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Thursday, June 8, 2017

In a copyright infringement case demonstrating the financial perils of Internet file sharing, Judge Paul W. Grimm entered default judgment for copyright infringement based on the defendant’s distribution of copyrighted adult films using a peer-to-peer file sharing system.  Judge Grimm granted plaintiff’s requested statutory damages of $750.00 per video (there were 25), for a total of $18,750.00, as well as plaintiff’s requested attorneys’ fees and costs and injunctive relief.  Malibu Media, LLC v.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The U.S.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

In a unanimous 8-0 decision, the Supreme Court held that a domestic corporation “resides” for venue purposes in a patent infringement action only in its State of incorporation.  In reaching its decision, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed 30 years of Federal Circuit precedent.  Interpreting 28 U.S.C.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In a trademark infringement case, the Plaintiff moved for default judgment on, inter alia, its claim of infringement of its federal trademark registration .  United States District Court Judge Caitlin C.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

In a declaratory judgment action involving alleged patent infringement, U.S. District Court Judge Paul W. Grimm held that the Court lacked personal jurisdiction under Maryland’s long-arm statute over a patent owner that sent a letter offering a patent license to an accused infringer.  According to the Court, a non-Maryland defendant does not “transact business” within the meaning of the long-arm statute by sending written communications, including a cease-and-desist letter, to a purported infringer located in Maryland.  The Court thus dismissed the case.  Government Employees Ins. Co.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The award winner will be announced at the Rudy Awards in College Park on May 4.

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

In a dispute between two sport and social clubs, the defendant brought a counterclaim of unfair competition based on the plaintiff’s alleged use -- on t-shirts, banners, and a Facebook page -- of the statement “DON’T BE FOOLED BY IMITATIONSocials,” in which “IMITATIONSocial

Thursday, January 26, 2017

United States District Court Judge Deborah K.

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Supreme Court on December 14, 2016 granted certiorari to review the “patent venue statute,” 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b).  The currently accepted interpretation of the patent venue statute is based on a 1990 decision of the U.S.

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