Judge Gilstrap accepted Magistrate Judge Payne’s report and recommendation and held certain claims of the patents ineligible under § 101. (Yes, the county commissioners think they’ve seceded again).
Judge Yeakel found that the plaintiffs had provided evidence that the defendant may have had specific, suit – related contacts with Texas, which were sufficient to permit jurisdictional discovery.
Judge Gilstrap rejected the defendant’s request for fees following a dispositive claim construction ruling.
Judge Schroeder overruled the objections to Magistrate Judge Baxter’s fee award.
I don’t usually post on Federal Circuit rulings granting or denying mandamus, but this brief order was important for several reasons.
“Throughout this litigation, to label [defendant] as troublesome would be an understatement” is not a good way to start an opinion.