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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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Airline Internet Deal Spawns Lanham Act Claim (access required)

In this contract action on a project to improve Internet service for airline passengers, plaintiff Lufthansa states a claim with allegations that defendant Wi-SKY Inflight made false statements and representations on the investor relations section of its public website concerning ...

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Prior Claim Construction May Affect New Suit (access required)

Although plaintiff DE Technologies settled its earlier patent infringement suit against Dell Inc., the Roanoke U.S. District Court construed the claims of the same patents at issue in DE’s suit against two other companies, IShopUSA Inc. and International Checkout Inc., ...

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No Preemption of False Marking Claims (access required)

In this suit alleging false marking under Section 292 of federal patent law, a Roanoke U.S. District Court rejects defendant’s multi-pronged claim that plaintiff’s claims under California and Washington state law are preempted by the America Invents Act, and defendant’s ...

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Plaintiffs win on claim that video content was pirated – $1,526,644 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiffs alleged direct copyright infringement by defendants Young Min Ro and Daewoo Video Inc. (and vicarious copyright infringement against Ro) for duplicating and distributing the plaintiffs’ copyrighted video content after the defendants had terminated their licenses. The infringement included ...

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No sanctions for lawyers in copyright case

Richmond federal Judge John Gibney determined not to impose sanctions on lawyers for adult video makers who have asked the federal courts to help them enforce their copyrights. In an Oct. 5 order, Gibney questioned whether the lawyers for the ...

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