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New high court rulings could create problems for ‘patent trolls’ (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a pair of decisions that could make it more difficult to bring patent infringement claims in some circumstances, further hampering suits brought by so-called “patent trolls.” But while the justices’ rulings ...

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Use of NAACP Marks Not ‘Parody’ (access required)

Plaintiff anti-abortion activist whose foundation and website consistently referred to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as the National Association for the “Abortion” of Colored People has infringed defendant’s NAACP and association name trademarks in violation of ...

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No ‘Do-Over’ Claim Construction in GPS Patent Case (access required)

In plaintiff TomTom Inc.’s suit for a declaration that defendant AOT Systems’ ‘836 patent for tracking data in a mobile Global Positioning System is invalid and therefore not infringed by plaintiff, the Alexandria U.S. District Court declines to reconsider its ...

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Spending-Limits Patent Is Just Budget Idea (access required)

Capital One Financial Corporation wins summary judgment in Alexandria U.S. District Court in plaintiff’s suit alleging infringement of plaintiff’s patents involving administration of financial accounts and user display access of customized webpages. The claimed invention in the ‘137 patent utilizes ...

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Claim Constructions Issued in Water-Toy Patent Case (access required)

In this litigation over a patent for a “self-propelled figure” used to give water toys a life-like motion, the Norfolk U.S. District Court issues its claim constructions after the court’s Markman hearing. The court construes the disputed terms as follows: ...

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