Young v. Stone, No. 13 C 4920, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 28, 2014) (Guzman, J.). Judge Guzman granted defendant’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) motion to dismiss plaintiff’s design patent infringement claim regarding defendant’s Putt-A-Round golf practice target. The patented design and the accused golf practice target are depicted below: The Court held
Experts Do Not Prevent Summary Judgment of Design Patent Noninfringement
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Voltstar Techs., Inc. v. Amazon.com, No. 13 C 5570, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 28, 2014) (Lee, J.).
Judge Lee granted defendant Amazon’s motion for summary judgment of noninfringement of plaintiff Voltstar’s design patent to an electrical charger and denied Voltstar’s cross-motion for summary judgment. An ordinary observer viewing the two chargers side-by-side would …