Monthly Archives: November 2012

Magistrate Judge Horan

Magistrate Judge David Horan is the Northern District’s newest Magistrate Judge, having taken the bench in late 2012. Prior to his selection as a Magistrate Judge, Judge Horan was a partner with Jones Day’s Dallas office. Judge Horan granted in … Continue reading

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Hunter Douglas Hits Bollen Resources With Patent Infringement Lawsuit

On November 20, 2012, Hunter Douglas filed a patent infringement lawsuit (complaint available here) against Bollen Resources in the Northern District of Texas. Hunter Douglas alleges that Bollen Resources infringes its patents relating to windows. Hunter Douglas is represented by … Continue reading

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Aeritas Sues Cinemark USA for Patent Infringement in Northern District of Texas

On November 19, 2012, Aeritas filed its patent infringement lawsuit (complaint available here) against Cinemark USA in the Northern District of Texas. Aeritas claims that Cinemark infringes U.S. Patent Nos. 7,706,819 and 8,055,285, through the sale of IPhone and Android applications … Continue reading

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Wright Sues TricPlate and Ghostplate for Patent Infringement

On November 15, 2012, Michael Wright filed a lawsuit against TricPlate and Ghostplate in the Northern District of Texas alleging patent infringement (complaint available here). Wright alleges that defendants infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,556,337 and 6,714,340 through their sale of … Continue reading

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Trinity Technical Group Sues Siemens Industry In Northern District of Texas

On November 14, 2012, Trinity Technical Group filed its complaint (available here) against Siemens Industry. Trinity alleges that Siemens infringes U.S. Patent Nos. 8,086,346 and 8,331,667, which claim technology relating to the handling of mail that is “undeliverable as addressed.” … Continue reading

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Wildcat Sues Wizards of the Coast for Patent Infringement

On November 1, 2012, Wildcat Intellectual Property Holdings filed a lawsuit (complaint available here) in the Northern District of Texas against Wizards of the Coast. Wildcat claims that Wizards infringes Wildcat’s U.S. 6,200,216, which claims technology relating to electronic trading … Continue reading

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NexPay Sues StoneEagle Services for Declaratory Judgment in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

On October 31, 2012, NexPay hit StoneEagle Services with a declaratory judgment patent infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas (complaint available here). StoneEagle had alleged that NexPay was infringing U.S. Patent No. 7,792,686. NexPay claims that StoneEagle had, … Continue reading

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Northern District of Texas Officially Announces That David Horan Is Newest Magistrate Judge

As we first reported last September, David Horan (formerly a partner at Jones Day in Dallas) has been selected as the Northern District of Texas’ newest magistrate judge. The Northern District of Texas has now officially confirmed this in a … Continue reading

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Microsoft Files Copyright/Trademark Infringement Lawsuit In Northern District of Texas

On October 29, 2012, Microsoft hit Price Right Computers with a lawsuit (available here) alleging that Price Right “engaged in copyright and trademark infringement; false designation of origin, false description and representation; and unfair competition.” Microsoft alleges that Price Right … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Rejects NRA’s Challenge To Federal Law Banning Sale Of Handguns By Federal Dealers To 18-21 Year Olds

On October 25, 2012, the Fifth Circuit upheld Judge Cummings’ decision that rejected the National Rifle Association’s attempt to invalidate the federal law that bans the sale of handguns by federal dealers to 18-21 year olds. A copy of the … Continue reading

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