Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Appropriateness of Form Objections During Depositions

I recently came across an interesting Order (available here) from the Northern District of Iowa imposing sanctions against an attorney for conduct that occurred in depositions in Security National Bank v. Abbott Laboratories. The Court ultimately ordered the attorney to … Continue reading

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Judge O’Connor Issues Joinder Decision Under America Invents Act

On December 19, 2014, Judge O’Connor issued an Order (available here) in NewCo Enterprises v. Super Heaters granting plaintiffs’ motion to amend their complaint and add claims for direct and induced patent infringement against two third parties. Judge O’Connor found that … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn Grants Preliminary Injunction In Wheel Pros Case

On December 22, 2014, Judge Lynn issued a Preliminary Injunction Order (available here), which granted Wheel Pros’ motion for preliminary injunction against Wheels Outlet. The Order enjoined the defendant from infringing plaintiff’s patents and trademarks.

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More New Cases Filed In Northern District of Texas

Here are additional intellectual property cases recently filed in the Northern District of Texas: Lone Star Consolidated Foods v. Select Brands: the complaint (available here) asserts trademark and unfair competition claims. S&A Systems v. Fleet Watch: S&A claims Fleet Watch … Continue reading

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Judge Kinkeade Grants Transfer In DietGoal Case

DietGoal originally filed suit against Taco John’s in the Eastern District of Texas. Taco John’s filed a motion to dismiss the action for improper venue. The East Texas Court denied the motion to dismiss and instead transferred the case to … Continue reading

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New Northern District of Texas Cases

There have been lots of new cases filed in the Northern District of Texas that I haven’t posted yet about, including: Slide Fire Solutions v. Bump Fire Systems: Slide Fire asserts that Bump Fire infringes eight patents relating to firearms … Continue reading

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Judge Godbey Transfers Case Due to First-to-File Rule

On October 21, 2014, Judge Godbey issued an Order (available here) in Monster Moto v. APT Group. The Order found that, under the “first-to-file rule,” the Northern District of Texas case would be transferred to the Western District of Missouri, … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn Issues Claim Construction Opinion in Wireless Handover v. AT&T

On August 28, 2014, Judge Lynn issued a Claim Construction Order in Wireless Handover v. AT&T (available here). The opinion construed the disputed claim terms in United States Patent No. 7,953,407.

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