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Appeals court hears Rosetta Stone trademark case against Google (access required)

Language-learning company Rosetta Stone took on internet industry giant Google today, as a federal appeals court in Richmond heard argument in a case closely watched by online advertisers and the people who sell to them. Rosetta Stone says Google has ...

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Patent Lawyers Launch New IP Inn of Court (access required)

One lawyer’s desire to provide a proper Alexandria welcome to the massive federal patent office comes to fruition next month with the start of the Pauline Newman Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. Ronald W. Stern is not even a ...

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OK, who did the IP due diligence?

The entertainment rental company Netflix angered many longtime customers with a new pricing scheme a few weeks ago. This week, the company “apologized” by announcing it was splitting itself into two companies – one that would handle DVD rentals and ...

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Court Stays Patent Suit Pending Reexamination (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court will stay this patent lawsuit pending reexamination by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office of the patents-in-suit. Plaintiff JuxtaComm is the exclusive licensee of U.S. Patent No. 6,195,662. The ‘662 patent was issued in February ...

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Patent Claims Against AOL, Gannett Transferred (access required)

In this suit alleging infringement of two patents relating to computer network systems, a Richmond U.S. District Court grants defendant AOL’s and Gannett’s motions to transfer venue to the Southern District of New York, and to sever and transfer plaintiff’s ...

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Patent Defendant Can Allege ‘Inequitable Conduct’ (access required)

In this patent infringement case involving a drug to treat erectile dysfunction, a Norfolk U.S. District Court says defendant may amend its answer and counterclaim to allege that the ‘012 patent is invalid because plaintiff engaged in inequitable conduct during ...

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Attorney Work Product Applies in Patent Case (access required)

In this patent infringement discovery dispute, an Alexandria U.S. District Court overrules plaintiff’s objection and says plaintiff cannot discover testing and expert reports defendant obtained in anticipation of litigation after plaintiff sent a cease-and-desist letter. Plaintiff MeadWestVaco alleges defendant Rexam ...

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