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Ben Davidson quoted in Los Angeles Times on forfeiture claim asserted in Mongols racketeering trial.

On December 11, 2018, the Los Angeles Times covered the racketeering trial involving the notorious Mongols biker gang. The U.S. Attorneys’ office has asked the Central District of California turn over control of the Mongols trademark to the government as part of the remedy for the gang’s racketeering activities. The Times’ Joel Rubin interviewed attorney…

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Davidson Law Group wins $224,000 in attorneys’ fees for successful appeal of trademark victory at Ninth Circuit.

On December 21, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit awarded over $224,000 to Davidson Law Group’s client Melli Yellow Pages for the firm’s successful defense of a judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of trademarks relating to directory services. The Ninth Circuit noted that the appellant’s arguments raised a number of…

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Davidson Law Group Wins On Appeal For Melli Yellow Pages – Ninth Circuit Affirms $292,000 Attorney Fee Award Against Plaintiff Asserting Generic Marks

On May 8, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the judgment of the District Court for the Central District of California, which had found after a bench trial that Melli Yellow Pages did not infringe three alleged trademarks asserted by a competing yellow pages company, Ketab Corporation. Affirming the District…

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Daily Journal asks Ben Davidson to explain Supreme Court decision in TC Heartland dramatically limiting venue for filing patent infringement suits. (Originally Appeared In Daily Journal May 23, 2017).

Ruling Will Dramatically Change How Patent Cases Are Litigated On Monday, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LLC, 2017 DJDAR, the U.S. Supreme Court greatly limited the ability of patent owners to sue defendants in far-away venues, including in districts that have long been viewed as favorable to patent owners. The court…

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Daily Journal article by Ben Davidson explains impact of Supreme Court decision eliminating laches in patent infringement cases

(Originally appeared in Los Angeles Daily Journal March 27, 2017)  Last week, in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag SCA Personal Care, Inc. v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, 2017 DJDAR 2683 (March 21, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the equitable defense of laches is not available as a defense to a damage claim in…

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Davidson Law Group wins at trial for Melli Yellow Pages

On May 4, 2016, Davidson Law Group prevailed at trial on all claims asserted against Melli Yellow Pages by Ketab Corp., which had asserted claims of trademark infringement, unfair competition, and counterfeiting.  Melli Yellow Pages succeeded in showing that Ketab’s alleged trademarks were generic and not protectable, and that there was no likelihood of confusion….