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Valve manufacturer’s patent suit transferred to Texas

Where a patent holder previously filed five patent infringement suits in the Eastern District of Texas against purchasers of “high pressure fuel injection valves,” a suit brought by the manufacturer of those valves, seeking a declaration of non-infringement, was transferred ...

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Boot’s functional features don’t suggest single source

Timberland boots have an iconic look that has been copied by numerous competitors. That didn’t stop a federal court from upholding the USPTO’s denial of an application seeking registration of several specific features of one of its boots as a ...

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Trademark infringer still liable years later

Even though a cybersecurity company stopped selling goods online using an unregistered mark years before a competitor registered a similar mark, its continued use of the mark online subjected it to liability for trademark infringement. Judge Claude M. Hilton of ...

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Patent claims dismissed because of abstractness

Where each of five claims were directed to abstract ideas, and did not contain any inventive concept sufficient to transform the claims into patent-eligible subject matter, the claims were dismissed. Background In this patent infringement case, Volvo Penta of the ...

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Video game owners prevail in copyright suit

Where owners of electronic skill-based games alleged that defendants purchased and used illicit versions of their games, the owners’ motion for default judgment on their Copyright Act claims was granted. But the owners were denied willful statutory damages because there ...

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