Monthly Archives: July 2016

Northern District of Texas Selects New Magistrate Judge

On July 19, 2016, the Northern District of Texas announced that D. Gordon Bryant, Jr. has been selected as the Northern District’s newest magistrate judge (news release available here). Mr. Bryant has a B.B.A., with honors, from Baylor University and … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds “Broadest Reasonable Construction” Standard in Inter Partes Reviews

On June 20, 2016, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee (available here). The decision had two notable holdings. First, the Supreme Court held that the Patent Office could properly implement its regulation that, … Continue reading

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Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act Now In Effect

Effective May 11, 2016, the United States enacted the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which provided, for the first time, a federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation. Notable provisions of the Act include those: Providing for a private civil … Continue reading

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Make Sure to Follow The Local Rules Or Risk Having Your Motion Denied

I recently came across an interesting Order from Senior Judge Sam Cummings in Medshare Technologies, Inc. v. Commonwealth Capital Corp. (available here). Defendants filed a Motion to Strike, for More Definite Statement, and Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State … Continue reading

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