With courts across the United States in different and various stages of re-opening to get back to some level of normalcy under the exigent circumstances created by the global coronavirus pandemic, I thought it would be helpful to my clients, co-counsel, and others outside of Delaware to provide an update on the Courts’ operations in

In Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Group, Inc., No. 18-233, 590 U.S. _____ (2020), the United States Supreme Court held that a plaintiff in a trademark infringement action, brought under 15 U.S.C. § 1125(a), that alleges and proves trademark infringement is not required to show that the defendant willfully infringed the plaintiff’s trademark as

By Order entered by Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark on January 31, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware added three Delaware attorneys to its Special Masters Panel in complex civil cases. The three Delaware attorneys added are Helena Rychlicki, Chad Stover and Gregory B. Williams (partner at Fox Rothschild LLP

By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Colm F. Connolly in CareDx, Inc. v. Natera, Inc., Civil Action No. 19-662-CFC (D.Del. January 24, 2020), the Court adopted the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke recommending that Judge Connolly deny in part and grant part Defendant’s motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s complaint. Defendant

By Memorandum Order entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Cirba Inc. d/b/a Densify) et al. v. VMware, Inc., Civil Action No. 19-742-LPS (D.Del. January 7, 2020), the Court granted Defendant VMware’s motion to exclude certain testimony of Plaintiffs’ trademark expert, Vincent Mayfield. While the Court rejected VMware’s argument that Mr. Mayfield’s opinions

By Order issued by Chief Judge Stark, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware announced that it is hosting its biennial District of Delaware Bench and Bar Conference on April 30 and May 1, 2020. In order to promote the Conference and facilitate the participation of as many members of the Bar

The United States District Court for the District of Delaware has announced the selection of Jennifer L. Hall to fill the new United States Magistrate Judge position in the District of Delaware.  A copy of the Court’s announcement is attached.