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Corcamore, LLC v. SFM, LLC

Corcamore LLC appeals an order of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The Board entered default judgment as a sanction against Corcamore, which resulted in the cancellation of Corcamore’s trademark registration for SPROUT. On... Read more →

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USPTO issues a new examination guide titled "Generic.com Terms after USPTO v. Booking.com"

The USPTO issued a new examination guide titled "Generic.com Terms after USPTO v. Booking.com." The guide sets out procedures for examining applications for generic.com terms, which are any combination of a generic term and generic top-level domain designating an entity... Read more →

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TecSec, Inc. v. Adobe Inc.

TecSec, Inc. brought this case in 2010 against several companies, including Adobe Inc., alleging that the companies directly and indirectly infringed claims of four TecSec patents. Aspects of the case have been before this court three times already. The present... Read more →

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Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. v. Sasso

This appeal is from the decision of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, dismissing a declaratory judgment complaint filed by Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; and Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. (collectively, “Medtronic”) against Dr. Rick... Read more →

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St. Jude Medical, LLC v. Snyders Heart Valve LLC

Snyders Heart Valve LLC owns U.S. Patent No. 6,540,782, which describes and claims an artificial heart valve and a system for inserting the valve. In October 2017, St. Jude Medical, LLC filed two petitions with the United States Patent and... Read more →

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InteliClear, LLC v. ETC Global Holdings, Inc.

The panel reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of ETC Global Holdings, Inc. in an action alleging that ETC misused InteliClear, LLC’s securities trading tracking system. InteliClear brought claims for trade secret misappropriations under both the... Read more →

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J-B Weld Co., LLC v. The Gorilla Glue Co.

This case arises from a dispute over product packaging and marketing between two manufacturers of two similar heavy-duty adhesives. The plaintiff, J-B Weld Company, appeals from the District Court’s grant of summary judgment on all counts1 of its amended complaint... Read more →

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Immunex Corp v. Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC

This is a consolidated appeal from two Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) decisions in inter partes reviews (“IPRs”) of U.S. Patent No. 8,679,487 (“the ’487 patent”), owned by Immunex Corp. (“Immunex”). Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, Genzyme Corp., and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals,... Read more →

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GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

GlaxoSmithKline LLC and SmithKline Beecham (Cork) Ltd. (collectively, “GSK”) charged Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. with infringement of GSK’s Reissue Patent No. RE40,000 (“the ’000 patent”). Trial was held in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware; the... Read more →

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AntennaSys, Inc. v. AQYR Technologies, Inc.

There is little more frustrating for a district court judge than to have the parties jointly lead you down a wrong, and possibly unnecessary, path. That is what occurred here. Unfortunately, many threshold issues that may have obviated the need... Read more →

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