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Defendant’s Home Forum More Convenient (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court orders this patent infringement case filed by plaintiff Texas company transferred to the District of Columbia U.S. District Court, which is a more convenient forum for both the Texas-based plaintiff and the D.C.-based defendant. Plaintiff ...

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Court Construes Terms in Cell Phone Patent Case (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court issues its construction of disputed claim terms for the patent in suit, which has never been practiced, and which involves a navigation system for cellular telephones that provides direction and traffic information to users. Claim ...

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Patent Plaintiff Must Pay PTO Lawyers’ Fees (access required)

A plaintiff seeking trademark protection for a fertilizer mark owes the Patent and Trademark Office $32,926.59 in PTO attorney and paralegal salaries under a statute that requires plaintiff to pay “all expenses of the proceeding,” an Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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Buyer Wins Claim for Defective Sports-Logo Items (access required)

After granting plaintiff buyer summary judgment on its claim for breach of a purchase agreement’s warranty as to the quality of a warehouse full of defective seasonal and sports-logo merchandise, the Richmond U.S. District Court awards plaintiff damages of $760,803, ...

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Owner Liable for Fight Broadcast Piracy (access required)

Defendant lounge violated federal statutes with an unlicensed closed circuit broadcast of a fight, and the Richmond U.S. District Court enters default judgment for plaintiff sports production company and against defendant in the aggregate amount of $16,631.44. Plaintiff alleges violation ...

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Bank Claims Patent Misuse by ‘Patent Troll’ (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses defendant Capital One’s antitrust counterclaims and strikes its affirmative defense of patent misuse in this lawsuit; the patent misuse defense, like Capital One’s antitrust claims, asserts that plaintiff “patent troll” threatens to enforce in ...

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