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Gerry Elman’s Legal Cases

9 total

  • Scogna v. Allen

    Practice Area:
    Copyright Infringement
    Date:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Outcome:
    Settled, by mediation via Kevin Casey, Esq.
    Description:
    (not available)
  • Symantec v. Computer Associates

    Practice Area:
    Patent Infringement
    Date:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Outcome:
    Dismissed, then appealed to CAFC
    Description:
    Levin sought to be added as an inventor to a patent for antivirus software.
  • Symantec v. Computer Associates Int'l and Richard B. Levin

    Practice Area:
    Patent Infringement
    Date:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Outcome:
    CAFC affirmed district court decision.
    Description:
    (not available)
  • George Gekas v. Milton J. Shapp, Governor

    Practice Area:
    Government
    Date:
    Jun 01, 1975
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of prelim. inj. request and of complaint
    Description:
    State Representative George Gekas, of Harrisburg, sued the Governor to protest relocation of certain state agencies to other locations within Pennsylvania. At a hearing, Gerry Elman obtained dismissal of Mr. Gekas' motion for preliminary injunction and, after briefing and argument before the Commonwealth Court sitting en banc, then obtained dismissal of the complaint. Mr. Gekas then appealed to the state Supreme Court. Gerry then briefed and argued before the Supreme Court and obtained affirmance of the dismissal.
  • George Gekas v. Milton J. Shapp, Governor

    Practice Area:
    Government
    Date:
    Dec 15, 1976
    Outcome:
    Supreme Court affirmed dismissal of the case.
    Description:
    (not available)
  • United States v. Pfizer, American Cyanamid (Lederle Labs.), Bristol Laboratories, Squibb and Upjohn

    Practice Area:
    Antitrust & Trade Law
    Date:
    Dec 01, 1980
    Outcome:
    After 26 months of trial, case dismissed.
    Description:
    The federal government charged five drug companies with conspiracy to enforce the original patent on the drug tetracycline, that allegedly had been obtained through fraud on the patent office. After 26 months of intermittent trial proceedings in Philadelphia, Judge Weiner found lack of intent to mislead patent examiner Herbert Lidoff and thus lack of an antitrust violation in enforcing the patent on the drug tetracycline. The Antitrust Division appealed the decision to the Third Circuit, where the district court's decision was affirmed.
  • Ed Marco v. Accent Publishing Co., Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Copyright Infringement
    Date:
    Dec 01, 1993
    Outcome:
    Third Circuit decision in favor of our client.
    Description:
    Photographer Ed Marco sued magazine publisher for republishing photos that had been licensed for one-time use. Although the district court, per Judge Herbert Hutton, found to the contrary, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals determined that Marco, as an independent contractor, owned the copyright to his photos.
  • State Systems, II, Inc. v. Med-Associates Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Trademark Infringement
    Date:
    Dec 01, 1988
    Outcome:
    Settled.
    Description:
    (not available)
  • Coston & Gai v. Dr Pepper/Seven Up Co., Product Movers, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Copyright Infringement
    Date:
    May 02, 1990
    Outcome:
    Dismissed on summary judgment.
    Description:
    Seven Up distributed a promotional poster before Christmas, having an Advent Calendar forming a picture of Santa Claus' beard. Plaintiffs claimed that the poster infringed the copyright for their Santa Advent Calendar. The case was dismissed on summary judgment, and plaintiff's appeal was dismissed as untimely.