Prior to holding a hearing on seventeen dispositive motions and 62 disputed limine motions, the Court issued this order resolving seven of the motions, all addressed to expert testimony.
This is an interesting opinion which deals with how a patent defendant’s counterclaims of infringement against a plaintiff are fitted into the existing case.
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This order contains various rulings following a show cause hearing in a patent case, including the requirement that future motions by a party in that case must be signed by their local counsel.
We actually do have state court judges in Marshall as well, and one, Harrison County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Nancy George, was recently named Texas Judge of the Year for 2019 by the Texas Justice Court Judges Association (JCJ).
Judge George has worked in the justice court in Harrison County since 1987, serving as a court clerk until 2000, when she took the position vacated by her mother, longtime JP Pearl Schnorbus.
“This year’s judge of the year is sweet, crazy and little,” said Misty Beaty, chairperson of the JCJ scholarship and awards committee. “She is always willing to help. No matter where the help is needed or who may need the help, Nancy is ready.” JCJ president David Pareya agreed. “She may be small in stature, but her heart and enthusiasm are as big as Texas.”
So when have have your hearing for that traffic ticket you got speeding so you weren’t late for a hearing in Judge Gilstrap’s court in Marshall, this is the nice lady you’ll be dealing with. Be sure to tell her congratulations, and that Michael and Jamie said that they got two out of three right.
Does the filing of a motion to dismiss extend the defendant’s time to answer the rest of the complaint? Inquiring minds wanted to know, and this opinion from Judge Gilstrap aligns him with the majority rule on the question.
I-35 from Waco to Austin will teach you patience. A graduate of both UT Austin and Baylor in Waco, I have done it many times, most recently last Thursday and Saturday. It appears the plaintiff in this case will be doing it over the next year after Judge Albright transferred this patent case from the banks of the Brazos to those of the Colorado.
Some Markman hearings are just more memorable than others. Mine Friday in Judge Albright’s court involved a missing patent, technology that wouldn’t work, phone screen sizes, and a search for magic words that rivalled Jonathan’s frantic search from the Egyptian Book of the Dead in The Mummy (the good one). So Hootash im Ahmenophus everybody, and let me explain what I mean.
It’s still almost as common as not for parties to ask the Court to redact confidential business information after the fact rather than at the time of the hearing or trial, despite a standing order in some EDTX courts requiring the latter. This is the latest order addressing that issue.
Practitioners in the Eastern District of Texas are familiar with the practice of some judges to provide preliminary claim constructions shortly before a hearing, or in some cases shortly after. The latter procedure was one followed by Judge Albright in this case – sort of.