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Pleading Standard Reviewed for Patent Cases (access required)

As the 4th Circuit has not applied the Twombly-Iqbal standard in a case alleging patent infringement, a Norfolk U.S. District Court applies a relevant decision of the Federal Circuit in reviewing defendants’ motion to dismiss. Plaintiff alleges defendants’ products, services, ...

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Purchase Contract Noncompete Not Too Broad (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses summary judgment for defendant service-station operator in plaintiff fuel distributor’s suit to enforce a restrictive covenant that was part of a Purchase Sale Agreement and deed and prohibited the service-station operator from selling non-BP branded products ...

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Small Business Owner Gets Attorneys’ Fees (access required)

After granting summary judgment for defendants for in an action alleging violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and federal Copyright Act, the Newport News U.S. District Court awards attorney’s fees only as to the DMCA claims asserted against ...

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