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No Personal Jurisdiction from Sale into VA (access required)

In this long-running dispute over ownership of the trademark “Signamax Connectivity Systems,” the Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses this complaint filed by plaintiff Florida corporation for lack of personal jurisdiction over defendant Signamax LLC, a District of Columbia company formed ...

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Fraud-Prevention Software Case Not Stayed (access required)

In this patent infringement suit involving a patented real estate settlement fraud prevention software system, the Norfolk U.S. District Court grants defendants’ motion to stay the patent infringement claim and associated counterclaims, as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has ...

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Defendant Had Rule 55 Default Notice (access required)

Although defendant attempted to evade service of plaintiff’s motion for default judgment in this suit alleging infringement of plaintiff’s patent for protective cases for portable computing devices, the Norfolk U.S. District Court finds Rule 55 governing notice has been satisfied, ...

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Minister ordered to pay attorney’s fees after suit tossed (access required)

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Denouncing what he said were frivolous arguments and delaying tactics designed to stifle online criticism, a Lynchburg federal judge has tossed a Baptist minister’s copyright infringement claims and ordered him to pay $34,262.50 in attorney’s fees. In making the fee ...

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Jury Should Hear ‘Functionality’ Issue (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit alleging defendant Kimberly-Clark’s use of a dot pattern in its absorbent “GoodNites” bed mats infringed plaintiff’s rights in its own dot-embossed pattern for a textile-like absorbent material, the jury should have been allowed to decide whether the ...

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