In the first half of 2011, Broadband Graphics Holding, LLC, (Broadband Graphics) has sued three different defendants in the District of Oregon, alleging infringement of one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,313,765 (the ’765 patent) and 7,539,947 (the ’947 patent).
Court grants in part and denies in part defendant record companies’ motion for leave to file a motion for summary judgment in plaintiff’s action against record companies for, inter alia, abuse of legal process and negligence, relating to record companies’ alleged conduct after they filed a copyright infringement action against plaintiff.
In plaintiff’s action against record companies alleging various claims related to the wrongful initiation of civil proceedings, summary judgment is granted in favor of defendants where the Noerr-Pennington Doctrine protected the record companies’ right to file suit without fear of liability.
In Acuity v. Bagadia, Nos. 2006AP1153 & 2006AP1974, 2008 Wisc. LEXIS 314 (Wisc. June 18, 2008), the Wisconsin Supreme Court affirmed the appellate court’s decision finding an insurer liable for a judgment entered against the insured for copyright and trademark infringement under the commercial general liability policy’s coverage for “advertising injury.”
After a de novo review of the portions of a magistrate judge’s findings and recommendations to which the parties objected, the district court for the District of Oregon agreed with the magistrate judge’s report and ordered that defendant Tanya Andersen be awarded attorneys’ fees and costs in order to compensate her for defending herself in the action brought by plaintiff record companies.