LGJ Library: Litigation

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BLG prevails in Eighth Circuit appeal; contract ruled to require arbitration of patent claims

August 27, 2009

BLG attorneys achieved an order requiring a plaintiff in a patent infringement action to assert its claims in arbitration against BLG client Costco.

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BLG obtains preliminary injunction against trademark and domain name infringement

August 20, 2009

BLG attorneys obtained a preliminary injunction leading to an eventual stipulated judgment in favor of our client Suarez Corporation Industries against Earthwise Technologies and Earthwise Innovations.

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BLG obtains favorable claim construction ruling and settlement in patent infringement defense

February 25, 2009

BLG attorneys defended their client Progressive International in a patent infringement case related to avocado slicers. The patent was originally licensed to Progressive, then terminated. Progressive redesigned its product to avoid the patent, with the assistance of BLG attorneys. The patent owner later sued Progressive while claiming that the redesigned product infringed the patent. BLG obtained a key ruling during a Markman hearing to interpret the meaning of a patent, leading to a dismissal of the claims against Progressive.

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BLG wins summary judgment of patent invalidity in ski patent defense

February 05, 2009

BLG defended its client K2 by obtaining an order invalidating a patent that had been asserted against K2.

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BLG wins Federal Circuit appeal in defense of patent infringement

January 08, 2009

BLG attorneys prevailed in the defense of a patent infringement action asserted against BLG client Arctic Cat. In this action, BLG obtained a dismissal of the action on procedural grounds related to failure to participate in pretrial events such as a pretrial conference, and for failure of a corporate party to be represented by counsel. The plaintiff appealed the dismissal of the action, which was on the merits and with prejudice. After briefing and arguing the case at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the dismissal of the case was affirmed and all claims against Arctic Cat dismissed.

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BLG settles patent infringement dispute involving ozone-based cleaning equipment patent

August 29, 2008

BLG achieved a favorable settlement in its representation of Ozone International in a patent infringement matter that enforced Ozone’s patents related to ozone-based cleaning equipment against Amfil Technologies. Ozone owns several patents in the field of ozone cleaning products, including patents asserted in this action for a combined high pressure water and low pressure ozone sprayer.

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BLG settles patent infringement dispute involving football patent

June 10, 2008

BLG attorneys represented Jarden, Coca-Cola, and Disney in the defense of claims of patent infringement related to the sale of baseballs and footballs having lenticular panels. The products at issue were generally decorative specialty products having images of characters or products incorporated into the covering. BLG attorneys searched for and found prior art that would invalidate the patent, leading to a confidential settlement on favorable terms.

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