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i4i Ltd. P'ship v. Microsoft Corp

This is a patent infringement case about an invention for editing custom XML, a computer language. The owner of the patent, i4i Limited Partnership (“i4i”), brought suit against Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”), alleging that the custom XML editor in certain versions... Read more →

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Congress deals funding blow to Patent Office

Budget strips $100 million provision for backlogged agency By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel Posted: Dec. 29, 2009 The $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress passed this month bankrolls thousands of pet projects: the World Food Prize in Iowa,... Read more →

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Int'l Seaway Trading Corp. v. Walgreens Corp.

Plaintiff-Appellant International Seaway Trading Corporation (“Seaway”) filed suit against Walgreens Corporation (“Walgreens”) and Touchsport Footwear USA, Inc. (“Touchsport”) claiming infringement of Seaway’s patents, U.S. Design Patents Nos. D529,263 (“the ’263 patent”), D545,032 (“the ’032 patent”), and D545,033 (“the ’033 patent”).... Read more →

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Intellectual Sci. & Tech., Inc. v. Sony Elec., Inc.

In this patent case, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted summary judgment of non-infringement in favor of defendants. See Intellectual Sci. & Tech., Inc. v. Sony Elecs., Inc., Nos. 06-10406, -10409, -10412, 2008 WL... Read more →

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Source Search Tech., LLC v. LendingTree, LLC

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey held that the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,758,328 (“’328 patent”) were infringed but invalid on obviousness grounds. See Source Search Techs., LLC v. LendingTree, LLC, Case No.... Read more →

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Tyco Healthcare Group LP v. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

Tyco Healthcare Group LP (“Tyco Healthcare”) appeals the dismissal of its patent infringement suit against Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (“Ethicon”). The district court dismissed without prejudice the infringement suit because Tyco Healthcare had failed to prove ownership of the asserted patents,... Read more →

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Starbucks Corp. v. Wolfe's Borough Coffee, Inc.

Plaintiffs-appellants, Starbucks Corporation and Starbucks U.S. Brands, LLC (together, “Starbucks”), appeal from a judgment entered on June 5, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Swain, J.), following a bench trial, in favor... Read more →

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Ultimax Cement Mfg. Corp. v. CTS Cement Mfg. Corp.

Ultimax Cement Manufacturing Corporation, Hassan Kunbargi, and KA Group (collectively “Ultimax”) appeal from the judgment of the United States District Court for the Central District of California granting summary judgment of noninfringement, invalidity, laches, and indefiniteness relating to certain claims... Read more →

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Perfect Web Tech., Inc. v. InfoUSA, Inc.

Perfect Web Technologies, Inc. (“Perfect Web”) appeals a summary judgment order holding that the asserted claims of its U.S. Patent No. 6,631,400 (“’400 patent”) are invalid. Perfect Web Techs., Inc. v. InfoUSA, Inc., No. 07-CV-80286 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 24, 2008)... Read more →

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Lahoti v. VeriCheck, Inc.

David Lahoti appeals the district court’s bench trial judgment that his use of the “VeriCheck” Georgia state service mark owned by Vericheck, Inc. violated the Anti- Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d), the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C.... Read more →

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