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Claims Tossed, But Plaintiff Keeps $26M Verdict (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a $26 million verdict for a Florida-based designer and distributor of underground mining tires; the district court properly exercised personal jurisdiction over a company domiciled in the United Arab Emirates and a Chinese manufacturer who conspired ...

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Expert Needed for Fertilizer Company Claim (access required)

In a Petersburg company’s suit alleging defendant, its former customer, violated a confidentiality agreement by appropriating plaintiff’s formula for a plant nutrient defendant markets as “Voodoo Juice,” a Richmond U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant on plaintiff’s claims ...

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Perfume Sprayer Patents Infringed (access required)

After a 13-day bench trial, an Alexandria U.S. District Court finds defendant companies have infringed plaintiff MeadWestvaco’s patents involving the dip tube that transports fragrance from a perfume bottle to the sprayer. Plaintiffs MeadWestvaco Corporation and MeadWestvaco Calmars brought patent ...

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No Infringement of Pet ‘Responder’ Mark (access required)

A California nonprofit service group that uses the name “RedRoverResponders” for its program using volunteers to care for animals displaced by natural disasters does not infringe plaintiff LLC’s registered service mark, “Wag’N Rover Respond’R.” for the LLC’s “Mobile Emergency Information ...

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Patent Suit Mooted by Bankruptcy (access required)

Although plaintiff German corporation had standing when it first sued defendant corporation for patent infringement, plaintiff’s suit became moot after plaintiff pursued bankruptcy in Germany and the appointed insolvency administrator obtained the legal right to sue for patent infringement; the ...

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‘Conversion’ Covers Intangible Property (access required)

In this multi-million dollar intellectual property case, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants judgment as a matter of law to defendant Kolon Industries Inc. on plaintiff DuPont’s claims for conversion and civil conspiracy; the federal court says Virginia courts would ...

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Cookware Case Nets Treble Damages (access required)

Meyer, a manufacturer of “Anolon Advanced” cookware, wins its suit alleging trade dress infringement and violation of North Carolina unfair trade practices law against defendant Belk department store, which sold a private-label cookware that was “deceptively similar”; the 4th Circuit ...

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