California Federal Judge Rejects Lanham Act Counterclaims In Patent Litigation

(August 10, 2016, 1:21 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Assertions by a patent infringement defendant that a plaintiff committed false advertising and defamation in a letter it sent to the defendant’s current and prospective customers were rejected on summary judgment Aug. 8 by a California federal judge (Johnstech International Corp. v. JF Microtechnology SDN BHD, No. 14-2864, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104380).

(Decision available. Document #16-160815-019Z.)

According to U.S. Judge James Donato of the Northern District of California, statements in the letter by Johnstech International Corp. that “patents . ....
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