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AK FUTURES LLC V. BOYD STREET DISTRO, LLC

The panel affirmed the district court’s grant of a preliminary injunction in favor of AK Futures LLC, a manufacturer of e-cigarette and vaping products, in a copyright and trademark infringement action in which AK Futures alleges that Boyd Street Distro,... Read more →

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NOCO Co. v. OJ Commerce, LLC

NOCO Company manufactures and sells battery chargers and related products. Although it sells these products itself, NOCO also authorizes resellers if they sign an agreement. This dispute began when NOCO discovered that OJ Commerce (OJC) was selling NOCO’s products on... Read more →

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Kaufman v. Microsoft Corp.

Michael Philip Kaufman owns now-expired U.S. Patent No. 7,885,981, on which he is a co-inventor. The patent describes and claims methods for using a computer to automatically generate an end-user interface for working with the data in a relational database.... Read more →

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Mitek Systems, Inc. v. United Services Automobile Association

In November 2019, Mitek Systems, Inc. brought suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against United Services Automobile Association (USAA). It sought a declaratory judgment, under the Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201(a),... Read more →

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Google, LLC v. IPA Technologies Inc.

Google LLC (“Google”) appeals three inter partes review (“IPR”) decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) concluding that Google had not shown the challenged claims in U.S. Patent Nos. 6,851,115 (“the ’115 patent”) and 7,069,560 (“the ’560 patent”)... Read more →

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Atlanta Gas Light Co. v. Bennett Regulator Guards, Inc

This case from the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board returns to us for a third time. In its final written decision, the Board, in the underlying inter partes review proceeding, rejected patent owner Bennett Regulator Guards, Inc.’s argument... Read more →

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CPC PATENT TECHS. PTY LTD. V. APPLE, INC.

The panel vacated a district judge’s order declining to overturn a magistrate judge’s denial of CPC Patent Technologies PTY Ltd.’s application pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 to compel Apple, Inc. to turn over documents, which CPC seeks to use... Read more →

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A.I.G. Agency, Inc. v. American International Group

A.I.G. Agency, Inc. (“Agency”) sued American International Group, Inc. (“International”) for trademark infringement over International’s use of the “AIG” trademark. The district court granted summary judgment for International, holding Agency’s claims were barred by the doctrine of laches. We reverse... Read more →

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Springboards to Educ v. Pharr San Juan

This trademark infringement case is like déjà vu all over again. After we affirmed another district court’s summary-judgment dismissal of the same plaintiff’s suit against another Texas school district, the district court granted summary judgment to the defendant school district... Read more →

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Sunless, Inc. v. Palm Beach Tan, Inc.

Sunless, Inc. sells tanning booths and accompanying spray tan solution under the “Mystic Tan” mark. Sunless claims that applying Mystic Tan solution in a Mystic Tan booth results in a “Mystic Tan Experience.” Palm Beach, Inc. owns and franchises a... Read more →

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