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Perfume Sprayer Patents Infringed (access required)

After a 13-day bench trial, an Alexandria U.S. District Court finds defendant companies have infringed plaintiff MeadWestvaco’s patents involving the dip tube that transports fragrance from a perfume bottle to the sprayer. Plaintiffs MeadWestvaco Corporation and MeadWestvaco Calmars brought patent ...

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No ‘Reasonable Suspicion’ for Equitable Tolling (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses a Title VII sex discrimination complaint filed by a female applicant for a Federal Air Marshal position who alleges the Transportation Safety Administration waived the under-37 age requirement for the position for male applicants ...

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‘Miss Utility’ Case Punitives Claim Survives (access required)

Plaintiff telecommunications company can sue for trespass, including a claim for punitive damages, based on allegations that defendant excavation company severed plaintiff’s fiber optic cable, after plaintiff marked it under Virginia’s “Miss Utility” program, causing damages to plaintiff; the Richmond ...

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