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Fifth Circuit speaks out again on venue transfers

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2009

The Fifth Circuit denied a petition for writ of mandamus to direct transfer of a case from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, notwithstanding a forum selection clause between the parties that designated California

Re-registration of domain name containing another’s trademark is not cybersquatting

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a California district court’s holding that re-registration of a domain name containing another’s trademark violated the Anti-Cyberqsuatting Consumer Protection Act

Web-linking is not necessarily copying

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2012

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has determined that an entity that provides a link to copyrighted material should not be held liable as a contributory copyright infringer if users of the site bookmarked, but did not upload, the copyrighted material to the site servers

Vicarious copyright infringement requires a showing of supervision or control

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2013

In an opinion that elaborates on the degree of third-party supervision required in order to attach vicarious copyright infringement liability, the U.S

KSR obviousness and BMC joint infringement revisited

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2008

Taking the opportunity to speak to a pair of patent doctrines that were the subject of “disruptive” opinions last year (and that are still in the process of being fully fleshed out), a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a jury verdict finding infringement and validity, rejecting the theory of joint infringement absent a single party exercising “control or direction” over the infringement and found claims directed to a method of using the internet to conduct a bond auction to be obvious under KSR

Nothing non-obvious about applying pre-existing technology to the Internet

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2013

Addressing the issue of obviousness of patents directed to Internet-based software, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a

No “safe harbor” for BitTorrent website operator

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a summary judgment ruling in favor of seven film studios finding that the defendant induced

Counterfeits beyond Canal StreetSecond Circuit updates personal jurisdiction in the internet commerce context

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

In a victory to trademark owners battling online counterfeiters, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the sale and shipment into New York of one counterfeit product, coupled with defendant’s interactive website selling counterfeit goods, was sufficient to establish personal jurisdiction over the defendants in the trademark owner’s home state of New York

Not so fast eBay analysis extended to preliminary injunctions in trademark cases

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2008

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit evaluated the trademark significance of using a competitor’s trademarks in internet meta-tags, as well as the evolving standard for granting preliminary injunctions in trademark infringement actions in determining that a defendant’s use of plaintiff’s trademarks as a meta-tag was actionable and likely to cause confusion

Federal Circuit affirms jury verdict of invalidity based on on-sale bar and public use

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2012

Affirming the district court’s judgment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit cleared Facebook of allegations of patent infringement, finding that that the patent in suit was invalid under 35 U.S.C. 102(b) because the patentee’s product which embodied the patented subject matter was on sale and in public use more than one year before the filing of the patent