 2011

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Table of Contents:

•Lang v. Morris

•Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. v. Coast Cutlery Co.

Lang v. Morris, USDC N.D. California, October 12, 2011

•In copyright infringement action, court grants out-of-state defendant’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, rejecting plaintiffs’ argument that an allegation of copyright infringement with knowledge that the plaintiff resides in the forum is sufficient, on its own, to establish the “express aiming” prong of jurisdictional analysis.

Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. v. Coast Cutlery Co., USDC D. Oregon, October 12, 2011

•District court denies motion for preliminary injunction in a false advertising action brought by manufacturer of knives, concluding that under Supreme Court eBay v. MercExchange decision, irreparable harm may not be presumed once there is a showing of a likelihood of success on the merits.

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