202011.19
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Victory at PTAB Trial For Davidson Law Group Client DMF Lighting

Davidson Law Group, together with Ergonic LLC, prevailed at trial before Patent Trial and Appeal Board in inter partes review of DMF patent on compact recessed lighting system in Amp Plus Inc., dba Elco Lighting v. DMF Inc. (IPR2019-01094).  This was the latest victory by DMF in a lawsuit regarding ELCO’s improper copying of DMF’s lighting system, which is covered…

202011.10
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Davidson Law Group Attorneys Interviewed Regarding Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Pfizer

Davidson Law Group’s Payam Moradian and Ben Davidson were quoted by the Daily Journal on a lawsuit filed against Pfizer Inc. by Allele Biotechnology regarding the company’s patented protein tool used to speed up COVID-19 vaccine testing.  The case raises novel questions regarding the experimental-use defense to patent infringement, including whether Pfizer’s uses were solely…

202010.27
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Daily Journal Article Explores Constitutional Challenge To Patent Trial and Appeal Board

The Daily Journal asked Ben Davidson to explain constitutional law questions raised in three petitions seeking review of a Federal Circuit decision regarding the constitutionally of PTAB panels that decide issues of patent validity. The Supreme Court agreed to review Arthrex Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, which held that all administrative patent judges (APJs) hired by the…

202005.11
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Article Explains Ruling Limiting Appellate Review of PTAB Decisions To Begin Inter Partes Proceedings

An article by Ben Davidson in the Los Angeles Daily Journal explains the U.S. Supreme Court’s April 20, 2020 decision in Thryv, Inc. v. Click-To-Call Technologies, which limited review of PTAB decisions to institute Inter Partes Review proceedings.  The 7 to 2 decision written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg held that the Court of Appeals for…

201902.02
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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…

201902.02
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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…

201805.05
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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…