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Dep't of Parks & Recreation v. Bazaar del Mundo Inc.

WARDLAW, Circuit Judge: The Department of Parks and Recreation for the State of California (the “State”) appeals the denial of its motion to preliminarily enjoin Bazaar del Mundo from using the registered trademarks CASA DE BANDINI and CASA DE PICO... Read more →

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Laws v. Sony Music Entm't

BYBEE, Circuit Judge: Plaintiff Debra Laws (“Laws”) brought suit against defendant Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. (“Sony”) for misappropriating her voice and name in the song “All I Have” by Jennifer Lopez and L.L. Cool J. The district court found that... Read more →

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Falkner v. Inglis

GAJARSA, Circuit Judge. This is an appeal from a decision of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (“Board”) in Interference No. 105,187, declared on December 24, 2003, between Falkner et al., U.S. Patent No. 5,770,212 (“the Falkner ’212 patent”)... Read more →

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eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C.

Petitioners operate popular Internet Web sites that allow private sellers to list goods they wish to sell. Respondent sought to license its business method patent to petitioners, but no agreement was reached. In respondent’s subsequent patent infringement suit, a juryfound... Read more →

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Wall Data Inc. v. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dep't

PREGERSON, Circuit Judge: The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department purchased 3,663 licenses to Wall Data’s computer software, but installed the software onto 6,007 computers. We are asked to determine whether the Sheriff’s Department’s conduct constituted copyright infringement. The wrinkle in... Read more →

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Applied Med. Res. Corp. v. US Surgical Corp.

PROST, Circuit Judge. Applied Medical Resources Corporation (“Applied”) appeals from a decision of the United States District Court for the Central District of California granting summary judgment of non-infringement of United States Patent No. 5,385,553 (“the ’553 patent”) in favor... Read more →

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Bill Graham Archives, LLC. v. Dorling Kindersley Ltd.

Before: KEARSE and RAGGI, Circuit Judges, and RESTANI,* Judge. Plaintiff-Appellant appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (George B. Daniels, Judge) granting summary judgment in favor of defendants on their... Read more →

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Old Town Canoe Co. v. Confluence Holdings Corp.

Before MAYER, SCHALL, and LINN, Circuit Judges. Opinion for the court filed by Circuit Judge LINN. Dissenting opinion filed by Circuit Judge MAYER. Old Town Canoe Company (“Old Town”) appeals from the grant of Confluence Holdings Corp.’s (“Confluence”) motion for... Read more →

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Inpro II Licensing, S.A.R.L. v. T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Before NEWMAN, DYK, and PROST, Circuit Judges. Opinion for the court by Circuit Judge NEWMAN; additional views by Circuit Judge NEWMAN. Inpro II Licensing, S.A.R.L. appeals from the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware,... Read more →

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Caradon Doors & Windows, Inc. v. Eagle-Picher Indus., Inc.

SUTTON, Circuit Judge. Eagle-Picher Industries emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 1996, and in this case seeks to stay a $20 million patent-infringement action filed by Caradon Doors and Windows against it in May 1997. After considerable collateral skirmishing,... Read more →

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