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Monsanto Co. v. David

Loren David appeals from the final judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. On April 20, 2006, the court held that David knowingly infringed U.S. Patent 5,352,605 (the “’605 patent”), and awarded Monsanto Company... Read more →

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Vail Assocs., Inc. v. Vend-Tel-Co., Ltd.

This service mark infringement case is about the use of a purely descriptive term, “Ski,” in conjunction with a geographically descriptive term, “Vail,” or more precisely, “Ski Vail.” Plaintiff Vail Associates (VA), owner of the Vail Ski Resort, has a... Read more →

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American Express Co. v. Goetz

Defendants Stephen Goetz and Gardner Design Group, LLC appeal from a judgment entered February 24, 2006 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Kaplan, J.) granting plaintiff American Express's motion for summary judgment and... Read more →

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Seventh Annual International Bioethics Forum

Gehrke & Associates, SC is a proud sponsor of the Seventh Annual International Bioethics Forum: Evolution in the 21st Century taking place at the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center in Madison, WI on April 17th and 18th, 2008. Lisa M. Gehrke, JD,... Read more →

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Sitrick v. Dreamworks

David Sitrick (Sitrick) appeals the United States District Court for the Central District of California’s judgment that the asserted claims of his two patents are invalid for lack of enablement, indefinite, and not infringed. He also appeals the order of... Read more →

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TiVo, Inc. v. EchoStar Communications Corp.

TiVo, Inc., owns a patent on technology that enables television users to “time-shift” television signals, that is, to record a television program in digital format and enable the user to replay, pause, fast forward, or reverse while the program is... Read more →

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Oatey Co. v. IPS Corp.

The Oatey Company appeals the summary judgment of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, ruling that U.S. Patent No. 6,148,850, owned by Oatey, is not infringed by IPS Corporation. The patented invention concerns washing machine... Read more →

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Am. Seating Co. v. USSC Group, Inc.

American Seating Company (“American Seating”) appeals the judgment of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan granting-in-part USSC Group, Inc.’s (“USSC”) motion for judgment as a matter of law, setting aside the portion of a jury... Read more →

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Trimed, Inc. v. Stryker Corp.

Plaintiff-appellant TriMed, Inc. (TriMed) appeals the summary judgment of noninfringement granted in favor of defendant-appellee Stryker Corporation (Stryker) by the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Because the district court construed the relevant claim language incorrectly,... Read more →

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Dudnikov v. Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts, Inc.

Plaintiffs are eBay “power sellers.” Through the Internet auction site, they sell a variety of fabrics from their home in Colorado. This case concerns two of plaintiffs’ prints, both of which play on famous images by the artist Erté, Symphony... Read more →

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