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‘Conversion’ Covers Intangible Property (access required)

In this multi-million dollar intellectual property case, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants judgment as a matter of law to defendant Kolon Industries Inc. on plaintiff DuPont’s claims for conversion and civil conspiracy; the federal court says Virginia courts would ...

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Cookware Case Nets Treble Damages (access required)

Meyer, a manufacturer of “Anolon Advanced” cookware, wins its suit alleging trade dress infringement and violation of North Carolina unfair trade practices law against defendant Belk department store, which sold a private-label cookware that was “deceptively similar”; the 4th Circuit ...

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Arbitration Award Subject to Res Judicata (access required)

A Loudoun County Circuit Court reconsiders its earlier denial of a motion to stay arbitration in this litigation over a contract involving road construction, and grants defendant’s motion to stay arbitration proceedings; under Va. Code § 8.01-581.012, a judgment confirming ...

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No Claim for ‘Interactive Community’ (access required)

A reasonable jury could conclude from testimony of the parties’ experts in this patent infringement suit against Twitter Inc., that the method for creating an “interactive virtual community of famous people” claimed by plaintiff’s ‘309 patent was not an interactive ...

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