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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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