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October filings remained steady.  Frequent filers included Anuwave, Internet Media Interactive, Landmark Technology, Location Based Services, MobilePay, PersonalWeb Technologies, Secure Cam, and Symbology Innovations. As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database.  Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your…
September filings remained steady.  Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, Internet Media Interactive, Landmark Technology, Personal Web Technologies, Secure Cam, and Uniloc. As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database.  Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically…
As it often does, August saw a slight increase in filings, presumably as NPEs prime their deal flow for the fall.  Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, Express Mobile, Guyzar, Hawk Technology, Landmark Technology, Personalweb Technologies, Symbology, and Uniloc. As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database.  Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent…
The typical summer filing trend continued in July, NPEs appeared to be on a summer break as filings remained low.  Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, Internet Media Interactive and Landmark Technology. As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database.  Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what…
The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is hosting its 124th annual dinner honoring the federal judiciary on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Standard Club, in Chicago.  The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. IPLAC will honor Federal Circuit Chief Judge Sharon Prost with its Distinguished Judicial Service Award.  Sponsorships, tables and individual tickets are available. This is a great event. I hope…
Freeman Equip., Inc. v. Caterpillar, Inc., No. 16 C 9172, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 13, 2017) (Bucklo, J.). Judge Bucklo denied defendant Caterpillar’s motion to disqualify plaintiff Freeman Equipment’s (“Freeman”) counsel in this patent case involving final drive guard assemblies. Caterpillar sought disqualification for two reasons: 1) counsel’s allegedly improper interview of a former Caterpillar employee; and 2) counsel’s alleged prior representation of Caterpillar as local counsel in a patent litigation and as counsel…
Kolcraft Enters., Inc. v. Chicco USA, Inc., No. 09 C 3339, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 17, 2018) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang sua sponte notified the parties of the Court’s inclination to exclude any evidence of an inter partes reexam of the patent-in-suit as unduly prejudicial pursuant to Fed. R. Evid. 403, although both parties appeared to want to use portions of the reexam for their respective cases. The Court reasoned as follows, requiring that…
LimeCoral, Ltd. v. CareerBuilder, LLC, No. 15 C 7484, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Mar. 9, 2017) (Der-Yeghiayan, J.). Judge Der-Yeghiayan granted defendant CareerBuilder’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 56 motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff LimeCoral’s copyright, breach of contract and unjust enrichment claims. The Court also denied LimeCoral’s Rule 56 motion for partial summary judgment. The Court held that the parties’ actions after the end of their contract created an implied nonexclusive license benefiting…
John Marshall is hosting a seminar on October 6, 2018 from 9:00am until 4:30pm CT on a hot and growing topic in US patent law – Standard Essential Patents. Register here. Here is John Marshall’s explanation of the program: The development and licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) underpin so many aspects of modern life—from wireless telephony to Wi-Fi to connected cars and the internet of things—that it is very easy to underappreciate the…
The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago is hosting what is promised to be a lively and informative presentation on advertising law basics presented by Nerissa Coyle McGinn of Loeb & Loeb, LLP. The presentation will be held on October 17, 2018 from noon to 1:15pm CT at the offices of K&L Gates, 70 W. Madison, Suite 3300. Registration is $20 for IPLAC members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students, and includes lunch.…