Southern District of New York Reinstates Misappropriation of Ideas Claim, Dismisses Certain of Defendants’ Defenses, and Awards Discovery SanctionsJune 25, 2020
US SUPREME COURT: WILLFULNESS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT TO RECOVER AN INFRINGER’S PROFITSJune 30, 2020
Representing Plaintiffs Town & Country Linen Corp. and Town & Country Holdings, Inc. in a patent infringement, misappropriation and breach of contract suit regarding various consumer products Plaintiffs developed for Defendants, Leason Ellis secured the dismissal of six defenses and an inequitable conduct counterclaim at the pleading stage without leave to amend and the narrowing of four defenses in Plaintiffs’ favor. The Court also granted Leason Ellis’ request for Defendants to pay all attorneys’ fees and costs associated with reopening discovery on Defendants’ belatedly asserted breach of contract counterclaim. The case is styled Town & Country Linen Corp. et al. v. Ingenious Designs LLC et al., No. 18-cv-5075 (S.D.N.Y. June 25, 2020).