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Judge orders a 20-year ban in trade secrets case (access required)

In a rapid volley of court actions, a Korean company fighting a $920 million judgment for theft of trade secrets was hit with a “devastating” 20-year ban on sales of its body armor product, and then promptly won a stay ...

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Arbitration Ordered for Patent License Claim (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court decides the threshold question of arbitrability and directs the two sides in a dispute over an agreement to license patents for genetically engineered plant cells to arbitrate their dispute, but the court maintains jurisdiction and ...

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Patent Claim Pressed in Slow Cooker Case (access required)

In this patent infringement action involving slow cookers, a Richmond U.S. District Court considers the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment and grants summary judgment for defendant Sunbeam Products and denies summary judgment to plaintiff Hamilton Beach Brands. The ‘928 patent ...

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Claim Construction Outlined in Search Engine Case (access required)

In this litigation over plaintiff company’s complaint that AOL, Google and other defendants have used their search advertising systems to infringe two of plaintiff’s patents, the Norfolk U.S. District Court issues an order after holding a claim construction hearing. Plaintiff ...

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Trademark Violator Owes Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court says defendant “spice” company intentionally violated plaintiff tobacco company’s trademarks for plaintiff’s cigarette brand “NEWPORT” with its similarly packaged product called “NEWPROT,” and rules in plaintiff’s favor on all counts and awards attorney’s fees in ...

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Software Company Director Breached Loyalty Duty (access required)

Although defendant, director of a Moldavan LLC that sold software products in the U.S. and around the world, claimed he restructured the company and sought new distributor arrangements to benefit the company, an Alexandria U.S. District Court says the director ...

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