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Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. WB Music Corp.

Plaintiff-appellant Bridgeport Music, Inc. (“Bridgeport”) appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant-appellee Universal-MCA Music Publishing (“Universal”) in this copyright infringement case alleging that Universal interpolated the lyrics to the recording Pumpin’ It Up in the... Read more →

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Apotex Corp. v. Merck & Co., Inc.

Apotex Corp. appeals the decision of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois1 granting summary judgment in favor of Merck & Co. in an action by Apotex to set aside a judgment on charges of fraud,... Read more →

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Z4 Techs., Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) appeals from a final judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, z4 Techs., Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., No. 06-cv-142 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 18, 2006). The district court denied Microsoft’s renewed motion... Read more →

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Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Haute Diggity Dog, LLC

Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A., a French corporation located in Paris, that manufactures luxury luggage, handbags, and accessories, commenced this action against Haute Diggity Dog, LLC, a Nevada corporation that manufactures and sells pet products nationally, alleging trademark infringement under 15... Read more →

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Zenon Envtl., Inc. v. US Filter Corp.

United States Filter Corp. (“US Filter”) appeals from the final judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, following a bench trial, that the asserted claims of U.S. Patent 6,620,319 (“the ’319 patent”) are not... Read more →

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Perfumebay.com Inc. v. eBay Inc.

In this trademark infringement case, we must decide whether various forms of the mark “Perfumebay” infringe upon the trademark “eBay.” Appellant Perfumebay.com, Inc. (Perfumebay) appeals from the district court’s decision that Perfumebay infringed eBay’s trademark. Perfumebay challenges the district court’s... Read more →

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US Philips Corp. v. Iwasaki Elec. Co. Ltd.

U.S. Philips Corporation appeals from a final judgment entered pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b) in favor of Iwasaki Electric Company Ltd. by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Specifically, U.S. Philips challenges... Read more →

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Digeo, Inc. v. Audible

Audible, Inc. (“Audible”) appeals the decision of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington to deny Audible’s motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 including its request for additional discovery to develop the §... Read more →

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SmithKline Beecham Corporation, et al. v. Dudas

The Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted a preliminary injunction yesterday against the USPTO suspending the implementation of the new rules that were to take effect November 1, 2007. . . . For the reasons stated... Read more →

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