East Texas

East Texas is a distinct geographic and ecological area in the U.S. state of Texas.According to the Handbook of Texas, the East Texas area "may be separated from the rest of Texas roughly by a line extending from the Red River in north central Lamar County southwestward to east central Limestone County and then southeastward towards eastern Galveston Bay", though some separate the Gulf Coast area into a separate region.
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  • Power Lines Over Lakes in Texas – Regulations & Liability

    … Hassell/News-Journal) On Saturday, August 8th, 2017, three boy scouts were killed after their sailboat’s mast struck an overhead power line on Lake O’ The Pines in East Texas. Lost were Scouts Will Brannon, Heath Faucheaux, and Thomas Larry. While news of this tragic event has spread across the nation, we hope that this attention leads…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • What Happens In East Texas Definitely Doesn’t Stay There

    … This week has witnessed once again the oversized impact the Eastern District of Texas has in patent litigation—after all, that district was home to 44.2% of all patent cases filed in 2015 and 35.4% of all patent cases filed in 2016, with Judge Rodney Gilstrap presiding over an astounding one–quarter of all patent cases filed since 2014…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 19 readers -
  • East Texas Court Orders Stay Pending Inter Partes Review

    … Sometimes, the straightforward application of the law has the power to surprise. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has a process in place, called inter partes review, through which accused infringers can challenge the validity of patents asserted against them in litigation. Inter partes review is an adversary proceeding…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 14 readers -
  • A Rare Sight: East Texas Judge Grants Motion to Dismiss Patent Infringement Suit

    … by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its (ultimately successful) motion to dismiss. Given the east Texas court’s crowded docket, it is difficult for accused infringers to get a ruling on even early–case dispositive motions before expending significant sums on discovery and claim construction that, as it turned out in this case, were needless. The post A Rare Sight: East Texas Judge Grants Motion to Dismiss Patent Infringement Suit appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 17 readers -
  • Timing Is Everything: Alice in East Texas (Again)

    … Well, we warned you that Alice v. CLS Bank was going to remain a hot topic in 2016. Two more data points to support that theory have emerged, each of which, in a different way, relates to the proper timing of a judicial decision on the legal question of whether a patent’s claims are written so as to claim an unpatentable abstract idea…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • Alice Strikes Twice In East Texas

    … As a follow–up to yesterday’s post, we note that Judge Schroeder of the Eastern District of Texas also granted a motion for judgment on the pleadings under Alice v. CLS Bank on September 21. While two decisions do not a trend make, two decisions in one day send some kind of signal that Alice motions in the right cases are not dead letters in this district. The post Alice Strikes Twice In East Texas appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 8 readers -
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  • Alice Bounces eDekka Patent In East Texas

    … The judges of the Eastern District of Texas have not been the most welcoming in the country to the early application of Alice v. CLS Bank—the Supreme Court opinion that lays out the two–step test for determining whether a patent should be voided because it claims abstract ideas, not inventions—in patent litigation. But the winds of change may…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 13 readers -
  • Peter Brann Interviewed by Ars Technica on East Texas Patent Practice

    … Ars Technica’s Joe Mullin published an article on June 11, 2015, on patent litigation practice in the Eastern District of Texas: “East Texas judge’s invention: A method for hampering patent defendants.” In the article, Mullin quotes B&I partner Peter J. Brann on the effect a new docket control order published by Judge Rodney Gilstrap may…

    Brann & Isaacson- 12 readers -
  • Alice Needs A Judicial Visa To Enter East Texas

    … East Texas continues to stand out among federal judicial districts for its (contrarian) approach to patent cases. Where the judges in other judicial districts have found the Supreme Court opinion in Alice v. CLS Bank a useful tool to use early in cases to weed out patents that shouldn’t have been granted—you can see a list of examples from last…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 18 readers -
  • No Welcome Mat for Alice in East Texas After All?

    … A month ago, we highlighted the case of Clear With Computers v. Volvo Construction Equipment, in which Judge Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas granted a defense motion to dismiss for lack of patentable subject matter. We saw the application of Alice v. CLS Bank in a ruling on an early dispositive motion in east Texas as a potential…

    David Swetnam Burland/ Brann & Isaacson- 17 readers -
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