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Appropriation artist found to have infringed copyrights after failing to show transformative use By Matthew Becker – Edited by Chinh Vo Cariou v. Prince, No. 08 Civ. 11327 (DAB) (S.D.N.Y. March 18, 2011) Slip Opinion hosted by Scribd In a closely watched copyright case, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment for the plaintiff, Patrick Cariou, ruling that the appropriation artist Richard Prince, in conjunction with the Gagosian Gallery, infringed Cariou’s copyrighted ... Read More...
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Federal Judge Rejects $125m Google Books Settlement By Philip Yen – Edited by Chinh Vo The Authors Guild, et al. v. Google Inc., No. 05 Civ. 8136 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 22, 2011) Opinion hosted by The Authors Guild Circuit Judge Denny Chin, sitting for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, rejected the $125 million Google Books class action settlement agreement between the Internet giant and groups representing authors and publishers. The court said that the ... Read More...
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District Court Holds Unconstiutional Qui Tam Provisions of False Marking Statute By Nathan Lovejoy – Edited by Chinh Vo Unique Prod. Solutions, Ltd. v. Hy-Grade Valve, Inc., No. 5:10-CV-1912 (N.D. Ohio Feb. 23, 2011) Slip opinion hosted by Inventive Step The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted defendant Hy-Grade’s motion to dismiss on the grounds that the qui tam provision of the Patent Act’s False Marking statute, 35 U.S.C. § 292, is unconstitutional. The district court held ... Read More...
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Federal Circuit Throws out $1.67 Billion Jury Verdict for Lack of Written Description Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc. v. Abbott Lab., No. 2010-1144 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 23, 2011) By Katie Booth – Edited by Chinh Vo Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit recently ruled that a district court erred when it declined to grant the motion of defendant Abbott Laboratories (“Abbott”) for JMOL that the plaintiff’s asserted patent claims were invalid. In so holding, the court set aside a jury verdict of ... Read More...
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Federal Circuit Reverses Noninfringement Declaratory Judgment, Dissent Takes on Gene Patentability By Chinh Vo – Edited by Anthony Kammer Intervet Inc. v. Merial Ltd., No. 2009-1568 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 4, 2010) Slip Opinion On August 4, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded the declaratory judgment of the United States District Court of the District of Columbia, which held that Intervet’s Porcine Circovirus vaccine (“PCV-2”) did not infringe Merial’s gene patent. The majority ... Read More...
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