The parties filed four motions for summary judgment in this case. One was granted – can you guess what the subject was?
This order arising from a recent pretrial conference provides an example of the type of rulings that parties receive on the eve of trial from Judge Gilstrap.
This motion to dismiss raised issues regarding claim splitting and improper venue which were novel, and issues regarding indirect and willful infringement which were not.
This motion was limited to the plaintiff’s claims of willful and induced infringement. And pre-suit indirect. And post-suit contributory. But that’s it. Really.
It’s partially granted. And not just the part you think.
One out of three isn’t bad.
Rulings on three topics in this case on the eve of trial – one with dueling motions.
Yes, I’m in trial, but this is too big to pass up.
The attached order provides a table formalizing the court’s oral rulings made in the case.
Again, it’s agreed, but it’s a good model for an agreement to defer this issue. (And yes, the suspender clip on the Duluth Trading suspenders is patented).