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MeadWestvaco Corp. v. Rexam Beauty & Closures, Inc.

Rexam Beauty and Closures, Inc. and Rexam Dispensing Systems S.A.S. (collectively “Rexam”) and Valois of America, Inc. and Valois S.A.S. (collectively “Valois”) appeal from a final judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia based... Read more →

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Sunovion Pharm., Inc. v. Teva Pharm. USA, Inc.

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Sunovion”) appeals from the decision of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey granting summary judgment that Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Ltd. and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc. (collectively “Reddy”) do not infringe claims 1,... Read more →

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Network Signatures, Inc. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins., Inc.

U.S. Patent No. 5,511,122 (the ’122 patent), entitled “Intermediate Network Authentication,” pertains to internet security, and is assigned to the United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy. The technology was developed by a scientist at the... Read more →

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Rambus Inc. v. Rea

Rambus Inc. appeals from the decision of the Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences (Board) holding invalid various claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,260,097 (’097 patent) for anticipation and obviousness. Rambus challenges the Board’s claim construction and its obviousness decision.... Read more →

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United States v. Jin

The defendant was charged with theft of trade secrets and economic espionage, both being offenses under the Economic Espionage Act. See 18 U.S.C. §§ 1831, 1832. A bench trial resulted in her conviction of theft of trade secrets but acquittal... Read more →

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Troma Entertainment v. Robbins

Appeal by the plaintiff‐appellant from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Brian M. Cogan, Judge) dismissing its lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction over defendants‐appellees and for improper venue. We agree... Read more →

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Groeneveld Transp. Efficiency, Inc. v. Lubecore Int'l, Inc.

RONALD LEE GILMAN, Circuit Judge. The key issue in this case is whether a company can use trade-dress law to protect its functional product design from competition with a “copycat” design made by another company where there is no reasonable... Read more →

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St. Jude Med., Inc. v. Access Closure, Inc.

This is a patent case. Access Closure, Inc. (ACI), the defendant at trial, appeals from several rulings made by the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas in favor of St. Jude Medical, Inc. and St. Jude... Read more →

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High Point Design LLC v. Buyer's Direct, Inc.

Buyer’s Direct, Inc. (“BDI”) appeals from a final judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York holding BDI’s asserted design patent invalid on summary judgment and also dismissing BDI’s trade dress claims with prejudice.... Read more →

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Wawrzynski v. H.J. Heinz Co.

This is or is not a patent case, depending on one’s time frame. It came to us on appeal from a District Court summary judgment that the plaintiff had failed to prove infringement of his patent. It leaves us as... Read more →

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