Yellowbook Inc. v. Brandeberry

This case involves a trademark dispute over the right to use the “AMTEL” name and marks for phonebooks in various Ohio counties. In 2002, Defendant Steven Brandeberry sold his phonebook business, operated under the name AMTEL, to Barney White, who... Read more →

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Rates Technology v. Speakeasy

Plaintiff-appellant Rates Technology Inc. appeals from a judgment granting defendants-appellees’ motion to dismiss entered by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Denise Cote, J.) on May 10, 2011. We hold that, under the Supreme... Read more →

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Vernor v. Autodesk, Inc.

Timothy Vernor purchased several used copies of Autodesk, Inc.’s AutoCAD Release 14 software (“Release 14”) from one of Autodesk’s direct customers, and he resold the Release 14 copies on eBay. Vernor brought this declaratory judgment action against Autodesk to establish... Read more →

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F.B.T. Prods., LLC v. Aftermath Records

This dispute concerns the percentage of royalties due to Plaintiffs F.B.T. Productions, LLC, and Em2M, LLC, under their contracts with Defendant Aftermath in connection with the recordings of Marshal B. Mathers, III, professionally known as the rap artist Eminem.1 Specifically,... Read more →

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Bd. of Tr. of the Univ. of Illinois v. Organon Teknika Corp. LLC.

The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded with instructions to enter a judgment dismissing the suit with prejudice. Download Bd. of Tr. of the Univ. of Illinois v. Organon Teknika Corp. LLC. Read more →

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RIAA v. Library of Congress

By law, the Copyright Royalty Board sets the terms and rates for copyright royalties when copyright owners and licensees fail to negotiate terms and rates themselves. As part of its statutory mandate, the Board sets royalty terms and rates for... Read more →

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AMERICAN NEEDLE, INC. v. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE et al.

Respondent National Football League (NFL) is an unincorporated association of 32 separately owned professional football teams, also respondents here. The teams, each of which owns its own name, colors, logo, trademarks, and related intellectual property, formed respondent National Football League... Read more →

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WARF v. Xenon Pharm., Inc.

This case arises out of a complex set of contractual relationships between the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the patent-management entity for the University of Wisconsin; certain research scientists at the University; and Xenon Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian drug company. The Foundation... Read more →

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Nova Chem., Inc. v. Sekisui Plastics Co.

Although we find certain portions of the License Agreement are ambiguous, we agree with the District Court that there is no reasonable interpretation of the agreement under which NOVA has any continuing obligations to Sekisui. Accordingly, we will affirm. Read more →

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