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James B. Gehrke
Wisconsin Advanced Technology Advocates, Inc.
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Two companies, Derma Pen, LLC and 4EverYoung, entered a sales distribution agreement. Under the agreement, Derma Pen, LLC obtained the exclusive right to use the DermaPen trademark in the United States. 4EverYoung had a contractual right of first refusal, allowing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Creative Protection
Two companies, Derma Pen, LLC and 4EverYoung, entered a sales distribution agreement. Under the agreement, Derma Pen, LLC obtained the exclusive right to use the DermaPen trademark in the United States. 4EverYoung had a contractual right of first refusal, allowing... Continue reading
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) appeals from the decision of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granting the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research’s (“the Foundation”) cross-motion for summary judgment that the PTO... Continue reading
Memorylink Corp. (“Memorylink”) appeals from the decisions of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (i) granting summary judgment in favor of Motorola Solutions, Inc. and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (collectively, “Motorola”) on the contract and patent... Continue reading
Sandoz Inc. sued Amgen Inc. and Hoffman-La Roche Inc. to obtain a declaratory judgment that two patents, owned by Hoffman-La Roche and exclusively licensed to Amgen, are invalid and unenforceable and will not be infringed if Sandoz uses, offers to... Continue reading
Defendants-Appellants National Leisure Group, Inc. and World Travel Holdings, Inc. (collectively, NLG) appeal from a final judgment of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered in favor of Plaintiff-Appellee DDR Holdings, LLC (DDR). Following trial,... Continue reading
Given the Supreme Court of Florida’s ruling, Florida Virtual School has the authority, and the standing, to file an action to protect its trademarks. We therefore reverse the district court’s dismissal of Florida Virtual School’s trademark infringement suit against K12,... Continue reading
This appeal follows the district court’s grant of summary judgment in the Appellees’ favor. Appellants argue that summary judgment was granted improperly because there are genuine issues of material fact as to the copyright ownership of the musical compositions at... Continue reading
This appeal follows the district court’s grant of summary judgment in the Appellees’ favor. Appellants argue that summary judgment was granted improperly because there are genuine issues of material fact as to the copyright ownership of the musical compositions at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Creative Protection
Given the Supreme Court of Florida’s ruling, Florida Virtual School has the authority, and the standing, to file an action to protect its trademarks. We therefore reverse the district court’s dismissal of Florida Virtual School’s trademark infringement suit against K12,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Creative Protection
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. appeals from a U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut judgment that certain asserted claims of Tyco Healthcare Group LP’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,682,544 (“’544 patent”), 6,063,050 (“’050 patent”), and 6,468,286 (“’286 patent”) would not have... Continue reading
Ericsson, Inc. & Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (collectively, “Ericsson”) brought suit against D-Link Systems, Inc.; Netgear, Inc.; Acer, Inc.; Acer America Corp.; Gateway, Inc.; Dell, Inc.; Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.; and Toshiba Corp., with Intel Corp. intervening (collectively, “D-Link”), in... Continue reading
This patent case involves methods of use of nanosized formulations of the drug megestrol acetate (“megestrol”). After a bench trial, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland found the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,101,576 (“’576 patent”)... Continue reading
Callidus Software Inc. appeals from the district court’s denial of a stay pending the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (Patent Office) covered business method review of the patents-in-suit. For the reasons set forth below, we reverse and remand with... Continue reading
e.Digital Corporation appeals from a U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California judgment of non-infringement based on a determination that e.Digital was collaterally estopped from seeking a construction of a claim limitation in e.Digital’s U.S. Patent Nos. 5,491,774... Continue reading
Plaintiff-Appellant Antares Pharma, Inc. (“Antares”) appeals from a decision of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware denying Antares’ motion for preliminary injunction. Antares seeks to enjoin alleged infringement of claims 31, 34, 35, and 37 of... Continue reading
This appeal has returned to the court following an up and dow n journey to and from the Supreme Court. In our original decision, we reversed the district court’s holding that granted WildTangent, Inc.’s (“WildTangent”) motion to dismiss Ultramercial, LLC... Continue reading
World Wrestling Entertainment , Inc. (“WWE”) , seeks ex parte seizure and temporary rest raining orders against unnamed D efendants under the ex parte seizure provision of the Trademark Counterfeiting Act (the “Act”) . The district court denied relief and... Continue reading
World Wrestling Entertainment , Inc. (“WWE”) , seeks ex parte seizure and temporary rest raining orders against unnamed D efendants under the ex parte seizure provision of the Trademark Counterfeiting Act (the “Act”) . The district court denied relief and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Creative Protection
Our main website gehrke-law.com will be down as we transition to a new internet provider. Our email should remain available. If you need to speak to us directly, please call us at (414)774-0874. Thank you. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Creative Protection
Plaintiffs Azure Networks, LLC (Azure) and Tri- County Excelsior Foundation (Tri-County) sued CSR PLC, Cambridge Silicon Radio International, LLC, Atheros Communications, Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Broadcom Corp., Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., Ralink Technology Corp. (Taiwan), and Ralink Technology Corp. (USA) (collective- ly,... Continue reading
Richard A. Williamson (“Williamson”), as trustee for the At Home Corporation Bondholders’ Liquidating Trust, owns U.S. Patent No. 6,155,840 (“the ’840 patent”) and appeals from the stipulated final judgment in favor of defendants Citrix Online, LLC; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Microsoft... Continue reading
SYKES, Circuit Judge. This case involves claims of copyright infringement arising out of a failed business relationship between a Chicago architectural firm and its client. Chicago Building Design, P.C. (“CBD”), specializes in the design and construction of restaurants. Its client,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Creative Protection
In this breach of contract action, we have been asked to interpret the terms of a royalty provision contained in a 1961 United States copyright renewal Agreement between the legendary Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (Duke Ellington)and Mills Music, Inc. (now... Continue reading
In this breach of contract action, we have been asked to interpret the terms of a royalty provision contained in a 1961 United States copyright renewal Agreement between the legendary Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (Duke Ellington)and Mills Music, Inc. (now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Creative Protection