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Bushwacker Accused of Serial Patent Infringement of Hood Protectors

Lund, Inc. (“Lund”), a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Buford, Georgia, initiated a patent infringement action against Bushwacker, Inc., and Bushwacker Automotive Group, LLC (“Bushwacker), Oregon entities, relating to United States Patent No. 5,755,483 (the ‘483 Patent) entitled “Vehicle Shield Device.” Lund alleged that Bushwacker acquired molds used […]

Supreme Court Issues Landmark Rulings in Two Patent Cases, Further Admonishes Federal Circuit and Lowers the Bar for Patent Challenges

This post, authored by Kirk Watkins and Christy Dupriest, was first published here on June 3 as a Womble Carlyle Case Alert. In two decisions with immediate and potentially far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court yesterday unanimously overturned two Federal Circuit decisions.  These decisions continue the trend of the Roberts […]

VitaminsOnline.com Files False Advertising Action Over Competitor’s Online Dietary Supplement Offerings and Claims

Guest post: This post was authored by summer associate Emily Scheible.  Thanks to Emily for her contribution! On May 6, 2014 VitaminsOnline, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“VOI”), filed a complaint against Dynamic Industries, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, and Christopher Wilson, a resident of Georgia (collectively “Dynamic”), […]

Expanded Technologies Seeks Declaration of Non-Infringement and Invalidity of Wallner’s “Expanded Metal” Patent

On May 9, 2014, Expanded Technologies, Inc.  (“Expanded Tech”) filed a complaint against WallnerTooling/Expax, Inc. (“Wallner”), seeking both a Declaration of Non-Infringement and a Declaration of Invalidity of U.S. Patent No.8,696,781 (hereafter, “the ‘781 patent”). Expanded Tech is an Oklahoma corporation with its principal place of business in Marietta, Georgia, […]

Reflective Apparel Seeks Declaratory Judgment That Safety Vest Does Not Reflect Competitor’s Patent Claims

Reflective Apparel Factory, Inc. (“Reflective”), a Georgia corporation headquartered in Marietta, seeks a declaratory judgment against Carolina Safety Acquisition, LLC (“Carolina”), a Delaware limited liability company operating out of North Carolina, that Reflective does not infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,735,151 (the ‘151 Patent). The complaint was filed after […]

AcryliCon Accuses Silikal Of Trademark Infringement and Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

On April 10, 2014, AcryliCon USA, LLC, (“AcryliCon” or “Plaintiff”) filed a complaint against Silikal GmbH & Co. and Silikal Industries GmbH, (“Silikal”), Hubert Weimann, and Harold Schmidt (collectively, “Defendants”) alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement in violation of the Lanham Act, federal unfair competition, trademark infringement and […]

NewPoint Media Seeks Declaration of Non-Infringement of Easy IP Patent and Copyrights Covering Custom Advertisement Creation

NewPoint Media Group, LLC (“NewPoint Media”), filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia seeking a declaratory judgment against Easy Intellectual Property Licenses, LLC (“Easy IP”) declaring that NewPoint Media does not infringe software electronic advertising copyrights of Easy IP or U.S. Patent No. 8,234,174, which published […]