SDNY Patent Litigation Update: Vol. 1, No. 10

The New York patent litigation attorneys at Robins Kaplan LLP track the SDNY docket so you don't have to.

The SDNY Patent Litigation Update provides a single-resource, monthly summary of patent litigation action in the SDNY including important decisions, complaints filed, and trending issues. For example, in September, Judge Swain refused to order sanctions under Rule 11 for a “never more than thin” argument so as to not “chill legitimate, creative advocacy.”

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Significant Decisions/Court Orders 3 More >

Prestige Jewelry International, Inc., v. BK Jewellery HK, BK Jewelry (N.Y.) Inc., Wing Yee Gems & Jewellery Limited and A.V. Jewelry Export-Import, Ltd.
Case Number: 1:11-cv-02930-DCF
Date: September 15, 2014
Document (Dkt. 106)

Judge Preska finds a design—although developed using test equipment—to be ornamental: “The relevant inquiry is the nature of the design, not how the design was developed.”
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JobDiva, Inc. v. Monster Worldwide Inc.
Case Number: 1:13-cv-08229-KBF
Date: September 15, 2014
Document (Dkt. 159)

TMIF (Too Much Information, Folks) /Request to limit number of references. More >

523 IP LLC, v.
Case Number: 1:11-cv-09697-KPF
Date: September 24, 2014
Document (Dkt. 94)

Terms construed in website messaging patent/Summary judgment denied in light of new construction/Testimony excluded.
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 Complaints 3 More >

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Patent Number(s)

Accused Product(s)

9/2/2014 1:14-cv-07080-LTS GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB; GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences Corporation; General Electric Company Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.


8,821,718 (“Automated fluid handling system”)
Suite of protein purification systems, e.g., Next Generation Chromatography (“GC”) system
9/9/2014 1:14-cv-07275-CS iGuitar, Inc.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
7,241,948 (“Stringed musical instrument device”); 7,563,977 (same)
“Squier iOS Strat”; Squier USB Strat”
9/12/2014 1:14-cv-07448-AJN Blu Dot Design & Manufacturing, Inc.
Idea Nuova, Inc.
D711,151 (“Bungee chair”)
Chairs, including the “Marvel Spiderman Flex Chair” and the “Marvel Avengers Flex Chair”

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