Overlawyered » Eastern District of Texas http://overlawyered.com Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:16:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 “Why patent trolls love east Texas” http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/patent-trolls-love-east-texas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=patent-trolls-love-east-texas http://overlawyered.com/2013/12/patent-trolls-love-east-texas/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:33:13 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=42829 Mike Masnick on a jury verdict against Newegg: “Having Whit Diffie (who invented public key cryptography) and Ron Rivest (who basically made it practical in real life) present on your behalf, showing that they did everything prior to Jones’ patent, while further showing that what Newegg was doing relied on their work, not Jones’, should […]

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Mike Masnick on a jury verdict against Newegg: “Having Whit Diffie (who invented public key cryptography) and Ron Rivest (who basically made it practical in real life) present on your behalf, showing that they did everything prior to Jones’ patent, while further showing that what Newegg was doing relied on their work, not Jones’, should have ended the case. But…” [TechDirt; Joe Mullin, Ars Technica]

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“How Newegg crushed the ‘shopping cart’ patent and saved online retail” http://overlawyered.com/2013/01/how-newegg-crushed-shopping-cart-patent-saved-online-retail/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-newegg-crushed-shopping-cart-patent-saved-online-retail http://overlawyered.com/2013/01/how-newegg-crushed-shopping-cart-patent-saved-online-retail/#comments Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:20:01 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=35765 Backed by big-firm lawyers, a non-producing company that claimed its patents underlay the online shopping cart sued dozens of retailers and extracted tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas and elsewhere — until an appellate ruling declared its patents invalid. Despite its absence of products, the company’s […]

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Backed by big-firm lawyers, a non-producing company that claimed its patents underlay the online shopping cart sued dozens of retailers and extracted tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in the Eastern District of Texas and elsewhere — until an appellate ruling declared its patents invalid. Despite its absence of products, the company’s website offered “tech support.” [Joe Mullin, Ars Technica]

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Intellectual property law roundup http://overlawyered.com/2012/06/intellectual-property-law-roundup/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=intellectual-property-law-roundup http://overlawyered.com/2012/06/intellectual-property-law-roundup/#comments Tue, 26 Jun 2012 04:11:19 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=30560 Deborah Gerhardt on the ruling in favor of an artist who paints Crimson Tide sports highlights without University of Alabama say-so [Deborah Gerhardt/Eric Goldman, earlier here, etc.] Posner throws out Apple/Motorola case [Tabarrok, more] Joinder of defendants allegedly violating same patent: “D.C. Court Ruling Makes Life Tougher For Patent Trolls” [Daniel Fisher, Forbes] “Google, AOL […]

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  • Deborah Gerhardt on the ruling in favor of an artist who paints Crimson Tide sports highlights without University of Alabama say-so [Deborah Gerhardt/Eric Goldman, earlier here, etc.]
  • Posner throws out Apple/Motorola case [Tabarrok, more]
  • Joinder of defendants allegedly violating same patent: “D.C. Court Ruling Makes Life Tougher For Patent Trolls” [Daniel Fisher, Forbes]
  • “Google, AOL Face Patent Suit Over ‘Snippet’ Search Results, Ads” [Justia]
  • “Absurd patent of the day, Apple re: wedge-shaped computers” [Tabarrok]
  • “Defensive Patent License: judo for patent-trolls” [Doctorow/BB]
  • Why are copyright terms so long? One theory [Julian Sanchez]
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    September 16 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2011/09/september-16-roundup/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=september-16-roundup http://overlawyered.com/2011/09/september-16-roundup/#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:11:55 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=24652 House Judiciary holds hearing on asbestos-claim fraud and abuse, with Prof. Brickman headlining [Main Justice, Legal NewsLine, WSJ law blog, PoL, Brickman testimony] Endangered species habitat in Nevada: “Elko County wants end to 15-year-old trout case” [AP] “Why is the Eastern District of Texas home to so many patent trolls?” [Ted Frank/PoL, more] Tech giants […]

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  • House Judiciary holds hearing on asbestos-claim fraud and abuse, with Prof. Brickman headlining [Main Justice, Legal NewsLine, WSJ law blog, PoL, Brickman testimony]
  • Endangered species habitat in Nevada: “Elko County wants end to 15-year-old trout case” [AP]
  • “Why is the Eastern District of Texas home to so many patent trolls?” [Ted Frank/PoL, more] Tech giants say multi-defendant patent suits place them at disadvantage [WSJ Law Blog] Plus: “Patent company has big case, no office” [John O'Brien, Legal NewsLine]
  • Lawsuit settlement and the lizard brain [Popehat]
  • “U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Looks Into Eminent Domain Abuses” [Kanner, Somin] U.K.: “Squatters could be good for us all, says judge in empty homes ruling” [Telegraph]
  • Madison mob silences Roger Clegg at news conference where he releases new study of UW race bias [ABA Journal, Althouse]
  • Life in Australia: “Another motorized-beer-cooler DUI” [Lowering the Bar]
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    East Texas patent venue http://overlawyered.com/2010/11/east-texas-patent-venue/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=east-texas-patent-venue http://overlawyered.com/2010/11/east-texas-patent-venue/#comments Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:43:50 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=20211 The Federal Circuit appears to be cracking down on a notorious symbol of forum-shopping, according to Richard Samp at Washington Legal Foundation’s Legal Pulse. Tweet Tags: Eastern District of Texas

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    The Federal Circuit appears to be cracking down on a notorious symbol of forum-shopping, according to Richard Samp at Washington Legal Foundation’s Legal Pulse.

