Monthly Archives: December 2012

Judge Lynn Denies British Telecom’s Motion To Transfer In Patent Infringement Case

On December 20, 2012, Judge Lynn issued an opinion (available here) that denied British Telecom’s motion to transfer venue in a patent infringement case brought by Comcast. One Comcast plaintiff is a corporation organized under Delaware law with its principal … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Grants Transfer Motion In Patent Infringement Case

On December 17, 2012, Judge Kinkeade issued an order (available here) granting a motion to transfer venue to the District of New Mexico in Front Row Technologies v. MLB Advanced Media. Judge Kinkeade granted the transfer motion because there was … Continue reading

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Clerk Of Court Karen Mitchell Issues Important Notice Regarding Funding And Potential Service Reductions

Karen Mitchell, the Northern District of Texas’ Clerk of Court, has issued an important notice regarding the judiciary’s funding, noting that the judiciary will be required to implement emergency measures come the New Year if funding becomes subject to sequestration … Continue reading

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Federal Civil Practice Seminar To Be Held On January 29, 2013

The 27th Annual Federal Civil Practice Seminar, “Northern District Practice Points Every Lawyer Should Know,” will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Belo Mansion on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. The event is hosted by the Federal Bar Association, Dallas … Continue reading

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iLife Technologies, Inc. Sues Phillips Electronics For Patent Infringement

On December 18, 2012, iLife Technologies, Inc. filed its lawsuit (available here) against Phillips Electronics (and several other defendants) in the Northern District of Texas. iLife claims that defendants infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,307,481; 6,501,386; 6,703,939; 6,864,796; 7,095,331; 7,145,461; and … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn Grants Leave To File Amended Complaint In Patent Infringement Case, Finds Proposed Defendant Subject To The Court’s Personal Jurisdiction

On November 16, 2011, Judge Lynn granted plaintiffs’ motion for leave to amend complaint to join X-Body, Inc. as a defendant in plaintiffs’ patent infringement lawsuit. Judge Lynn’s thorough opinion (available here) discusses the personal jurisdiction inquiry in patent infringement … Continue reading

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Cycle Stop Valves Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit In Northern District of Texas

On December 10, 2012, Cycle Stop Valves, Inc. filed suit (available here) against Flomatic Corp., Flexcon Industries, In-Well Technologies, and KAM Enterprises. Cycle Stop claims that defendants infringe U.S. Patent No. 5,988,984, which claims technology relating to liquid control systems, … Continue reading

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Applied Food Sciences Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Heartwise

On December 10, 2012, Applied Food Sciences sued Heartwise, Inc. (complaint available here) in the Northern District of Texas. Applied Food Sciences claims Heartwise infringes Applied Food Sciences’ “GCA” trademark, which relates to nutritional supplements. Applied Food Sciences is represented … Continue reading

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Coach Sues 2Q Salon For Trademark Infringement In Northern District Of Texas

On November 28, 2012, Coach filed a lawsuit (available here) against 2Q Salon. Coach alleges that 2Q Salon is selling imitation Coach wallets, handbags, sunglasses, and totes. Coach asserts claims for, among other things, trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, and copyright … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Transfers Patent Case Based on Forum Selection Clause

In a thorough opinion issued on December 10, 2012 (available here), Judge Kinkeade found that a forum selection clause governed the parties’ patent infringement dispute, and ordered that the case be transferred to the Northern District of California: In Count I, … Continue reading

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