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In re Owens

Timothy S. Owens, et al. (“Owens”) appeal a decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (“Board”), Ex parte Owens, No. 2010-5622 (B.P.A.I. Dec. 1, 2011) (“Board Op.”), affirming a rejection of... Read more →

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Power Integrations v. Fairchild Semiconductors Int'l, Inc.

This is an appeal from a final judgment of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware finding that Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. and Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation (collectively, “Fairchild”) willfully infringed several valid patents belonging to Power Integrations,... Read more →

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Checkpoint Sys., Inc. v. All-Tag Sec. S.A.

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (“Checkpoint”) sued All-Tag Security S.A., All-Tag Security Americas, Inc., and an All- Tag customer Sensormatic Electronics Corporation (collectively, “All-Tag”) for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 4,876,555 (“the ’555 patent”), entitled “Resonance Label and Method for its Fabrication.”... Read more →

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Abbott Labs v. Cordis Corp.

Cordis Corporation appeals from the decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granting Abbott Laboratories’ motion to quash two subpoenas duces tecum issued pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 24. We conclude that section 24... Read more →

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Federal Trade Commission v. AbbVie Products LLC

Several years ago, Appellee Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) began investigating a settlement between Appellant AbbVie Products LLC, then known as Solvay Pharmaceuticals (“Solvay”), and several other pharmaceutical companies. The settlement, the FTC believed, violated the antitrust laws because the companies... Read more →

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Columbia Pictures Industries v. Fung

The panel affirmed in part and vacated in part the district court’s judgment in favor of film studios, which alleged that the services offered and websites maintained by the defendants induced third parties to download infringing copies of the studios’... Read more →

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Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Held: The “first sale” doctrine applies to copies of a copyrighted work lawfully made abroad. Pp. 7–33. (a) Wiley reads “lawfully made under this title” to impose a geographical limitation that prevents §109(a)’s doctrine from applying to Wiley Asia’s books.... Read more →

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Frolow v. Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

Jack L. Frolow appeals from the final judgment of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in favor of Wilson Sporting Goods Co. (Wilson). Among other issues, Mr. Frolow challenges the district court’s entry of summary judgment... Read more →

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Aristocrat Tech., Australia v. Int'l Game Tech.

Aristocrat Technologies Australia PTY Limited and Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. (collectively, “Aristocrat”) and International Game Technology and IGT (collectively, “IGT”) compete in the casino gaming machine industry. In 2006, Aristocrat brought the current action against IGT in the Northern District of... Read more →

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Synqor, Inc. Artesyn Techs., Inc.

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted SynQor, Inc. (SynQor) partial summary judgment of infringement against nine power converter manufacturers (Defendants) on U.S. Patents Nos. 7,072,190 (’190 Patent); 7,272,021 (’021 Patent); 7,564,702 (’702 Patent); 7,558,083... Read more →

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