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OREGON IP / Copyright / District Court of Oregon

Attorney fees denied: $1,000 for one download of The Cobbler is enough

On August 10, 2016, Magistrate Judge Beckerman denied a prevailing plaintiff’s motion for attorney fees in a copyright infringement suit against an unnamed defendant for illegally downloading an Adam Sandler movie (The Cobbler) using the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing protocol. Among the reasons given for denying plaintiff’s motion for attorney fees was the Court’s finding […]

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OREGON IP / Craft Beer Industry / District Court of Oregon / PTAB

Oregon beer growler patent duel to proceed on multiple fronts

Drink Tanks Corporation sued GrowlerWerks, Inc. last November for patent infringement based on its sale of growlers, including the uKeg 64 product shown below. Earlier this year, the case was transferred from Delaware to Oregon district court. On June 2, 2016, GrowlerWerks took the fight to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) by filing a […]

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OREGON IP / Athletic Apparel / District Court of Oregon

Nike sues Skechers for design patent infringement

In a complaint filed in the District Court of Oregon on January, 4, 2016, Nike alleges that several of Skechers product lines infringe design patents owned by Nike. All eight Nike design patents identified in the complaint (D696,853; D700,423; D707,032; D723,772; D723,781; D723,783; D725,356; and D725,359) issued recently, in 2014 or 2015. According to the complaint, at […]

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