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Samsung Takes Apple Dispute to ITC to Block IPhone Imports

By Susan Decker Samsung Electronics Co. escalated its legal dispute with Apple Inc. (AAPL) over smartphone patents, filing a trade complaint that seeks to block U.S. imports of the iPhone, iPod and iPad. Samsung, the world’s second-largest maker of mobile... Read more →

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Barclays Capital Inc. v. Theflyonthewall.com, Inc.

In a dispute arising from an action for copyright infringement and the state-law tort of "hot news" misappropriation, judgment of the district court awarding damages and restricting defendant's publication of certain securities trading information is affirmed in part and reversed... Read more →

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New patent rules coming

House, Senate must settle differences; bill has backing of White House, big business By Associated Press Washington - The House on Thursday voted to rewrite 60-year-old law to give inventors a better shot of obtaining patents in a timely manner... Read more →

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Inventio AG v. ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas Corp.

In a infringement action concerning patents related to elevator systems, district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants is reversed where the district court erred when it concluded that the “modernizing device” and “computing unit” terms were means-plus-function... Read more →

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Spectralytics, Inc. v. Cordis Corp.

In a patent infringement action arising from the manufacturing of coronary stents and an exclusive supply contract, judgment of the district court is affirmed in part where the court properly found infringement and awarded damages and injunctive relief, but reversed... Read more →

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Singer Management Consultants, Inc. v. Milgram

In an action for attorney fees, arising out of an underlying suit involving New Jersey's Truth in Music Act and the validity of unregistered trademarks under the Act, the district court's denial of fees is affirmed where, under Supreme Court... Read more →

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Murphy v. Millennium Radio Group LLC

In an action brought by a photographer alleging violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. section 1201(a)(1)(A), copyright infringement, and defamation under state law, summary judgment in favor of the defendants is reversed where there exist triable issues... Read more →

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TMTV, Corp. v. Logrono

In a copyright infringement action concerning two sitcoms on Puerto Rican television, summary judgment in favor of plaintiff with award reduction is affirmed where: 1) district court properly found that there was no case on liability for a jury; and... Read more →

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Nokia, Apple Reach Patent Deal, Settle Lawsuits

By Diana ben-Aaron and Kati Pohjanpalo Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) won an almost two-year patent dispute with Apple Inc. (AAPL), as the world’s largest mobile-phone makers reached a settlement that awards a one-time payment and royalties to the Finnish handset maker.... Read more →

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Boston Scientific Corp. v. Johnson & Johnson

In a patent infringement dispute involving drug-eluting coronary stents, summary judgment on the ground that defendant’s claimed patents are invalid, 35 U.S.C. Section 112, is affirmed where no finder of fact could reasonably determine that the asserted claimed patents contained... Read more →

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