Monthly Archives: March 2014

Judge Lynn Denies Motion to Dismiss Premised On Alleged Lack of Patent-Eligible Subject Matter, Provides Summary Judgment Schedule With “Limited and Proportional Discovery”

On February 28, 2014, Judge Lynn issued an order (available here) in Placemark Investments v. Prudential Investments. The defendants in the case had filed motions to dismiss asserting that the patent in suit did not claim patent eligible subject matter … Continue reading

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Judge Godbey Disqualifies Attorneys and Firm Representing Micrografx in Samsung Case

On March 7, 2014, Judge Godbey issued an order (available here), in Micrografx v. Samsung. Samsung had moved to disqualify several of plaintiff’s attorneys and the attorneys’ law firm due to their past representation of Samsung. The disqualified attorneys had … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Koenig Up for Reappointment

The Northern District of Texas has issued a public notice (available here) regarding Magistrate Judge Koenig’s reappointment. Judge Koenig’s present term is due to expire on December 27, 2014. Her new term would be for eight years. The Clerk of … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Frost

Magistrate Judge Frost has been a magistrate judge in the Northern District of Texas since 2011. He is a 1984 graduate of Angelo State University, and a 1987 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law. He served as a … Continue reading

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Supreme Court’s Medtronic v. Mirowski Decision

On January 22, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Medtronic v. Mirowski Family Ventures (decision available here). The Supreme Court held that, where a licensee asserts a declaratory judgment claim against a patent holder, it is the patent holder’s … Continue reading

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New Trademark Infringement Cases Filed In Northern District of Texas

There have been many new trademark infringement lawsuits filed in the Northern District of Texas over the last several weeks, including: Gateway Buick v. Behlmann Automotive Services. (Complaint available here). Gearbox Software v. Apogee Software. (Complaint available here). Heinz v. … Continue reading

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New Patent Cases Filed in the Northern District of Texas

Over the last several weeks, there have been many new patent infringement cases filed in the Northern District of Texas, including: Richmond v. Forever Gifts. The patent in suit claims technology relating to solar-powered garden lighting. (Complaint available here). J.W. … Continue reading

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