Monthly Archives: January 2015

Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit With Respect to Deference Owed To District Court Claim Construction Opinions

Today, in Teva v. Sandoz (opinion available here), the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit’s longstanding rule that all claim construction issues, including the District Court’s determination of subsidiary facts, are reviewed de novo on appeal. The Supreme Court held: … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Judge Vacancy – Fort Worth

The Northern District of Texas has relayed the following regarding a vacant bankruptcy judge position in Fort Worth: “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a 14-year appointment as a … Continue reading

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FBA to Host Annual Federal Civil Practice Seminar on January 26, 2015 at the Belo

Each year, the Federal Bar Association hosts an annual Federal Civil Practice Seminar, an event that is definitely worth attending. This year’s seminar will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015, at the Belo. Speakers will include Judge Lindsay and … Continue reading

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Judge Godbey Issues Order on Errata Sheets

On December 9, 2014, Judge Godbey issued an Order in Minka Lighting v. Craftmade International (available here) addressing a motion to strike the errata sheet for a deposition. The errata sheet at issue contained 32 corrections to the deposition testimony, 22 … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn’s Transfer Decision in iLife Technologies

Judge Lynn issued a transfer decision (available here) in three iLife Technologies cases. Two of the defendants moved to transfer to the Northern District of California, while the third defendant sought transfer to the Western District of Pennsylvania. Of particular … Continue reading

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Northern District of Texas’ United States Attorney, Sarah Saldana, Becomes Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security

On December 23, 2014, Sarah R. Saldaña resigned as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. President Obama had nominated her to be Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on August 28, 2014, and the Senate … Continue reading

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NorthPark Sued For Patent Infringement in Northern District of Texas

On January 2, 2015, Peschke Map sued NorthPark Partners, LP for patent infringement in the Northern District of Texas. (The Complaint is available here.) The asserted patent is U.S. Patent No. 6,397,143, titled “Layout Based Method for Map Navigation.”

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