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.
Judge Hightower granted in part the motion to compel certain information.
Today’s Marshall patent scheduling conferences had a couple of surprises for regular attendees.
Judge Payne granted the motion, and ordered that the individuals be screened off from certain communications with the plaintiffs.
An Austin jury in Judge Albright’s court finished its work Tuesday.