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Powell v. The Home Depot USA, Inc.

In an appeal from a judgment of the district court finding that defendant literally and willfully infringed on plaintiff's patent for radial arm saw guards and awarding enhanced damages and attorney fees, judgment is affirmed where the verdict and damages determination are supported by substantial evidence, and because the court correctly: 1) constructed subject patent claim; 2) found no inequitable conduct; and 3) awarded attorney fees for litigation misconduct and vexatious and bad faith litigation by defendant.

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Nike, Inc. v. Already LLC

In an appeal from a judgment of the district court dismissing plaintiff's complaint for trademark infringement, judgment is affirmed where the delivery of a covenant not to sue, and voluntary dismissal of plaintiff's claims divested the court of subject matter jurisdiction over defendant's counterclaims for a declaratory judgment and cancellation of the trademark's registration.

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Typhoon Touch Technologies, Inc. v. Dell, Inc.

In an appeal from a judgment of patent invalidity and non-infringement based on the district court's claims construction, judgment of non-infringement is affirmed where the court correctly construed the claims concerning the functionality of a portable touch-screen computer, but reversed as to the judgment of invalidity because the court erred in ruling that the claim term "means for cross-referencing" is indefinite.

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