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No Boundaries Stated for ‘Beard Hat’ Mark (access required)

In this trademark infringement action involving two standard character marks used to brand and market knitted beards, a Richmond U.S. District Court says the defendant states counterclaims for trademark infringement and anticybersquatting, but dismisses a counterclaim for unfair competition as ...

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Bio-Patent Case Stayed for IPR (access required)

In this patent case involving development of automated technologies to minimize degradation of stored biological samples in ultra-low temperature freezers, the Charlottesville U.S. District Court grants defendant company’s motion to stay proceedings pending conclusion of inter partes review of the ...

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Jurisdiction Arises from Ex-Employee’s Visits (access required)

Plaintiff company’s former Director of Preconstruction who allegedly diverted a government contract for a project in Abu Dhabi to a business competitor may be sued in Virginia for alleged breach of contract, breach of a confidentiality agreement, breach of fiduciary ...

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Court Cuts Lawyers’ Fee for Protective Order (access required)

When parties in this intellectual property case could not agree on the terms of a confidentiality order meant to protect defendant’s sensitive financial information, a Norfolk U.S. District Court decided defendant was not substantially justified in insisting upon an “Attorney’s ...

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Court Orders Venue Change for Patent Suit (access required)

In this suit alleging infringement of a patent involving wireless control for creation of, and command response to, standard freight shipment messages, the Richmond U.S. District Court transfers venue in this case to the District of Delaware. Plaintiff StarTrak Information ...

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