- Confusion over one brother’s junior use of family-name trademark didn’t require broad injunction in favor of other brother’s senior use.
- Subcontractor’s claim for payment against contractor in bankruptcy didn’t estop it from making claim for payment against principal.
- “Expenses” recoverable by PTO in suit to contest its adverse ruling on patent application don’t include salaries of its lawyers and paralegals.
Note for readers
Because my practice focuses on complex commercial disputes–especially cases involving antitrust, oil and gas, and patents–I keep daily track of important decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the highest appeals courts in Delaware, New York, and Texas.
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