Author Archives: Steven Callahan

Judge Kinkeade Article From Carrollton Leader

The Carrollton Leader has written a great article about Judge Kinkeade. The article discuses Judge Kinkeade growing up the son of a Baptist preacher, becoming an attorney by age 22 (after considering becoming an actor), representing the Dallas Cowboys and … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Lynn Transfers Patent Case To Michigan

On May 21, 2017, Chief Judge Lynn entered an Order (available here) in Camatic v. Irwin transferring the case from Dallas to Michigan. In Camatic, two Camatic entities accuse Irwin of infringing one of Camatic’s patents (note: my firm represents … Continue reading

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New Patent Cases

The following are the new patent-infringement lawsuits filed over the last couple of weeks in the Northern District of Texas: BMC Software v. Cherwell Software (Complaint available here) Honeywell International v. MEK Chemical Corp. (asserting infringement of U.S. Patent No. … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over: The Death of Patent Cases In the Eastern District of Texas

Today, the Supreme Court released its much-anticipated decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods (decision available here). The Supreme Court reversed decades of Federal Circuit case law that essentially allowed a patent-infringement defendant to be sued wherever it sold the … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Invalidates Investpic’s Patent Under Alice

On May 18, 2017, Judge Kinkeade issued an Order (available here) that invalidated a patent owned by Investpic. SAP filed a declaratory-judgment lawsuit against Investpic seeking a declaratory judgment that the patent was not infringed and invalid. SAP then moved … Continue reading

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Judge Lindsay Tosses High School Student’s Lawsuit Over Bringing “Clock” to School

On May 18, 2017, Judge Lindsay entered an Order (available here) that dismissed a lawsuit brought on behalf of a high-school student who was arrested and suspended in 2015 from his high school in the Irving Independent School District “after … Continue reading

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PWC’s 2017 Patent Litigation Study

PWC’s 2017 Patent Litigation Study is out (available here) and worth a read for those who litigate patent cases. Notable aspects of the study include that 2016 saw 9% fewer patent cases filed when compared to 2015, median time-to-trial is … Continue reading

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Two Practice Tips

I recently came across two (non-N.D. Tex.) decisions, both involving the same well-known defendant. The decisions highlight two useful reminders. First, be sure to study the applicable local rules and any presiding judge’s individual rules of practice. In the first … Continue reading

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Judiciary Appreciation Luncheon / CLE To Be Held On June 16, 2017

The Federal Bar Association and the Judicial Committee of the Dallas Bar Association are hosting the annual Judicial Appreciation Luncheon on June 16, 2017 at the Belo Mansion. Chief Judge Lynn will facilitate a panel discussion amongst other district, bankruptcy, … Continue reading

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New(ish) N.D. Tex. Patent Cases

Here’s a list of patent cases filed in the Northern District of Texas since the last time I posted about new patent cases: Collin Street Bakery v. Landmark Technology (Complaint available here); Commscope Technologies v. Communication Components, Inc. and Communications … Continue reading

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