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Jury Should Hear ‘Functionality’ Issue (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant Kimberly-Clark’s use of a dot pattern in its absorbent “GoodNites” bed mats infringed plaintiff’s rights in its own dot-embossed pattern for a textile-like absorbent material, the jury should have been allowed to decide whether the ...

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Breach of Confidentiality Claim Dismissed (access required)

In this litigation over defendant’s alleged breach of a confidentiality agreement regarding development of a thermoformable composite sheet product to be used by defendant in aircraft cabin interiors, the Lynchburg U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant and denies ...

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No ‘Prevailing Party’ Fees for Defendant (access required)

Although defendants, sued for patent infringement of a pocketed bra design, successfully defended plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction, won dismissal of the individual defendants and saw the suit dismissed for failure to prosecute, the Charlottesville U.S. District Court says ...

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