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Another One Bites the Dust: Action Dismissed for Lack of Standing Where Plaintiff Could Not Prove Ownership of the Patent-In-Suit

America's Collectibles Network ("ACN") filed a patent infringement action in which it claimed to own U.S. Patent No. 8,370,211 (the "211 Patent"). It brought this action against the Genuine Gemstone Company ("Genuine...more

5/15/2015 - Motion to Dismiss Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Standing

District Court Denies Motion to Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Where Trial Was Less Than a Year Away and Defendant's Previous...

Presidio Components, Inc. ("Presidio") filed a complaint against American Technical Ceramics Corp. ("ATC") asserting a claim for patent infringement. ATC filed a motion to stay the case pending PTO review of the...more

5/11/2015 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Motion To Stay Patent Infringement Patents

District Court Excludes Prior Art References in Expert Report That Were Not Included in Invalidity Contentions

After the district court adopted a specialized scheduling order that was based on local patent rules in other districts, the plaintiffs served detailed infringement contentions and the defendant served detailed invalidity...more

5/5/2015 - Expert Witness Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Local Rules Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

District Court Dismisses Action after Patent Is Transferred to President of Company

After Plaintiff Pi-Net International, Inc. ("Pi-Net") brought suit against Defendants Focus Business Bank and Bridge Bank, N.A. for patent infringement, the Patent and Trademark Office initiated an Inter Partes Review ("IPR")...more

4/20/2015 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-in-Suit Patents Standing Stays Transfer of Assets

District Court Denies Motion for Leave to Amend Answer to Assert Affirmative Defense of Patent Misuse

The defendants in this patent infringement action filed several motions for leave to amend their answers to include various affirmative defenses, including: (1) the affirmative defense of patent misuse; (2) the affirmative...more

4/16/2015 - Affirmative Defenses Counterclaims Motion to Amend Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

District Court Denies Motion for Leave to File Summary Judgment as Premature Prior to Claim Construction

Rec Software USA, Inc. ("Rec") filed a patent infringement action against HTC America, Inc. ("HTC"). HTC requested leave to file a motion for summary judgment based on 35 U.S.C. §101. The request for leave to file the summary...more

4/13/2015 - Claim Construction HTC America Motion for Summary Judgment Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

District Court Lifts Stay After Covered Business Method Review Is Dismissed Because Federal Circuit Would Not Have Jurisdiction to...

Plaintiff GT Nexus, Inc. ("GT Nexus") filed a declaratory judgment action against Inttra, Inc. ("Inttra") seeking a declaration that four of Inttra's patents ("patents-in-suit") were invalid and have not been infringed....more

4/13/2015 - Counterclaims Covered Business Method Proceedings Declaratory Judgments Patent Infringement Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-in-Suit Patents Stays

District Court Grants Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Standing on the Eve of Trial

Plaintiff Labyrinth Optical Technologies LLC ("Labyrinth") filed a patent infringement action against Defendant Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. ("Lucent"), alleging that Lucent infringes U.S. Patent No. 8,103,173 (the "'173...more

4/7/2015 - Dismissals Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

District Court Denies Motion to Stay Pending Ex Parte Reexamination Where Defendant Was Competitor of Plaintiff and Chose Ex Parte...

Plaintiff Ecolab Inc. ("Ecolab") filed a patent infringement action alleging that Gurtler infringed Ecolab's patent for "SANITIZING LAUNDRY SOUR," United States Patent No. 6,262,013 (the "'013 Patent"). Gurtler subsequently...more

3/25/2015 - Ex Partes Reexamination Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

District Court Denies Motion to Stay Pending Ex parte Reexamination Where Defendant Was Competitor of Plaintiff and Chose Ex Parte...

Plaintiff Ecolab Inc. ("Ecolab") filed a patent infringement action alleging that Gurtler infringed Ecolab's patent for "SANITIZING LAUNDRY SOUR," United States Patent No. 6,262,013 (the "'013 Patent"). Gurtler subsequently...more

3/19/2015 - Ex Partes Reexamination Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

District Court Agrees to Stay Action Pending Inter Partes Review ("IPR") But Only if Defendants Agreed to Be Bound by Estoppel...

After the defendants moved to stay a patent infringement action pending an IPR, the district court analyzed the impact of a potential withdrawal of petitioners from the IPR. The district court began its analysis with the...more

3/16/2015 - Estoppel Inter Partes Review Proceedings Motion To Stay Patent Infringement Patents Withdrawal

Even after Jury Trial and Final Judgment in Favor of Patent Owner, Collateral Estoppel of Invalidity from a Subsequent, Other...

The plaintiff, U.S. Ethernet Innovations, LLC ("USEI"), filed a patent infringement action against several defendants in the Eastern District of Texas. The district court then transferred the cases to the Northern District of...more

3/10/2015 - Collateral Estoppel Final Judgment Jury Trial Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Texas Instruments

Three Strike and You are Out: District Court Grants Summary Judgment on Lack of Standing, No Infringement and Invalidates the...

