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Friday, February 9, 2018

BMG, a music publishing company, brought a lawsuit against Cox Communications, Inc., an Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), asserting that Cox was contributorily liable for infringement of BMG’s copyrights due to actions of certain subscribers to Cox’s Internet service.  The district court instructed the jury that Cox could be liable for contributory infringement if the jury found “Cox knew or should have known of such infringing activity” by its

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Cox Communications, Inc., an Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), appealed a district court’s ruling that Cox was not entitled to the safe harbor defense contained in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA").  To qualify for the safe harbor, an ISP must show it “adopted and reasonably implemented … a policy that provides for th

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Chief Judge James K.

Monday, January 22, 2018

U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis granted in part and denied in part the defendants’ motion to dismiss in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff asserted claims of copyright infringement, false advertising, and misappropriation of trade secrets.  The complaint alleged unauthorized downloading of the plaintiff’s customer list and proprietary database content,.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

In a case demonstrating the importance of complying with express deadlines set forth in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, U.S. Magistrate Judge Beth P.

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.