Monthly Archives: July 2011

Magistrate Judge Kaplan Issues Important Discovery Opinion in Patent Case

On July 22, 2011, Magistrate Judge Kaplan issued an Order resolving a discovery dispute in Red River v. Verizon Services Corp. et al. (Order available here).  The patent infringement case was recently transferred from the Eastern District of Texas, and … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Fitzwater Strikes Mark Cuban’s Unclean Hands Defense in SEC Enforcement Action

On July 18, 2011, in a thorough opinion (available here), Chief Judge Fitzwater agreed with the SEC that Mark Cuban’s unclean hands defense should be struck.  The SEC had instituted an enforcement action against Cuban, alleging that Cuban violated the … Continue reading

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Galderma Laboratories Sues Tolmar for Patent Infringement In the Northern District of Texas

On July 18, 2011, Galderma Laboratories filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Tolmar in the Northern District of Texas.  According to the Complaint (available here), Tolmar manufactures a generic 1% metronidazole topical gel for use in the treatment of rosacea, … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Vacates Judge McBryde’s Triple Tee Golf Sanctions Order

Last February, we blogged about Judge McBryde’s 114-page Triple Tee Golf opinion sanctioning several attorneys (and their client) for allegedly violating Rule 11.  We just noticed that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in an unpublished opinion from April 2011 … Continue reading

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Northern District of Texas Judges To Hold CLE Discussing the Implementation of the Patent Pilot Program

The IP Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association has announced that, on July 26, 2011, Judges Lynn, Godbey, and Kinkeade will hold a lunch-time CLE at the Belo to discuss the Northern District of Texas’ Patent Pilot Program and … Continue reading

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