Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

Civil Practice – Personal Jurisdiction – Intellectual Property – Copyright Infringement – Collegiate Apparel Sales (access required)

Emory Group, LLC v. South by Sea, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-049-16, 7 pp.) (Mary Geiger Lewis, J.) 6:15-cv-01856; D.S.C. Holding: According to plaintiff’s allegations, defendants direct electronic activity into South Carolina by displaying plaintiff’s copyrighted designs on Facebook pages, ...

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Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Civil Practice – Pleadings Amendment – Theory of Infringement – Doctrine of Equivalents (access required)

Pure Fishing, Inc. v. Normark Corp. Despite agreeing to a schedule that required it to disclose its theory of infringement (literal infringement, the doctrine of equivalents, or both) by April 15, 2011, plaintiff did not disclose its theory of infringement or move to amend its Aug. 16, 2010 complaint to set out a theory of infringement until June 8, 2012.

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Labor & Employment – Contract – Confidentiality & Holdover Agreements – Inventor – Intellectual Property (access required)

Milliken & Co. v. Morin In an employment contract, a confidentiality agreement and an assignment of inventions do not restrain trade; therefore, they are not strictly construed against the employer. In this case, the confidentiality agreement and patent assignment are reasonable and enforceable.

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Intellectual Property – Trademark – Contract – Settlement Agreement – Natural Zone of Expansion – Cleaning Products – Electronics (access required)

Monster Daddy, LLC v. Monster Cable Products, Inc. The plaintiff-cleaning products company and defendant, a provider of audio and video products (including an electronics cleaning product), entered into a settlement agreement in 2007. The agreement granted plaintiff the right to extend its trademark into the natural zone of expansion for its various goods and services.

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