Monthly Archives: March 2015

Jury Issues Verdict in Melchior v. Hilite Case

On February 27, 2014, the jury returned a verdict (available here) in Melchior v. Hilite, a case tried before Judge Lynn. The jury found that defendants infringed the patents in suit and the patents in suit were not anticipated or invalid due … Continue reading

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Magistrate Judge Ramirez Issues Findings, Conclusions and Recommendation On Exceptional Case/Attorney’s Fees Motion

In H-W Technology v. Overstock.com, defendant filed a motion for requesting exception case finding and an award of attorney’s fees. Judge Ramirez recommended the denial of this motion (decision available here). Judge Ramirez’s decision contains a good discussion of the … Continue reading

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Motion to Dismiss and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Denied in Infinite v. Strukmeyer Case

Judge Godbey resolved plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction and defendants’ motion to dismiss in Infinite v. Strukmeyer, denying both motions. The Order is available here. Judge Godbey found that the plaintiffs had met the federal pleading standards with their complaint, but … Continue reading

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Default Judgment Entered in Dehn’s Innovations v. Cleanblastor

On March 10, 2015, Judge Godbey entered a default judgment (available here) in Dehn’s Innovations v. Cleanblastor. The judgment awarded attorney’s fees and treble damages totaling $223,000.

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Judge McBryde Issues Indefiniteness Opinion In Invue v. Hangzhou

In his Order Rejecting Defendants’ Remaining Indefiniteness Claims (available here), Judge McByrde rejected the accused infringer’s claim that certain claim terms were indefinite. In resolving the assertion, Judge McBryde applied the recently articulated indefiniteness standard in the Supreme Court’s Nautilus … Continue reading

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Judge McBryde Precludes Expert Testimony In Invue v. Hangzhou

Judge McBryde issued an Order (available here) in Invue v. Hangzhou. The Court concluded that, with respect to an expert whose report “provides virtually none of the information required by Rule 26(a)(2)(B)(i),” such expert would not be permitted to serve … Continue reading

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Recent Markman Decisions

On March 4, 2015, Judge Kinkeade issued a Markman decision in Cinsay v. Joyus (decision available here). In the Markman decision, the Court construed the disputed terms of the three patents-in-suit. On March 19, 2015, Judge Lynn issued a 106 … Continue reading

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