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Monday, November 6, 2017

U.S. District Court Judge Paula Xinis granted defendant Panasonics’ Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim because plaintiff Burnett’s patent was directed to abstract ideas under Section 101 of the patent statute.  Applying the two-step inquiry of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice Corp. Pty. v.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Plaintiff Teksystems, Inc. filed a Complaint seeking a declaratory judgment of validity of its federal trademark registration for the mark TEKSAVVY (Count I) and asserting trademark infringement (Count II) by the defendant, Teksavvy Solutions, Inc., who had threatened to pursue a cancellation proceeding in the USPTO against the TEKSAVVY registration in order to clear the way for registration of its own trademark application of the mark.  U.S. District Judge Ellen L.

Monday, October 30, 2017

U.S. District Court Judge George J.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake granted summary judgment for defendant Ohio Security, finding Ohio Security did not have a duty to defend plaintiff Linq in an underlying lawsuit, Sprint Solutions, Inc. v.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz dismissed without prejudice plaintiff Dr.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CTP is a non-practicing patent assertion entity that sued 75 printing companies for patent infringement.  The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated the cases that did not settle and transferred them to the Maryland District Court for pretrial purposes.  District Court Judge Marvin J.

Friday, September 15, 2017

After the jury had found that Exterior Design, Inc. infringed the copyrighted plant photographs of Under a Foot Plant, Co., and awarded plaintiff actual and statutory damages, U.S.

Monday, September 11, 2017

District Court Judge Paula Xinis granted a motion for default judgment of trademark infringement under the Lanham Act, finding that the plaintiff had proved that it owned a valid and incontestable mark (evidenced by its federal registration), the defendants used the mark in commerce (to solicit money on a Facebook page, organizati

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Corinne Marie Pouliquen was recently nominated to chair the Publications Committee of the Agricultural Section of the Maryland State Bar Association for the 2017-2018 term.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Cal Ripken, Jr.’s baseball camps were sued for patent infringement in Maryland federal court on June 23, 2017 by Zito, LLC. In its Complaint, Zito alleges that it owns patents that cover a “User-Specific Dispensing System,” see U.S. Patent Nos. 7,398,921 and 9,443,369.  The patents are directed to a system of dispensing an item based on certain programmed characteristics.

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