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Ritchie v. Vast Res., Inc.

. . . And if more is required to make our point, there is the venerable case of Hotchkiss v. Greenwood, 52 U.S. (11 How.) 248 (1851), cited approvingly in KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., supra, 550 U.S. at... Read more →

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Princo Corp. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n

Princo Corporation and Princo America Corporation (collectively “Princo”) appeal from a final order of the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”). The Commission found that compact discs imported by Princo infringed claims of six patents asserted by U.S. Philips Corporation... Read more →

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Synthes v. GMReis

Synthes (U.S.A.) (“Synthes”) appeals the final judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California dismissing without prejudice its suit for patent infringement against G.M. dos Reis Jr. Ind. Com de Equip. Medico (“GMReis”). Synthes (U.S.A.)... Read more →

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Felix v. Am. Honda Motor Co., Inc.

This is a patent infringement case. Mark D. Felix (“Felix”) brought suit against American Honda Finance Corporation (d/b/a Honda Financial Services), American Honda Motor Company, Inc., Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., Honda of Canada, Inc. (d/b/a Honda of Canada Manufacturing),... Read more →

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Takeda Pharm. Co., Ltd. v. Doll

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that later developments in the art may inform the “patentably distinct” determination for double patenting. Double patenting doctrines and case law permit this court to agree in part, but... Read more →

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Aycock Eng'g, Inc. v. Airflite, Inc.

In 1970, Respondent-Appellant Aycock Engineering, Inc. (“Aycock Engineering”) applied for a service mark, which was registered at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in 1974 after examination. In 2007, however, the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”)... Read more →

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Dream Games of Ariz., Inc. v. PC Onsite

Dream Games of Arizona (“Dream Games”) prevailed in its lawsuit against PC Onsite for copyright infringement of “Fast Action Bingo,” an electronic video bingo game, and was awarded statutory damages. We must decide whether (1) the district court properly allowed... Read more →

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Beltronics USA, Inc. v. Midwest Inv. Dist., LLC

Defendants-Appellants are a consumer electronics company, its owners,and its trade names (collectively, “Midwest”). Plaintiff-Appellee (“Beltronics”) is a provider of aftermarket vehicle electronics, including radar detectors. Midwest appeals the district court’s order preliminarily enjoining it from selling Beltronics equipment not bearing... Read more →

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TransCore, LP v. Electronic Transaction Consultants Corp.

TransCore, LP and TC License, Ltd. (collectively “TransCore”) appeal from a final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas that was entered upon the district court’s grant of summary judgment. See Transcore, LP v. Electronic... Read more →

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