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Class Action Over Hewlett-Packard Laptop Wireless Cards May Proceed
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - A California man saw his putative action against Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) survive dismissal on Jan. 9, when a California federal judge ruled that his breach of warranty and Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) claims related to consumers'... Read More

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Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Foreign Copyrights, Domestic Resale
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After a 4-4 split on the issue just two years ago in Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega S.A., (131 S. Ct. 565 [2010]), the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 29 heard oral arguments in a case that poses the question of whether copyrighted works... Read More

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Mealey's Intellectual Property Bulletin: Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Foreign Copyrights, Domestic Resale
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After a 4-4 split on the issue just two years ago in Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega S.A., (131 S. Ct. 565 [2010]), the U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in a case that poses the question of whether copyrighted works manufactured... Read More

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California Federal Judge Reduces Apple's Award In Patent Dispute With Samsung
Posted on 4 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Saying that a jury "failed to follow the Court's instructions on the law and awarded damages based on a legally impermissible theory," a California federal judge on March 1 slashed Apple Inc.'s $1.04 billion award in... Read More

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Mealey's Intellectual Property Bulletin: Farmer's Petition Granted by Supreme Court in Seed Patent Dispute
Posted on 8 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to weigh in on a dispute of "core practical importance to agriculture and of vital interest in patent law," according to a petition for certiorari ( Vernon Hugh Bowman v. Monsanto Co. ... Read More

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D.C. Federal Judge Approves Settlement Of LivingSocial MDL
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A District of Columbia federal judge on March 22 granted final approval of a $4.5 million settlement to be paid by an online daily deal site to end claims that it sold vouchers with illegal restrictions including expirations dates;... Read More

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Copyright Claims For Putative Class Of Digital Legal Document Owners Dismissed
Posted on 3 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A Connecticut federal judge on Dec. 27 determined that an attorney could not bring copyright claims on behalf of a putative class of owners of legal documents used in electronic databases because the corresponding putative copyrights... Read More

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Arkansas Federal Judge Won't Dismiss Copyright Complaint
Posted on 27 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A copyright infringement plaintiff successfully defeated a motion to dismiss on Sept. 25, when an Arkansas federal judge rejected the defendant's argument that illegal copying must be demonstrated to maintain the claim ( David... Read More

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4th Circuit: No Jurisdiction Over Foreign Banks In Internet Pharmacy Suit
Posted on 7 May 2013 by Mealeys

RICHMOND, Va. - A Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 3 affirmed dismissal of conspiracy and spam violations by four foreign banks, finding the plaintiffs' conspiracy allegations related to a purported "global Internet conspiracy... Read More

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Mealey's Intellectual Property Bulletin: Supreme Ct. Grants Certiorari in Trademark Jurisdiction Case
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to address whether federal courts possess jurisdiction under Article III of the U.S. Constitution to hear challenges to the validity of a federally registered trademark when a registrant has promised... Read More

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Mealey's Cyber Tech Bulletin: Standing To Challenge FISA’s Constitutionality Debated
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 29 heard arguments on the ability of a group of respondents to challenge the constitutionality of a law that its opponents characterize as "dragnet surveillance" related to the power that it... Read More

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Magistrate Judge Finds Good Cause To Permit Discovery In Ohio File-Sharing Case
Posted on 13 May 2013 by Mealeys

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A copyright holder has sufficiently established good cause sufficient to serve subpoenas on the Internet service providers (ISPs) of 36 Doe defendants suspected of participating in illegal downloading of a movie via the BitTorrent file... Read More

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Sham Litigation Claims Against Biovail Are Settled; Case Against GSK Continues
Posted on 25 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

PHILADELPHIA - Biovail Corp., the manufacturer of the prescription antidepressant drug Wellbutrin XL, reached a $37.5 million settlement on July 23 with direct purchasers who claimed that Biovail illegally conspired to prevent generic versions of the... Read More

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Class Copyright Infringement Complaint Filed Against Online Legal Research Firm
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Mealeys

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Asserting his authorship and ownership of a legal document that he filed in a 2003 lawsuit, a lawyer on March 14 sued a legal research firm in Connecticut federal court, claiming that its online publication of the document constituted... Read More

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10th Circuit: Plaintiff Has No Ownership Rights In Martial Arts Mark, Domain
Posted on 10 May 2012 by Mealeys

DENVER - A plaintiff did "not establish that he had a legally enforceable interest" in the "Jeet Kune Do" mark, a 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel found May 7, affirming a lower court's dismissal of his trademark infringement... Read More

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