Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas News

Estate of man killed in officer-involved shooting file wrongful death suit against Gladewater officer, city

By Hank Strickler | Jan 17, 2018

MARSHALL – The heirs of a man fatally shot by a Gladewater police officer in 2016 have failed a wrongful death suit.

Court allows negligence suit against law firm Schiff Hardin to proceed

By Angela Underwood | Jan 16, 2018

MARSHALL – The Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas partially granted and partially denied a law firm's motion to dismiss a claim against it filed by an insurance company.

Long Drilling Co. alleged to have misrepresented drilling rig

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 15, 2018

MARSHALL – A Louisiana man alleges equipment he purchased from a Crockett business was misrepresented.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Jan 14, 2018

MARSHALL DIVISION Jan. 10 PPS DATA, LLC V. JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES, INC. 2:18-cv-00007-JRG

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Jan 4, 2018

MARSHALL DIVISION Dec. 29 LBS INNOVATIONS, LLC V. BEST BUY CO., INC. ET AL 2:17-cv-00792-JRG

Hampton Products International Corp. alleged to have defectively designed tie-downs

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 28, 2017

MARSHALL – The parents of a man who died from injuries after a classic car rolled off of a trailer and into his pickup are suing the makers of the tie-downs used to secure the car.

Court jury awards $75 million to Ericsson in patent infringement case

By David Hutton | Dec 27, 2017

MARSHALL – The Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas jury has awarded Ericsson $75 million in its patent infringement case against TCL Communication Technology Holdings, agreeing that TLC infringed on the company’s patent for a software control system in mobile devices.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Dec 21, 2017

MARSHALL DIVISION Dec. 12 SPECIALIZED MONITORING SOLUTIONS, LLC V. ADT LLC D/B/A ADT SECURITY SERVICES 2:17-cv-00768-RWS-RSP

Eastern Texas judge dismisses patent infringement case against Nutanix over venue issue

By Angela Underwood | Dec 20, 2017

MARSHALL – A Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas judge has dismissed a patent infringement complaint based on venue.

Court declines to grant enhanced damages in Motorola patent infringement ruling

By John Sammon | Dec 20, 2017

MARSHALL – The Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas on Dec. 8 denied enhanced damage awards for Saint Lawrence Communications (SLC) in a dispute with competitor Motorola Mobility LLC, but did award product royalties and related court costs for patent infringement by Motorola.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Dec 15, 2017

MARSHALL DIVISION Dec. 8 WOBBLEWORKS, INC. V. DIM3PRINTING LLC 2:17-cv-00765-JRG

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Dec 8, 2017

MARSHALL DIVISION Nov. 27 VALENTINE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC vs INTER-CONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP, INC. 2:17-cv-00754-JRG-RSP

Judge or joker? You be the jury

By The Record | Dec 4, 2017

When did some judges become comedians, albeit mediocre ones who have to laugh at their own jokes? You can almost hear these jurists chuckling at their assumed cleverness when you read their opinions and come across another witless witticism, often a lame pun on a litigant's name or marketing slogans. Here's a recent example: FedEx moved to dismiss a patent infringement case against it on the grounds that the Eastern District of Texas is not a convenient forum for it. Does the judge approve the motion based on the obvious merits and recent high court decisions? No, he snarkily denies it and tries to conceal the wrong thinking with a limp joke on the company's slogan.

Eastern District court denies transfer in Nichia patent infringement case

By Sara McCleary | Nov 30, 2017

HOUSTON – In a decision filed Nov. 15, the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas has denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss or transfer a patent infringement case filed by Nichia Corp.

Supreme Court Removes Patent Litigation from the Heartland of Texas

By Andrew T. O'Connor and Rebecca Harris (Goulston & Storrs) | Nov 30, 2017

For years, patent assertion entities have filed patent lawsuits against retailers in federal court in Texas. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC may give retailers the ability to insist they defend such lawsuits on their home turf.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Nov 22, 2017

MARSHALL DIVISION Nov. 13 IRON OAK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC V. HUAWEI DEVICE USA, INC. ET AL 2:17-cv-00744-JRG

Court seals documents in dispute between Ericsson, TCL Communications over patent

By John Sammon | Nov 17, 2017

MARSHALL – Days after a federal judge in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas ruled on Nov. 4 that a computer software patent registered by Ericsson Inc. is not invalid, dealing a blow to a competing firm TCL Communications, case documents have been sealed.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Nov 17, 2017

MARSHALL DIVISION Nov. 8 SCA VENTURES, LLC V. CANON U.S.A., INC. 2:17-cv-00730-JRG

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Nov 10, 2017

MARSHALL DIVISION Nov. 1 VERASEAL LLC V. WALGREEN CO. 2:17-cv-00723-RWS-RSP

Woman alleges Benevis LLC terminated her because of physical limitations

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 6, 2017

MARSHALL – A Gregg County woman alleges she lost her job as a dental assistant because of her permanent physical impairments.

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