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Cordis Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp.

Cordis Corporation (“Cordis”) appeals, and Boston Scientific Corporation and Scimed Life Systems, Inc. (“Boston Scientific”) cross-appeal, from a final judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The judgment was based on two separate jury verdicts... Read more →

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In re Gleave

Martin Gleave and Maxim Signaevsky (collectively, “Gleave”) filed U.S. Patent Application No. 10/346,493 (“’493 application”) on January 17, 2003. The examiner rejected claims 1, 4, 15, and 18–21 as indefinite under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 2 and as anticipated... Read more →

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Clock Spring, L.P. v. Wrapmaster, Inc.

Clock Spring, L.P. (“Clock Spring”) brought suit alleging that Wrapmaster, Inc. (“Wrapmaster”) infringed the claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,632,307 (“’307 Patent”) and violated section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a)(1)(A). The ’307 Patent claims methods for... Read more →

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Tafas v. Doll

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) appeals the April 1, 2008 decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granting summary judgment that four recently promulgated rules exceed the scope of the USPTO’s... Read more →

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E-Pass Technologies, Inc. v. 3Com Corp

On the merits in this appeal, E-Pass Technologies, Inc. (“E-Pass”) challenges two final determinations of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (i) concluding that three related cases filed by E-Pass were exceptional under 35 U.S.C. §... Read more →

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Henkel Corp. v. The Procter & Gamble

Henkel Corporation (“Henkel”) appeals from a final decision of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (“the Board”), Henkel Corp. v. Procter & Gamble Co., Patent Interference No. 105,174 (B.P.A.I. Mar. 28, 2008) (“Board Decision”), which awarded priority of invention... Read more →

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Larson Mfg. Co. of South Dakota, Inc. v. Aluminart Products

This is a patent case. Larson Manufacturing Company of South Dakota, Inc. (“Larson”), appeals the final judgment of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota dismissing its suit against Aluminart Products Limited and Chamberdoor Industries, Inc.... Read more →

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Clearvalue, Inc. v. Pearl River Plymers

ClearValue, Inc. (“ClearValue”), Richard Alan Haase (“Haase”), and attorney Gordon Waggett (“Waggett”) (together, “Appellants”) appeal the December 21, 2007 amended final judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, entering judgment against ClearValue and Haase... Read more →

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Situation Management Systems v. ASP Consulting

The plaintiff consulting company, as part of its services to domestic and international clients, uses copyrighted training materials of several hundred pages geared toward teaching techniques for effective communication and negotiation within the workplace. It sued a competitor saying that... Read more →

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Jones v. Blige

Plaintiffs-Appellants Leonard Jones and James E. White (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) sued Mary J. Blige, a singer, Asiah Lewis and Luchana M. Lodge, lyricists, and Universal-MCA Music Publishing, Inc. and Universal Music Group, Inc. (“Universal”) (collectively, “Defendants”) for copyright infringement. Plaintiffs claim... Read more →

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