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‘Customer suit’ exception dooms patent action (access required)

Where the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, or AVFRD, was sued for patent infringement after it purchased an allegedly infringing product, the suit was dismissed because AVFRD was merely a customer and a separate declaratory judgment action between the ...

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Plaintiff precluded from introducing damages evidence at trial (access required)

Where a party claiming it was improperly excluded from a joint venture provided only lost revenue information in discovery, and not its lost profits, it was precluded from introducing damages evidence at trial. However, it could recover nominal damages on ...

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Tax on internet provider’s gross revenue disapproved (access required)

Where the city of Norfolk levies its Business, Professional, and Occupational License tax on an internet provider’s gross income, this violates the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act unless Norfolk’s tax has been grandfathered under the ITFA. The court does not ...

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