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‘Markman’ Construction Issued for IP Path (access required)

In this litigation involving patents that are meant to help mobile devices communicate with each other, the Alexandria U.S. District Court defines certain terms after the court’s Markman claim construction hearing. The patents at issue are the ‘066 patent and ...

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Inventor’s Shingle Design Not ‘Secret’ (access required)

An inventor cannot recover from defendant company for breach of a Nondisclosure Agreement, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says; Invention Notes from defendant’s employee show he invented the process for multiple adhesive points for a shingle for the company’s new ...

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‘Markman’ Construction Issued for GPS Patent (access required)

In plaintiff TomTom Inc.’s suit for a declaration that defendant AOT Systems’ ‘836 patent for tracking data in a mobile Global Positioning System is invalid and therefore not infringed by plaintiff, the Alexandria U.S. District Court issues its decision after ...

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Company Exec Liable for ‘Scareware’ (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a decision by the Federal Trade Commission that defendant Kristy Ross engaged in deceptive Internet advertising practices, specifically, running a deceptive Internet “scareware” scheme in violation of the prohibition on deceptive advertising in 15 U.S.C. § ...

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Court Sets Ongoing Royalty Rate in AdWords Case (access required)

In the wake of a jury verdict finding defendant companies had infringed several of plaintiff’s patents through their AdWords system, and a jury award of over $30 million in damages, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says the appropriate ongoing royalty ...

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‘Modified’ AdWords System Still Infringes (access required)

In the wake of a jury verdict finding defendant companies had infringed several of plaintiff’s patents through their AdWords system, and a jury award of over $30 million in damages, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s modified AdWords system ...

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