Category: Judge Vining

Recent Copyright Cases Filed in Georgia

The following is a summary of recent copyright suits filed in Georgia: BWP Media Alleges Copyright Violations in Complaint Against Sandra Rose On December 13, 2013, BWP Media USA Inc. of Los Angeles, California (doing business as Pacific Coast News, hereinafter “BWP,” or “plaintiff(s)”), filed a complaint against […]

Court Addresses What a Lay Corporate Witness Designee Do to Prepare for a 30(b)(6) Deposition in a Patent and Admonishes Parties to Cooperate in Discovery or Sanctions Will Be Assessed

Plaintiff Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Bayer”) and Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, Inc. (“Dow”) (collectively “plaintiffs”) sought specific relief after an emergency status conference had been held at their request.  The relief sought included (1) an extension of the statutory 30-month stay based on defendants’ discovery cooperation failure; (2) to […]

Composer accuses famed Atlanta Rapper Young Jeezy of copyright infringement in misappropriating lyrics to song provided to rapper in 2009.

Brian Smith (Smith), who describes himself as a music producer and songwriter specializing in urban music, filed his complaint seeking an injunction, damages, and attorney fees against Jay W. Jenkins d/b/a Young Jeezy Music (Jenkins), Demetrius L. Stewart d/b/a Shawty Redd Songs (Stewart), UMG Recordings, Inc. (UMG), Island […]

Suit Against Kimberly-Clark Transferred from Western District of Washington Mirrors Recently-Filed Complaint

In a recent post, we reported that Pedigo Products, Inc. (“Pedigo”) and its subsidiary OR Specific (“OR-S”) (collectively, “Pedigo”) filed suit on February 5, 2013 in the Northern District of Georgia against Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. and Kimberly-Clark Global Sales, LLC (collectively, “Kimberly-Clark”), alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. […]

Commenting Upon Applicable Twombly/Iqbal Standards, Northern District of Georgia Refuses to Dismiss Indirect Patent Infringement Allegations

In an order entered on February 8, 2013, the Northern District of Georgia followed recent Federal Circuit precedent holding that the Supreme Court’s decisions in Twombly and Iqbal[1] apply to allegations of indirect patent infringement (i.e., inducement of infringement and contributory infringement).  However, disagreeing with the defendant that […]

3form Files New Suit Over Design Patents, Utility Patents, and Trademark Relating to its Architectural Panels

With one recent Northern District of Georgia action under its belt (see our October 31 and November 16 posts), 3form, Inc. (“3form”) has launched a nationwide campaign to enforce its design patents, utility patents, and trademark relating to architectural wall designs and products. On November 20, 2012, Utah-based 3form and Swiss-based Hunter Douglas […]