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ex-employees with new company trigger false advertising dispute (and submarine patent invalidity argument)

AlterG, Inc. v. Boost Treadmills LLC, 2019 WL 4221599, No. 18-cv-07568-EMC (N.D. Cal. Sept. 5, 2019) The wildest allegation here involves former AlterG employees (who founded defendant Boost), one of whom allegedly got a journalist to write an article disclosing … Continue reading

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failure to disprove other possible sources of sales defeats irreparable harm in false ad/patent case

Citrix Systems, Inc. v. Workspot, Inc., 2019 WL 3858602, No. 18-588-LPS (D. Del. Aug. 16, 2019) Citrix sued Workspot for patent infringement as well as false advertising/unfair competition under the Lanham Act, the Delaware Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and common … Continue reading

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IPSC: Closing Plenary

Stephanie Plamondon Bair, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School Innovation’s Paradox Innovation begets innovation in a virtuous cycle … at least sometimes. Not all innovations are productive, which is fine; it’s trial and error. But some innovations may … Continue reading

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A Celebration of the Work of Wendy Gordon, part 2

Harmless Free Riding by Wendy Gordon, Boston University School of Law  (Additional related drafts from Wendy: Time and Intellectual Property After Coaseand Proximate Cause in the Law of Copyright: Linking Liability to Incentives) Common law imposes penalties on those who harm much more readily than … Continue reading

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Legal Applications of Marketing Theory, part 3

Lorin Hitt, Vildan Altuglu, Samid Hussain, & Matteo Li Bergolis, Wharton & Cornerstone Research, Cornerstone Research, Cornerstone Research, Valuation of Privacy: Assessing Potential Harm from Unauthorized Access and Misuse of Private Information in Consumer Class Actions: Disputes over use of … Continue reading

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Allegations of patent infringement could be defamatory but not false advertising

GeigTech East Bay LLC v. Lutron Electron. Co., 2019 WL 1768965, No. 18 Civ. 5290 (CM) (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 4, 2019) “What started as a garden-variety intellectual property dispute has morphed into something less conventional.” GeigTech initially sued Lutron, alleging that … Continue reading

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statements about patent license status can violate Lanham Act’s false advertising provisions

Au New Haven, LLC v. YKK Corp., No. 15-cv-3411-GHW-SN, 2019 WL 1437516 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2019) Au holds the patent to a water-resistant zipper, and YKK had an exclusive “field of use” license that it allegedly exceeded, resulting in this … Continue reading

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