Posts Tagged: lawsuit


Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against U.S. Government Alleging PTAB Violates Takings Clause and Due Process

On Wednesday, May 9th, Oklahoma-based patent owner Christy Inc. filed a class action complaint in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims against the United States seeking …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 44

Facebook drops efficient infringement clause from its React software license

In late September, an official blog post published by Menlo Park, CA-based social media giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and penned by Adam Wolff, the company’s engineering …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

3M files patent and trademark suit against Chinese manufacturer of spray gun paint preparation system

On September 21st, Saint Paul, MN-based technology and materials company 3M (NYSE:MMM) filed a lawsuit alleging patent and trademark infringement committed by Shanghai, China-based Thunder Finish. …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Trademark Food Fight: Did In-N-Out Burger Abandon the Triple Triple?

Smashburger asserts that In-N-Out stopped using the Triple Triple mark and thus, abandoned its rights, when the triple meat, triple cheese hamburger was rebranded as the 3X3 …
By Jennifer Ko Craft
2 years ago 0

Dr. Phil wins copyright case against former segment director who had alleged false imprisonment

It’s not everyday that a copyright case involves claims of false imprisonment but an order granting summary judgment entered on August 30th in the Eastern District …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

In-N-Out files trademark suit against Smashburger over cheeseburger ad campaign

On Monday, August 30th, national fast food chain In-N-Out Burger filed a lawsuit alleging federal trademark infringement and other claims against fellow fast food chain Smashburger. The …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

New Balance wins largest verdict ever for foreign plaintiff in Chinese trademark suit

This latest victory for a foreign plaintiff asserting intellectual property claims is proof of yet another step down the road leading to a reformed, intellectual property friendly …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 2

Finjan files patent infringement suit against Bitdefender as part of campaign to protect online security IP

Finjan asserts four patents in the case and alleges that Bitdefender’s marketing of antivirus, cloud and sandboxing technologies infringes upon the patents-in-suit. The case has been …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Nintendo Switch gaming console is at center of patent infringement suit filed by Gamevice

Gamevice is asserting a single patent in this case: U.S. Patent No. 9126119, titled Combination Computing Device and Game Controller with Flexible Bridge Section. Issued in September 2015, …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 3

The story of the bullied patent owner, more widespread than bad acting patent trolls

We have all heard it. We all know it happens. Large company takes a look at what small company is working on, refuses to do a deal …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 43

Trademark Protection: Is Litigation Worth the Cost?

Anybody who has any involvement with Intellectual Property (“IP”) knows full well that protecting IP means a multi-step process. Obviously, step one is the conception of the …
By Charles P. Lickson
6 years ago 0

Dr. Phil Sues Gawker Media for Copyright Infringement

As briefly discussed above, Peteski brought this action against Deadspin because Deadspin copied the Dr. Phil show that had an exclusive interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. Tuiasosopo is …
By Adrienne Kendrick
6 years ago 0

Machine Gun Maker Sues Alphonse Capone Over Trademarks

Capone, an Illinois corporation, did not have authorization to use the Tommy Gun trademarks on alcoholic beverages that carry a reproduction of the Tommy Gun marks. Additionally, …
By Adrienne Kendrick
6 years ago 0

Chubby Checker Brings Lawsuit Against Hewlett-Packard, Palm for Trademark Infringement

In the complaint, Willie Gary and his team claim that HP and Palm's infringing use of the name Chubby Checker in relation to its software application is …
By Adrienne Kendrick
6 years ago 0

SCOTUS Adopts International Copyright Exhaustion in Kirtsaeng

Tuesday, in Kirtsaeng v. John W. Wiley and Sons, Inc., the Supreme Court held 6-3 that the first sale doctrine of Section 109(a) of the Copyright Act …
By Kevin Tottis
6 years ago 15