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Company’s suit not barred by statute of frauds (access required)

Where a security company alleged that the Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority, or LRHA, failed to pay for 24 surveillance cameras, LRHA’s statute of frauds argument was rejected because the complaint alleged part performance. Background This case is a contract ...

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Exculpation clause bars claims against developers (access required)

Where plaintiffs alleged that property developers interfered with their rights related to land in a commercial, retail and residential planned development, several claims were dismissed because of an exculpation clause in the property owners association, or POA, declaration. Background This ...

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Refusal to reinstate PCT application arbitrary (access required)

Where the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, refused to reinstate the plaintiffs’ patent cooperation treaty, or PCT, application after they paid the required fees, that was arbitrary and capricious. The office had granted relief to at least ...

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Patent holder fails to plausibly allege indirect infringement (access required)

Where a patent holder failed to allege facts sufficient to support a plausible claim that the defendant knowingly induced others to infringe the plaintiff’s patents, or that defendant acted with the specific intent to do so, an indirect infringement claim ...

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