Monthly Archives: August 2013

Judge Boyle Issues Opinion On Forum Selection Clauses

On August 13, 2013, Judge Boyle issued an Order Granting Motion to Transfer in LeBlanc v. C.R. England (Order available here). LeBlanc claimed that her former employer and supervisor sexually harassed her during her employment. In connection with her employment, … Continue reading

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Aeritas Sues G6 Hospitality For Patent Infringement In Northern District of Texas

On August 16, 2013, Aeritas filed its patent infringement lawsuit (complaint available here) against G6 Hospitality. Aeritas claims that G6 infringes U.S. Patent Nos. 7,706,819 and 8,055,285 through its “suite of mobile device applications that enable users to make and … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Fitzwater Grants Motion To Compel Arbitration In Sears Case

On August 14, 2013, Chief Judge Fitzwater issued an opinion (available here) in Estate of Juan Benitez v. Sears, a case involving the workplace death of a Sears employee. Sears moved to compel arbitration. According to Chief Judge Fitzwater: Sears … Continue reading

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Judge Solis Denies Motion To Dismiss Due To Alleged Lack of Patentable Subject Matter In StoneEagle Case

On August 14, 2013, Judge Solis issued an opinion (available here) in StoneEagle Services v. Store Value Payments. Defendants had filed a motion to dismiss (among other things) plaintiff’s claims for patent infringement. Defendants argued that the patent-in-suit did not claim … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Fitzwater Signs Letter to VP Biden on Devastating Effects of Sequestration

On August 13, 2013, 87 federal district court Chief Judges, including Chief Judge Fitzwater, wrote to Vice President Biden expressing grave concern about the impact that flat funding of the last several years, followed by sequestration, is having on the … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn Issues Good Technology Claim Construction Opinion

Judge Lynn, on August 11, 2013, issued her claim construction opinion in Good Technology v. Little Red Wagon Technologies (available here). In the 36 page opinion, Judge Lynn construed disputed terms in the five patents-in-suit.

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Judge Lynn Strikes Negative Affirmative Defenses

On August 7, 2013, Judge Lynn issued an Order (available here) in Insuremax v. Shanze Enterprises. The Order contains a good discussion of supplemental jurisdiction, and is worth a read in its entirety. One notable aspect is that Judge Lynn … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Files Patent Infringement Cases In Northern District Of Texas

On August 6, 2013, Silver Screen Tele-Reality filed two patent infringement cases in the Northern District of Texas (complaints available here and here). Silver Screen claims that Gabriels Technology and SundaySky, Inc. infringe United States Patent No. 8,353,406, entitled System, Method, … Continue reading

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Securus Technologies Hits Global Tel*Link Corp. With Patent Infringement Lawsuit

On August 2, 2013, Securus filed its lawsuit (complaint available here) in the Northern District of Texas. Securus claims that Global Tel*Link infringes U.S. Patent No. 7,899,167, entitled “Centralized call processing,” and U.S. Patent No. 7,860,222, entitled “Systems and methods for … Continue reading

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Eight One Two Files Suit Against Purdue Pharma In Northern District of Texas

On July 31, 2013, Eight One Two filed a patent infringement lawsuit (complaint available here) against Purdue Pharma. Eight One Two claims Purdue infringes U.S. Patent Nos. 6,697,812, titled “Method and System for Eliminating Error when Packing or Packaging Sets of … Continue reading

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