Updates on Transfers in the Eastern District of Texas

1. Microsoft: Transferred from Texas to Washington State 

In November 2010, the Federal Circuit ordered a case transferred out of the Eastern District of Texas in  1,376 more words

Legal News

The Price Of Getting Cute In A Patent Case? $60 Million

From Michael Smith’s Eastern District of Texas blog:

The Marshall jury hearing the retrial on portions of Commil’s case against Cisco in Commil v. Cisco, 2:07cv341-CE this week reached a verdict today, finding induced infringement as to the three claims and $63,791,153 in damages.

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Patent Plaintiffs Should Meet High Expectations In Eastern District Of Texas

Earlier this week, I was sharply criticized for suggesting that patent owner’s attorneys:

tak[e]a calculated business risk in bringing a suit on contingency, and a patent owner typically has to convince the firm that the patent represents a good investment.

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Eastern District Of Texas - Leveling The Playing Field

If you read about, get involved in, or otherwise pay attention to patent litigation, then you’ve heard of Marshall, Texas.  For instance, Marshall is on the radar screen of judges in Washington, DC, as evidenced by… 823 more words


Breaking News - Transfer Motion Granted In ED Tex False Marking Case

Via Michael Smith’s EDTex Blog:

Motions to transfer filed by the defendant in the one of the three in which it was filed (a single-defendant case) was granted from the bench (as I write this, patent lawyers are literally scattering across the Marshall square in search of computers, typewriters, and even Putt-Putt penciles to file motions to transfer where they were not already).

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Wi-Lan Case Moving From California To East Texas

Venue momentum of patent litigation has generally kept cases moving away from the Eastern District of Texas, but according to this order Wi-Lan convinced Judge Lucy Koh… 16 more words