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Patent Case Transferred for ‘Customer Suit’ (access required)

Although plaintiff’s patent infringement suits involving technology for no-envelope cash and check deposits in automated teller machines were first-filed in Virginia federal courts, the Norfolk U.S. District Court applies the “customer suit” exception and transfers these cases to a federal ...

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Sub Sues Over ‘Teaming Agreement’ Language (access required)

Language in the various provisions of the parties’ “Teaming Agreement” does not resolve whether defendant contracted to hire plaintiff as a subcontractor if awarded a contract, or if the parties had merely “agreed to agree,” and the Richmond Circuit Court ...

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No Jurisdiction for Patent ‘Partial’ IPR (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court does not have jurisdiction to review a decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to institute “partial” inter partes review proceedings of patentability of the subject claims; the language and legislative history of the ...

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Fee Award Based on ‘Reasonable’ Virginia Rates (access required)

In these international business tort cases involving tire manufacturers’ trade secrets and a final jury verdict of $26 million for plaintiff, the Alexandria U.S. District Court concludes the appropriate value of the law firm lien filed by plaintiffs’ former law ...

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