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The Ninth Circuit on Friday refused to lift a preliminary injunction barring a cosmetics company from using trademarks held by Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, saying the company hadn’t shown any evidence the sisters had “unclean hands.”
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision limiting where patent suits can be filed, attorneys foresee heated battles in court over what constitutes a company’s “place of business” for venue purposes, as patent owners aim to blunt the ruling’s impact and keep cases in their favored districts.
A Texas-based software company scored a partial victory in its $7 million lawsuit over taxes and penalties sought by New Jersey when a judge ruled in a decision released Friday that it was unreasonable for the Garden State to deny deductions for software license payments the company made to its corporate parent.
Sprint lost its bid for a new trial in its dispute with a phone reseller accused of violating the mobile giant's contract terms, a federal judge ruled Friday, flatly denying Sprint’s request for a redo.
In a noncompete dispute between two health care services companies, the Texas Supreme Court on Friday held insufficient evidence supported a jury's $4.2 million lost profits award and that a $1.1 million punitive award was too high in light of the reduced actual damages.