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Golf Ball Patents on the Line (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court denies plaintiff Callaway Golf Company’s request to vacate defendant USPTO’s inter partes re-examinations of four of Callaway’s patents for multi-layer golf balls; litigation in another federal court over Callaway’s settlement agreement with the competitor that ...

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Court Finds Contempt, Orders Default & Fees (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court pulls the plug on defense of a fraud and breach of contract case filed a subcontractor against a government contractor, and finds defendant contractor in contempt of court for its bad faith and repeated violations ...

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Court Limits Evidence on Billion-Dollar Damage Claim (access required)

In this patent dispute between Rolls-Royce PLC and United Technologies Corp., an Alexandria U.S. District Court grants UTC’s motion in limine to limit Rolls-Royce’s evidence and argument to support its claim for $3.2 billion in damages for price erosion and ...

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Dunning Letter Without Tax Advice Not FDCPA Violation (access required)

A debt collector’s dunning letter trumpeting “tax season savings” and offering a discount for a pay-off did not violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it failed to discuss tax consequences of accepting a discount on the debt, and ...

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Healthcare Worker Fails to Exhaust EEOC Claims (access required)

In this suit filed by an African-American female healthcare worker who is a native of Cameroon, an Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses for failure to adequately plead and exhaust, her claims for age and disability discrimination, and for alleged violation ...

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