Monthly Archives: February 2011

Alto-Shaam’s Patents Invalidated

In 2009, Alto-Shaam sued Cleveland Range, LLC and Convotherm Elektrogerate GmbH in the Northern District of Texas alleging infringement of US Patent Nos. 7,157,668 and 7,317,173, which claim combination smoker ovens.  On February 16, 2011, Judge O’Connor invalidated the asserted claims … Continue reading

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American Eurocopter Granted Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement in Northern District of Texas Patent Infringement Case

On February 25, 2011, Judge McBryde granted summary judgment of non-infringement in favor of American Eurocopter in a patent infringement case brought by Textron Innovations.  The patent-in-suit claims technology relating to helicopter landing gear assembly.  Judge McBryde’s opinion is available … Continue reading

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The Mick Haig John Does Strike Back, Seek Sanctions Against Mick Haig’s Counsel

Last October, we blogged about Mick Haig’s lawsuit against 670 “John Doe” defendants who allegedly illegally downloaded Mick Haig’s adult film, thereby allegedly committing copyright infringement.  We noted that Mick Haig’s counsel intended to obtain the names of the John … Continue reading

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Judge McBryde Sanctions Three Attorneys in Triple Tee

Last month, Judge McBryde brought the hammer down in a 114-page opinion in a sanction proceeding against Triple Tee Golf, its principal, and three of its attorneys (opinion available here).  The result was not pretty: Triple Tee’s principal was found … Continue reading

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