Patent Case Found Not Suitable for Pilot Project for Complex Cases by Judge Rakoff

Larry Cole v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al.

Case Number: 1:13-cv-08272-JSR (Dkt. 4)

Although Judge  Rakoff found the case (entailing, inter alia, allegations of patent infringement, product and packaging trade dress infringement, and false designation of origin) suitable for the Patent Cases Pilot Project, he deemed it not appropriate for the SDNY’s Pilot Project Regarding Case Management Techniques for Complex Cases, without explanation. The patent at issue is United States Patent No. D492,533, entitled “Side posture pillow.”

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