Category Archives: Judge Lynn (Chief Judge)

Chief Judge Lynn Orders Patent Plaintiff to Pay $440,000 in Defendants’ Attorney Fees

On December 13, 2016, Chief Judge Lynn entered an Order (available here) in Rainere v. Microsoft & AT&T. The Court had previously decided the case in defendants’ favor, and found that the case was exceptional, justifying an award of attorney’s … Continue reading

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Johnson Investiture, Wichita Falls Docket Update

Johnson Investiture. The Honorable Kimberly C. Priest Johnson was sworn in today as a magistrate judge in the Eastern District of Texas. The ceremony was well attended by area judges and luminaries, including Chief Judge Ron Clark (E.D. Tex.) and Chief … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Lynn Awards Attorney’s Fees to Microsoft and AT&T in Case Where Plaintiff Did Not Own Asserted Patents

On September 2, 2016, Chief Judge Lynn issued a decision in Raniere v. Microsoft (available here) finding that AT&T and Microsoft were entitled to recover their attorney’s fees from the plaintiff under 35 U.S.C. § 285. Section 285 provides that, … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Upholds Judge Lynn’s Decision Finding That Second Amendment Does Not Protect Machineguns

On June 30, 2016, the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in Hollis v. Lynch (available here). The Fifth Circuit upheld Judge Lynn’s decision holding that machineguns are not protected by the Second Amendment. Notably, the Court found that “[t]he Second … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn To Become New Chief Judge Of The Northern District of Texas

With Chief Judge Solis’ retirement, Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn will become the Northern District of Texas’ Chief Judge, effective May 1, 2016. Congratulations Chief Judge Lynn!

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Judge Lynn Denies Motion to Stay Case Pending Ex Parte Reexamination

On December 18, 2015, Judge Lynn entered an Order (available here) rejecting the defendant’s request to stay the case pending resolution of its ex parte reexamination petitions for six of the eight patents-in-suit. The Court noted that the parties were … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn Grants Motion For Leave To Amend Infringement Contentions

Judge Lynn issued an Order (available here) in RXPress Pharmacy v. Afgin Pharma allowing the amendment of infringement contentions. The Court set forth the applicable standard as follows: Infringement contentions may be amended upon a showing of good cause. Am. … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn Denies Defendants’ Motion for Leave to Join Acacia To Case As Defendant

On October 10, 2015, Judge Lynn issued an Order (available here) in In re Industrial Print Technologies, LLC Patent Litigation denying defendants’ motion for leave to amend their pleadings to add Acacia Research Group as a counter-defendant. Defendants argued that … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn Transfers Case To District of Minnesota

On November 3, 2015, Judge Lynn entered an Order (available here) in Raz Imports v. Luminara Worldwide transferring the case to the District of Minnesota. The plaintiffs had filed a declaratory judgment lawsuit against the defendant one day after receiving the … Continue reading

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Recent Claim Construction Decisions

Judge Godbey issued claim construction decisions in Mannatech v. Wellness Qwest (available here) and Lakesouth Holdings v. Ace Evert (available here); and Judge Lynn issued claim construction decisions in Katch Kan v. Can-OK Oil Field Services (available here) and Sorkin … Continue reading

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