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Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Sep. 15, 2017, 11:49am

ELECTRONIC RECEIPTS DELIVERY SYSTEMS, LLC V. BEST BUY STORES, L.P. 2:17-cv-00629-JRG

Schutt Sports, Riddell Inc. football helmet dispute transferred to Illinois court

Dee Thompson Sep. 13, 2017, 9:51am

MARSHALL – A case involving the patented designs of football helmets has been moved from Texas to an Illinois federal court.

Former Heritage Hospice of Texarkana LLC case manager alleges she is owed unpaid overtime

Philip Gonzales Sep. 8, 2017, 3:25pm

MARSHALL – A Harleton woman alleges she was misclassified as an exempt employee by a Texarkana employer and has filed a class action suit.

Effective Exploration claims BlueStone Natural Resources is using 'strawman arguments' in patent dispute

Dee Thompson Sep. 7, 2017, 9:21am

MARSHALL – A dispute over an oil well drilling patent continues to be fought, despite motions filed on both sides.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Aug. 31, 2017, 11:06am

MARSHALL DIVISION Aug. 25 CODING TECHNOLOGIES, LLC V. AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC. 2:17-cv-00612-JRG

Man claims Chrysler vehicle failed to protect him in crash

Philip Gonzales Aug. 17, 2017, 6:57am

MARSHALL – A Gilmar consumer alleges he was injured in a collision because the vehicle he was driving was defective.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Aug. 16, 2017, 2:06pm

MARSHALL DIVISION Aug. 8 TANGELO IP, LLC V. HEB GROCERY COMPANY, LP 2:17-cv-00575-JRG

Gavel to Gavel: Patent venue statute reinterpreted

Kim Tran Aug. 10, 2017, 11:06am

In June the Supreme Court issued a decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Group Brands that might lead one to believe that the Eastern District of Texas will no longer be the go-to district for patent infringement claims, and companies facing what they believe to be frivolous claims against them will not be forced to defend themselves outside of their home state. But the long-term effect of TC Heartland is still unclear. In TC Heartland, the Supreme Court held that “[residence]” under 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), the patent specific venue statute that determines where a suit can be filed, refers only to the state of incorporation for domestic corporations.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Aug. 9, 2017, 2:54pm

MARSHALL DIVISION Aug. 1 MIRROR IMAGING LLC V. GREEN BANCORP, INC. ET AL 2:17-cv-00563-JRG

Man files suit against Guru Transport, driver after FM 2199 collision

Noddy A. Fernandez Aug. 2, 2017, 2:57pm

MARSHALL – A Jefferson County man alleges he was injured on FM 2199 when another driver failed to yield to the right-of-way.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Aug. 2, 2017, 1:38pm

MARSHALL DIVISION July 28 ROLLER CLUTCH TOOLS, LLC V. LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC. 2:17-cv-00556-JRG

District Courts Disagree on Venue-Waiver Issues After TC Heartland

Snell & Wilmer Jul. 28, 2017, 9:22am

At the end of May this year, the Supreme Court unanimously clarified the law on venue in patent infringement lawsuits (see here). For 27 years, litigants had relied on a Federal Circuit decision, VE Holding Corp. v. Johnson Gas Appliance Co. (1990), that allowed patent owners to file suit virtually anywhere an infringing product was sold. In TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, the Supreme Court limited venue, and district courts are reaching different conclusions about whether litigants have waived venue arguments by not asserting them before TC Heartland.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Jul. 27, 2017, 9:58am

MARSHALL DIVISION July 20 HIGHER POWER HYDRAULIC DOORS, LLC V. THE DALNOR GROUP, INC. 2:17-cv-00546-JRG

Must Plano reside in 'The Planet of the Patent Trolls'?

The SE Texas Record Jul. 25, 2017, 10:06am

Remember when Plano was famous for being the headquarters of Frito-Lay, Dr. Pepper, J.C. Penny, and Pizza Hut? Those were the good old days, and folks were proud of the hometown. Then, something happened. Alien creatures began to descend from outer space, or other states, and things started to change.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Jul. 12, 2017, 10:35am

MARSHALL DIVISION July 6 IDB VENTURES, LLC V. DSW INC. 2:17-cv-00523-JRG

Longview woman claims Cottonwood Financial Texas wrongfully ended employment

Philip Gonzales Jul. 12, 2017, 9:30am

MARSHALL — A Longview woman is suing a payday loan company, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Jul. 3, 2017, 1:06pm

MARSHALL DIVISION June 29 FLASH3D LLC V. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC. 2:17-cv-00521-JRG

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Jun. 26, 2017, 1:34pm

MARSHALL DIVISION June 19 MIRROR IMAGING LLC V. BOKF NA 2:17-cv-00507-JRG

East Texas jury finds Microsoft Xbox doesn’t infringe patent

Laura Halleman Jun. 20, 2017, 10:32am

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division ruled in favor of Microsoft Xbox and said it did not infringe a patent as claimed by Biscotti Inc.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Jun. 19, 2017, 8:34am

MARSHALL DIVISION June 14 WIRELESS MONITORING SYSTEMS LLC V. AT&T, INC. 2:17-cv-00501-JRG-RSP