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De Beers Scores Partial CVD Patent Victory
A court has awarded a limited victory to De Beers’ synthetic-diamond production unit in a patent dispute with Singapore-based grower IIa Technologies.IIa infringed an Element Six patent related to diamond material that’s usable for lab-grown diamond jewelry and...
Financial-Legal Feb 09, 2020 Rapaport News
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US Court Stalls $8M Sale of A. Jaffe
The sale of A. Jaffe’s assets to Parag Diamonds is off forthe time being.The “sale motion” — a proposal to auction off A. Jaffe — has been withdrawn, according to a court notice the company’s lawyers filed last week. Parag, also...
Financial-Legal May 24, 2018 Rapaport News
Fenner Pleads Guilty to Diamond District Armed Robbery
Leon Fenner of New York pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of a jewelry wholesaler on the eight floor of 23 West 47th Street in Manhattan during the Veteran's Day parade on November 11, 2014. According to the federal complaint,...
Financial-Legal Jun 22, 2015 Jeff Miller
Omega Whistleblower Appeals Plea Deal in Antwerp
In the wake of the record $2.7 billion (EUR 2.28 billion) case that involved, mainly, Omega Diamonds for allegedly importing diamonds from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola between 2003 and...
Financial-Legal Jan 07, 2015 Marc Goldstein
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Ruling Favors Expert Opinion Supporting OGI Systems Patent Case
Press Release: The Belgian Supreme Court ruled against Sarine in the patent case opposing OGI Systems. The patent case has been ongoing in Belgium since 2005 regarding OGI's 3D diamond mapping apparatus (Rough...
Financial-Legal Apr 18, 2014 OGI Systems
Appeals Court Upholds Most of Conflict Minerals Law
Press Release: On April 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its opinion in the appeal of National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), et. al., versus the Securities and Exchange...
Financial-Legal Apr 17, 2014 JVC
NRF Asks Court to Exempt Retailers From Conflict Minerals Rule
The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the U.S. to exclude retailers from regulations requiring manufacturers to determine whether merchandise contains “conflict” gold and other minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...
Financial-Legal Sep 23, 2013 Jeff Miller
Supreme Court Denies Petition in De Beers Class Action Law Suits
Press Release: The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has been notified that on April 2, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari filed by members of the indirect purchaser class. A second petition for certiorari filed by another member of the indirect purchaser class is still under...
Financial-Legal Apr 03, 2012 JVC
Copyright Judgment Favors Merit Diamond Corp.
Press Release: Merit Diamond Corporation once again proves its willingness to aggressively police and protect its internationally renowned Sirena® Collection and the interests of all Sirena® authorized dealers. Merit Diamond Corporation of Florida successfully obtained judgment in the United Stated District Court for the...
Financial-Legal Dec 15, 2011 Merit Diamond
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