Monthly Archives: April 2014

Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Federal Circuit in Highmark v. Allcare

Yesterday was not a good day for the Federal Circuit at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court, in addition to unanimously reversing the Federal Circuit in Octane v. Icon (see post here), also unanimously reversed the Federal Circuit in Highmark … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Federal Circuit In Octane v. Icon Concerning Attorney Fees For Prevailing Parties In Patent Infringement Cases

On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its unanimous decision in Octane v. Icon (opinion available here).  The Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Circuit had been misapplying Section 285 of the Patent Act which states, “[t]he court in … Continue reading

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Dallas News Profiles Judge Lynn

A couple of days ago, the Dallas News ran an article (available here) that profiled Judge Lynn and her husband Mike Lynn. The article discusses the couple’s legal successes, and is worth a read by those litigating in the Northern … Continue reading

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JPM Networks Sues ChargeAll For Design Patent Infringement

On April 24, 2014, JPM Networks filed a design patent infringement lawsuit against ChargeAll (complaint available here). JPM asserts that ChargeAll infringes patents covering mobile device charging stations. The lawsuit also asserts trade dress infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition … Continue reading

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Northern District of Texas to Adopt Amendments to Local Rules

On March 3, 2014, the judges of the Northern District of Texas adopted Special Order No. 2-82, which provides for certain amendments to the Local Rules. With respect to the Local Civil Rules, the amendments will revise LR 15.1(b) and … Continue reading

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Judge Godbey Grants Transfer Motion in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

On April 8, 2014, Judge Godbey issued an Order (available here) in American Leather v. Ultra-Mek that resolved the defendant’s motion to transfer venue. Judge Godbey found that three of the four private interest factors weighed in favor of transfer … Continue reading

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Judge Solis Awards $433,000 In Attorney’s Fees in FLSA Case

We previously discussed the jury verdict in Parker v. ABC Debt Relief, and did an interview with plaintiff’s attorney Clay Branham. On April 9, 2014, Judge Solis entered an Order (available here) resolving the issue of attorney’s fees in this … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Sues World Media Group and Crystal Clear Media Group for Patent Infringement in Northern District of Texas

On April 8, 2014, Mitsubishi filed a patent infringement lawsuit (available here) against World Media Group and Crystal Clear Media Group. Mitsubishi claims that defendants infringe eight patents directed to DVDs. Mitsubishi claims that defendants’ DVD discs infringe the patents … Continue reading

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Varatec Hits Advanced Technology Video With Patent Infringement Lawsuit

On April 10, 2014, Varatec filed a patent infringement lawsuit (complaint available here) against Advanced Technology Video. Varatec asserts that Advanced Technology Video infringes U.S. Patent No. 7,792,256 through the sale of its surveillance systems that allow the user to … Continue reading

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LakeSouth Sues Ace Evert for Patent Infringement

On April 14, 2014, LakeSouth filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas against Ace Evert (complaint available here). LakeSouth claims that Ace Evert infringes U.S. Patent No. 6,612,713 through the sale of patio and outdoor umbrellas.

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