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Car Dealer Can Enforce Trademark Settlement (access required)

A used car dealership that settled its trademark and false advertising suit against a defendant who used plaintiff dealership’s trademark, “Everybody Rides,” can enforce the settlement agreement in the Charlottesville U.S. District Court. The parties’ settlement provided defendant would cease ...

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Court Says Patent is Unenforceable (access required)

In this dispute between plaintiff Media Rights Technologies Inc. and defendant Capital One Financial Corporation, the Alexandria U.S. District Court concludes that the terms “compliance mechanism” and “custom media device” are indefinite and that all of the claims asserted in ...

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Defendant’s Home Forum More Convenient (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court orders this patent infringement case filed by plaintiff Texas company transferred to the District of Columbia U.S. District Court, which is a more convenient forum for both the Texas-based plaintiff and the D.C.-based defendant. Plaintiff ...

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Court Construes Terms in Cell Phone Patent Case (access required)

The Richmond U.S. District Court issues its construction of disputed claim terms for the patent in suit, which has never been practiced, and which involves a navigation system for cellular telephones that provides direction and traffic information to users. Claim ...

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Patent ruling leaves lingering questions on burden of proof (access required)

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC No. 12-1128, clarified the burden shifting framework for certain types of claims stemming from patent licensing agreements. But patent attorneys remain unsure whether patent licensors ...

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Patent Plaintiff Must Pay PTO Lawyers’ Fees (access required)

A plaintiff seeking trademark protection for a fertilizer mark owes the Patent and Trademark Office $32,926.59 in PTO attorney and paralegal salaries under a statute that requires plaintiff to pay “all expenses of the proceeding,” an Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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