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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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Court Strikes Defenses in DNA ID Kit Case (access required)

In this suit alleging patent infringement of a DNA dog breed identification kit, a Norfolk U.S. District Court strikes defendant’s affirmative defenses of fraud and inequitable conduct. Defendant BioPet alleges the ‘863 patent is unenforceable based on fraud, inequitable conduct ...

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Norfolk jury awards $115M in interactive TV patent case (access required)

A small technology company won a $115 million verdict from a Norfolk federal jury last week, on its claim that Verizon Communications Inc. infringed on its patents for interactive television when Verizon developed its FiOS cable system. ActiveVideo Networks contended ...

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Golf Ball Patents on the Line (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies plaintiff Callaway Golf Company’s request to vacate defendant USPTO’s inter partes re-examinations of four of Callaway’s patents for multi-layer golf balls; litigation in another federal court over Callaway’s settlement agreement with the competitor that ...

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Norfolk jury hits Verizon with $115-million verdict

A federal jury Tuesday found Verizon infringed patents for video-on-demand technology, delivering a big-dollar victory for a small tech company founded by a Virginia Beach man. “We’re ecstatic,” one company lawyer told The Virginian-Pilot. The jury had been hearing testimony ...

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Norfolk jury hits Verizon with $115-million verdict

A federal jury Tuesday found Verizon infringed patents for video-on-demand technology, delivering a big-dollar victory for a small tech company founded by a Virginia Beach man. “We’re ecstatic,” one company lawyer told The Virginian-Pilot. The jury had been hearing testimony ...

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Royalty ‘Expert’ Opinion Excluded in Patent Case (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 grants defendant’s motion to exclude plaintiff’s expert in support of its claim ...

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Claim Construction in Silicon Carbide Patent Case (access required)

In this litigation over patents related to the growth of silicon carbide, a semiconductor material composed of silicon and carbide, a Norfolk U.S. District Court conducts a Markman hearing on a variety of disputed terms. The general growth method at ...

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