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US Supreme Court sets forth standing requirement for Lanham Act Section 43(a) false advertising claims, rejecting requirement of direct competition

  • Kaye Scholer LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 26 2014

Significant for litigators and would-be litigants alike, the US Supreme Court's unanimous decision in Lexmark Int'l, Inc. v. Static Control

Court finds Texas company stole trade secrets after hiring employee from competitor

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • USA
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  • May 30 2012

In late May, after a three-week trial, a Houston federal court jury ruled M3 Technology, Inc. had misappropriated trade secrets from innovative engineering software provider AspenTechnology, Inc., infringed copyrights, and illicitly interfered with AspenTech’s non-compete agreement with a former employee, an expert on refinery efficiency and head of AspenTech’s R&D Division

Thayil v. Fox Broadcasting

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 8 2012

District court dismisses plaintiff’s complaint accusing producers of American Idol and other reality competition shows of stealing his ideas and infringing his copyrights, holding that the allegedly stolen elements were not copyrightable, and that plaintiff’s conclusory allegations did not suffice to state a claim