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Judge: Accused File-Sharer Denied Motion To Quash But May Proceed Anonymously
Posted on 16 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An accused online file-sharer's motion to quash a discovery subpoena served on her Internet service provider (ISP) was denied Nov. 13 by an Illinois federal judge, who held that the information sought by a copyright holder was not privileged... Read More

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Illinois Judge Transfers Trademark Dispute To Florida Federal Court
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Citing a defendant's "slight" ties to Illinois, a federal judge on Jan. 22 agreed that Florida would be a better forum for an impending trademark infringement and unfair competition action (American Academy of Implant Dentistry... Read More

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Illinois Federal Judge Grants Partial Dismissal Of Patent Claims
Posted on 15 Mar 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A dispute over wireless communications systems was partially resolved March 9 when an Illinois federal judge dismissed allegations of direct patent infringement (Intellect Wireless Inc. v. Sharp Corporation et al., No. 10-6763, N.D. Ill.; 2012... Read More

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Judge: Manufacturer's Motion To Sever 'Fails To See The Forest For The Trees'
Posted on 24 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on July 20 denied a dryer manufacturer's motion to sever property damage claims that are based on incidents outside of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in three insurers' subrogation... Read More

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Claim Construction Was Erroneous, Federal Circuit Says In Patent Case
Posted on 10 May 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Because an Illinois federal judge erred in the construction of disputed patent claim terms "system memory means," "matching" and "automated exchange," the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 7... Read More

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Illinois Judge Dismisses Copyright Case On Jurisdiction Grounds
Posted on 10 Apr 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An action brought pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was dismissed April 9 by an Illinois federal judge, who found that a defendant website is not subject to personal jurisdiction in the state (Brandon Wade Photography LLC... Read More

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Illinois Judge Says Reserve Purchase Patent Not Infringed
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A defendant won summary judgment of noninfringement Nov. 13 when an Illinois federal judge found that "there is no material issue of fact" that the accused practice fails to meet each of the claim limitations for a patent covering... Read More

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Illinois Judge Denies Sanctions, Awards Fees In Song Copyright Dispute
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Citing evidence that a plaintiff "should have known" its copyright claim was without merit, an Illinois federal judge on Aug. 17 granted a defendant's motion for attorney fees ( The Estate of Joe Brown v. Arc Music Group et al... Read More

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Reconsideration Partly Granted In Copyright, Trademark Case
Posted on 2 Apr 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on April 1 reconsidered in part a previous summary judgment entered in a dispute over copyrights and trademarks related to miniature figurines used in the "Warhammer 40,000" game (Games Workshop Ltd. v. Chapterhouse... Read More

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Illinois Federal Judge Grants Partial Summary Judgment In Trademark Dispute
Posted on 19 Apr 2013 by Mealeys

PEORIA, Ill. - Because a plaintiff continued to use a series of trademarks over a three-month period in 2011 despite knowledge that such use was unlicensed, a counterclaimant won partial summary judgment April 18 (All Star Championship Racing Inc. v.... Read More

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Illinois Judge Partly Grants In Limine Motions In Patent Dispute
Posted on 19 Dec 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Several motions in limine filed by a patent defendant were granted Dec. 18 by an Illinois federal judge, who found that despite a recent change in the law that necessitates a new trial on induced infringement, certain legal findings contained... Read More

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Illinois Judge Says Jurisdiction Exists In Patent Dispute
Posted on 24 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - In a Sept. 20 ruling, an Illinois federal judge rejected claims that a patent demand letter created declaratory judgment jurisdiction for only one patent, as it was the only patent for which an infringement analysis was provided (BMO Harris... Read More

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7th Circuit Sides With Kanye West In Copyright Dispute
Posted on 21 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge properly dismissed copyright infringement allegations levied against rap star Kanye West, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 20 ( Vincent Peters v. Kanye West, No. 11-1708, 7th Cir.). ...read more Read More

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Illinois Court Finds Coverage In Trademark Case Was Excluded Under Policy
Posted on 25 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

ELGIN, Ill. - An Illinois appeals court on Sept. 21 found that a trial court properly entered summary judgment in favor of an insurer, finding that coverage was excluded and that the insurer had no duty to defend a poultry-packaging company in relation... Read More

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UGG Maker Granted Preliminary Injunction Over Sites With Counterfeit Goods
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - Finding that Deckers Outdoor Corp. is likely to establish a prima facie case of trademark infringement and cyberpiracy over the operators of websites purportedly selling counterfeit UGG products, an Illinois federal judge on Jan. 16 granted... Read More

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