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Stretchline Sues H&M: FREE DOWNLOAD - Complaint, Stretchline IP LTD v. H&M Hennes & Mauritz, 10cv00371 (ED VA)

Unlike trademark or copyright enforcement actions, patent litigation is usually not the route apparel companies take to protect their designs. Stretchline Intellectual Properties Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of textiles, has bucked this trend, filing suit for patent infringement against fast...

FREE DOWNLOAD: Prometheus Labs. v. Mayo Collaborative Servs. & Mayo Clinic Rochester, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 25956 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2010)

Attachment: Prometheus Labs. v. Mayo Collaborative Servs. & Mayo Clinic Rochester, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 25956 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2010) This case has returned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for further consideration after the US Supreme Court's decision in Bilski...

LogMeIn Wins Summary Judgment of Noninfringement

On May 4, 2011, United States District Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia issued an opinion rejecting a claim that LogMeIn Inc., a Boston-area computer-access company, had infringed a patent owned by Canadian competitor 01 Communique Laboratory Inc. Judge Hilton granted summary...

Sunstein, Kann, Murphy, & Timbers: Sure as Shootin’, If It’s Claimed in Your Patent, You Can’t Assert It as a Trade Secret

By Joel Leeman, a member of Sunstein's Litigation Practice Group Companies face a potential loss of intellectual property rights when a key employee walks out the door. Those rights may be grounded in both patents and trade secrets, which may pose tricky problems when those rights are intertwined...

Sunstein, Kann, Murphy, & Timbers: Sure as Shootin’, If It’s Claimed in Your Patent, You Can’t Assert It as a Trade Secret

Companies face a potential loss of intellectual property rights when a key employee walks out the door. Those rights may be grounded in both patents and trade secrets, which may pose tricky problems when those rights are intertwined, as a recent case illustrates.

Supreme Court To Decide Federal Jurisdiction In Patent Malpractice Cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The question of the best forum - state or federal court - for legal malpractice claims stemming from underlying patent litigation will be addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted certiorari on Oct. 5 ( Jerry W. Gunn v. Vernon F. Minton , No. 11-1118, U.S. Sup...

Judge Posner Offers Three Ideas for Fixing Our Broken Patent System

Calling the patent system broken might ring hollow in light of the recent overhaul heralded by the America Invents Act. But, as the Seventh Circuit's Richard A. Posner pointed out in Slate , the system can't be fixed without addressing the true problem - patents themselves. Posner stated that...

Federal Judge Upholds $368 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple, Inc.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, Texas Federal District Judge Leonard Davis denied Apple, Inc.'s motion for post-trial relief from a substantial verdict that had been awarded to plaintiff VirnetX in November of 2012 ( VirnetX, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., et al. , No. 6:12-cv-00855-LED; 6:10-cv-00417-LED...