Category Archives: Judge Furgeson

Judge Ferguson Awards $170 Million to General Electric In Patent Infringement Lawsuit After Rejecting Mitsubishi’s Inequitable Conduct Defense

On May 28, 2013, Judge Ferguson entered a Final Judgment (available here) in the General Electric v. Mitsubishi case. The Final Judgment awarded General Electric $166.7 million in lost profits, $3.4 million in reasonable royalty damages, plus prejudgment interest. This … Continue reading

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Judge Ferguson Dismisses Legal Malpractice Case Against Baker Botts for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

On April 12, 2013, Judge Ferguson issued an Order (available here) holding that the Court lacked federal subject matter jurisdiction over Axcess International’s legal malpractice claim against Baker Botts, which was based, at least in part, on an allegation that … Continue reading

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Judge Ferguson Finds That General Electric Did Not Waive Privilege Through Its Corporate Counsel’s Trial Testimony

On April 5, 2013, Judge Ferguson issued a thorough opinion (available here) finding that GE’s corporate counsel did not waive the attorney-client privilege during his trial testimony. The opinion is worth a read as it provides an in depth examination … Continue reading

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Judge Ferguson Rules On Motions In Limine In Patent Infringement Case

On January 25, 2013, Judge Ferguson issued an Order (available here) in Axcess International v. Savi Technologies that resolved various motions in limine. Key rulings from Judge Ferguson’s Order are as follows: Presumption of Validity. “The Court is of the … Continue reading

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Judge Ferguson Issues Order Requiring Additional Expert Damages Analysis In Patent Infringement Lawsuit

On January 25, 2013, Judge Ferguson issued an Order (available here) in Axcess International v. Savi Technologies. As background for the Order, Judge Ferguson noted: After the pretrial hearing on Friday, January 4, 2012, the Court considered the issues relating … Continue reading

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Judge Ferguson Rules on Post-Trial Motion In M3Girl Designs v. Blue Brownies

On January 3, 2013, Judge Ferguson issued four rulings, denying defendants’ motion for taxable costs (ruling available here), motion for attorney’s fees (copyright claim) (ruling available here), motion for attorney’s fees (trademark claim) (ruling available here), and motion relating to adverse … Continue reading

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Patent Multidistrict Litigation CLE to be Held at SMU on November 28, 2012

TexasBarCLE and SMU are co-sponsoring a half day CLE titled Patent Multidistrict Litigation in the Wake of the America Invents Act. The CLE’s brochure is available here. Judge Davis and Judge Gilstrap, from the Eastern District of Texas, will speak, as will … Continue reading

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Judge Ferguson Denies Motion for Clarification in General Electric v. Mitsubishi

On August 6, 2012, Judge Ferguson issued an Order (available here) denying General Electric’s motion for clarification in General Electric v. Mitsubishi.  Judge Ferguson had, in connection with the upcoming inequitable conduct bench trial in this patent infringement case, directed … Continue reading

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Blue Brownies Prevails in Trade Dress Lawsuit Brought by M3 Girl Designs

On June 27, 2012, the jury returned its verdict in M3 Girl Designs v. Blue Brownies, a case relating to bottle cap necklaces.  (Jury verdict available here.)  The jury sided with Blue Brownies in most every respect, finding that, among … Continue reading

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Judge Ferguson Grants General Electric A Conditional Permanent Injunction Against Mitsubishi For Patent Infringement

On July 9, 2012, Judge Ferguson issued a thorough opinion (available here) conditionally (because the matter of inequitable conduct is still pending) resolving a number of issues relating to last March’s $170 million jury verdict (available here) that General Electric … Continue reading

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