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No Copyright Violation for Georgian Home Design (access required)

A custom home designer/builder in the Williamsburg area loses this suit alleging copyright infringement by defendant builders; the Newport News U.S. District Court says the 18 designs pictured in plaintiff builder’s promotional brochure,“Places to Call Home,” encompass most designs used ...

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Due Diligence Lacking in Discovery of Invoices (access required)

In the wake of a Norfolk federal jury’s $115 million award to a small technology company and $17.4 million in supplemental damages and $6.6 million in post-judgment interest, the Norfolk U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to alter or amend ...

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Court Seals Business Plan in Trade Secrets Suit (access required)

Plaintiff, a company that specializes in electronic regulatory publishing and compliance management, wins its motion to seal the a portion of the record in its suit against the Bureau of National Affairs Inc. over its alleged violation of a nondisclosure ...

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Injunction & Damages for Repeat Violations (access required)

After a one-day bench trial on plaintiff’s charges that defendants have repeatedly infringed defendant’s copyright by illegally distributing Korean-language television programming, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants plaintiffs a permanent injunction and damages. A permanent injunction must issue against these ...

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Lawyer’s patent infringement claim against Twitter fails – Defense Verdict (access required)

The suit against Twitter was brought by Virginia-based VS Technologies LLC, which was formed by intellectual property lawyer Dinesh Agarwal, who obtained a patent in 2002 for “an interactive virtual community of famous people.” He sought $40 million in damages ...

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Default Entry Delayed in Copyright Case (access required)

In this suit alleging the Mehr Iran Publishing Company and other defendants infringed plaintiff’s copyright by illegally publishing plaintiff’s copyrighted materials, the Charlottesville U.S. District Court finds defendants to be in default, but the court will wait to enter a ...

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Twitter hails victory in infringement case

A Norfolk federal jury has rejected claims of an Alexandria lawyer that Twitter owed him $40 million for patent infringement. A news release from the Troutman Sanders firm, local counsel for Twitter,  referred to attorney Dinesh Agarwal as a “patent ...

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Twitter hails victory in infringement case

A Norfolk federal jury has rejected claims of an Alexandria lawyer that Twitter owed him $40 million for patent infringement. A news release from the Troutman Sanders firm, local counsel for Twitter,  referred to attorney Dinesh Agarwal as a “patent ...

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Fee Award for Frivolous ‘Inequitable Conduct’ Claim (access required)

In this patent infringement case involving a drug to treat erectile dysfunction, in which the Norfolk U.S. District Court entered judgment for Pfizer in its suit to protect a drug that has generated $10 billion in sales, the court now ...

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Supplemental Damages Ordered in Patent Case (access required)

In the wake of a Norfolk federal jury’s $115 million award to a small technology company that claimed Verizon Communications Inc. infringed on its patents for interactive television when Verizon developed its FiOS cable system, the Norfolk U.S. District Court ...

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