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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.

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

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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.