Category Archives: Judge Kinkeade

The Brick House and Court Reporting in the Northern District of Texas

The New York Times has published a follow-up article (available here) concerning Judge Kinkeade’s recent Facebook trial. Bottom line: when it comes to technology and courtroom reporting, it’s best to check your individual judge’s rules and procedures as to what is … Continue reading

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Jurors Award $500 Million In Damages in Zenimax v. Oculus Case

Today, jurors in the Northern District of Texas rendered their verdict in Zenimax Media Inc. v. Oculus et al. (verdict available here). The case has been in the news recently, mainly because Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, took the witness stand for the … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Invalidates Two Global Tel*Link Patents Under Alice

On November 2, 2015, Judge Kinkeade issued an Order (available here) invalidating two of Global Tel*Link’s patents under the Supreme Court’s recent Alice decision on a motion for judgment on the pleadings filed by Securus. Judge Kinkeade found that both … Continue reading

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Facebook Patent Case Transferred to Northern District of California

Judge Kinkeade issued an Order (available here) transferring Word to Info’s (“WTI”) patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook to the Northern District of California. Notably, WTI is a Texas corporation with its principal place of business in Richardson, Texas, and the … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Issues Markman Rulings in Red Dog v. Kat Industries and Richmond v. Forever Gifts

Judge Kinkeade recently issued two substantial opinions construing the claims of the patents-at-issue in Red Dog v. Kat Industries and Richmond v. Forever Gifts. The opinions are available here and here.

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Judge Kinkeade Invalidates Patent On Motion to Dismiss Under Alice

On May 7, 2015, Judge Kinkeade entered an Order (available here) in Jericho Systems v. Axiomatics finding that the plaintiff’s complaint should be dismissed at the pleadings stage because the patent in suit did not claim patent eligible subject matter under … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Severs and Stays Patent Infringement Claims Against Retailer Defendant

On March 18, 2015, Judge Kinkeade issued an Order (available here) in Richmond v. Forever Gifts. Defendants requested that the Court sever and stay Plaintiff’s claims against Walgreen (the retailer of the accused product) pending final resolution of Plaintiff’s claims against … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction In Patent Case

In Mannatech v. Wellness Quest, the plaintiff sued defendants asserting infringement of two patents. The plaintiff then moved for a preliminary injunction and expedited discovery. Judge Kinkeade issued an Order (available here) rejecting the plaintiff’s requests. The Court premised its … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Tosses Patent Infringement Case Due to Lack of Standing

Judge Kinkeade issued an order in Optimal Golf v. Altex Corp. (available here) finding that the plaintiffs lacked standing when the case was filed. The Court was not happy, writing: This is now the second case involving the same patent … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Transfers Patent Case to Western District of Texas

On March 9, 2015, Judge Kinkeade entered an Order (available here) in Smith’s Consumer Products v. Fortune Products transferring the case from the Northern District of Texas to the Western District of Texas. Plaintiff was a Delaware corporation with its … Continue reading

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