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Court Trims Costs for Winning Party (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court takes a close look at plaintiff’s request for $132,137.90 and awards $89,207.90 by deducting claimed expenses such as videography fees for depositions, computer animations and “metadata extraction.” On Sept. 27, 2012, the court granted summary ...

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Association Said Logo Used in Ad Sales (access required)

In this case involving trademark infringement claims by a trade association against an individual due to the individual’s advertisements soliciting trade association members for listing in a directory, the Alexandria U.S. District Court adopts the magistrate judge’s recommendation as to ...

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Patent Licensee Must Join Owners as Plaintiffs (access required)

Plaintiff technology company does not have the necessary substantive right to the patents at issue to confer constitutional or statutory standing to prosecute this suit alleging infringement of two U.S. patents relating to computer-assisted mapping technologies licensed to plaintiffs, and ...

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Pretrial Rulings Issued in Patent Case (access required)

In this patent infringement suit, an Abingdon U.S. District Court rules on the parties’ motions in limine, including denying plaintiff’s motion in limine to preclude defendants from offering evidence construing claim terms not already construed by the court. Plaintiff specifically ...

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No Venue Change in Ad-Display Patent Case (access required)

Although all three defendants have their principal places of business in New York, plaintiff, who is trying to protect its patents relating to web-advertising display, is entitled to keep the suit in the Norfolk U.S. District Court because plaintiff’s development, ...

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No ‘Reasonable Access’ to Copyrighted Home Designs (access required)

Although plaintiff architecture firm had its copyrighted designs for three home models – the Chadwyck, the Ballantrae and the Springfield, online and had cut sheets and sales handouts available for the Chadwyck, the firm nevertheless failed to show that defendant ...

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Trademark Dispute Is ‘Off to the Races’ (access required)

In this dispute over the rights to the service mark for “Strawberry Hill Races,” a century-old steeplechase horse racing tradition in Richmond, a Richmond U.S. District Court will allow plaintiff mark owners, who purchased the mark at a bankruptcy auction, ...

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