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Davidson Law Group Wins On Appeal For Melli Yellow Pages – Ninth Circuit Affirms $292,000 Attorney Fee Award Against Plaintiff Asserting Generic Marks

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On May 8, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the judgment of the District Court for the Central District of California, which had found after a bench trial that Melli Yellow Pages did not infringe three alleged trademarks asserted by a competing yellow pages company, Ketab Corporation. Affirming the District…

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Daily Journal asks Ben Davidson to explain Supreme Court decision in TC Heartland dramatically limiting venue for filing patent infringement suits. (Originally Appeared In Daily Journal May 23, 2017).

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Ruling Will Dramatically Change How Patent Cases Are Litigated On Monday, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LLC, 2017 DJDAR, the U.S. Supreme Court greatly limited the ability of patent owners to sue defendants in far-away venues, including in districts that have long been viewed as favorable to patent owners. The court…

201605.04
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Davidson Law Group wins at trial for Melli Yellow Pages

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On May 4, 2016, Davidson Law Group prevailed at trial on all claims asserted against Melli Yellow Pages by Ketab Corp., which had asserted claims of trademark infringement, unfair competition, and counterfeiting.  Melli Yellow Pages succeeded in showing that Ketab’s alleged trademarks were generic and not protectable, and that there was no likelihood of confusion….

201603.19
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Crakmedia Wins Appeal in Patent Fight Against Essociate

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US Federal Circuit unanimously affirmed U.S. District Judge James V. Selna’s ruling confirming the unpatentability and invalidity of Essociate’s patent. Last February, Crakmedia won the first round of a hard-fought patent battle filed by Essociate, Inc. Essociate claimed Crakmedia was infringing on their patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,804,660. Their patent described a method and system for…

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Federal Circuit Affirms Axing of Web Referral Patent Under Alice

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Federal Circuit Affirms Axing of Web Referral Patent Under Alice.  (Law360 March 11, 2016).  On March 11, 2016, the Federal Circuit affirmed judgment of invalidity in favor of Davidson Law Group client Crakmedia, finding that Plaintiff Essociate Inc. had used its e-commerce patent to claim an abstract idea that was ineligible for patenting under the…