The Chicago IP Litigation Blog tracks Northern District of Illinois IP cases. This blog is published by R. David Donoghue, a litigator focusing on intellectual property disputes. He practices in Chicago as partner with Holland + Knight.
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Stereo Optical Co. v. Judy, No. 08 C 2512, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 1, 2010) (Kocoras, J.) Judge Kocoras granted defendants’ (collectively “Vision”) summary judgment as to plaintiff Stereo Optical’s copyright infringement claim. The Court denied the parties’...
My latest IP for Your Business column has been published in the Southeast Texas Record, and its sister publications the West Virginia Record and the Madison (Illinois) Record, focused upon crafting an effective social media policy for your business. With the Record's permission I am...
My latest IP for Your Business column, published in the Southeast Texas Record, and its sister publications the West Virginia Record and the Madison (Illinois) Record, focused upon protecting your brand on Twitter and stopping Twitter squatters. With the Record's permission I am...
** This post is cross-posted at Patently-O ** The Northern District of Illinois judges are currently considering public comments on a new set of proposed Local Patent Rules – click here to download a copy of the proposed rules. The Court expects to enact a finalized version...
The Northern District has become the jurisdiction of choice for 35 USC Section 292 false patent marking suits. Of the more than 80 false marking suits filed this year, more than half were filed in Northern District. Granted many of the suits, 38, have been filed by a single plaintiff and his...
While the Northern District has made clear that it is not transforming itself into a rocket docket like the Eastern District of Virginia or the Western District of Wisconsin, the newly enacted Local Patent Rules (“Rules” or “LPR”)* are going to have a significant impact on...
This post comes more than a week after the Supreme Court decided Bilski. Last Monday when the decision came down I was struggling with what value I could add to the many reports that would fill the intellectual property blogosphere, and was leaning towards waiting a few days (which also...
Welcome to the August 2009 Carnival of Trust. The Carnival of Trust is a monthly, traveling review of the last month's best posts related to various aspects of trust in the business world. It is much like the weekly Blawg Reviews that I post links to and have hosted (click here and...
McDavid Knee Guard, Inc. v. Nike USA, Inc., No. 08 C 6584, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 9, 2009) (Mason, Mag. J.). Judge Mason denied plaintiffs' motion to disclose defendant's highly confidential technical information to plaintiff Stirling Mouldings' Managing Director ("MD") in this...
Ho v. Taflove, NO. 07 C 4305, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 15, 2010 (Bucklo, J.). Judge Bucklo granted defendants' motion for summary judgment in this copyright and Lanham Act case involving the alleged infringement and misappropriation of plaintiffs, a Northwestern professor and a Northwestern...