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Going once, going twice: Second Circuit affirms counterfeit sales on eBay do not amount to contributory trademark infringement
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • April 22 2010

The Second Circuit affirmed that eBay cannot be held liable for trademark infringement due to the sale of counterfeit goods on its Web site, as long as the online auction leader takes steps to remove those items and is not willfully blind to their presence.

A new hurdle for claims of inequitable misconduct in patent cases
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • August 28 2009

The recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Exergen Corp. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 2006-1491, 2007-1180 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 4, 2009), will impose an increased standard of proof for claims of a lawyer’s “inequitable misconduct” in patent cases.

Staples folds up a folding cart patent
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • April 1 2009

Office supply retailer Staples, Inc., was granted summary judgment in February in a patent infringement action brought by dbest products, Inc., over a folding office crate manufactured and sold by Staples.