Ariel Investments, LLC v. Ariel Capital Advisors LLC, No. 15 C 3717, Slip OP. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 17, 2017) (Kennelly, J.).

Judge Kennelly granted in part plaintiff Ariel Investments’ Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(d) motion for costs in this Lanham Act case involving Ariel Investments’ ARIEL trademarks.

The Court granted defendant Ariel Capital summary

Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l., Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 16, 16) (Coleman, J.).

Judge Coleman denied plaintiff Marshall Feature Recognition’s (“MFR”) Fed. R. Civ. P. 59 motion for new trial in this patent case involving QR codes.

As an initial matter, a motion for new trial

O2 Media, LLC v. Narrative Science Inc., No. 15 C 5129, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 3, 2017) (Tharp, J.).

Judge Tharp denied defendant Narrative Sciences’ 35 U. S.C. § 285 motion to make the case exceptional after using a motion to dismiss in this patent case.

The Court previously held that O2 Media’s

River Light V, L.P. v. Zhangyali, No. 15 C 5918, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 22, 2016) (Shah, J.).

Judge Shah granted plaintiffs (collectively “Tory Burch”) summary judgment and awarded statutory damages of $100,000, a permanent injunction and attorney’s fees in an amount to be determined in this Lanham Act dispute involving counterfeit Tory

Loggerhead Tools, LLC v. Sears Holdings Corp., No. 12-CV-9033, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 20, 2016) (Darrah, J.).

Judge Darrah granted in part plaintiff Loggerhead’s motion to exclude defendant Apex’s expert’s opinions regarding willfulness and obviousness in this IP case involving the Bionic Wrench.

Of note, the Court held as follows:

  • The expert’s testimony

Loggerhead Tools, LLC v. Sears Holdings Corp., No. 12-CV-9033, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 20, 2016) (Darrah, J.).

Judge Darrah granted in part defendant Apex’s motion to exclude plaintiff Loggerhead’s damages expert’s testimony in this IP case involving the Bionic Wrench.

Of note, the Court held as follows:

  • Loggerhead’s lost profits analysis was not

Taurus Flavors, Inc. v. More Flavors, Inc., No. 15 C 265, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Apr. 20, 2016) (Alonso, J.).

Judge Alonso denied plaintiff Taurus Flavors’ motion for default judgment against More Flavors and the individual defendant More Flavors’ principal in this Lanham Act case.

The Court had previously defaulted both defendants for failure

Great Eastern Entertainment Co. v. Naeemi, No. 14 C 4731, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 5, 2015) (Leinenweber, Sen. J.).

Judge Leinenweber denied defendant’s Rule 11 motion in this trademark and copyright dispute regarding alleged sale of unauthorized plush toys and backpacks at anime conventions.

As an initial matter, the Court held that Rule