Monthly Archives: July 2012

Judge Solis Denies Motion to Withdraw As Counsel in Galaxy Powersports Case

On July 25, 2012, Judge Solis denied Ufot Umana and Stanley Kuan’s motion to withdraw as counsel for defendant Benzhou Vehicle Industry Group (decision available here).  Movants had sought to withdraw as counsel after being discharged by Benzhou in March … Continue reading

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Galderma Files ANDA Suit Against Watson Pharmaceuticals in Northern District of Texas

On July 27, 2012, Galderma Laboratories filed a lawsuit (available here) in the Northern District of Texas against Watson Pharmaceuticals.  Galderma claims that Watson submitted an ANDA (abbreviated new drug application) seeking approval to engage in the commercial manufacture, use, … Continue reading

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Combat Zone Files Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against 7 Doe Defendants in the Northern District of Texas

On July 27, 2012, attorneys for Combat Zone Corp. filed a lawsuit against 7 John/Jane Doe defendants, accusing them of committing copyright infringement by illegally downloading (via BitTorrent) Combat Zone’s “motion picture” Mommy and Me #2.  (From what we can … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Toliver Grants Summit 6’s Request for Increased Deposition Time in Patent Infringement Case

Summit 6 has sued RIM, Samsung, Multiply, Facebook, and Photbucket for patent infringement in the Northern District of Texas.  On July 23, 2012, Magistrate Judge Toliver took up Summit 6’s request for additional deposition time to obtain discovery from RIM.  … Continue reading

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Posner on Too Many Patents

Judge Posner, of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, has written an article in The Atlantic titled “Why There Are Too Many Patents in America.”  We disagree with much of his opinions expressed in the article, but it is an … Continue reading

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Yanmar America Corporation Sues Big Red’s Equipment in Northern District of Texas for Trademark Infringement

On July 23, 2012, Yanmar America Corporation filed a lawsuit (available here) in the Northern District of Texas against Big Red’s Equipment.  Yanmar claims that Big Red’s sells “gray market” Yanmar tractors “in a manner that violates [Yanmar’s] valuable intellectual … Continue reading

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Tesoros Trading Company Sues Tesoros Misticos, Inc. in the Northern District of Texas

On July 23, 2012, Tesoros Trading Company filed a lawsuit (available here) against Tesoros Misticos, Inc. (“TMI”) accusing TMI of committing trademark infringement.  Tesoros has various “Tesoros” related marks for use in connection with wholesale and retail store services specializing … Continue reading

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Acme Widget Launches Trademark Infringement Lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas

On July 23, 2012, Acme Widget and Amalgamated Gadget sued R-Squared Master Fund for trademark infringement and dilution, and unfair competition (complaint available here).  According to plaintiffs, R-Squared is improperly “using the trade name of R-Squared in order to create … 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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Important Costs Decision Regarding Patent Infringement Litigation

In the United States, unless there’s a statutory or contractual right to attorney’s fees, the prevailing party generally does not receive them.  This is the case in patent infringement lawsuits, unless the plaintiff can prove willfulness and that attorney’s fees … Continue reading

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