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Judge Shadur is Retiring
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

Effective September 1, 2017, Senior Judge Milton Shadur will retire from the N.D. Illinois bench. Judge Shadur was appointed by President Carter and


Trademark May Protect Non-Functional Elements of an Expired Patent
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2017

Judge Lefkow granted plaintiff Solo Cup’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss several of defendant Lollicup’s counterclaims in this trademark


Summary Judgment of Invalidity Based Upon a Naked License Requires a High Burden
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2017

Judge Kennelly denied defendant A Top’s motion for summary judgment based upon plaintiff Bodum’s alleged “naked” license to its Chambord french press


Seventh Circuit Forbids Magistrates From Awarding Monetary Sanctions
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2017

Judge Cole granted Plaintiff’s motion to cancel the parties’ agreed settlement conference, but denied Plaintiff’s motion for monetary sanctions


Court Construes Key Terms in Mini-Markman
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2017

Judge Feinerman construed a key claim term from each patent in suit as part of a mini-Markman proceeding in this patent dispute regarding predictive


Typographical Claim Error Survives Motion to Dismiss
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2017

Judge Shah denied defendants’ (collectively “Kinamor”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff Midwest Innovative Products’ (“MIP”


May 2017 Retail Patent Litigation Report
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2017

May filings were slow until the end of the month. After the TC Heartland venue decision came down, filings increased and diversified. As you would


Northern District’s New Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project Will Have Major Impact on IP Cases
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2017

On June 1, 2017, the Northern District implemented a Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP) Project. The MIDP is going to have a big impact on


TC Heartland: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2017

I have made it a practice not to immediately blog about big Supreme Court cases. While there is a rush to be the first to publish, I have found that


April 2017 Retail Patent Litigation Report
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2017

Like March, April filings were slow as NPEs waited for the TC Heartland decision from SCOTUS. Frequent filers included Electronic Communication