Tag: Germany

  • Case of the Day: Illumina Cambridge v. Complete Genomics

    The case of the day is Illumina Cambridge Ltd. v. Complete Genomics, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2020). I last wrote about the case a couple of months ago. In most respects, it is a typical Section 1782 case, but I want to call two points to your attention.

  • Case of the Day: Republic Technologies v. BBK Tobacco

    Case of the Day: Republic Technologies v. BBK Tobacco

    The case of the day is Republic Technologies (NA), LLC v. BBK Tobacco & Foods, LLP (N.D. Ill. 2020). The case was “a trademark battle over the packaging and advertising for organic hemp cigarette rolling papers.” It’s pretty common in intellectual property cases to have parallel proceedings pending in the United States and elsewhere, and……

  • Peter Bert on Damages for Violations of Choice of Court Agreements in Germany

    Friend of Letters Blogatory Peter Bert brings us a report of a very recent case from the Bundesgerichtshof on the question of damages for violations of a choice of court agreement. Peter has cross-posted this on his blog, Dispute Resolution in Germany. In a judgment last week, the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) has found a……

  • Kuwait Airways Case: An Update From Germany

    Kuwait Airways Case: An Update From Germany

    I’ve written a bunch about the Kuwait Airways litigation. The airline had refused to carry Israeli nationals. In the US case, which was an administrative proceeding before the Department of Transportation, the airline refused to carry an Israeli from New York to London. The airline shamefully dropped the route rather than obey an administrative order……

  • Case of the Day: AIS v. Thoratec

    The case of the day is AIS GmbH Aachen Innovative Solutions v. Thoratec LLC (9th Cir. 2019). AIS and Abiomed Europe GmbH sought leave to take discovery under § 1782 in aid of a patent infringement case Abiomed had brought against Thoratec in Germany involving heart pumps. A magistrate judge granted the application and ordered……