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Delaware Federal Judge Overturns $2.54 Billion Patent Infringement Verdict For Pharmaceutical Company
Posted on 6 Mar 2018 by Gabriela Nolen

On Feb. 16, 2018 Judge Leonard P. Stark granted a renewed motion by Gilead Sciences Inc. for judgment as a matter of law upon finding that a patent held by Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC for treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) was invalid due to lack of enablement... Read More

Possible Copyright Troll Filing Lawsuit Over Illegally Downloaded Pornographic Films
Posted on 20 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Patrick Collins, Inc. has filed a number of Doe suits for copyright infringement of its pornographic films by illegal download. Patrick Collins Inc. is reported to be known as Elegant Angel Productions and was allegedly involved in the copyright troll... Read More

Proskauer Rose LLP On The Righthaven Lawsuits: What Is Fair Use Of Online Publications?
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by Jeff Neuburger

By Jeff Neuburger of Proskauer Rose LLP Righthaven LLC is an intellectual property enforcement firm that was formed by a group of copyright attorneys and Stephens Media , the publisher of the Law Vegas Review-Journal. The company has been making a... Read More

'State Of Mind' In Patent Cases Debated Before High Court
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Feb. 23 in a case that poses the question of what "state of mind" is necessary for a showing of actively induced patent infringement and whether actual knowledge of the patent's... Read More

Jury Says Google Infringed, But It Can't Agree On Fair Use
Posted on 8 May 2012 by Melissa Ritti

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) After five full days of deliberation, federal jurors in California issued a partial verdict on May 7 in the closely watched copyright dispute over defendant Google Inc.'s Android software platform ( Oracle America Inc... Read More

UCLA Law Review Excerpt: Defendant Class Actions And Patent Infringement Litigation
Posted on 25 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

By Matthew K. K. Sumida* *Information Resource Editor, UCLA Law Review, Volume 58. J.D. Candidate, UCLA School of Law, 2011; B.S., University of Southern California, 2004 Excerpt from Defendant Class Actions and Patent Infringement Litigation , 58... Read More

Record Labels Reach $105 Million Settlement With Lime Wire
Posted on 13 May 2011 by Melissa Ritti

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) Cautioning that "theft of the world's greatest music comes with a stiff price," Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol confirmed May 12 that a settlement has been reached... Read More

Jury Awards Oracle $1.3 Billion In Copyright Dispute
Posted on 24 Nov 2010 by Mark Rogers

OAKLAND, Calif. - (Mealey's) After an 11-day trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Nov. 23 determined that Oracle USA Inc. was entitled to $1.3 billion in actual damages in the form of a fair market value... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Against Microsoft In Patent Case
Posted on 9 Jun 2011 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Endorsing a "clear and convincing" standard for proving patent invalidity, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 9 sided with a patent holding firm in its longstanding dispute with defendant Microsoft Corp. ( Microsoft... Read More

4th Circuit Finds Possible Trademark Infringement In Google's AdWords Program
Posted on 10 Apr 2012 by Mark Rogers

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) A Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on April 9 found sufficient evidence to create an issue of fact as to whether Google Inc. had committed direct infringement by allowing the use of third-party trademarks by participants... Read More

Houston, We Have a Problem!
Posted on 18 Oct 2016 by Gabriela Nolen

After the South Texas College of Law (defendant) announced on June 22, 2016, that it was changing its name to "Houston College of Law," the University of Houston System (UH) filed a trademark infringement suit against the defendant. On October... Read More

Charlie Sheen, Tigers Blood And Trademark Infringement
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

According to Gawker.com , Charlie Sheen is attempting to copyright his various catchphrases, including the phrase "Tiger Blood." However, Sheen's a little late to the game as evidenced by a recent filing from Zing Brothers, LLC, owner of... Read More

Harry Potter's U.S. Publisher Sued For Alleged Copyright Infringement
Posted on 28 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - The trustee of the estate of the late English author Adrian Jacobs on July 13 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Harry Potter's U.S. publisher, Scholastic Inc., for alleged infringement... Read More

Judge Tosses Mattel Lawsuit Related To Bratz Doll Case
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A state court judge has tossed a lawsuit by toy giant Mattel Inc. that accuses its rival MGA Entertainment Inc. of fraudulently transferring millions in funds to avoid paying anticipated judgments in litigation over ownership of the... Read More

New York Court: Keep Internet Copyright Disputes At Home
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. - (AP) New York's top court ruled Thursday that publishers should file Internet copyright infringement lawsuits in courts where their businesses are located, even if alleged copyright violations occurred elsewhere. The Court of Appeals... Read More