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Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

Website copyright infringement suit dismissed (access required)

Where a company that sells bulk food products alleged a competitor deliberately copied its product categorization system and descriptions from its website, but the defendant lacked any meaningful contacts with Virginia, the copyright infringement suit was dismissed for lack of ...

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Exciting advances in IP theft investigations (access required)

Are you concerned your company’s intellectual property or proprietary data may have been misappropriated, lost or shared with unauthorized parties, intentionally or negligently? Typically, IP theft occurs shortly before or after an employee tenders their employment termination notice. Creating a ...

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Multiple claims in freezer patent dispute construed (access required)

Where the parties disputed whether a patent covering a rack-isle freezing system for palletized product was infringed, the court construed multiple terms, including airflow chamber and warehouse. Background Tippmann Engineering LLC brings this action against Innovative Refrigeration Systems Inc. and ...

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Inventorship dispute can’t be decided on summary judgment (access required)

Where the parties disputed who was responsible for contributing to the creation of a certain idea in a patent, and whether that idea was important to the overall patent, the dispute over inventorship could not be resolved on summary judgment. ...

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Tax preparer’s use of plaintiff’s trademark was confusing (access required)

Where a tax preparation company offers similar services to those offered by the plaintiff, its use of the plaintiff’s trademark on a Facebook page and pamphlets had the tendency to confuse customers. Background Liberty Tax Service sues several defendants for ...

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Intervenor establishes ownership of domain name (access required)

Where a plaintiff named “Huang Zhiyang” alleged he was the owner of domain name 45.com, but an intervenor named “Huang Zhiyang” provided evidence that he was the rightful owner, the court found that the intervenor was the real “Huang Zhiyang” ...

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No statutory damages in ice cream photograph suit (access required)

Where rival ice cream truck owners dispute the right to use a banana split photograph, but the plaintiff didn’t register the photo until after the alleged infringement, it may not recover statutory damages or attorneys’ fees. However, because it did ...

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