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Siemens Med. Solutions, Inc. v. Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastics, Inc., No. 2010-1145, -1177

In a patent infringement action involving PET scanners, denial of defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law is affirmed where there is an absence of legal error in the jury instructions and no abuse of discretion in several evidentiary rulings. Damages award for plaintiff, however, is vacated and remanded for a determination of additional damages since district court abused its discretion by failing to determine a reasonable royalty owed to plaintiff on the balance of its claims.

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Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc. v. Abbot Lab., No. 2010-1144

In a patent infringement suit involving pharmaceutical antibodies used to treat arthritis, grant of judgment as a matter of law in favor of defendant is reversed because the asserted claims of the relevant patent lack written description under Title 35 USC section 112.

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Fleischer v. A.V.E.L.A, Inc., No. 09-56317

In an action alleging copyright violation of the Betty Boop cartoon character, the district court's grant of summary judgment dismissing the complaint is affirmed where plaintiff held neither a valid copyright nor a valid trademark interest to have standing.

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