Monthly Archives: December 2013

Magistrate Judge Ramirez Recommends Denial of Domino’s Motion to Transfer Venue

On October 30, 2013, Magistrate Judge Ramirez issued Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendation (available here) in the H-W Technology v. Domino’s Pizza case. Judge Ramirez recommended denying Domino’s motion to transfer venue, ruling that “[c]onsidering the interest of justice issue under … Continue reading

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Judge Solis Resolves Post-Trial Motions in Kaneka v. JBS

On October 24, 2013, Judge Solis entered an Order (available here) resolving post-trial motions in Kaneka v. JBS, a patent infringement case in which the jury had found in favor of the plaintiff. Judge Solis determined, among other things, that … Continue reading

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Jury Returns Verdict Of Non-Infringement, Invalidity in American Imaging v. Autodesk

On October 16, 2013, the jury returned its verdict in American Imaging v. Autodesk. The jury found the asserted claims not infringed and invalid. The jury’s verdict, along with Judge Lynn’s charge, is available here.

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Jury Returns Conviction of Inmate Who Plotted to Murder Northern District of Texas Judge

The FBI announced on December 11, 2013 that an inmate has been convicted by a jury “in the attempted murder-for-hire of a federal judge in Texas.” The Northern District of Texas judge had been presiding over the inmate’s federal tax … Continue reading

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New Patent Cases Filed In Northern District of Texas

Over the last several weeks, there have been many patent infringement lawsuits filed in the Northern District of Texas, including: American Leather v. Ultra-Mek (complaint available here). American leather asserts infringement of convertible furniture patents. Felix v. VStructural, LLC (complaint … Continue reading

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Federal Rule 45 Substantially Amended

Effective December 1, 2013, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 (dealing with subpoenas) has been amended. Among other things, the rule now: (i) requires the subpoena to issue from the court where the action is pending; (ii) allows service anywhere … Continue reading

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Judge Godbey Resolves Summary Judgment Motions in MobileMedia v. Blackberry

On November 15, 2013, Judge Godbey issued an Order (available here) resolving various motions for summary judgment in MobileMedia v. Blackbery. Judge Godbey granted summary judgment of non-infringement with respect to three patents-in-suit. MobileMedia also moved for summary on various … Continue reading

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Eastern District of Texas Adopts Model Order Focusing Patent Claims and Prior Art To Reduce Costs

On October 29, 2013, the Eastern District of Texas adopted a model order (available here) focusing patent claims and prior art to reduce cost. The highlights from the model order are as follows: (i) by the close of claim construction discovery, … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Quoted in Meet and Confer Order in Apple v. Samsung Case

We came across this interesting order from the Apple v. Samsung patent infringement case (pending in the Northern District of California). The order discusses the importance of meeting and conferring to try to resolve issues, and begins as follows: Before he spoke … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Appellate Rule Change

Effective December 1, 2013, the Fifth Circuit adopted rule changes, and certain Appellate Rules were amended. This document explains the changes, which relate to, among other things, record citations.

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