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- 10 readers -
  • What Happens In East Texas Definitely Doesn’t Stay There

    … infringement. What makes this case notable is that the trial court issued the injunction despite a Patent Trial and Appeal Board finding that the claims of the patent–in–suit were likely invalid. (On top of that, the PTAB later concluded that the patent’s claims were actually invalid.) Regardless, the Federal Circuit affirmed the order entering…

    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 -
  • South Maid Donut Shop Went up in Flames

    … The Bossier City Fire Department responded this morning to a structure fire that damaged a Bossier City business. Fire department personnel were called to the South Maid Donut Shop on East Texas Street at Swan Lake Road just after 10 a.m. Fire crews from nearby Fire Station 5 on Swan Lake Road arrived on the scene within two minutes and found…

    Shreveport Personal Injury Attorney- 42 readers -
  • 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 -
  • 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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