Archive for the 'Federal District Court' Category

Brilliant Instruments v Guidetech

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s finding of summary judgment that an accused product did not infringe the patent at issue under the doctrine of equivalents.  The Federal Circuit remanded the issue to be decided by the jury.  To succeed under the doctrine of equivalents a patentee must establish infringement according […]

Agence France Presse v Morel

The United States Disctrict Court for the Southern District of New York granted summary judgement to a photographer, Morel, finding that Agence France Presse and The Washington Post were liable for copyright infringement for using without permission photos Morel had taken in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti and posted to Twitter.  AFP and […]