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Engineer Can’t Sue for Patent Process Delay (access required)

An engineer-inventor who is suing defendant Patent and Trademark Office for an alleged unreasonable delay in final agency action on 80 of his approximately 400 pending applications  has his suit dismissed as the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment ...

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Patent Lawyer Challenges Discipline Inquiry (access required)

Plaintiff, a registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 1997, who is the subject of a USPTO disciplinary complaint and investigation alleging plaintiff had prosecuted a trademark application during a period of time when he was ...

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Software Company Sues for Infringement (access required)

In this suit by plaintiff company, a technology consulting business, against co-owners who allegedly formed a competing business and appropriated logos and content from plaintiff’s website, the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendants’ motion to dismiss plaintiff’s Lanham Act claim ...

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Former Employees Sued Over Client Lists (access required)

Plaintiff tax preparation company may sue two former employees who signed confidentiality and nondisclosure/noncompete agreements for allegedly using plaintiff’s confidential customer lists and copyrighted materials to operate their own competing tax consultant and preparation business; the Newport News U.S. District ...

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Early Injunction Ordered for ‘IJ’ Mark (access required)

The “Institute for Justice” wins a preliminary injunction from the Alexandria U.S. District Court against defendant “Independent Journal Review’s” use of an “IJ” logo in this trademark infringement case. Plaintiff Institute for Justice is a not-for-profit, non-partisan public interest law ...

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Patent Claim Was ‘Weak,’ But Not a ‘Sham’ (access required)

Defendant Capital One Financial Corporation successfully defended plaintiff’s patent infringement action and is a “prevailing party,” but this is not an “exceptional case” under 35 U.S.C. § 285 and the Alexandria U.S. District Court awards costs but denies attorney’s fees; ...

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No ‘Prevailing Party’ from Dismissal (access required)

A defendant accused of illegally downloading adult content films from plaintiff’s website was not a “prevailing party” entitled to attorney’s fees under federal copyright law because the parties entered a joint stipulation of dismissal without judicial involvement; the Alexandria U.S. ...

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Arbitration Ordered for Patent License Dispute (access required)

In this dispute over a licensee’s alleged use of an eye-tracking technology licensed by U.Va.’s patent foundation, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court disagrees with the foundation that the licensee’s nonpayment of royalties implicates the scope of the subject patent; the ...

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