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Patent Plaintiff Must Pay PTO Lawyers’ Fees (access required)

A plaintiff seeking trademark protection for a fertilizer mark owes the Patent and Trademark Office $32,926.59 in PTO attorney and paralegal salaries under a statute that requires plaintiff to pay “all expenses of the proceeding,” an Alexandria U.S. District Court ...

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Buyer Wins Claim for Defective Sports-Logo Items (access required)

After granting plaintiff buyer summary judgment on its claim for breach of a purchase agreement’s warranty as to the quality of a warehouse full of defective seasonal and sports-logo merchandise, the Richmond U.S. District Court awards plaintiff damages of $760,803, ...

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Owner Liable for Fight Broadcast Piracy (access required)

Defendant lounge violated federal statutes with an unlicensed closed circuit broadcast of a fight, and the Richmond U.S. District Court enters default judgment for plaintiff sports production company and against defendant in the aggregate amount of $16,631.44. Plaintiff alleges violation ...

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Bank Claims Patent Misuse by ‘Patent Troll’ (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses defendant Capital One’s antitrust counterclaims and strikes its affirmative defense of patent misuse in this lawsuit; the patent misuse defense, like Capital One’s antitrust claims, asserts that plaintiff “patent troll” threatens to enforce in ...

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RIF Job Loss Does Not Support Title VII Claim (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a Title VII hostile work environment and disparate treatment suit filed by an American female who worked for defendant Global Linguist Solutions LLC in Kuwait; the court may not infer plaintiff was performing her ...

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Court Dismisses ‘Volunteer’ Officer’s GINA, ADA Claims (access required)

Adopting the recommendation of a magistrate judge, the Norfolk U.S. District Court dismisses a suit filed by a former volunteer police auxiliary police officer of the Chesapeake Police Department who alleges disability discrimination and violation of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination ...

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Bank Account Forfeited for Reporting Offense (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation and grants default judgment to the government in this civil forfeiture action against $60,753 held in a SunTrust bank account opened by a person who has disclaimed any interest in ...

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