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Copyright Safe Harbors: Establishing Protection Against Infringement Claims
Stark, C. J. Defendant’s Daubert motion is granted in part and the remaining part remains pending. Plaintiff’s motion to preclude testimony is denied in part and granted in part....more
This volume summarizes related bodies of law – false advertising, commercial disparagement, and defamation – that govern the conduct of business communications. It sets forth elements, damages, and related defenses for each...more
Our last webinar’s session focused on on-line media piracy, in particular on the legal issues raised by IPTV boxes, Vines and Virtual Private Networks (VPN) in various jurisdictions including Italy....
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Is it stealing to take data without permission from a public website, or is it simply making use of resources that are made available to you? “Web scraping” or “screen scraping” is the practice of extracting large amounts of...more
This is a declaratory judgment action. The disputed technology relates to topically applied clotting material. The court finds that defendant has shown a likelihood of success on infringement since the constructions offered...more
Many U.S. brand owners already work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to keep counterfeit products out of the U.S. CBP examines cargo at more than 300 ports...more
Shoes are always in the news. From a fashion standpoint, Nike has made headlines this week, with a re-release of the Classic Cortez running shoe (aka, the Forrest Gump shoe) along with the second edition of the LeBronald...more
The Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous decision stated that “because the tacking inquiry operates from the perspective of the ordinary purchaser or consumer, we hold that a jury should make this...more
On December 2, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.. The question before the Supreme Court is how much deference, if any, a federal district court hearing...more
Intellectual property (IP) due diligence is an assessment of the IP owned or used by a company and third-party IP rights that may impact the company’s business. More often than not, companies do not think about IP due...more
Fallon, M.J. Magistrate’s Report and Recommendation recommends denying plaintiff’s motion to dismiss state law counterclaims....more
In early 2012 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) received over 1,900 applications for unlimited generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Since then, over 325 new TLDs have launched with a total of...more
About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases.
Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc. et al. v. Pfizer, Inc. 2:15-cv-01283; filed February 18, 2015 in the District...more
Ninth Circuit reverses and remands district court’s grant of summary judgment to members of “Four Seasons” music group and others involved in producing musical “Jersey Boys,” holding that agreement between band member Thomas...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has order for en banc review of the defense of laches in patent cases in order to evaluate the impact of the Supreme Court’s laches decision in the copyright case Petrella v....more
Addressing whether a patent was properly assigned and whether claims of inventorship fraud were properly barred by the statute of limitations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court’s summary...more
On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the en banc Federal Circuit heard oral argument in the matter of Suprema, Inc. v. ITC, reviewing its controversial panel decision holding that in ITC investigations induced infringement cannot...more
Addressing the issue of willful infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the lower court’s finding of willful infringement and award of attorneys’ fees, finding that the defenses asserted by...more
Court considers whether the U.S. International Trade Commission has authority over allegations of induced infringement and infringement of method-of-use claims by importers.
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Diageo Enforces Trade Dress Rights in its CROWN ROYAL Drawstring Bag -
Diageo owns a registration for the mark CROWN ROYAL for whiskey. Diageo has sold its CROWN ROYAL whiskey in a purple drawstring bag for many...more
Canada’s new Combating Counterfeit Products Act officially took effect on January 1, 2015. As part of the ongoing overhaul of Canada’s much neglected intellectual property regime, this new tool for content and brand...more
Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank – What You Need to Know -
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that whether two trademarks may be tacked for purposes of determining priority is a question for the jury, because...more
Christmas may be over, but somewhere Santa is already back to work: making his list, and checking it twice. But don’t let Santa hog all of the good ideas, making a list is good advice for companies and their trademarks, too....more
Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. JP Morgan Chase & Co., et al.
Case Number: 1:13-cv-03777-AKH -
Judge Hellerstein resolved a number of discovery-related motions. First he found that defendants’ motion to strike...more
KIMBLE V. MARVEL ENTERPRISES, INC.
Patent Licensing - Cert. Pending -
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co., which held “a patentee’s use of a royalty agreement that projects...more
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