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Patent Claims Dismissed Under ‘Twiqbal’ (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court applies Twombly and Iqbal to dismiss a suit that alleges in conclusory terms that defendants infringed plaintiff’s patent for methods of conducting electronic discovery. Plaintiff alleges defendants are infringing plaintiff’s patent entitled “Method and System ...

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No Attorney’s Fees in Travel Agency ‘Mark’ Case (access required)

In this trademark suit in which the Alexandria U.S. District Court rejects plaintiff’s claim alleging defendant continued to use a travel agency’s Mark after it sold the agency and Mark together, the court denies defendant’s request for attorney’s fees because ...

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Intellectual Property – APA – Extension Application (access required)

Where the Patent and Trademark Office denied reconsideration of an earlier decision that plaintiff pharmaceutical company’s request for an amended extension application, based on a change in the PTO’s interpretation of 35 U.S.C. § 156(d)(1) that was apparently announced for ...

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Intellectual Property – Venue – Coffee Shop Franchise – Trademark Infringement (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court transfers to the Alexandria U.S. District Court this suit by plaintiff Delaware corporation alleging that defendants, who live and have their business in Northern Virginia, have infringed plaintiff’s trademark for Greenberry coffee shops with defendants’ ...

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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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