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05.30.2014 | Legal Update

Nutter’s Patent and Trademark Bulletin for the District of Massachusetts is a reporter on recent patent and trademark opinions from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

In the May 2014 issue:

  • CAFC vacates contempt order entered by Judge Young with regard to injunction by a newly accused product
  • Epistar ordered to reveal identity of customers, manufacturers, and suppliers
  • Taiwanese LED manufacturer allowed to intervene in patent dispute over Google’s Nexus tablet
  • Court holds that testifying expert’s previous role as a judicial technical advisor did not give rise to a conflict
  • Sanctions against Amphastar Pharmaceuticals for discovery misconduct stand
  • District Court dismisses invalidity counterclaims where questions of infringement were decided either by the Court or by agreement
  • In pair of patent cases, District Court splits as to whether to dismiss claims with or without prejudice
  • D. Mass. addresses pleading standard in patent cases
  • Court dismisses case after VideoShare offers a covenant not to sue
  • Judge Wolf weighs in on pleading standard for induced infringement
  • Court reduced damages base but awards enhanced damages and attorneys’ fees for willfulness
  • Trademark suit brought by Bob Marley’s family is transferred to Louisiana

For this issue of the Patent and Trademark Bulletin, click here.

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