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Defendants in Vineyard Vines Trademark Dispute Hit with Liquidated Damages and Attorneys’ Fees

USA - December 21 2018 In a recent decision out of the District of Connecticut, defendants MacBeth Collection, L.L.C, its affiliates, and owner found themselves in hot…

Court Sends Networking Patent Inventorship Dispute to Bench Trial

USA - December 12 2018 In order to qualify as an inventor on a U.S. patent, a person must contribute to the conception of the invention as embodied in one or more of the…

First-Filed Rule Prompts Dismissal of Heated Products Case in Favor of Warmer Venue

USA - November 5 2018 In a recent order allowing a Defendant’s motion to dismiss a case involving heated products and heat pack technology, Judge Sorokin clarified a…

Gun Trigger Patent Lawsuit Misfire Does Not Warrant “Exceptional Case” Finding

USA - October 29 2018 After a lengthy and circuitous patent proceeding between plaintiff O.F. Mossberg & Sons (“Mossberg”) and defendants Timney Triggers, LLC and its…

Inventorship Claim in Disease Treatment Patent Dispute Survives Motion to Dismiss

USA - October 19 2018 Determining who qualifies as an inventor on a patent application requires careful attention to the facts surrounding each person’s contribution to…

False Patent Marking Counterclaim Dismissed for Failure to Plead Deceptive Intent with Particularity

USA - August 8 2018 In a recent decision involving a dispute between head-to-head competitors in the market for “poster boards and poster board accessory products,” Judge…

New Local Patent Rules May Speed Up Patent Litigation In Massachusetts

USA - June 27 2018 Massachusetts is home to one of America’s chief innovation hubs. Yet, historically, the District of Massachusetts has seen relatively few patent…

In Face of Separation of Powers Challenge, Supreme Court Upholds Patent Office Inter Partes Review

United Kingdom, USA - April 25 2018 Some call it the patent death squad. Others laud it as a powerful weapon in the battle against patent trolls. Whatever one’s opinion on the matter…

Plaintiff Torpedoed with Attorneys’ Fees for “Objectively Unreasonable” Copyright Claim

USA - April 18 2018 In a recent decision from the District of Connecticut, Judge Meyer awarded attorneys’ fees against a plaintiff who the court found brought an…

Court Makes Motion to Dismiss in Trademark Dispute Magically Disappear

USA - April 9 2018 A basic tenet of litigation is that the court must have personal jurisdiction over the parties to the case. In one recent decision, an out-of-state…