Category Archives: Judge Kinkeade

Judge Kinkeade Refuses To Disqualify Sterne Kessler from Representing Global Tel*Link

On September 18, 2017, Judge Kinkeade entered an Order (available here) in Securus v. Global Tel*Link. Securus had moved to disqualify Sterne Kessler from representing Global Tel. Before January 2017, Global Tel was represented by Kellogg Huber. Two Kellogg attorneys … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Grants Motion to Compel in Securus Technologies v. Global Tel*Link Corporation

On September 13, 2017, Judge Kinkeade granted, in part, a motion to compel filed in Securus v. Global Tel*Link (order available here). Plaintiff asserted, in its motion to compel, that defendant failed to comply with certain requests for production (e.g., … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Awards Attorney’s Fees To SAP In Patent Case Brought By Investpic, Finding Case Exceptional In SAP’s Favor

On September 7, 2017, Judge Kinkeade issued an Order (available here) in SAP America v. Investpic. The Order granted SAP’s Motion to Find Case Exceptional and Award Fees. Under the Patent Act, the Court may award attorney’s fees to the … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Denies Special Master Costs in SAP v. InvestPic

On September 11, 2017, Judge Kinkeade entered an Order in SAP v. InvestPic (available here). The Order denied SAP’s request to include in the Court’s award of costs the costs incurred by SAP related to the appointment of the case’s … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Denies Motion to Stay Pending IPR Review

On September 11, 2017, Judge Kinkeade denied (in an electronic order available here) a motion to stay pending inter partes review. Judge Kinkeade found that the “reasons supporting a stay of this case are speculative and that [the moving party] … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Orders Parties To Meet And Confer To Narrow Disputed Patent Claim Terms Down From 19, Suggests 8 Or Fewer Is Appropriate Amount

On July 20, 2017, Judge Kinkeade entered an Order (available here) in Berman v. DirectTV. In the case, the parties had submitted 19 disputed claim terms/phrases to the Court for construction. Upon review of the parties’ briefing, Judge Kinkeade determined … Continue reading

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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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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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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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