INJUNCTIVE RELIEF IN PATENT CASES INVOLVING VIDEO GAMES – UNITED STATES

The right to obtain Injunctive relief in patent cases is statutorily codified in 35 U.S.C.S. § 283, but may be denied, even where validity and infringement are shown, if the judge determines that granting an injunction would violate the principles of equity.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What language in Section 283 of Chapter 35 of the United States Code serves as the basis for granting injunctive relief in patent cases?
What are the required elements to be proven to obtain a preliminary injunction?
What was the case of Atari Corp. v. Sega of Am., 869 F. Supp. 783 (N.D. Cal. 1994) about?

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