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B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.

B&B Hardware, Inc. appeals the district court’s1 judgment in favor of Hargis Industries, Inc. on B&B’s claim of trademark infringement and request for an accounting of profits. Hargis cross-appeals from the district court’s denial of its motion for fees and... Read more →

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Spineology, Inc. v. Wright Medical Technology Inc.

Wright Medical Technology, Inc., appeals the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota’s denial of its motion for attorney fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285. Because we hold that the district court did not abuse its discretion in... Read more →

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Smith v. Thomas

When Robert Smith (aka Bigg Robb) recorded his song Looking for a Country Girl, he probably was not looking for a legal battle, too. But Bernard Thomas (aka Bishop Bullwinkle) copied the beat from Smith’s song to make a new... Read more →

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VirnetX Inc. v. Apple, Inc.

VirnetX Inc. (“VirnetX”) appeals from two final written decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) finding that Apple Inc. (“Apple”) had demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that claims 1– 11, 14–25, and 28–30 of U.S. Patent... Read more →

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc.

This case involves the complicated, potential double patenting situation in which the later-filed of two related patents, which share a common specification and effective filing date, expires before the term of the earlier-filed patent due to an intervening change in... Read more →

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Novartis AG v. Ezra Ventures LLC

This case concerns the interplay between a patent term extension (PTE) granted pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 156 and the obviousness-type double patenting doctrine. The Delaware District Court concluded that, in accordance with statutory construction principles and as a logical... Read more →

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Laerdal Medical Corp. v. International Trade Commission

Laerdal Medical Corp. and Laerdal Medical AS (collectively, “Laerdal”) appeal from the U.S. International Trade Commission’s final determination denying Laerdal relief based on claims of trade dress infringement against defaulting respondents. Certain Carbon Spine Board, Cervical Collar, CPR Masks and... Read more →

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Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc.

Defendant ReDigi, Inc. and its founders, Defendants Larry Rudolph and John Ossenmacher,1 8 appeal from the judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Richard J. Sullivan, J.) in favor of Plaintiffs, Capitol Records,... Read more →

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