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Dell, Inc. v. Acceleron, LLC

Acceleron, LLC owns U.S. Patent No. 6,948,021, which discloses a computer-network appliance containing several hardware modules that can be removed and replaced while the appliance remains on. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the Patent and Trademark Office instituted... Read more →

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Halo Creative & Design, Ltd. v. Comptoir des Indes Inc.

Halo Creative & Design Ltd., Halo Trademarks Ltd., and Halo Americas Ltd. (collectively, “Halo”), own two U.S. design patents, thirteen U.S. copyrights, and one U.S. common law trademark relating to twenty-five of their furniture designs. Halo is located in Hong... Read more →

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In re Varma

These two appeals involve U.S. Patent No. 6,349,291, which names Samir Varma as the inventor and is owned by InvestPic LLC (collectively, Varma). The patent describes and claims methods and systems for performing statistical analyses of investment data. The Patent... Read more →

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In re: Smith

Ray and Amanda Tears Smith (collectively, “Applicants”) appeal the final decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) affirming the rejection of claims 1–18 of U.S. Patent Application No. 12/912,410 (“the ’410 patent application”) for claiming patent-ineligible subject matter... Read more →

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Bamberg v. Dalvey

Ulf Bamberg, Peter Kummer, and Ilona Stiburek appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s consolidated interference proceeding decision refusing to allow the claims of four patent applications because the specification failed to meet the written description requirement of 35... Read more →

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Queen's Univ. at Kingston

Petitioners Queen’s University at Kingston and PARTEQ (together, “Queen’s University”) are engaged in a patent infringement action against Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (together, “Samsung”) in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of... Read more →

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JBLU, Inc. v. United States

JBLU, Inc. appeals from the United States Court of International Trade (“trial court”) decision on summary judgment that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”) correctly determined that JBLU violated section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, by... Read more →

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Hugunin v. Land O'Lakes, Inc.

So in this unusual case two firms sued each other though neither had been, is, or is likely to be harmed in the slightest by the other. The suit was rightly dismissed. Download Hugunin v. Land O'Lakes, Inc. Read more →

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Dryer v. National Football League

Appellants John Frederick Dryer, Elvin Lamont Bethea, and Edward Alvin White played professional football in the National Football League (“NFL”). They participated in a putative class-action lawsuit in which twenty-three former NFL players sued the NFL on behalf of themselves... Read more →

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Ultimatepointer, L.L.C. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd.

UltimatePointer, LLC (“UltimatePointer”) appeals from a final judgment in favor of Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Nintendo of America, Inc. (collectively, “Nintendo”) after the district court granted summary judgment (1) that Nintendo did not infringe claims 1, 3, 5, 6, and... Read more →

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