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Sazerac Brands, LLC v. Peristyle, LLC

Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr., “the most remarkable man to enter the whiskey industry during the post-Civil War years,” built the Old Taylor Distillery in 1887. Once the “most magnificent plant of its kind in Kentucky,” the distillery fell into... Read more →

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Stone Basket Innovations, LLC v. Cook Medical LLC

Appellee Stone Basket Innovations, LLC (“Stone”) sued Appellant Cook Medical LLC (“Cook”) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (“District Court”), alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,551,327 (“the ’327 patent”). Following a dismissal with prejudice,... Read more →

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Medtronic, Inc. v. Barry

This is a consolidated appeal from two related decisions of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board (Board) in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. The Board concluded that the petitioner, Medtronic, Inc., had not proven that... Read more →

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Alliance for Water Efficiency v. Fryer

James Fryer and the Alliance for Water Efficiency set out to produce a study about drought. Unfortunately, the collaboration ran dry, and the Alliance sued Fryer under the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq. The lawsuit proved to... Read more →

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PGS Geophysical AS v. Iancu

PGS Geophysical AS owns U.S. Patent No. 6,906,981, which describes and claims methods and systems for performing “marine seismic surveying” to determine the structure of earth formations below the seabed. WesternGeco, L.L.C., a competitor of PGS’s, filed three petitions requesting... Read more →

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Wilson v. Dynatone Publishing Co.

Plaintiffs appeal from the dismissal of their suit by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Paul A. Engelmayer, District Judge). Plaintiffs John Wilson, Charles Still, and Terrance Stubbs are former members of a musical... Read more →

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Moldex-Metric, Inc. v. McKeon Products, Inc.

The panel reversed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendant in a suit for trademark infringement. Moldex-Metric, Inc., a producer of foam ear plugs with a specific bright green color, alleged that McKeon Products, Inc., infringed its... Read more →

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Zeroclick, LLC v. Apple Inc.

Zeroclick, LLC sued Apple Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, asserting claims 2 and 52 of U.S. Patent No. 7,818,691 and claim 19 of U.S. Patent No. 8,549,443. The district court found the asserted... Read more →

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In Re Durance

Timothy D. Durance, Jun Fu, and Parastoo Yaghmaee appeal from a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board affirming an examiner’s obviousness rejection of their patent application claims related to a microwave vacuum-drying apparatus and method. Because the Board... Read more →

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Fahmy v. Jay-Z

The panel affirmed the district court’s grant of judgment as a matter of law in favor of rapper Jay-Z and other defendants on copyright infringement claims brought by the heir to Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdy’s copyright in a 1957 arrangement... Read more →

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