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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  • 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…

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  • East Texas Court Orders Stay Pending Inter Partes Review

    …) the issues in the underlying lawsuit. Whether to grant a stay is within the discretion of the federal court in which the litigation was filed. In the nation’s most popular jurisdiction for patent lawsuits, the Eastern District of Texas, that discretion has rarely been exercised in favor of a stay. Yet even discretion has its limits, and can be abused…

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  • Timing Is Everything: Alice in East Texas (Again)

    …—that is, the Alice question. First, Magistrate Judge Payne of the Eastern District of Texas issued an order granting a plaintiff’s motion to strike expert testimony at trial regarding to the Alice question. Noting that the Alice question is a question of law for the judge to decide, not a question of fact for the jury, Judge Payne concluded that he would…

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  • 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…

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  • 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. …

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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