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Aug 8, 2022

Should Maryland lawyers take a course in cybersecurity?

Today is Monday, the 111th anniversary of the 1,000,000th U.S. patent, awarded to F.H. Holton for a vehicle tire. Here are some other news items. — New York requires continuing legal education course in cybersecurity. — Attorney for mass-shooting victims recalls his own experience. — Connecticut mayor wants his law license back. — Antitrust lawsuit […]

Sep 10, 2018

Maryland company gets patent for networking technology

A Maryland company has received a U.S. patent for its technology that lets devices surmount firewalls to talk to each other.

Apr 12, 2018

Baltimore-based hybrid tech company settles litigation with Ford

A Baltimore-based hybrid technology company announced Thursday it had settled its lawsuit against Ford Motor Company, ending years of litigation over licensing.

Jan 7, 2016

Donna M.D. Thomas: A new ‘Slant’ on the Redskins’ trademark case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a landmark decision last month holding that the prohibition on registration of “disparaging” trademarks under § 2(a) of the Lanham Act is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment. The Lanham Act provision that the In re Tam court found to be unconstitutional has been […]

Oct 2, 2015

Federal jury awards Baltimore tech company $28M in patent lawsuit

A federal jury Thursday has awarded more than $28 million in damages to a Baltimore-based hybrid technology company in a patent infringement suit against automakers Hyundai and Kia. The award for Paice LLC came following a seven-day trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Paice, co-owned by The Abell Foundation, accused the automakers of using […]

Oct 1, 2015

Detailed order governs patent infringement trial

A patent infringement lawsuit against Hyundai, Toyota and Kia went to a federal jury in Baltimore on Wednesday in a case where everything from time allotted for arguments to who pays for the jurors’ lunches was detailed in court orders. Paice LLC, a Baltimore-based company co-owned by The Abell Foundation that develops hybrid electric technology, […]

Feb 17, 2015

Judge orders cancellation of ‘Shorebilly’ trademark

A federal judge has not only thrown out an Ocean City-based trademark lawsuit over the use of the word “Shorebilly” but ordered the trademark at issue be canceled.

Oct 10, 2014

Bose agrees to dismiss lawsuit against Beats

Attorneys for Bose Corp. and Beats Electronics have agreed to dismiss a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Bose.

Jun 19, 2014

Editorial: Time to change the name

The federal agency doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue — the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Nor is it an entity that often finds itself enmeshed in a hot-button political dispute. Yet Wednesday’s ruling by the board to cancel the Washington Redskins football team’s trademark protection for its nickname, on the grounds that it is disparaging to Native Americans, has brought attention to [...]

Jun 11, 2014

In rarity, jury hearing patent case against Facebook

Facebook infringed on patents held by a Dutch computer programmer who tried to launch a similar site called "Surfbook" more than a decade ago, according to a lawsuit heard by a federal jury Wednesday.

Apr 18, 2014

Supreme Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.

Dec 3, 2013

MedStar helps Beltsville firm commercialize invention

A Beltsville-based technology company is developing a first-of-its-kind device that could make it easier for people with severe lung and neuromuscular disorders to breathe.

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