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Builder Did Not Infringe Georgian Home Design (access required)

In plaintiff home designer/builder’s suit against a couple who allegedly built a home that infringed on plaintiff’s copyright for the “Bainbridge” home design, a Newport News U.S. District Court grants defendants’ renewed motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff alleges that, prior ...

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No Copyright Case for Fighter’s Entry Theme (access required)

A South Carolina musician loses his copyright infringement suit against prizefighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. who allegedly used lyrics on top of plaintiff’s instrumental music track as Mayweather’s entrance theme for a WrestleMania appearance and a RAW guest host appearance; the ...

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No Personal Jurisdiction in Messaging Software Dispute (access required)

In this patent dispute between plaintiff Texas company and defendant California company that has developed WhatsApp Messenger software, the availability of WhatsApp, its use by Virginia residents and nationwide marketing efforts that do not particularly target Virginia do not afford ...

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Claims Construed for Baby Stroller Patent Case (access required)

In this suit alleging patent infringement and trade dress infringement involving collapsible baby strollers, the Norfolk U.S. District Court has conducted a Markman hearing to consider the following terms: two meshing Geared components; secured to; fixed component; and means of ...

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Court Can’t Hear ‘Messaging’ Patent Fight (access required)

A Canadian company that is one of13 defendants sued by plaintiff Texas company for alleged infringement of its patent for an intercarrier messaging service wins dismissal of the suit for lack of personal jurisdiction; the Richmond U.S. District Court says ...

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No Appeal of Challenge to Inter Partes Review (access required)

A patent assignee cannot pursue an interlocutory appeal of a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to institute inter partes review proceedings on claims relating to its patent involving simulation, prototyping and debugging of integrated circuits, an Alexandria ...

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