Monthly Archives: May 2014

New IP Cases Filed In Northern District of Texas

Over the last several weeks, there have been many new intellectual property cases filed in the Northern District of Texas, including: Encrypted Cellular Communications v. AT&T: In this case, the plaintiff asserts that AT&T infringes U.S. Patent No. 7,430,665, through … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Issues Markman Opinion in Galderma v. Actavis

On April 17, 2014, Judge Kinkeade issued a 66 page Markman decision (available here) in Galderma v. Actavis. The opinion construed various terms in the eight patents in suit.

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Judge Means Issues Claim Construction Order in Williams-Pyro v. Warren Watts Technology

On March 10, 2014, Judge Means issued an Order on Claim Construction (available here) in the Williams-Pyro v. Warren Watts Technology case. The Order has a good overview of the law of claim construction, and construes several limitations of the … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn Confirms Arbitration Award

On February 24, 2014, Judge Lynn issued an Order (available here) in the The Decapolis Group v. Mangesh Energy Case. Judge Lynn determined that the arbitration award at issue would be confirmed, in the process denying defendants’ motion to dismiss. Defendants … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Fitzwater Grants Summary Judgment In-Part To Choice Hotels

On February 19, 2014, Chief Judge Fitzwater issued a detailed opinion (available here) that granted plaintiff Choice Hotels’ motion for summary judgment in-part. In particular, the Court granted summary judgment on all of Choice Hotels’ liability claims, but denied summary judgment … Continue reading

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Judge Boyle Dismisses Putative Class Action Brought By Consumers Against U.S. Hotel Chains and Online Travel Agencies

On February 18, 2014, Judge Boyle issued a decision (available here) that granted Defendants’ motion to dismiss a putative class action brought by consumers claiming they paid inflated prices on hotel rooms booked online. Judge Boyle found that the Complaint … Continue reading

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Judge Cummings Issues Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law In Hunn v. Dan Wilson Homes

On January 29, 2014, Judge Cummings issued an Order (available here) resolving the parties’ claims and defenses in Hunn v. Dan Wilson Homes. Among other things, Judge Cummings found in favor of Defendants on Plaintiff’s copyright infringement claim, such that Defendants … Continue reading

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Judge Solis Grants Motions to Consolidate in StoneEage Cases

On January 28, 2014, Judge Solis granted plaintiffs’ motion to consolidate in the StoneEagle cases (Order available here). Judge Solis found that both suits were before the same court and involve similar parties. The suits also were “riddled with factual overlaps … Continue reading

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Chief Judge Fitzwater Denies Motion for Summary Judgment in B-50.com, LLC v. InfoSync Services

On January 27, 2014, Chief Judge Fitzwater issued an Order (available here) denying the defendant’s motion for partial summary judgment regarding contributory infringement and inducement of the patent in suit.

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Magistrate Judge Horan Grants Transfer Request In Strukmyer Case

On January 6, 2014, Magistrate Judge Horan issued an Order (available here) that granted Defendants’ motion to transfer venue. In August 2013, Defendants had sued Strukmyer for, among other things, patent infringement. That case was brought in Nevada. One week later, … Continue reading

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