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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court – Eastern District

Government entitled to expenses in patent case (access required)

A biotechnology company that challenged a final decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is responsible for covering the government’s non-personnel charges. Background Halozyme brought this action pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 145, challenging a final decision issued by ...

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Plaintiff’s intended witness did not qualify as “comparator” (access required)

A man challenging his demotion at the transportation administration cannot rely on evidence from another demoted employee because the two were not similarly situated. Background Plaintiff is a former member of the Transportation Senior Executive Service at the Transportation Security ...

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Foreign bidder subject to personal jurisdiction (access required)

An Asia-based retailer that sufficiently participated in the bidding process for the liquidated assets of Toys “R” Us subjected itself to personal jurisdiction in the United States. Background In September 2017, Toys “R” Us declared bankruptcy. Since then, the bankruptcy ...

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Healthcare providers challenge state abortion rules (access required)

Five abortion providers challenging Virginia’s regulatory framework as overly burdensome may proceed with their claims. Background This is an action filed by five Virginia healthcare providers’ who offer abortion care or services seeking declaratory and injunctive relief from what they ...

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“We buy houses” trademark invalidated (access required)

Although “We buy houses” is a registered trademark, it is now widely used to describe services provided rather than a source of services, which makes it generic, not distinctive. Background Plaintiff Express Homebuyers has been in the house-buying industry since ...

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