Monthly Archives: September 2015

Federal Circuit Says Laches Defense Still Applicable To Patent Cases

On Friday, a fractured Federal Circuit issued its decision in SCA Hygiene v. First Quality Baby Products (available here). The Federal Circuit sat en banc and held that, notwithstanding the Supreme Court’s Petrella decision (which I discussed here), laches is … Continue reading

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Facebook Patent Case Transferred to Northern District of California

Judge Kinkeade issued an Order (available here) transferring Word to Info’s (“WTI”) patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook to the Northern District of California. Notably, WTI is a Texas corporation with its principal place of business in Richardson, Texas, and the … Continue reading

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Judge O’Connor Denies Motion To Stay Case Pending IPR

In Summit 6 v. HTC, defendants sought to stay the case pending the PTAB’s inter partes review concerning the patents-in-suit. Judge O’Connor denied defendants’ motion to stay (decision available here), noting in the process that the PTAB had not instituted … Continue reading

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File Your Motions To Compel Prior To The Close Of Discovery

Judge O’Connor issued an Order (available here) in Williams-Pyro v. Warren Watts Technology denying a motion to compel because it was not filed during the discovery period. Judge O’Connor stated: “Motions to compel are untimely if filed after the deadline … Continue reading

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New Patent Cases

Three new patent infringement cases have been filed recently: (i) Hawk Technology Systems v. Galleria Mall (complaint available here); (ii) T&CO Energy Services v. TexStarr Solutions (complaint available here); and (iii) Gourley v. Bluelounge Distribution (complaint available here).

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Judge O’Connor Denies Alice Motion For Judgment On Pleadings

Judge O’Connor issued an Order in Summit 6 v. HTC (available here) rejecting defendants’ Rule 12(c) Motion for Judgment On The Pleadings. Judge O’Connor found that the patents-in-suit were not invalid under the Supreme Court’s Alice decision.

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Recent Claim Construction Decisions

Judge Godbey issued claim construction decisions in Mannatech v. Wellness Qwest (available here) and Lakesouth Holdings v. Ace Evert (available here); and Judge Lynn issued claim construction decisions in Katch Kan v. Can-OK Oil Field Services (available here) and Sorkin … Continue reading

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