Plaintiff NOV filed a patent infringement action asserting that defendant Omron had infringed NOV's patent (U.S. Patent No. 5,474,142 or the '142 Patent). Specifically, NOV alleged Omron's oil rig automation control system...more

3/5/2015 - Oil & Gas Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Standing

District Court Denies Motion in Limine Seeking to Preclude Advice of Counsel Defense Even Though Plaintiff Was not Able to Obtain...

The Plaintiff filed a motion in limine seeking the district court to preclude the Defendant from offering at trial any testimony regarding the Defendant's opinion of counsel defense that was not disclosed during discovery. As...more

3/4/2015 - Document Productions Motions in Limine Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Testimony Trade Secrets

District Court Denies Motion to Lift Stay Pending Inter Partes Review Even Where Plaintiff Agreed to Not Pursue Claims That Were...

Barco filed a patent infringement action in September 2011 against Defendants Eizo Nanao Corporation and Eizo Nanao Technologies, Inc. ("Eizo"), alleging that Eizo infringed various claims in U.S. Patent No. 7,639,849 (the...more

2/27/2015 - Intellectual Property Litigation Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents USPTO

Rosebud v. Adobe: District Court Grants Summary Judgment of No Remedies Where Plaintiff Could Not Prove Actual Notice of Patent...

Rosebud filed a patent infringement action Adobe and Adobe moved for summary judgment arguing that Rosebud had no remedy for its patent against Adobe. Adobe based its summary judgment motion on the argument that the...more

2/24/2015 - Adobe Intellectual Property Litigation Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Summary Judgment

Blue Spike v. Adobe: Court Grants Motion to Strike Infringement Contentions Where Contentions Failed to Crystalize Theory of the...

In this patent infringement action between defendant Adobe Systems, Inc. ("Adobe") and plaintiff Blue Spike, LLC ("Blue Spike"), Adobe filed a motion to strike the infringement contentions ("ICs") filed by Blue Spike....more

2/5/2015 - Adobe Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Court Orders Production of Work Product Documents under Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege Where Defendants Had...

In an earlier filed decision, the district court had previously found that Escort and its defense counsel had knowingly misled the plaintiff, Fleming, which warranted a sanction of attorney fees. As explained by the district...more

1/27/2015 - Attorney-Client Privilege Crime-Fraud Exception Disclosure Discovery Document Productions Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Source Code Work Product Privilege

Court Denies Motion for Extended Deposition Despite over 300 Objections During Deposition Where Defendant Failed to Raise Issue...

In this patent infringement action, the Defendants requested that the court order a further Rule 30(b)(6) deposition of one of the deponents, Mr. Pang. In the motion, Defendants argued that Plaintiff's counsel objected more...more

1/21/2015 - Depositions Objection Procedures Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

District Court Sanctions Defendants for Failing to Agree to Standard Protective Order

In this patent infringement action, the plaintiff filed a motion for entry of a standard protective order after the defendant would not agree to sign a stipulated protective order. As explained by the district court, the...more

1/19/2015 - Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Protective Orders

Smartflash v. Apple: District Court Excludes Damage Theory Based on Survey Responses That Were Insufficient to Show That the...

Plaintiffs Smartflash LLC and Smartflash Technologies Limited (collectively "Smartflash") filed patent infringement actions against Apple, Inc. ("Apple"), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc.,...more

1/12/2015 - Apple HTC Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Samsung Smartflash

District Court Declines to Hear Early Motion for Summary Judgment on Section 101 and Postpones Hearing until Claim Construction

In the pending patent infringement action between Netflix and Rovi, Netflix filed a motion for summary judgment, seeking a ruling that Rovi's patents are invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. After the motion was filed, the district...more

1/7/2015 - Claim Construction Motion for Summary Judgment Netflix Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Section 101

Motion for Rule 11 Sanctions Denied After Plaintiff Granted Defendants Covenant Not to Sue Where Plaintiff Attempted to Make an...

Phoenix Modular Elevator, Inc. ("Phoenix") filed a complaint for patent infringement against T.L. Shield & Associates, Inc. ("Shield") and Modular Elevator Manufacturing, Inc. ("MEM"). The patent at issue, United States...more

12/31/2014 - Covenant Not to Sue Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Rule 11 Sanctions

Plaintiffs' Motion for Protective Order Denied But Cautions Defendant That Sanctions Will Be Awarded If Defendant Fails to...

In this patent infringement action, Plaintiffs' filed a motion for a standard protective order to prevent the defendant from sharing confidential information. The district court denied the motion because the motion was not in...more

12/30/2014 - Confidential Information Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Protective Orders

Daubert Motion Denied Where Defendant Had "Salubrious Fodder" for Cross-Examination If Plaintiff's Expert Used Wrong Source Code

Defendant Adobe Systems ("Adobe") filed a Daubert motion seeking to limit the testimony of plaintiff EveryScapes' expert, Dr. Maja Bystrom ("Dr. Bystrom"), for three reasons. First, Adobe sought to exclude the...more

12/30/2014 - Adobe Daubert Standards Expert Testimony Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

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