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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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Special master’s report in patent dispute adopted (access required)

Where a special master issued a report and recommendation resolving disputes over claims in a patent infringement suit, the court adopted those recommendations. Background Daedalus Blue LCC is the current owner of the two patents (the ‘172 patent and the ...

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‘Inter parties’ review results in stay of suit (access required)

Where a network security company alleged that several products from a competitor infringed 13 of the plaintiff’s patents, but the defendant had petitioned for inter partes review, or IPR, the suit was stayed pending resolution of the IPR proceedings. Background ...

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Court lacks jurisdiction over Florida defendants (access required)

Where Florida-based defendants who were sued for trademark infringement by a mortgage services company have not been involved with loans in Virginia, Virginia residents have not registered with or submitted any loan applications through their website and they have not ...

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Federal patent law preempts unjust enrichment claim (access required)

Where patent holder Columbia University in New York claimed the defendant was unjustly enriched when it allegedly used confidential information in proposals, but Columbia failed to show a confidential relationship existed as it pertained to the proposals, federal patent law ...

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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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