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Computer Fraud Claims Split in Federal, State Courts (access required)

In plaintiff software company’s suit against a competitor who allegedly decrypted former customer passwords to gain access to plaintiff’s confidential trade secrets, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says plaintiff’s state law claims for false pretenses and encryption are not preempted ...

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Patent Case Transferred for ‘Customer Suit’ (access required)

Although plaintiff’s patent infringement suits involving technology for no-envelope cash and check deposits in automated teller machines were first-filed in Virginia federal courts, the Norfolk U.S. District Court applies the “customer suit” exception and transfers these cases to a federal ...

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No Jurisdiction for Patent ‘Partial’ IPR (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court does not have jurisdiction to review a decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to institute “partial” inter partes review proceedings of patentability of the subject claims; the language and legislative history of the ...

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Fee Award Based on ‘Reasonable’ Virginia Rates (access required)

In these international business tort cases involving tire manufacturers’ trade secrets and a final jury verdict of $26 million for plaintiff, the Alexandria U.S. District Court concludes the appropriate value of the law firm lien filed by plaintiffs’ former law ...

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No Boundaries Stated for ‘Beard Hat’ Mark (access required)

In this trademark infringement action involving two standard character marks used to brand and market knitted beards, a Richmond U.S. District Court says the defendant states counterclaims for trademark infringement and anticybersquatting, but dismisses a counterclaim for unfair competition as ...

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