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Are Crocs’ uniqueness claims a crock?

Crocs, Inc. v. Effervescent, Inc., No. 06-cv-00605, 2017 WL 4286148 (D. Colo. Sept. 25, 2017) Crocs makes molded clogs, and Dawgs is a competitor. Allegedly, “[e]ach and every functional feature disclosed in the [’858] patent application, except the heel strap, … Continue reading

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IPSC Breakout Session III

Useful Articles  Star Athletica: Stuck on the Merry-Ground  – Alfred C. Yen We’re just going round and round. Those who can’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it; a page of history is worth a volume of logic. For … Continue reading

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IPSC Breakout Session II

IP Theory  The Boundaries of Intellectual Property: A Preliminary Exploration of Constitutional Salience – Amy Kapczynski What IP law is about: what values beyond efficiency we might be able to say this law serves.  You can’t justify IP v. grants … Continue reading

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false patent marking falls w/false advertising claim

Infinity Headwear & Apparel, LLC v. Jay Franco & Sons, Inc., 2017 WL 3309724, No. 15-CV-1259 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 2, 2017) Infinity sued Jay Franco for patent infringement, false marking, and false advertising.  Infinity has U.S. Patent No. 8,864,544, “Hooded Blanket … Continue reading

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Lack of damages dooms false marking, advertising claims

Gravelle v. Kaba Ilco Corp., 2017 WL 1349278, No. 2016-2318 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 12, 2017) Gravelle sued his competitor Kaba for falsely marking its key-cutting machines as “patent pending” for a time, as Kaba eventually admitted, and sought monetary relief … Continue reading

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Lack of damages dooms false marking, advertising claims

Gravelle v. Kaba Ilco Corp., 2017 WL 1349278, No. 2016-2318 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 12, 2017) Gravelle sued his competitor Kaba for falsely marking its key-cutting machines as “patent pending” for a time, as Kaba eventually admitted, and sought monetary relief … Continue reading

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Lexmark injury requirement no bar to competitor’s standing at pleading stage

Crocs, Inc. v. Effervescent, Inc., 2017 WL 1229707,  No. 06–cv–00605 (D. Colo. Mar. 31, 2017) Crocs sued Effervescent for patent infringement; in 2006, defendants moved to stay the case pending ITC proceedings.  In 2015, defendant Dawgs moved to reopen the … Continue reading

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