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  • April 21, 2017

    Safety Giant UL Awarded $1M In Hoverboard Trademark Row

    A California judge Thursday ruled that a hoverboard company willfully infringed the trademark of UL LLC and awarded the testing giant $1 million, calling the need for deterrence significant because the counterfeit use of UL’s marks influences consumer understanding of their safety.

  • April 21, 2017

    Medtronic's $17M Patent Infringement Penalty Is Enhanced

    A Texas federal judge on Thursday boosted by 20 percent a $17.7 million damages judgment against Medtronic Inc. for infringement of two medical device patents, saying the add-on was warranted given evidence of “reckless” copying, though he declined to grant attorneys’ fees.

  • April 21, 2017

    Discovery Ordered In ‘Brainspotting’ TM Contempt Row

    A New York federal judge on Friday ordered a psychotherapist to turn over to a former trainee any emails naming the trainee or her trauma therapy regimen so she can search for disparaging remarks he may have made violating a settlement in their trademark row over the psychotherapist’s “Brainspotting” mark.

  • April 21, 2017

    Tech Giants Urge Trump Not To Drop Qualcomm SEP Suit

    Samsung, Intel and other companies urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to crack down on owners of standard-essential patents who don’t license them on fair terms, and to allow a Federal Trade Commission suit accusing Qualcomm of doing that to proceed in court.

  • April 21, 2017

    Fed. Circ. Says Estoppel Ends Fight Over Fairchild Patent

    The Federal Circuit on Friday ordered the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to vacate part of a decision that invalidated claims in a Fairchild (Taiwan) Corp. patent, finding that a rival’s challenge to certain claims couldn’t be maintained due to the inter partes re-examination estoppel provision.

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