Monthly Archives: February 2013

Parallel Networks Files Petition And Motion To Vacate Arbitration Award Against Jenner & Block In Dallas County

On January 29, 2013, Parallel Networks (a company that has filed a lot of patent infringement lawsuits) filed its Petition and Motion to Vacate Arbitration Award (available here) in Dallas County. In essence, Parallel Networks claims that an arbitrator exceeded … Continue reading

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Cassidian Hits GN-911 With Patent Infringement Lawsuit

On February 8, 2013, Cassidian launched its patent infringement lawsuit (complaint available here) against NG-911 in the Northern District of Texas. Cassidian claims that NG-911’s emergency communications systems infringe Cassidian’s U.S. Patent No. 6,774,858. Cassidian is represented by Brett Govett … Continue reading

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Federal Inmates Pleads Guilty to Threatening Judge Cummings

On January 31, 2013, a federal inmate pled guilty to mailing a threatening communication to Judge Cummings, which expressed unhappiness with the inmate’s incarceration. The inmate faces a 10 year jail sentence and a $250,000 fine. More details are available … Continue reading

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Judge Ferguson Rules On Motions In Limine In Patent Infringement Case

On January 25, 2013, Judge Ferguson issued an Order (available here) in Axcess International v. Savi Technologies that resolved various motions in limine. Key rulings from Judge Ferguson’s Order are as follows: Presumption of Validity. “The Court is of the … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Issues In Re EMC Corp. Mandamus Decision, Offering Substantial Guidance To Judges And Patent Practitioners In The Northern District of Texas On Transfer Issues

On January 29, 2013, the Federal Circuit issued its mandamus decision in In re EMC Corp. (available here). This decision, which applies in all patent infringement cases filed within the Fifth Circuit, such as in the Northern District of Texas, … Continue reading

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Wireless Handover OY Hits AT&T With A Patent Infringement Lawsuit

On January 31, 2013, Wireless Handover filed its lawsuit (complaint available here) against AT&T in the Northern District of Texas. Wireless Handover asserts that AT&T infringes United States Patent No. 7,953,407, which claims technology relating to centralized management of telecommunications parameters. … Continue reading

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Sutherland Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Teak Warehouse

On January 31, 2013, David Sutherland, Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas (complaint available here) against Teak Warehouse Inc. Sutherland claims that Teak infringes US Design Patent No. D490,995, entitled “Pool Chair.” Sutherland also … Continue reading

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Judge Means Denies Bell Helicopter’s Motion For Preliminary Injunction

On January 30, 2013, Judge Means of the Northern District of Texas issued an order (available here) denying Bell Helicopter’s motion for preliminary injunction, which had sought to preliminary enjoin defendant Vector Aerospace from selling certain removable components of the … Continue reading

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Bitzer Sues Beijing Brilliant Refrigeration For Patent Infringement

On January 29, 2013, Bitzer Kuhlmaschinenbau GmbH filed a patent infringement lawsuit (complaint available here) against Beijing Brilliant Refrigeration Equipment Co., and others, in the Northern District of Texas. Bitzer claims that defendants infringe United States Design Patent No. D479,247, … Continue reading

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Judge Ferguson Issues Order Requiring Additional Expert Damages Analysis In Patent Infringement Lawsuit

On January 25, 2013, Judge Ferguson issued an Order (available here) in Axcess International v. Savi Technologies. As background for the Order, Judge Ferguson noted: After the pretrial hearing on Friday, January 4, 2012, the Court considered the issues relating … Continue reading

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