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Christoff v. Nestle

In 1986, professional model Russell Christoff was paid $250 to pose for a photograph to be used in Canada on a label for bricks of coffee. Sixteen years later, Christoff saw his face on a jar of Taster‟s Choice instant... Read more →

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Sky Technologies, LLC. v. Sap AG

Appellants SAP AG and SAP America, Inc. (“SAP”) filed an interlocutory appeal from the judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas finding that Sky Technologies LLC has standing to bring a patent infringement suit... Read more →

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Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. v. St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc., Guidant Sales Corporation, Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC, and Anna Mirowski (collectively, “Cardiac” or “appellants”) appeal from the decision of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granting summary judgment of invalidity of claim... Read more →

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Arista Records, LLC v. Launch Media, Inc.

Arista Records, LLC, Bad Boy Records, BMG Music, and Zomba Recording LLC (collectively, “BMG”), appeal from the judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Owen, J.), and from interlocutory orders merged into the... Read more →

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R.W. Beck, Inc. v. E3 Consulting, LLC

We affirm the judgment on the unfair-competition and unjust-enrichment claims because they are preempted by the Copyright Act. We affirm the judgment on the deceptive-trade-practices claim because Beck cannot establish that the alleged deceptive practice significantly impacted the public. As... Read more →

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Callaway Golf Co. v. Acushnet Co.

Callaway Golf Company (“Callaway”) brought suit against Acushnet Company (“Acushnet”), alleging that Acushnet had infringed various claims of four golf ball patents owned by Callaway (known as the “Sullivan patents”).1 Acushnet stipulated that its golf balls infringed, but contended that... Read more →

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Wedgetail, Ltd. v. Huddleston Deluxe, Inc.

Huddleston Deluxe, Inc. appeals from an order of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas that dismissed with prejudice Wedgetail Ltd.’s claims of infringement and Huddleston’s declaratory judgment counterclaims, and established that each party was to bear... Read more →

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Hyatt v. Acting Director, Patent and Trademark Office

Plaintiff-Appellant Gilbert P. Hyatt appeals from the grant of summary judgment in favor of Jon Dudas, in his official capacity as the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO"),1 sustaining the decision of the Board of Patent... Read more →

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Bayer Schering Pharma AG v. Barr Laboratories Inc.

Bayer Schering Pharma AG (“Bayer”) appeals the judgment of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, holding U.S. Patent No. 6,787,531 (“’531 Patent”) invalid due to obviousness. Bayer Schering Pharma AG v. Barr Labs., Inc., No.... Read more →

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Exergen, Corp. v. Wal Mart Stores, Inc.

S.A.A.T. Systems Application of Advanced Technology, Ltd. and Daiwa Products, Inc. (collectively “SAAT”) appeal the denial of their motion for judgment as a matter of law (“JMOL”) after a jury found that SAAT willfully infringed U.S. Patents No. 5,012,813 (“the... Read more →

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