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eBay Case Doesn’t Affect Preliminary Injunctions: Judge Rules

Law360 (August 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that a landmark Supreme Court decision involving eBay only relates to permanent injunctions and not preliminary ones.

In her opinion, Judge Victoria A. Roberts of the U.S. District Court in Detroit denied Empire Electronics Inc.’s request to do away with a preliminary injunction obtained by rival lighting company Christiana Industries Inc.

Christiana first sued Empire in June for allegedly infringing its patent on a lamp socket that stops wedge-type bulbs from flickering. The patent was granted only a month before the...
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