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Intellectual Property – Gas Station Fuel Pumps – Claim Construction (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court engages in claim construction in this case involving gas station fuel-pump technology, as part of the case-within-a-case in a malpractice action against an IP firm. The technology in this case relates to gas station fuel ...

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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – Venue – Florida Lawsuit (access required)

A Virginia-based company that developed software for video transmission over the Internet, and had a contract with defendant Internet Technology Broadcasting Corporation, a Delaware company with its principal place of business in Florida, to develop software for the Department of ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Injunction (access required)

In the wake of a jury award of $19.3 million to the manufacturer of a computer keyboard support system in this suit for patent infringement, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies the counterclaim plaintiff’s motion for injunctive relief. The verdict ...

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Intellectual Property Patent – Infringement – 3-D MRI Technology – Claim Construction (access required)

In the University of Virginia Patent Foundation’s suit against GE Healthcare alleging infringement of UVa’s patent on a technique for three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging of the human body, a Charlottesville U.S. District Court issues an order explaining its construction of ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Foreign Owner – Standing (access required)

The foreign owner of patents in suit at issue here – which prevent children from oversteering ride-on vehicles – may maintain standing to sue after transferring ownership of the patents to its affiliated distributor; an Alexandria U.S. District Court says ...

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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – Va. Trade Secrets Act – Broadcast Software (access required)

A company that developed software for video transmission over the Internet, and had a contract with defendant Internet Technology Broadcasting Corporation to develop software for the Department of Veterans Affairs, can sue for copyright infringement on a theory of vicarious ...

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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – ‘Dreamgirls’ (access required)

Although plaintiff contends defendant Black Entertainment Television infringed his 1992 copyrighted screenplay “Poison Passion” with their 2006 film “Dreamgirls,” a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses the suit because plaintiff has not rebutted defendants’ assertion that the characters and storyline of ...

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Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – Business Torts (access required)

In these consolidated international business tort cases involving tire manufacturers’ trade secrets, an Alexandria U.S. District Court denies defendants’ Rule 59 motion for a new trial following a $26 million jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs on claims of copyright ...

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Intellectual Property – Event Planning Websites – ‘Reverse Passing Off’ (access required)

Cvent, an event planning website, can sue competitor Eventbrite for allegedly using a computer engineer to “scrape” data from Cvent’s website and repackage it for its own use; an Alexandria U.S. District Court says Cvent has stated a Lanham Act ...

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Intellectual Property – Copyright – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court that dismissed plaintiff producer’s suit alleging copyright violation of the producer’s video series on caring for aging parents, gives the winning defendant NBC $56.10 in costs, but refuses to award attorney’s fees, as plaintiff’s suit ...

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