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Representative Patents

The following are examples of some of the hundreds of patents that we have secured for our clients.

U.S. Patent 8,645,112
DISTRIBUTED PHYSICS BASED TRAINING SYSTEM
AND METHODS

This patent was obtained for our client L-3 Com­munications Corporation to protect as­pects of L-3’s distributed simulation system based on physics engine computer archi­tecture.

U.S. Patent 7,055,994
DUAL MODE LIGHT SOURCE FOR AIRCRAFT EXTERNAL LIGHTING

This patent covers apparatus and methods for providing existing military aircraft with visible navigation lights that have a covert infrared capability as well.

U.S. Patent 8,557,171
METHOD FOR PRODUCING DOPED QUARTZ GLASS

This patent is one of many that we have secured on behalf of our client Heraeus Quarzglas that relate to a wide range of technologies involving extremely high quality quartz glass and associated methods and apparatus.

U.S. Patent 8,319,373
SYSTEM, SOCKET AND PLUG APPARATUS FOR DC POWER DISTRIBUTION AND USAGE

This patent covers a variety of aspects of a system for providing DC power in a retro-compatible building electrical system.

U.S. Patent 7,905,364
PRODUCT DISPLAY SYSTEM, METHOD
AND APPARATUS

A patent for a mechanical display system that keeps retail products at the front of the store displays.

U.S. Patent 7,015,596
ELECTRONIC DEVICE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD

This patent is directed to an electrical system for securely displaying a variety of electronic devices in a retail context.

U.S. Patent 7,330,794
WATER MONITORING SYSTEM USING BIVALVE MOLLUSKS

A patent for a system using a mollusk to detect impurities or toxins in water.

U.S. Patent 6,552,699
MULTIPLE TARGET PROJECTOR SYSTEM
AND METHOD

A complex dedicated electro­mechanical projector for military simulators.

Trademark Litigation & News

  • It’s a 10, Inc. v. Ph Beauty Labs, Inc., 10-cv-00972 (S.D.N.Y.) represented It’s a 10, Inc. in trademark and trade dress infringement case; obtained preliminary and permanent injunction and significant money settlement.

  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v. Delta Airlines, Inc., 06-cv-11424 (S.D.N.Y.) represented Delta Airlines, Inc. in a copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement case; obtained favorable settlement.

  • Ventura Foods, LLC v. Supreme Oil Company, Inc., 07-cv-7338 (S.D.N.Y.) defended a national food products company against claims of trademark and trade dress infringement; successfully defended against motion for preliminary injunction; obtained favorable settlement.

  • It’s a 10, Inc. v. Salon Exclusive of New York, Inc. et al 1:13-cv-00406 (S.D.N.Y.) represented plaintiff in trade dress infringement case; obtained permanent injunction and favorable settlement.

  • Morris Flamingo-Stephan, Inc. v. Elegante Beauty Discount Center et al, 1:12-cv-03921 (S.D.N.Y.) represented plaintiff in trademark and product configuration/trade dress infringement case; obtained permanent injunction and favorable settlement.

  • Weber & Weber GmbH & Co. v. Hyoungil (WIPO Case No. D2004-0273) represented complainant Weber & Weber GmbH; Administrative Panel ordered the disputed domain name be transferred to the complainant.

  • Schott AG v. Spiral Matrix (WIPO Case No. D2006-1390) represented complainant, Schott AG, developer and manufacturer of high-quality industrial specialty glass products; Administrative Panel ordered the disputed domain names be transferred to the complainant.

  • Beststreak Group LLC v. Lounge Lizard Worldwide, Inc., Index No. 2011-1241 represented plaintiff (a provider of an online social networking platform that allows sports fans to utilize their knowledge of sports to win prizes, compete against friends and receive real-time sports updates) in breach of contract case; obtained favorable settlement.

  • Represented Mixed Bag Radio, Inc. in contractual matters with Kenny Loggins.

  • Advised the Von Trapp Family (the inspiration for the Broadway musical and film Sound of Music) on trademark licensing matters.

Practice Tips

Southern District of Florida Judge is Clear on Vague Objections

Many litigation delay tactics have fallen by the wayside over the years. Courts in recent years have encouraged counsel and their clients to streamline the discovery process and eliminate boiler plate objections to document requests and interrogatories. Some boilerplate objections may provide a temporary refuge from compliance with the discovery request, but really do nothing to move the case forward. The classic boilerplate objection to discovery, which claims the request is vague, overly broad and unduly burdensome, has routinely been interposed by counsel looking to either avoid the request or gain more time in considering it.

There is a growing trend—at least in the Federal Courts—to address these meaningless boilerplate objections. Judge Rosenbaum presiding in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently issued a sua sponte order in his cases eliminating this vague, overly broad and unduly burdensome objection. His amended rule also prohibits entering a formulaic objection while providing a limited response. Judge Rosenbaum noted that with such an objection the recipient has no idea whether the response is complete.

Practice Pointer: Judge Rosenbaum’s standing order is a sign of things to come. Litigants should make objections to discovery requests as clear and specific as possible and point out the specific objections based upon the unique situation presented in the litigation. The court will appreciate it and in Florida counsel appearing before Judge Rosenbaum will be in compliance… and always check the Local Rules.

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