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Default Sanction for Patent Infringement (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to award default judgment against defendants Ali Hammoud and Al-Amir Inc. for infringing plaintiff’s line of hookah products and marks, and orders defendants to pay $288,419 in damages, $3,563 in ...

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Medical Researcher Has FCA Claim (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court says a post-doctoral fellow conducting research at UVa’s Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences can sue the departmental chair and his supervisor under the False Claims Act on individual-capacity and official-capacity claims for prospective relief, ...

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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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