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    Eastern District of Texas http://overlawyered.com/2010/03/eastern-district-of-texas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eastern-district-of-texas http://overlawyered.com/2010/03/eastern-district-of-texas/#comments Fri, 12 Mar 2010 17:13:09 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=16432 Explaining the role of the nation’s most famous venue for patent litigation [Brad Feld, Tech Review] Tweet Tags: Eastern District of Texas, patent litigation

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    Explaining the role of the nation’s most famous venue for patent litigation [Brad Feld, Tech Review]

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    October 12 roundup http://overlawyered.com/2009/10/october-12-roundup-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=october-12-roundup-2 http://overlawyered.com/2009/10/october-12-roundup-2/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2009 14:16:37 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=14151 Speech-curbing proposals continue to get polite academic reception: NYU’s Jeremy Waldron, big advocate of laws to curb “hate speech”, delivered Holmes Lectures at Harvard this past week [HLS, schedule] Lawsuit over collectible baseball hit into stands by Phillies’ Ryan Howard, his 200th career homer [Howard Wasserman, PrawfsBlawg; NJLRA] Orchid-importer prosecution a poster case for the […]

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  • Speech-curbing proposals continue to get polite academic reception: NYU’s Jeremy Waldron, big advocate of laws to curb “hate speech”, delivered Holmes Lectures at Harvard this past week [HLS, schedule]
  • Lawsuit over collectible baseball hit into stands by Phillies’ Ryan Howard, his 200th career homer [Howard Wasserman, PrawfsBlawg; NJLRA]
  • Orchid-importer prosecution a poster case for the evils of overcriminalization? Maybe not [Ken at Popehat]
  • Texas State Fair and city of Dallas don’t have to allow evangelist to distribute religious tracts inside the fair, judge rules after three years [Dallas Observer blog]
  • Drug maker: FDA’s curbs on truthful promotion of off-label uses impair our First Amendment speech rights [Beck and Herrmann and more, Point of Law and more]
  • Did plaintiff Eolas Technologies go to unusual lengths to ensure Eastern District of Texas venue for its patent litigation? [Joe Mullin, IP Law and Business via Alison Frankel, AmLaw]
  • Update: “Lesbian Denied Infertility Treatment Settles Lawsuit” [San Diego 6, earlier]
  • Even in the Ninth Circuit, “psychological injury resulting from a legitimate personnel action” is not compensable [Volokh]
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    Troll Tracker blog suit settles http://overlawyered.com/2009/09/troll-tracker-blog-suit-settles/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=troll-tracker-blog-suit-settles http://overlawyered.com/2009/09/troll-tracker-blog-suit-settles/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:52:57 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=13813 As the East Texas jury was set to begin deliberations. Per Joe Mullin’s must-read coverage at IP Law and Business, Rick Frenkel’s lawyer-critical blog is now entirely closed down even to private readers except as an archive for the use of lawyers in the related litigation. More: Mullin, Sept. 18 (Frenkel “wouldn’t have the financial […]

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    As the East Texas jury was set to begin deliberations. Per Joe Mullin’s must-read coverage at IP Law and Business, Rick Frenkel’s lawyer-critical blog is now entirely closed down even to private readers except as an archive for the use of lawyers in the related litigation. More: Mullin, Sept. 18 (Frenkel “wouldn’t have the financial resources to defend himself” had his employer Cisco not covered his legal costs), Sept. 21 (“You don’t wrestle with a snake, you cut its head off,” said plaintiff T. John (“Johnny”) Ward, Jr. “We shut the blog down, is what we did.”)

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    “Patent reformer becomes troll, sues defunct OSS company” http://overlawyered.com/2009/08/patent-reformer-becomes-troll-sues-defunct-oss-company/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=patent-reformer-becomes-troll-sues-defunct-oss-company http://overlawyered.com/2009/08/patent-reformer-becomes-troll-sues-defunct-oss-company/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:48:45 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=13344 And did a small defendant wind up being added to the list of those sued in an intellectual-property suit just in order to secure venue in the plaintiff-beloved Eastern District of Texas? [Ars Technica] Tweet Tags: Eastern District of Texas, patent trolls

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    And did a small defendant wind up being added to the list of those sued in an intellectual-property suit just in order to secure venue in the plaintiff-beloved Eastern District of Texas? [Ars Technica]

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    “Texas Judge Bans Microsoft From Selling Word in the U.S.” http://overlawyered.com/2009/08/texas-judge-bans-microsoft-from-selling-word-in-the-u-s/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=texas-judge-bans-microsoft-from-selling-word-in-the-u-s http://overlawyered.com/2009/08/texas-judge-bans-microsoft-from-selling-word-in-the-u-s/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2009 13:06:11 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=13155 The Eastern District of Texas strikes again. [DailyTech, Concurring Opinions, Legal BlogWatch, WSJ Law Blog, earlier] Tweet Tags: Eastern District of Texas, Microsoft, patent litigation

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    The Eastern District of Texas strikes again. [DailyTech, Concurring Opinions, Legal BlogWatch, WSJ Law Blog, earlier]

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