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Silicon Graphics, Inc. v. ATI Technologies, Inc., Nos. 2008-1334
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2010

Even absent its actual use or performance, an apparatus claim directed to a computer that is claimed in functional terms is nonetheless infringed so long as the accused product is designed in such a way as to enable a user of that product to utilize the function without having to modify the product


REMAX International wins trademark infringement suit
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2009

REMAX International, Inc. brought a trademark infringement suit against Trend Setter Realty, LLC, (“Trend Setter”) for use of “red-over-white-over-blue horizontal bar design” in connection with real estate services


A broader independent claim cannot be nonobvious where a dependent claim stemming from that independent claim is invalid for obviousness
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2010

Following a five-day trial, the jury returned a special verdict that defendant willfully infringed claims of a patent relating to a cooling device designed to mount within the drive bay of a computer, that certain independent claims were not invalid as obvious, but that certain dependent claims were obvious


A Note of Appreciation to USPTO Director Michelle Lee
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2017

On June 6th, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle Lee, resigned


Photographer retains rights in photos created for company’s advertising and promotional materials
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2009

Learning Curve International ("Learning Curve") is an authorized licensee of the popular "Thomas & Friends" train characters


Copyright law preempts state law claims regarding TV show idea
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2010

The Ninth Circuit recently held that the copyright law preempts state law breach of contract claims when there was no implied promise of payment regarding a partnership to produce a television program


Unauthorized use of singer’s photo on book cover violated right of publicity
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Q-Boro Holdings, LLC and Urban Books, LLC were sued for violation of an individual's right of privacy under New York law


Hearing Components, Inc. v. Shure, Inc
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2010

Not all terms of degree are indefinite; a means-plus-function claim is infringed when the accused device includes a relevant structure that performs the same function in a substantially similar way, resulting in structural equivalency


The broadest reasonable construction of claim terms must be consistent with the specification and the claim language as read in light of the specification
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2010

The patent claimed a floor finishing material for athletic surfaces and other floors “comprising” certain elements


The doctrine of res judicata does not punish a plaintiff for exercising the option not to supplement its pleadings with an after-acquired claim, including those relating to inventorship
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2010

In 2004, Triple Tee initiated its first lawsuit against Nike claiming that Nike had misappropriated Triple Tee’s trade secrets involving golf club technology