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Sharper Image Owner Escapes VR Case Due To Jurisdiction

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Sharper Image Owner Escapes VR Case Due To Jurisdiction

Law360 (June 23, 2020, 2:59 PM EDT) — The company that owns the Sharper Image brand was let off the hook in a lawsuit over virtual reality technology after a California federal judge ruled that because the accuser dropped its patent claims, federal courts could not hear the state law contract claims.

In a June 19 order, U.S. Magistrate Judge Alex G. Tse dismissed without prejudice a lawsuit brought by DodoCase VR Inc., which claimed that MerchSource breached a licensing agreement on virtual reality viewing accessories for smartphones sold under the Sharper Image brand. MerchSource told DodoCase months into the deal that it believed the patents were invalid….

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