Monthly Archives: May 2013

H-W Technology Sues Papa John’s in Northern District of Texas

On May 21, 2013, H-W Technology files its lawsuit (available here) against Papa John’s. H-W claims that Papa John’s infringe U.S. Patent No. 7,525,955, titled “Internet Protocol (IP) Phone with Search and Advertising Capability.” H-W accuses “Papa John’s smartphone domain … Continue reading

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Wireless Mobile Devices Sues AT&T and Verizon for Patent Infringement

On May 17, 2013, Wireless Mobile Devices (WMD) filed its lawsuit (available here) against, among others, AT&T and Verizon. WMD claims that AT&T and Verizon infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 6,560,604; 7,082,365; 7,856,315; and 7,321,826. The patents-in-suit claim technology related to … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Issues Its Bowman v. Monsanto Decision

On May 13, 2013, the Supreme Court decide Bowman v. Monsanto (decision available here). The Supreme Court unanimously held that an authorized sale of a patented seed does not authorize the buyer of the seed to reproduce the seeds through … Continue reading

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Placemark Files Lawsuit Against Prudential

On May 6, 2013, in the Northern District of Texas, Placemark filed a patent infringement lawsuit (available here) against Prudential. Placemark claims that Prudential infringes Placemark’s U.S. Patent No. 7,668,773, which claims technology relating to portfolio management. Placemark is represented … Continue reading

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Neiman Marcus Files Suit Against “Doe No. 1” Seeking Declaratory Judgment of Non-Infringement

On April 30, 2013, Neiman Marcus filed a declaratory judgment lawsuit (available here) in the Northern District of Texas against “Doe No. 1.” Neiman Marcus filed its lawsuit after receiving a letter from IP Nav, who was acting as “Doe … Continue reading

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Judge Ferguson Dismisses Legal Malpractice Case Against Baker Botts for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

On April 12, 2013, Judge Ferguson issued an Order (available here) holding that the Court lacked federal subject matter jurisdiction over Axcess International’s legal malpractice claim against Baker Botts, which was based, at least in part, on an allegation that … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn Denies Autodesk’s Motion for Summary Judgment

On April 8, 2013, Judge Lynn entered an Order (available here) denying Autodesk’s motion for summary judgment. Autodesk had moved for summary judgment, arguing that it did not infringe American Imaging’s patent, and that the patent was invalid and unenforceable. … Continue reading

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Shire Sues Neos In Northern District of Texas

On April 11, 2013, Shire filed its patent infringement lawsuit (available here) against Neos for alleged infringement of U.S. Reissued Patent Nos. RE 42,096 and RE 41,148. Shire makes and sells ADDERALL XR, which it asserts embodies the patents-in-suit. Neos, … Continue reading

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Judge Ferguson Finds That General Electric Did Not Waive Privilege Through Its Corporate Counsel’s Trial Testimony

On April 5, 2013, Judge Ferguson issued a thorough opinion (available here) finding that GE’s corporate counsel did not waive the attorney-client privilege during his trial testimony. The opinion is worth a read as it provides an in depth examination … Continue reading

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LT Tech Sues Frontrange Solutions For Patent Infringement In N.D. Tex.

On May 20, 2013, LT Tech hit Frontrange Solutions with a complaint (available here) alleging that Frontrange infringes U.S. Patent No. 6,177,932, which claims technology relating to network based customer service. LT Tech is represented by Hao Ni of Ni, … Continue reading

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