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District Court Awards Damages for Tortious Interference of Trademark Holder’s Social Media Site Contracts By Chinh Vo – Edited by Matt Gelfand Ordonez v. Icon Sky Holdings LLC, 10-cv-60156-PAS (S.D. Fla. Aug. 30, 2011) Slip Opinion (hosted by Justia.com) The District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted the plaintiff’s motion for default judgment, awarding damages and a permanent injunction in a trademark hijacking suit between parties vying for control of an online presence. The court held that the ... Read More...
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Second Circuit Rules First Sale Doctrine Only Applies to Goods Manufactured Domestically By Heather Whitney – Edited by Chinh Vo John Wiley & Sons v. Kirtsaeng, No. 09-4896-cv (2d Cir. Aug. 15, 2011) Slip Opinion After the Supreme Court’s non-precedential decision in Costco v. Omega, 131 S.Ct. 565 (2010), it is no surprise that the nexus of the first sale doctrine and works manufactured outside of the United States remains in flux.  In Wiley, the Second Circuit affirmed the judgment ... Read More...
Posted On Sep - 21 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Invalidates Software Patent As Mere Mental Process By Albert Wang – Edited by Chinh Vo CyberSource Corporation v. Retail Decisions, Inc., No. 2009-1358 (Fed. Cir. August 16, 2011) Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit affirmed the United States District Court for the Northern District of California’s grant of summary judgment, agreeing that plaintiff CyberSource’s patents were invalid for ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Writing for a unanimous panel, Judge Dyk held that CyberSource’s method of verifying ... Read More...
Posted On Sep - 6 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Says CAN-SPAM Act Does Not Violate First Amendment By Samantha Kuhn – Edited by Chinh Vo U.S. v. Smallwood, 09-CR-00249 (N.D. Tex. July 15, 2011) Slip Opinion hosted by Scribd.co The District Court for the Northern District of Texas rejected a First Amendment challenge to the CAN-SPAM criminal statute, which prohibits the computer transmission of “multiple commercial electronic mail messages, with the intent to deceive or mislead recipients . . . . as to the origin of such ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 9 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Sony Settles Lawsuit with PlayStation 3 Hacker By Vivian Tao – Edited by Chinh Vo Sony Computer Entm’t Am. v. Hotz, No. CV11-0167 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 11, 2011) Final Judgment hosted by Electronic Frontier Foundation On April 11, 2011, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered a final judgment for plaintiff Sony Computer Entertainment America (“Sony”), granting Sony a permanent injunction against defendant George Hotz. The injunction prevents Hotz, a notorious hacker, from engaging in any ... Read More...
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