Significant Decisions/Orders Filed in September 2014

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.
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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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Medinol Ltd., v. Cordis Corporation and Johnson & Johnson
Case Number: 1:13-cv-0148-SAS
Date: September 26, 2014
Document (Dkt. 80)

Supreme Court’s footnote about Auckerman in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. does not create new law: Cordis’s laches defense stands.

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Hunter Douglas, Inc. v. Kohl’s Corporation, et al.
Case Number: 1:14-cv-01743
Date: September 22, 2014
Document (Dkt. 27)

Consent decree in window covering case takes one defendant from case.

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Worldwide Home Products, Inc., v. Bed, Bath and Beyond, Inc., et al.
Case Number: 1:11-cv-03633-MHD
Date: September 30, 2014
Document (Dkt. 255)

Legitimate, creative advocacy bars Rule 11 sanctions.

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