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Meshwers, Inc. v. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.

This case calls on us to apply copyright principles to a relatively new technology: digital modeling. Meshwerks insists that, contrary to the district court’s summary judgment determination, its digital models of Toyota cars and trucks are sufficiently original to warrant... Read more →

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Richlin v. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, Inc.

Inspector Jacques Clouseau, famously unable to crack the simplest of murder cases, would most certainly be confounded by the case we face. While Inspector Clouseau searched for the answer to the question, “Who did it?”, we must search for the... Read more →

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Boston Duck Tours, LP v. Super Duck Tours, LLC

In this trademark infringement dispute, defendant-appellant Super Duck Tours ("Super Duck") appeals a preliminary injunction granted in favor of plaintiffappellee Boston Duck Tours ("Boston Duck"). Asserting that the phrase "duck tour" and the image of a duck splashing in water... Read more →

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Scanner Technologies Corp. v. Icos Vision Sys. Corp.

This is an appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in a patent infringement action that Scanner Technologies Corp. ("Scanner") brought against ICOS Vision Systems Corp. ("ICOS") in July 2000. ICOS denied infringement... Read more →

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Tip Systems, LLC v. Phillips & Brooks/Gladwin, Inc.

This is a patent infringement case pertaining to wall-mounted telephones designed for use by prison inmates. TIP Systems, LLC (“TIP”) filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas against: Phillips & Brooks/Gladwin, Inc., Acoustics... Read more →

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Nilssen v. Osram Sylvania, Inc.

Ole K. Nilssen (“Nilssen”) and Geo Foundation, Ltd. (collectively “appellants”) appeal from the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denying appellants’ motion for expert witness fees pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(4)(C)(i)... Read more →

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Derek Andrew, Inc. v. Poof Apparel Corp.

Poof Apparel Corporation (“Poof”) appeals the district court’s award to Derek Andrew, Inc. (“Andrew”) of $15,000 in statutory damages under the Copyright Act, along with $296,090.50 in attorneys’ fees. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and for... Read more →

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Burandt v. Dudas

Corliss O. Burandt (“Burandt”) appeals from the decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granting summary judgment in favor of the Director (“Director”) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) and affirming the... Read more →

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Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc.

The longstanding doctrine of patent exhaustion limits the patent rights that survive the initial authorized sale of a patented item. Respondent (LGE) purchased, inter alia, the computer technology patents at issue (LGE Patents): One discloses a system for ensuring that... Read more →

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UT Lighthouse Ministry v. Found. for Apologetic Info. and Research

Utah Lighthouse Ministry (UTLM) appeals from a decision of the district court granting Defendants’ motion for summary judgment on UTLM’s claims of trademark infringement, unfair competition, and cybersquatting. Download Read more →

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