A.I.G. Agency, Inc. v. American International Group

A.I.G. Agency, Inc. (“Agency”) sued American International Group, Inc. (“International”) for trademark infringement over International’s use of the “AIG” trademark. The district court granted summary judgment for International, holding Agency’s claims were barred by the doctrine of laches. We reverse... Read more →

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Springboards to Educ v. Pharr San Juan

This trademark infringement case is like déjà vu all over again. After we affirmed another district court’s summary-judgment dismissal of the same plaintiff’s suit against another Texas school district, the district court granted summary judgment to the defendant school district... Read more →

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Sunless, Inc. v. Palm Beach Tan, Inc.

Sunless, Inc. sells tanning booths and accompanying spray tan solution under the “Mystic Tan” mark. Sunless claims that applying Mystic Tan solution in a Mystic Tan booth results in a “Mystic Tan Experience.” Palm Beach, Inc. owns and franchises a... Read more →

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Sleep Number Corporation v. Steven Young

Sleep Number Corporation sued Steven Young, Carl Hewitt, and UDP Labs, Inc., asserting ownership of the inventions claimed in certain patent applications filed by UDP with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). The district court granted Sleep Number’s... Read more →

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Sound View Innovations, LLC v. Hulu, LLC

Sound View Innovations, LLC owns now-expired U.S. Patent No. 6,708,213, titled “Method for Streaming Multimedia Information over Public Networks.” When Sound View brought the present case against Hulu, LLC, it alleged infringement of six Sound View patents, but only claim... Read more →

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Peretti v. Authentic Brands Group, LLC

Appellants Valentina M. Peretti Acuti and Paul J. Reitnauer, III, heirs to the late songwriter and record producer Hugo Peretti, appeal from an order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Buchwald, J.) dismissing... Read more →

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Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P. v. U.S. Venture, Inc.

U.S. Venture, Inc. and U.S. Oil Co., Inc. (collectively, “Venture”) appeal the judgment of the Northern District of Illinois that Venture infringed patents owned by Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P. (“Sunoco”). Sunoco cross-appeals. As to Venture’s appeal, we first... Read more →

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Auris Health, Inc. v. Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Auris Health, Inc. (“Auris”) petitioned for inter partes review of all five claims of Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.’s (“Intuitive”) U.S. Patent No. 8,142,447 (“the ’447 patent”). In its final written decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) determined that... Read more →

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Niazi Licensing Corp. v. St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc.

This appeal asks us to resolve numerous issues: validity and infringement of various claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,638,268; several evidentiary rulings; and the appropriateness of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota’s entry of sanctions against Appellant... Read more →

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Apple, Inc. v. Zipit Wireless, Inc.

Apple Inc. appeals from a judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissing its complaint for declaratory judgment of noninfringement against Zipit Wireless, Inc. for lack of personal jurisdiction. The district court held that it... Read more →

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