Small Business Reading Room

Monday, October 10, 2005

Post Trial Findings from Delaware Court in Intellectual Property Case

If you can't beat them, rip them off?

For those of you who are keeping up on intellectual property and copyright cases in our area, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware recently awarded $25,000 in statutory damages in favor of, Inc. for the willful infringement of copyright work by Consumer Innovations, LLC.

Here's the recap: Inc. charged that Consumer Innovations LLC, a rival Web promotions firm, copied its banner ad and other promotional material taken from a related Web page and used the material to create a virtually identical promotions package.

The case is, Inc. v. Consumer Innovations, LLC (DeFAX Case No. D62182).

According to LexisNexis, the court also awarded a total of $226,611.75 in attorney fees to, Inc. after a summary judgment motion by Consumer Innovations, LLC was denied.

Want more?

Download the PDF documents:

Opinion on Post-Trial Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law (9/26/05)

Memorandum Order on Motion for Summary Judgment (1/13/05)


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