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Pleading Standard Reviewed for Patent Cases (access required)

As the 4th Circuit has not applied the Twombly-Iqbal standard in a case alleging patent infringement, a Norfolk U.S. District Court applies a relevant decision of the Federal Circuit in reviewing defendants’ motion to dismiss. Plaintiff alleges defendants’ products, services, ...

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Small Business Owner Gets Attorneys’ Fees (access required)

After granting summary judgment for defendants for in an action alleging violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and federal Copyright Act, the Newport News U.S. District Court awards attorney’s fees only as to the DMCA claims asserted against ...

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Default Sanction for Patent Infringement (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to award default judgment against defendants Ali Hammoud and Al-Amir Inc. for infringing plaintiff’s line of hookah products and marks, and orders defendants to pay $288,419 in damages, $3,563 in ...

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Markman Hearing for Medical Device Claim (access required)

In this patent infringement suit involving eight disputed claims for plaintiff’s ‘870 patent titled “Intramural Stent Graft,” a Norfolk U.S. District Court has concluded its Markman hearing and construes the following terms and phrases: stent, wall, multiplicity of openings, covering, ...

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‘Inequitable Conduct’ Defense Fails (access required)

In plaintiff Rolls-Royce’s patent infringement suit against defendant United Technologies involving patents for a jet engine swept fan blade, the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies Rolls-Royce’s motion to dismiss UTC’s third counterclaim and to strike its third affirmative defenses, each ...

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