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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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Author Wins Default, Injunction for Infringement (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court enters default judgment in this suit alleging the Mehr Iran Publishing Company and other defendants infringed plaintiff’s copyright by illegally publishing his copyrighted materials. Defendants, notwithstanding their pro se status, have been dilatory, disregarded deadlines, ...

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