Monthly Archives: February 2015

Great Week for CCRG at Federal Circuit

I thought I’d write to congratulate my partner, Anthony Garza, for having a great week at the Federal Circuit. The Federal Circuit, on February 11 and 12, 2015, returned two decisions in favor of firm clients (United Access Technologies and … Continue reading

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Judge O’Connor Invalidates Federal Regulatory Regime Relating To Buying/Selling Handguns Across State Lines Due To Second Amendment

On February 11, 2015, Judge O’Connor issued an opinion (available here) that invalidated certain federal laws relating to the buying, transporting, and selling of handguns across state lines. The federal laws, in essence, require that handgun sales crossing state lines … Continue reading

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New Lawsuits

There have been many new patent infringement lawsuits recently filed in the Northern District of Texas, including the following: In 3rd Eye Surveillance v. Dallas Credit Union, plaintiff filed suit (available here) accusing defendant of infringing three patents relating to video … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Reverses N.D. Tex. Decision Vacating Arbitration Award in BNSF Railway Case

In BNSF Railway v. Alstom Transportation (decision available here), the Fifth Circuit reversed a decision from the Northern District of Texas in a case involving an arbitration panel’s decision. The district court had partially vacated the panel’s final award. The Fifth … Continue reading

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Judge Boyle’s Non-Compete Decision In Brink’s Case

I recently came across a thorough Memorandum Opinion and Order issued by Judge Boyle (available here) last year in Brink’s v. Patrick. The opinion contains an excellent summary of Texas law on non-competes. Of interest is Judge Boyle’s finding that … Continue reading

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Judge Lynn Issues Judgment In Wheels Pros Case

On January 28, 2015, Judge Lynn issued a Judgment (available here) in the Wheels Pros case. The Judgment granted the Plaintiff’s motion for default judgment. It also granted permanent injunctive relief, required the destruction of infringing articles, and referred the … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Stickney Awards Costs Against Attorney Who Missed Settlement Conference

On February 5, 2015, Magistrate Judge Stickney issued an Order (available here) in Dagher v. Deutsche Bank directing the payment of defendants’ costs. Judge Stickney had set a settlement conference, but the plaintiffs’ attorney informed the Court one hour before … Continue reading

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Judge O’Connor Declines to Stay Case Pending Ex Parte Reexamination

On January 26, 2015, Judge O’Conner issued an Order (available here) in Newco Enterprises v. Super Heaters. Judge O’Conner denied a motion to stay the case pending the completion of ex parte reexamination proceedings after considering the relevant factors.

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Judge Kinkeade Issues Markman Decision in Securus Case

On January 27, 2015, Judge Kinkeade issued a thorugh, fifty-plus page Markman opinion (available here) in Securus Technologies v. Global Tel*Link, which construed the disputed terms of the three patents in suit.

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Supreme Court Issues Trademark Tacking Decision in Hana

In Hana Financial v. Hana Bank (decision available here), the Supreme Court took up the issue of whether trademark “tacking” is for the judge or the jury to decide. The Supreme Court found that it was for the jury, not … Continue reading

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