Good name for a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy character, don’t you think?
According to Carl Roth, a good landing is one you can walk away from. But a great landing is when you can use the plane again. A Markman works the same way – it’s nice if you can use the patent again.
While I can’t confirm that “there’s magic in the wake of a fiasco,” as the song says, I can say that this didn’t work.
On the other hand, motions to compel are the biscuits and gravy of the patent litigation world, as shown by this case.
Amending contentions after the Markman ruling are widely viewed as the lemon lavender doughnut holes of procedural issues in patent litigation – delicate, uniquely seasoned, and tasty.
This case sets out the standards for specific personal jurisdiction and venue in a non-patent IP case.
A common question lately is what is and isn’t enough to get an in-person hearing moved to video. We have another data point that indicates the end of video hearings in most cases may be drawing near.
How do you get an exemption? This order provides a clue.
“Roughly 36 hours before jury selection is set to occur in this case,” Judge Gilstrap wrote, “[Defendant] Supercell has filed yet another motion to continue the trial indefinitely.”
Always worth asking, even if the answer might not be what you wanted …