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Klarquist Wins $8.6 Million Attorney Fees Award for Microsoft

On May 22, 2006, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the Honorable Manuel L. Real, presiding, awarded Microsoft $8,612,000 in attorneys’ fees against Research Corporation Technologies (RCT) of Tucson, Arizona. After a trial in August 2005, the Court found that three of six patents asserted by RCT were “unenforceable due to the […]

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Partner at Klarquist Honored for Business Leadership in Portland

Lisa M. Caldwell, partner at Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, has been honored by the Portland Business Journal with an Orchid Award. The award is the publication’s annual recognition of 25 women who have shown “extraordinary leadership and accomplishment” over the past year in the Portland business community. The recipients were honored at a celebration on April […]

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Klarquist Nullifies Six Patents in Victory for Microsoft

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP scored another victory for its client Microsoft Corporation. On November 23, 2005, the District of Arizona, the Honorable Manuel L. Real, presiding, ruled that three of the six patents asserted by Research Corporation Technologies (RCT) are unenforceable due to inequitable conduct by the patent applicants. The Court had previously ruled in April […]

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Klarquist Wins Federal Circuit Appeal for Microsoft Against Network Commerce, Inc.

Klarquist has helped its longstanding client Microsoft Corporation score another victory on appeal in a patent infringement lawsuit relating to the downloading and streaming of music and video over the Internet. The lawsuit began in 2001, when Network Commerce, Inc., filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, accusing Microsoft of infringing United […]

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Klarquist Wins Federal Circuit Victory for CollegeNET, Inc.

On August 2, 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Klarquist’s client CollegeNET, Inc., reinstating a jury verdict that CollegeNET’s competitor, ApplyYourself, Inc., infringed CollegeNET’s U.S. Patent No. 6,460,042. The court also affirmed the verdict of infringement of CollegeNET’s U.S. Patent No. 6,345,278. CollegeNET prevailed in a September […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Limits Scope of Permissible Copying of Copyrighted Media

On June 27, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the MGM v. Grokster decision that was awaited eagerly by producers of motion pictures, audio recordings, and other owners of copyrighted media. In Grokster the Supreme Court unanimously held that the defendants Grokster and StreamCast, who had distributed free peer-to-peer file-sharing software (used for locating […]

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Klarquist Scores Two Victories for Microsoft

Portland, OR –Intellectual property law firm Klarquist Sparkman, LLP announced that it has recently helped its client Microsoft Corporation win two patent infringement lawsuits brought against it. In one case, United States District Judge Ann Aiken of the District of Oregon granted summary judgment on May 6, 2005, that Microsoft’s Sidewinder joysticks and game controllers […]

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Klarquist Wins $86.5 Million Jury Verdict for Translogic Technology, Inc.

In a verdict delivered on May 6, 2005, after a three-day trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, a jury awarded Translogic Technology, Inc., $86.5 million in damages for infringement of its Transmission Gate Series Multiplexer patent (U.S. Patent No. 5,162,666) by Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan), Hitachi America, Ltd., and Renesas Technology […]

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