Case of the Day: Princeton Digital Image v. Konami Digital Entertainment
The case of the day is Princeton Digital Image Corp. v. Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. (D. Del. 2016). The case was a patent infringement action against Konami, the developer of the Dance Dance Revolution video game . Princeton sought an order requiring Konami, the US subsidiary of Konami Holdings Corp., to produce documents in the […]
Case of the Day: SiOnyx v. Hamamatsu Photonics
The case of the day is SiOnyx LLC v. Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (D. Mass. 2016). SiOnyx and the President and Fellows of Harvard College brought an action against Hamamatsu Photonics, a Japanese corporation, and its American subsidiary, Hamamatsu Corp., and others. The plaintiffs effected service on Hamamatsu Corp., but they conceded that they had not […]
Case of the Day: Akebia Therapeutics v. Fibrogen
The case of the day is Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. v. Fibrogen, Inc. (9th Cir. 2015). Fibrogen, a San Francisco biotech company, owns European and Japanese patents on the use of certain chemical compounds to treat anemia. Akeiba, a competitor, brought opposition proceedings in the European Patent Office and the Japanese Patent Office, asserting that the […]
Case of the Day: South Carolina v. Hitachi Displays, Ltd.
The case of the day is South Carolina v. Hitachi Displays, Ltd. (D.S.C. 2013). South Carolina sued Epson Imaging Devices Corp., a Japanese company, for conspiring to fix prices on thin film transistor-liquid crystal display panels. The case had been stayed pending resolution of a petition for certiorari in the Supreme Court. The state asked […]
Case of the Day: Montana Trucks, LLC v. UD Trucks North America, Inc.
The case of the day is Montana Trucks, LLC v. UD Trucks North America, Inc. (D. Mont. 2013). UD Trucks was headquartered in Saitama, Japan. Montana Trucks sought leave under FRCP 4(f)(3) to serve the summons and complaint by mail and courier, and to serve the documents without a translation. Let’s pause for a moment. […]