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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.

Monday, November 7, 2016

U.S. Magistrate Judge B.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Judge Catherine C. Blake granted the defendants’ summary judgment on plaintiffs’ state law misappropriation of trade secrets claim on the ground that the plaintiffs did not adequately identify their purported trade secrets with sufficient particularity.  The plaintiffs identified approximately 2400 electronic computer files that contained the purported trade secrets, but failed to detail the contents of the files in a meaningful way or demonstrate on the record that they actually examined the contents of those files before designating them as trade secrets.  Fyfe Co., LLC v.