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Whirlpool sued by artist over designs for kitchenaid mixers

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 10 2013

Plaintiff Nicole Dinardo designs and sells hand painted KitchenAid Mixers. Whirlpool, which owns KitchenAid, allegedly approached Dinardo regarding

The Forest Group, Inc. v. Bon Tool Company

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 5 2010

35 U.S.C. 292 requires a penalty for falsely marking articles with a patent or patent number on a per article basis, rather than for each decision to falsely mark

Court finds no copyright infringement where works lack similarity in total concept and feel

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 27 2009

A children's book was found not to infringe on another work for children

The doctrine of res judicata does not punish a plaintiff for exercising the option not to supplement its pleadings with an after-acquired claim, including those relating to inventorship

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2010

In 2004, Triple Tee initiated its first lawsuit against Nike claiming that Nike had misappropriated Triple Tee’s trade secrets involving golf club technology

An agreement between an inventor and a third-party providing that the inventor “hereby assigned” was a present assignment providing the third-party with an ownership interest in the resulting patents

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 6 2009

Researchers at the patentee collaborated in developing the patented technology with a third-party under a series of written agreements

Allegedly infringing activity by an entity is conducted for and with the authorization or consent of the Government when the Government participates in some way in, and benefits from, the activity, and thus, the alleged infringement can only be litigated

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 6 2009

In a patent infringement case related to a method for detecting fraudulent bank checks, patentees appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment dismissing certain infringement counts as proper only in the Court of Federal Claims because the relevant actions were “by or for the United States” under 28 U.S.C. 1498(a

REMAX International wins trademark infringement suit

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 13 2009

REMAX International, Inc. brought a trademark infringement suit against Trend Setter Realty, LLC, (“Trend Setter”) for use of “red-over-white-over-blue horizontal bar design” in connection with real estate services

Use of celebrity image in greeting card may violate publicity right

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2009

Paris Hilton sued Hallmark Cards after a Hallmark birthday card contained a picture of Paris Hilton’s head super-imposed on a cartoon’s body with a caption that read, "Paris’s First Day as a Waitress" and included Hilton’s catch-phrase "That’s hot."

In re HoffmannLa Roche inc., et al

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2009

In a forum non conveniens analysis, (1) a plaintiffs attempt to manipulate venue in anticipation of litigation or a motion to transfer by copying and sending discovery documents to the preferred venue cannot affect venue determination, and (2) venue was not proper in a "decentralized case" where the sole connections with the initial forum were allegedly infringing sales and the ability to subpoena a single witness to trial, and where the proposed transferee forum had a strong local interest in the outcome of the litigation and "absolute subpoena power" over four likely witnesses