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Defendant Wins Suit, But Court Denies Fees (access required)

After dismissing plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant H&M infringed its patent for material used in H&M’s “Beauty” underwire brassieres, the Norfolk U.S. District Court denies H&M’s request for attorney’s fees; defendant has failed to show inequitable conduct by a preponderance of ...

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Rules Direct Arbitrator to Decide (access required)

Because a Shareholders Agreement between plaintiff German companies and defendant Virginia company requires arbitration of “all disputes, claims or controversies” and further specifies arbitration under rules of the Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration, which call for the arbitrator to decide ...

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Writer Sues over ‘Horror’ ’Zine Series (access required)

A writer suing defendant “Horrorhound” magazine, marketed to fans of horror culture, may amend his complaint a second time to add three additional counts to intellectual property claims arising from his allegations of defendant’s treatment of plaintiff’s “Video Invasion” series ...

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‘Fair Use’ Asserted Against Copyright Claim (access required)

In this copyright infringement action, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denies plaintiff’s motion to strike most of defendant’s affirmative defenses, including fair use and unclean hands, based on a claim that plaintiff is responsible for initially seeding some of its ...

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