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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.

Monday, December 12, 2016

In Samsung Elecs. Co. v. Apple Inc., __ U.S. __ (No. 15-777) (2016), U.S.

Monday, December 5, 2016

To file a patent infringement lawsuit, the plaintiff must own the patent or have substantial rights in the patent when the lawsuit is filed.  Prior to filing its action for patent infringement, the plaintiff in In re CTP Innovations, LLC sought to cure a “break” in the ownership chain of title of the patent by having the th

Monday, November 28, 2016

Maryland-based model train manufacturer Mike’s Train House (“MTH”) sued Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) of New York seeking declaratory judgment of non-infringement of MTA’s trademarks, and trademark cancellation under the Lanham Act.  U.S.