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Trustees of Boston University v. Everlight Electronics Co.

Plaintiff-cross-appellant Trustees of Boston University (“BU”) sued defendants-appellants Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and Everlight Americas, Inc. (together, “Everlight”); Epistar Corp. (“Epistar”); Lite-On Inc., LiteOn Service USA, Inc., Lite-On Technology Corp., and LiteOn Trading USA, Inc. (together, “Lite-On”) (collectively, “Defendants”) for... Read more →

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ZUP, LLC v. Nash Manufacturing, Inc.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which granted summary judgment in favor of Appellee Nash Manufacturing, Inc. (“Nash”). The district court invalidated claims 1 and 9 of U.S. Patent No. 8,292,681 (“the ’681 patent”) as obvious... Read more →

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OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc. v. West Worldwide Services, Inc.

The panel affirmed the district court’s judgment after a jury trial, holding defendants liable for reverse passing off under the Lanham Act. The parties were competitors in the business of selling industrial tires. Defendant West asked a supplier of plaintiff... Read more →

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Glacier Films (USA), Inc. v. Turchin

The panel reversed the district court’s order denying plaintiff’s motion for attorney’s fees in a copyright infringement suit. A film production company sued a user of BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer network, who illegally downloaded and repeatedly distributed a movie. Per the... Read more →

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Sterling Jewelers, Inc. v. Artistry Ltd.

Artistry, Ltd., a jewelry wholesaler, sells its products to retailers across the country. When Sterling Jewelers began marketing a line of jewelry under the name “Artistry Diamond Collection,” Artistry, Ltd. accused Sterling of infringing its trademark. The district court granted... Read more →

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Interval Licensing, LLC v. AOL, Inc.

In our previous decision in Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Inc., we upheld the district court’s judgment invalidating claims 1–4 and 7–15 of U.S. Patent No. 6,788,314, and claims 4–8, 11, 34, and 35 of U.S. Patent No. 6,034,652 on... Read more →

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Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., petitioned for inter partes review (“IPR”) of various patents owned by Allergan, Inc., relating to its dry eye treatment Restasis. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., and Akorn, Inc. (together with Mylan, “Appellees”) joined. While IPR was pending, Allergan... Read more →

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American Society for Testing v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc.

Across a diverse array of commercial and industrial endeavors, from paving roads to building the Internet of Things, private organizations have developed written standards to resolve technical problems, ensure compatibility across products, and promote public safety. These technical works, which... Read more →

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Blackbird Tech LLC v. ELB Electronics, Inc.

Blackbird Tech LLC (“Blackbird”) appeals the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware’s entry of judgment of noninfringement of claim 12 of U.S. Patent No. 7,086,747 (“’747 patent”) based on its construction of “attachment surface.” Because the court erred... Read more →

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Jazz”) appeals from six inter partes review (“IPR”) decisions of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”).1 Collectively, the decisions held certain claims of Jazz’s U.S. Patents 7,668,730 (“’730 patent”),... Read more →

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