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James B. Gehrke
Wisconsin Advanced Technology Advocates, Inc.
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Plaintiff-Appellant BWP Media USA, Inc. d/b/a Pacific Coast News and National Photo Group, LLC (“BWP”) appeals from the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellee Clarity Digital Group, LLC n/k/a AXS Digital Media Group, LLC (“AXS”). See BWP Media... Continue reading
Plaintiff-Appellant BWP Media USA, Inc. d/b/a Pacific Coast News and National Photo Group, LLC (“BWP”) appeals from the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Defendant-Appellee Clarity Digital Group, LLC n/k/a AXS Digital Media Group, LLC (“AXS”). See BWP Media... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Creative Protection
Robert Mankes owns U.S. Patent No. 6,477,503, which describes and claims methods for managing a reservation system that divides inventory between a local server and a remote Internet server. In October 2013, Mr. Mankes sued Vivid Seats Ltd. and Fandango,... Continue reading
High-frequency antennas transmit radio waves across vast distances and even over mountain ranges using very little energy, making them ideal for military communications. These devices, however, have one big problem: They need to be huge to operate efficiently. Instead of... Continue reading
Man Machine Interface Technologies (“Man Machine”) appeals the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) affirming the examiner’s rejection of claims 1, 4, 7–10, and 17 of Man Machine’s U.S. Patent No. 6,069,614 (“ ’614 patent”). For the... Continue reading
Coleman Company, Inc. appeals from a stipulated judgment of noninfringement entered by the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Coleman challenges the district court’s claim construction on which the stipulated judgment was based and its exclusion... Continue reading
Defendant-Appellant Sirius XM Radio, Inc. appeals from the November 14, 2014 and December 12, 2014 orders of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (McMahon, J.) denying its motions, respectively, for summary judgment and for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Creative Protection
Defendant-Appellant Sirius XM Radio, Inc. appeals from the November 14, 2014 and December 12, 2014 orders of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (McMahon, J.) denying its motions, respectively, for summary judgment and for... Continue reading
Genetic Technologies Limited (“GTG”) brought suit against Merial L.L.C. (“Merial”) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (“BMS”) (together, “appellees”). GTG alleged that appellees had infringed U.S. Patent No. 5,612,179 (“the ’179 patent”), which relates to methods of detecting genetic variations. The district court... Continue reading
THE FASHION LAW EXCLUSIVE - Bridal designer Jenny Yoo has filed two lawsuits recently, including one against David’s Bridal, in connection with the alleged copying of her design patent and trade dress protected bridesmaid dresses. According to Yoo’s most recent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Creative Protection
We also reverse the district court’s decision to grant summary judgment on Millennium’s California unfair competition claim. The district court relied on Cleary v. News Corp., 30 F.3d 1255, 1262–63 (9th Cir. 1994), which clarified that trade dress infringement claims... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Creative Protection
We also reverse the district court’s decision to grant summary judgment on Millennium’s California unfair competition claim. The district court relied on Cleary v. News Corp., 30 F.3d 1255, 1262–63 (9th Cir. 1994), which clarified that trade dress infringement claims... Continue reading
Rembrandt Vision Technologies, L.P. (“Rembrandt”) appeals from the district court’s denial of Rembrandt’s motion for a new trial under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 60(b)(2) and (3). Because the district court abused its discretion in denying Rembrandt’s Rule 60(b)(3) motion,... Continue reading
Pride Mobility Products Corp. owns U.S. Patent Nos. 8,408,598 and 8,408,343, which disclose and claim wheelchairs designed to travel stably over obstacles. The Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, acting through a panel under authority delegated by... Continue reading
HP Inc. (“HP”) appeals from the final decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) in an inter partes review (“IPR”) proceeding finding claims 1–12, 14, and 15 of U.S. Patent... Continue reading
Cardpool, Inc., appeals the ruling of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, denying the joint motion of Cardpool and Plastic Jungle, Inc. to vacate the district court’s judgment1 of patent invalidity insofar as the judgment... Continue reading
High Point SARL (“High Point”) appeals from the district court’s grant of summary judgment that equitable estoppel and laches preclude prosecution of this lawsuit. High Point’s predecessors-in-interest to the patents-insuit helped Defendants build a communications network through licensed and unlicensed... Continue reading
Plaintiff-Appellee SimpleAir, Inc. (“SimpleAir”) filed this patent infringement action against DefendantAppellant Google Inc. (“Google”) in 2011, alleging that Google’s Cloud Messenger and Cloud to Device Messenger services (collectively, “Google’s Cloud Messenger Services”) infringe independent claim 1 and dependent claims 2,... Continue reading
Appellant GeoTag, Inc. (“GeoTag”) appeals the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (“District Court”) finding that it had subject matter jurisdiction over (1) Appellee Google Inc.’s (“Google”) First Amended Complaint, which sought a declaratory... Continue reading
The question before us is who owns the trademarks associated with the multiple locations of the famous Camellia Grill in New Orleans. We affirm the district court insofar as it found that the putative purchasers own the marks associated with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Creative Protection
In this unfair competition case, we consider whether the Lanham Act permits the owner of a foreign trademark and its sister company to pursue false association, false advertising, and trademark cancellation claims against the owner of the same mark in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Creative Protection
Romag Fasteners, Inc. (“Romag”) owns U.S. Patent No. 5,777,126 (“the ’126 patent”) on magnetic snap fasteners, which Romag sells under its registered trademark, ROMAG. Romag sued Fossil, Inc. and Fossil Stores I, Inc. (together, “Fossil”), along with retailers of Fossil... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Creative Protection
Romag Fasteners, Inc. (“Romag”) owns U.S. Patent No. 5,777,126 (“the ’126 patent”) on magnetic snap fasteners, which Romag sells under its registered trademark, ROMAG. Romag sued Fossil, Inc. and Fossil Stores I, Inc. (together, “Fossil”), along with retailers of Fossil... Continue reading
Scott Clare, Neil Long, and Innovative Truck Storage, Inc. (collectively, Clare), accused Chrysler Group LLC of infringing claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,499,795 and 7,104,583 by importing, making, using, selling, and offering to sell Dodge Ram pickup trucks equipped with... Continue reading
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. appeals from the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (“PTO”) Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (“Board”) final written decision in consolidated inter partes reviews (“IPR”) of claims 1–21 of U.S. Patent No. 7,806,360. Shaw also petitions... Continue reading