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Judge cuts out Black & Decker's $54M win vs Positec, orders new trial after key evidence came up short

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 13, 2017, 3:48pm

Black & Decker will need to try again in court to secure a judgment worth tens of millions of dollars it thought it was getting from China-based power tool maker Positec, who Black & Decker had accused of using a black-and-yellow color scheme to improperly mimic the B&D-owned DeWalt brand’s packaging to confuse consumers into buying its Rockwell tools.

Photographer says big local Coldwell Banker brokerage wrongly shared photos with Zillow, others

Dana Herra Aug. 31, 2016, 5:57pm

A photographer has sued one of the state’s largest real estate groups, claiming at least two of its agents violated copyright law by sharing his photos for use by Zillow and other online real estate-related sites.

Ex-Peterson lawyer, patent attorneys at odds over fees, share of Gerchen Keller 3rd party loan in patent lawsuit

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 11, 2016, 6:53pm

A lawyer who led the defense of Drew Peterson has launched a court fight with a pair of prominent Chicago patent litigation lawyers, saying the Chicago firm of Niro McAndrews owes him more than $32 million for allegedly horning in on a patent lawsuit against the makers of supermarket canned soup dispensers, while maneuvering to secure a chunk of a financing deal through leading lawsuit financier Gerchen Keller Capital, and cutting him and another attorney out of the case altogether.

Nutrition consultant SportFuel says Gatorade's new marketing campaign stepped on its trademark

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 4, 2016, 10:05pm

Sportfuel Inc., a nutrition consulting firm in Chicago’s western suburbs which says it has worked with several Chicago professional sports teams and other “elite” athletes and athletic organizations “worldwide,” has sued Pepsico and Gatorade, saying one of the companies’ newer Gatorade marketing slogans has ripped off the consulting firm’s name and identity.

Weber lawsuit vs Sears over grill design more than just smoke, judge says

Scott Holland Sep. 8, 2015, 12:51pm

The makers of the iconic Weber backyard grill may get their chance to prove at trial Sears intentionally aped the Weber design for its own store-brand grills, after a federal judge said there may be more than just smoke to Weber’s infringement claims against the retailer. Palatine-based Weber-Stephen Products, creator of the eponymous Weber Grill, filed suit in federal court in 2013 against Sears, alleging some Kenmore grills infringe on Weber’s trade dress.