“The Librarian” Makes Noise: Copyright Claims Included in Multi-Count Complaint Detailing Split Between LLC Members

Assertions of copyright infringement, breach of contract, and tortious conduct appear in a 30-page complaint filed by and against LLCs and individuals all based in the Atlanta metro area. On November 20, 2012, Brightharbour Consulting, LLC, 3Lins, LLC, Alden D. Kent, and Hsi-Ming Lin filed a complaint in the Atlanta […]

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 […]

Watson Pharmaceuticals Responds to FTC’s Petition for Supreme Court Review of "Pay for Delay" Case; 31 States File Amici Curiae Brief

In our July 23 post, we covered the Eleventh Circuit’s denial of a petition for a rehearing filed by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), in which the Eleventh Circuit let stand its earlier rejection of the FTC’s challenge that a “pay for delay” agreement (also called a “reverse payment” agreement)[1] violated antitrust laws. In […]

Acacia Subsidiary Automated Facilities Management Corporation Files Patent Suit Against Ventyx

On November 8th, 2012, Automated Facilities Management Corporation (AFMC), a Texas corporation, filed suit against Ventyx USA, Inc., a Georgia corporation with a principal place of business in Colorado, for the manufacture and sale of Ventyx’s “Ellipse” product, an asset management program which, according to the complaint, infringes […]

Trademark Infringement Asserted in Complaint by Warmtone Corp. d/b/a WebWire Against Brittany Race for Use of Marks WEBWIRE and GOWEBWIRE

Warmtone Corp. d/b/a WebWire (“Warmtone”) initiated suit in the Atlanta Division of the Northern District of Georgia on November 8, 2012, against Brittany Race (“Race”) for infringement of the registered mark “WEBWIRE” – U.S. Reg. No. 2,177,196.   According to its complaint, Warmtone provides Internet marketing services promoting visibility […]