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Orion IP, LLC. v. Hyundai

Hyundai Motor America (“Hyundai”) appeals from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas’s (the “district court’s”) ruling of no unenforceability for inequitable conduct and denial of Hyundai’s motion for judgment as a matter of law (“JMOL”)... Read more →

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R.C. Olmstead, Inc. v. CU Interface, LLC

R.C. Olmstead appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendants in this copyright and trade secret infringement case brought by one provider of credit union software against the developer of a competing credit union software. Olmstead challenges several... Read more →

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VICTORIA’S SECRET STORES, INC. v. VICTOR MOSELEY, dba Victor’s Little Secret

In this trademark “dilution by tarnishment” case, brought under the Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006, the question is whether the plaintiff, an international lingerie company that uses the trade name designation “Victoria’s Secret” has a valid suit for injunctive... Read more →

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Patent snafus cost U.S. $6.4 billion yearly

Researchers compute loss from hobbled innovation By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel Posted: May 22, 2010 The United States wastes at least $6.4 billion each year in "forgone innovation" - legitimate technologies that cannot get licensed and start-ups that cannot... Read more →

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Fred Beverages, Inc. v. Fred's Capital Mgmt. Co.

This case presents an appeal from a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) decision denying a motion for leave to amend a pending petition to cancel a trademark. The TTAB found that Fred Beverages, Incorporated, failed to perfect its Motion... Read more →

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Alfred E. Mann Found. for Scientific Research v. Cochlear Corp.

The Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research (“AMF”) is a research organization interested in developing new medical technologies, including cochlear implants. Cochlear Corporation and Cochlear Ltd. (collectively, “Cochlear”) are companies that build cochlear implants for use in human patients.... Read more →

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Taltech Ltd. v. Esquel Enter. Ltd.

Taltech Limited and TAL Apparel Limited (collectively “TAL”) appeal the supplemental judgment of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington reinstating its July 13, 2007, judgment, awarding attorney fees and costs under 35 U.S.C. § 285,... Read more →

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Photocure ASA v. Kappos

This case concerns the applicability of the statute governing patent term extension, 35 U.S.C. §156, to the drug product having as its active ingredient the chemical compound methyl aminolevulinate hydrochloride (“MAL hydrochloride”), brand name Metvixia®. The Director of the United... Read more →

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Patent Rights Prot. Group, LLC v. Video Gaming Tech., Inc.

Patent Rights Protection Group, LLC (“Patent Rights”) appeals an order of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada granting SPEC International, Inc.’s (“SPEC”) and Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.’s (“VGT”) motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction... Read more →

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Ortho-McNeil Pharm., Inc. v. Lupin Pharm., Inc.

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lupin Ltd. (together “Lupin”) appeal the judgment of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, sustaining the extension of the term of United States Patent No. 5,053,407 (“the ’407 patent”), assigned to... Read more →

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