After The Steel Pub failed to answer the complaint and did not respond to BMI’s motion for default judgment in this copyright infringement case, Magistrate Judge Hennessy directed the clerk to assign the case to a district judge and recommended allowing the motion for default in all aspects other than the request for injunctive relief. … Continue reading “Broadcast Music, Inc. et al. v. 11 Exchange Street LLC d/b/a The Steel Pub et al. (19-cv-40136).”
Music licensing giant BMI asserts that The Steel Pub of Athol, Massachusetts allows musical compositions to be performed without paying the appropriate licensing fees. BMI claims to have contacted the pub more than twenty times over the past three years, and asserts that the infringement was therefor willful.
Hanesbrands (“Hanes”) accuses Keds and SR Holdings of infringing its “CHAMPION” brand. Hanes and its predecessors in interest have used the CHAMPION brand for about 100 years on athletic clothing and uniforms, and asserts that it is one of the most recognized sportswear brands in history. Keds owned rights to the CHAMPION mark for footwear, … Continue reading “Hanesbrands Inc. et al. v. Keds, LLC et al. (D. Mass. 20-cv-11354).”
CardioNet and InfoBionic have been in litigation for several years on various patents and trade secret claims relating to cardiac monitoring devices – in one of these cases, Judge Talwani struck down CardioNet’s 7,941,207 patent as being directed to ineligible subject matter. In the present case, CardioNet seeks to sever two of the patents that were … Continue reading “CardioNet, LLC et al. v. InfoBionic, Inc. (15-cv-11803).”
Boston Cancer Policy Institute (BCPI) sued Indonesian company Carmige and its owner, Karnadi (first name unknown), accusing them of posting a website, https://carmige.com/boston-cancer-policy-institute.html, without BCPI’s consent. Jurisdiction is based on the site being hosted by Hostinger International Limited, which has an operation site within the United States. The Carmige site is said to falsely describe … Continue reading “Boston Cancer Policy Institute, Inc. v. Carmige (18-cv-11226).”
Judge Talwani allowed in part and denied in part a joint motion for a protective order. The motion was allowed insofar as it governed exchange of documents and information between the parties. The motion was denied without prejudice, however, insofar as it purported to designate what the court would allow to be filed under seal. … Continue reading “The Atomic Café et al. v. Roy et al. (17-cv-11927).”
A complaint was filed by David Oppenheimer and his company, Performance Impressions, LLC, against CIEE, Inc., alleging misuse of an aerial photograph of the Isle of Palms in South Carolina taken by Mr. Oppenheimer. CIEE (Council on International Education Exchange) is an organization that runs study abroad programs. CIEE is accused of using one of … Continue reading “Performance Impressions, LLC and David Oppenheimer v. CIEE, Inc. (17-cv-11402).”