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Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Tiffany’s Trademark Infringement Claim Against eBay By Dmitriy Tishyevich – Edited by Jad Mills Tiffany Inc. v. eBay Inc., Case No. 08-3947 (2d Cir., Apr. 1, 2010) Slip Opinion On April 1, the Second Circuit largely affirmed the holdings of the district court in the Southern District of New York. The court concluded that despite the evidence that eBay had general knowledge that some of its customers had used its website to sell counterfeit Tiffany ... Read More...
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Federal Circuit Says Patent Preamble Not Limiting By Debbie Rosenbaum – Edited by Jad Mills Marrin v. Griffin, Appeal 2009-1031 (Fed. Cir., Mar. 22, 2010) Slip Opinion On March 22, 2010, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment that U.S. Patent No. 5,154,448, which related to a beverage cup scratch-off label, was invalid because it was anticipated under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b). Judge Dyk, writing for the majority held that the use recited in the preamble, namely that ... Read More...
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Federal Circuit Reaffirms Separate Written Description and Enablement Requirements for Patents By Tyler Lacey – Edited by Jad Mills Ariad Pharm., Inc. v. Eli Lilly & Co., Appeal 2008-1248 (Fed. Cir., Mar. 22, 2010) Slip Opinion The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”), in a 9-2 en banc decision, affirmed a panel decision holding Ariad’s patent claims invalid for lack of written description. In so holding, the Federal Circuit reaffirmed that the first paragraph of 35 ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 26 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Second Patent Case in a Year Ordered Transferred from E.D. Texas By Stephanie Weiner – Edited by Jad Mills In re Hoffman-La Roche Inc., et al., No. 911 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 2, 2009) Slip Opinion On December 2, 2009, a Federal Circuit panel granted Hoffman-La Roche’s petition for a writ of mandamus ordering the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to transfer a patent infringement suit brought by Novartis to the Eastern District of North Carolina.  The Federal ... Read More...
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Federal Circuit Affirms: Spam Patent is Obvious By Gary Pong – Edited by Jad Mills Perfect Web Technologies, Inc. v. InfoUSA, Inc., No. 2009-1105 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 2, 2009). Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit affirmed the Southern District of Florida’s decision granting summary judgment to invalidate plaintiff’s U.S. Patent No. 6,631,400 (“‘400 patent”) due to the obvious nature of the asserted claims under 35 U.S.C. § 103. The Federal Circuit held that the ‘400 patent failed the KSR test for ... Read More...
Posted On Dec - 6 - 2009 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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