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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Magic Bullet (access required)

Noting defendant Hamilton Beach Brands’ assertion that plaintiff Sunbeam Products’ Dec. 23, 2009, suit alleging infringement of patents related to the Magic Bullet(R) product were “strategically” timed to “ruin their holidays,” a Richmond U.S. District Court denies defendants’ motion to ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Air Cushion Products (access required)

In this patent infringement case involving direct competitors in the business of making and selling air cushion products and apparatus, an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant Free-Flow Packaging International’s motion for summary judgment as to the FPI-Pactiv agreement because ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Term Extension – Hatch-Waxman Act – ‘Business Hours’ Interpretation (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court vacates the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s denial of plaintiff The Medicines Company’s application for a patent extension term under the Hatch-Waxman Act, which allows for extension of the term of a pharmaceutical patent under ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Internet ‘Cookies’ (access required)

In this patent infringement suit involving Internet “cookies,” an Alexandria U.S. District Court rules on the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment and refines the issues for trial. Defendants have established by clear and convincing evidence that the § 102(b) statutory ...

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Intellectual Property – Noninfringement – Invalidity – Piledriving Equipment (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court grants defendant’s motion for summary judgment of noninfringement of a patent for a vibratory assembly used in piledriving equipment. The ’964 patent was assigned to plaintiff American Piledriving Equipment Inc. (APE). The patent involves a ...

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Intellectual Property – Internet Sales Software – Copyright Registration (access required)

Although plaintiff claims he had an understanding with defendant that he retained the rights to the internet sales software he developed while working for defendant as an independent contractor, a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses plaintiff’s claim for copyright infringement ...

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Your honor, make him stop

Don’t like being called a “patent troll”? Tell it to the judge. DNT LLC is suing Sprint and Nextel over patents covering various wireless modem cards offered by Sprint and other vendors. The case raises round-peg-in-a-square-hole questions like, does a ...

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