Texas

  • September 6, 2007

    TGIP Asks To End Patent Suit Against InComm

    A patent case against Interactive Communications International Inc. over prepaid phone calls may be drawing to a close, after TGIP Inc. asked the federal court to dismiss its suit against the company on Tuesday.

  • September 6, 2007

    DLA Piper Recruits IP Litigator To Dallas Office

    International law firm DLA Piper LLP has snared the services of IP litigator Jeffrey Goldfarb, who joined the outfit's Texas bureau this week after more than a decade at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

  • September 5, 2007

    Latino Meatpackers Sue Feds Over Dawn Raid

    Ten legal U.S. residents and citizens who were subjected last winter to an immigration raid on the Swift & Co. meatpacking plant sued the federal government Tuesday for allegedly abusing them and violating their constitutional rights.

  • September 6, 2007

    O2 Micro, MPS Want Dual Claims Tossed

    A federal judge has given the green light to dismiss dual unfair competition claims filed by Monolithic Power Systems Inc. and O2 Micro International Ltd. against each other in a case involving inverter controller patents.

  • September 5, 2007

    Software Co. Balks At New Century's Sanctions Call

    A software company has denied claims that a fraud lawsuit aimed at former executives and attorneys for New Century Holdings Inc. was a thinly veiled attempt to violate the automatic stay shielding the bankrupt lender.

  • September 5, 2007

    Obviousness Claim Disputed In Lens Patent Spat

    An IP holding company that sued Bausch & Lomb Inc. and CIBA Vision Corp. in 2005 over a patent related to contact lenses has asked the court overseeing the case for summary judgment of non-obviousness.

  • September 5, 2007

    BP Settles Another Suit Over Refinery Blast

    British Petroleum PLC has settled a lawsuit filed by the two young sons of a contract worker who committed suicide shortly after the company's Texas oil refinery exploded in March 2005, a day before the case was set to go to trial.

  • September 5, 2007

    Acacia Unit Inks New Batch Of License Agreements

    Disc Link Corp., a subsidiary of patent-holding company Acacia Research Corp., has entered into licensing agreements with six more companies, bringing the total number of settlements to 19 since it filed a patent infringement lawsuit in December over Internet hyperlinks located on CDs and DVDs.

  • September 6, 2007

    Sutherland Taps Energy Litigator To Head New Group

    Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP has tapped a top litigator from Fulbright & Jaworski LLP to head up a new national energy and environmental litigation practice group.

  • September 5, 2007

    Vinson & Elkins

    An obsession with the art and craft of the courtroom helps the product liability practice group at Vinson & Elkins LLP stand out from the crowd.

  • September 4, 2007

    American Blind Shutters Fight With Google

    After nearly four years of trademark litigation over Google's sponsored links feature, American Blind & Wallpaper Factory Inc. and Google Inc. have agreed to dismiss the case.

  • September 4, 2007

    Pioneer, Samsung Resolve Discovery Dispute

    Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. and its affiliates have agreed to produce technical data and sales figures regarding plasma display panels that Pioneer Corp. hopes will prove infringement of two patents and provide damage assessment.

  • September 4, 2007

    SAP's NetWeaver Accused Of Patent Infringement

    A Massachusetts company has filed suit against SAP AG, alleging that the German software company has infringed on its patent for supply chain management.

  • September 4, 2007

    Samsung Fires Back Over Moves To Boot Expert

    Korean electronics maker Samsung has lashed out Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. in an ongoing patent infringement suit, saying its Japanese rival's arguments for the disqualification of a damages expert are without merit and should be ignored by the Texas judge presiding over the case.

  • September 4, 2007

    Georgia Chosen For Tyson Foods FLSA MDL

    The company that bills itself as the world's largest processor and marketer of pork, beef and chicken is crowing after the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation granted its request—over objections from several plaintiffs—to centralize 18 FLSA suits accusing the defendants of failing to pay employees for all the time they worked, including time spent donning and doffing work-related gear.

  • September 4, 2007

    Allergan Sued Over Dry Eye Patent

    A Boston-based ophthalmic products research center has taken aim at Allergan Inc. in a patent infringement suit over its dry eye treatment.

  • August 31, 2007

    Integrated Electrical Settles With SEC

    Power and communications provider Integrated Electrical Services has reached a settlement with the federal regulator over alleged accounting and disclosure violations committed two years before the company went into bankruptcy.

  • August 31, 2007

    O2Micro, Sony Settlement Still In The Works

    O2Micro International Ltd. and Sony Corp., having taken longer than originally anticipated to iron out the details of their patent infringement settlement, asked the court on Thursday for a 30-day extension of a stay of all case deadlines.

  • August 31, 2007

    E-Z-EM Fights Back Against Tyco Patent Suit

    Medical product maker E-Z-EM has filed an answer and counterclaim in response to Tyco Healthcare Group LP’s recent patent suit, calling the patent-in-suit invalid and asking the court to dismiss Tyco and its subsidiary Mallinckrodt Inc. from the case.

  • August 31, 2007

    Court Orders McGraw-Hill To Hand Over Documents

    Publisher McGraw Hill Cos. has been ordered by a district court to hand over documents relating to an ongoing investigation into natural gas price-fixing.