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Defendant Gets Costs, But No Lawyer Fees (access required)

After awarding summary judgment to defendant in plaintiff’s suit for federal trade dress infringement and unfair competition under the Lanham Act, a Roanoke U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and awards defendant cost of $14,551.79, but denies an ...

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‘Twiqbal’ Standard Used for Patent Pleadings (access required)

Federal pleading standards under Twombly and Iqbal apply to complaints in patent infringement cases, and will be applied by the Richmond U.S. District Court to measure the sufficiency of complaints for direct infringement, whether literal infringement or infringement by the ...

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Foil Wrap Uses ‘Tacking’ for Packaging Claim (access required)

In this suit alleging defendant Handi-Foil has infringed registered trademarks for Reynolds’ Wrap and engaged in false advertising, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to plaintiff Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. on its “tacking” defense to Handi-Foil’s claim that ...

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‘Markman’ Construction Issued for IP Path (access required)

In this litigation involving patents that are meant to help mobile devices communicate with each other, the Alexandria U.S. District Court defines certain terms after the court’s Markman claim construction hearing. The patents at issue are the ‘066 patent and ...

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Inventor’s Shingle Design Not ‘Secret’ (access required)

An inventor cannot recover from defendant company for breach of a Nondisclosure Agreement, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says; Invention Notes from defendant’s employee show he invented the process for multiple adhesive points for a shingle for the company’s new ...

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‘Markman’ Construction Issued for GPS Patent (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 issues its decision after ...

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Justices struggle over attorney’s fees in patent troll cases (access required)

Patent infringement

WASHINGTON — The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court wrangled over the language of a statute that allows prevailing parties in certain patent infringement cases to recoup attorney’s fees ­— an issue that could mean millions of dollars in already ...

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Court Sets Ongoing Royalty Rate in AdWords Case (access required)

In the wake of a jury verdict finding defendant companies had infringed several of plaintiff’s patents through their AdWords system, and a jury award of over $30 million in damages, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says the appropriate ongoing royalty ...

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‘Modified’ AdWords System Still Infringes (access required)

In the wake of a jury verdict finding defendant companies had infringed several of plaintiff’s patents through their AdWords system, and a jury award of over $30 million in damages, the Norfolk U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s modified AdWords system ...

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