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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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Court Denies Change in Injunction (access required)

In this litigation involving patents-in-suit relating to electronic sourcing systems, which allow prospective buyers to locate items to buy from multiple electronic catalogs, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendant’s motion to modify and clarify an injunction against defendant’s continued ...

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Inventor Sues Twitter Over ‘Interactive’ Celebrity Patent (access required)

An inventor who is suing Twitter for infringement of his 2002 patent of a system for “an interactive virtual community of famous people,” or people who want to be famous, has an Alexandria U.S. District Court provide a claim construction ...

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