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Whirlpool sued by artist over designs for kitchenaid mixers

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 10 2013

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

Anascape, Ltd. v. Nintendo of America, Inc

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 23 2010

Entitlement to the benefit of an earlier-filed application date requires that the missing descriptive matter must be present in the original application’s specification such that one skilled in the art would recognize such a disclosure

Hearing Components, Inc. v. Shure, Inc

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2010

Not all terms of degree are indefinite; a means-plus-function claim is infringed when the accused device includes a relevant structure that performs the same function in a substantially similar way, resulting in structural equivalency

Unauthorized use of singer’s photo on book cover violated right of publicity

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 21 2010

Q-Boro Holdings, LLC and Urban Books, LLC were sued for violation of an individual's right of privacy under New York law

Tyco Healthcare Group LP v. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2009

Plaintiff bore the burden of proving ownership of the patents pursuant to a contractual agreement and failed to do so; the district court correctly dismissed the suit without prejudice

Copyright law preempts state law claims regarding TV show idea

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2010

The Ninth Circuit recently held that the copyright law preempts state law breach of contract claims when there was no implied promise of payment regarding a partnership to produce a television program

In determining patent term extensions under 35 U.S.C. 156, the statutory term “active ingredient” means the product, not the active moiety of the product, that is present in the approved drug

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2010

The patentee owned a patent to a chemical compound MAL hydrochloride (“MAL”), which was patented and received FDA approval to treat precancerous cell growths on the skin

A determination of obviousness can be based on common sense available to the person of ordinary skill, and does not necessarily require expert opinion

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

The asserted patent claimed a method for bulk e-mailing, where the number of successfully delivered e-mail messages was compared against a predetermined desired quantity

I4I Limited Partnership et al v Microsoft Corp

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 29 2009

A party must file a pre-verdict JMOL motion on all theories that it wishes to challenge with a post-verdict JMOL