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Markman Hearing for Medical Device Claim (access required)

In this patent infringement suit involving eight disputed claims for plaintiff’s ‘870 patent titled “Intramural Stent Graft,” a Norfolk U.S. District Court has concluded its Markman hearing and construes the following terms and phrases: stent, wall, multiplicity of openings, covering, ...

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Ad Placement No Defense to Nonpayment (access required)

Although defendant appliance repair service claims it did not receive proper placement of its advertising in plaintiff’s “YellowPages” directory, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to plaintiff SuperMedia LLC on its contract claim against defendant for failure to ...

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‘Inequitable Conduct’ Defense Fails (access required)

In plaintiff Rolls-Royce’s patent infringement suit against defendant United Technologies involving patents for a jet engine swept fan blade, the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies Rolls-Royce’s motion to dismiss UTC’s third counterclaim and to strike its third affirmative defenses, each ...

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Soundproofing Agreement Was for Easement (access required)

A developer’s alleged agreement to allow a first-floor lessee to enter second-floor premises to install soundproofing material for lessee’s restaurant was an oral easement, not enforceable under the statute of frauds, and a Norfolk Circuit Court grants summary judgment to ...

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Airline Internet Deal Spawns Lanham Act Claim (access required)

In this contract action on a project to improve Internet service for airline passengers, plaintiff Lufthansa states a claim with allegations that defendant Wi-SKY Inflight made false statements and representations on the investor relations section of its public website concerning ...

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No Veil-Piercing for Stock Trading Fraud (access required)

In the Securities and Exchange Commission’s complaint that defendants’ “Teach Me to Trade” training programs carried out a scheme to dupe inexperienced investors into buying seminar packages and trading stocks, the Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses the SEC’s claim for ...

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