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In Re: Shared Memory Graphics

In a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to vacate a district court order granting Nintendo Co.'s motion to disqualify petitioner's counsel on the ground of imputed conflict-of-interest, petition is granted where Nintendo waived the conflict in a Joint... Read more →

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Monsanto Co. v. Bowman

In an appeal from a judgment of the district court granting summary judgment of infringement in favor of plaintiff, judgment is affirmed where patent exhaustion does not apply to subject, accused second-crop plantings. Download Monsanto Co. v. Bowman Read more →

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In Re Leithem

In an appeal from a judgment of the Board of Patent Appeals affirming the examiner's rejection of a pending claim concerning an improved diaper, judgment is reversed where the Board relied on a new ground of rejection while failing to... Read more →

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GoPets Ltd. v. Hise

In an appeal from a judgment of the district court granting summary judgment to plaintiff on its Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) and Lanham Act claims, judgment is: 1) affirmed where the court correctly determined that defendants acted in bad... Read more →

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Ultramercial, LLC v. Hulu, LLC

In an appeal from a judgment of the district court dismissing plaintiffs' infringement claims, related to a patent for a method for distributing copyrighted products (e.g., songs, movies, books) over the Internet where the consumer receives a copyrighted product for... Read more →

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Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. Akanoc Solutions, Inc.

In an appeal from a judgment of the district court awarding plaintiff damages as against one defendant and setting aside the jury's verdict and award as against the other defendant in an action for contributory copyright and trademark infringement, judgment... Read more →

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Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum

In cross-appeals from a judgment of the district court finding defendant liable but reducing damages on due process grounds in an action for statutory damages and injunctive relief under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. section 101 et seq., judgment is... Read more →

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PowerComm, LLC v. Holyoke Gas & Electric Department

In an appeal from a judgment of the district court granting defendant's motion for summary judgment in an action alleging unlawful termination of a municipality contract due to racial animus, 42 U.S.C. sections 1981 and 1985, judgment is affirmed where... Read more →

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Airframe Systems, Inc. v. L-3 Communications Corp.

In an appeal from a judgment of the district court in a copyright infringement case, judgment is affirmed where the court correctly granted defendant's motion for summary judgment but denied of its motion for attorney's fees. Download Airframe Systems, Inc.... Read more →

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How to Navigate the New Patent Law

By Diana Ransom Published September 16, 2011 | Entrepreneur.com No matter who you talk to, most people agree: The nation's age-old patent system needed an overhaul. But now that it's a done deal, new challenges are surfacing that may make... Read more →

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