Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dow Corning Compound Semiconductor Solutions, LLC v. Cree, Inc.

Case Name: Dow Corning Compound Semiconductor Solutions, LLC v. Cree, Inc.
Docket Number: 1:11-cv-14255-TLL-CEB
Date Filed: 09/27/2011
Judge: Hon. Thomas L. Ludington
Status: Closed

            The Plaintiff, Dow Corning Compound Semiconductor Solutions, LLC, sought a declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity against the Defendant, Cree, Inc., for the following patents-in-suit: U.S. Patent No. 7,294,324, U.S. Patent No. 7,314,520, and U.S. Patent No. 7,314,521. In addition to the declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity, the Plaintiff sought an award of attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses. Defendant filed a motion to dismiss related to jurisdictional issues. On March 13, 2013, the court granted the Defendant’s motion and dismissed the suit with prejudice.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cephalon, Inc. v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. et al.

Case Name: Cephalon, Inc. v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. et al.
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-14181-DML-LJM
Date Filed: 09/22/2011
Judge: Hon. David M. Lawson
Status: Closed

            The Plaintiff, Cephalon, Inc., holds a New Drug Application No. 20-646 filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Gabitril tablets, which are prescription anti-epilepsy medical tablets. The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendants, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., sought to infringe upon the Plaintiff’s U.S. Patent No. 5,958,951 (‘the ‘951 patent”) by filing an Abbreviated New Drug Application with the FDA. The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendants’ application sought approval to market generic versions of the Plaintiff’s pharmaceutical products before expiration of the ‘951 patent. However, on February 24, 2012, the Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the action without prejudice without known reason.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Robert Bosch, LLC v. Corea Autoparts Producing Corp. et al.

Case Name: Robert Bosch, LLC v. Corea Autoparts Producing Corp. et al.
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-14019-JAC-MAR
Date Filed: 09/14/2011
Judge: Hon. Julian A. Cook
Status: Closed

            Robert Bosch, LLC filed suit against Corea Autoparts Producing Corporation and CAP America for patent infringement of the patents listed below (collectively, “Patents-in-Suit”):

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,553,607
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,675,434
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,836,926
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,944,905
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,973,698
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,293,321
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,523,520
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,523,218
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,611,988
            Defendants moved to bifurcate the trial into two phases: (1) liability, and (2) damages, willfulness, and other non-liability issues which the court granted. However, on September 9, 2013, both parties agreed to resolve this action.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SAS Global Corp. v. Storm Technologies, Inc.

Case Name: SAS Global Corp. v. Storm Technologies, Inc.
Docket Number: 5:11-cv-14010-JCO-MJH
Date Filed: 09/14/2011
Judge: Hon. John Corbett O’Meara
Status: Closed

            SAS Global Corporation filed suit against Storm Technologies, Inc. for patent infringement of two patents: 1) U.S. Patent No. 5,873,156 and 2) U.S. Patent 5,386,619. Both patents are entitled, “Coal Pulverizer and Method of Improving Flow Therein” and generally relate to improvements in a coal feed and classifier cone structure associated with such pulverizers. Ultimately, the Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed all claims to the action.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Warrior Sports, Inc. v. Maverik Lacrosse, LLC

Case Name: Warrior Sports, Inc. v. Maverik Lacrosse, LLC
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-13694-MOB-PJK
Date Filed: 08/24/2011
Judge: Hon. Marianne O. Battani
Status: Closed

            The Plaintiff, Warrior Sports, Inc., filed suit against Defendant, Maverik Lacrosse, LLC for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,122,769 (“The ‘769 Patent”), entitled “Hockey Glove with Ventilation Holes,” 6,813,780 (“the ‘780 Patent”), entitled “Padded Sports Glove Having Improved Flexibility and Breathability,” 7,636,951 (“the ‘951 Patent”), entitled “Protective Sports Glove with Floating Cuff Portion,” and 7,900,275 (“the ‘275 Patent”), entitled “Protective Sports Glove with Floating Cuff Portion.” The Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant, Maverik Lacrosse, LLC, made, used, offered to sell, sold or imported into the United States protective sports gloves that infringed the Plaintiff’s patents. The Plaintiff demanded a jury trial and sought declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief. However, before the Defendant was served with the Plaintiff’s complaint, the Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the action without prejudice.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sandoz, Inc. v. Novo Nordisk, Inc. et al.

Case Name: Sandoz, Inc. v. Novo Nordisk, Inc. et al.
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-13594-AC-MAR
Date Filed: 08/17/2011
Judge: Hon. Avern Cohn
Status: Closed

            Sandoz, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) filed suit against Novo Nordisk, Inc. and Novo Nordisk A/S (“Defendants”) for declaratory judgment of non-infringement, invalidity, and unenforceability regarding U.S. Patent No. 6,677,358 (“the ‘358 patent”), entitled “NIDDM regimen.” Defendant’s produce a name-brand drug, Prandin under protection of the ‘358 patent and Plaintiff’s wish to market a generic version of Prandin. The ‘358 patent generally relates to the use of a short-acting oral hypoglycemic agent and to a novel regimen in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in which the endogenous secretion of insulin is stimulated in connection with meals by administering, in connection with the meals, a short-acting oral hypoglycaemic agent.

            Ultimately, an agreement was reached between the parties after the resolution of another case involving Defendants. As a result, on October 29, 2013, the court entered a stipulated order of dismissal.  

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Dana Canada Corp. v. Engineered Cooling Systems, LLC et al.

Case Name: Dana Canada Corp. v. Engineered Cooling Systems, LLC et al.
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-13502-GCS-LJM
Date Filed: 08/11/2011
Judge: Hon. George Caram Steeh
Status: Closed

            The Plaintiff, Dana Canada Corporation, alleged that the Defendants, Engineered Cooling Systems, LLC (“ECS”) and Chongqing Chaoli Hi-Tech Co., Ltd, infringed U.S. Patent No. 7,487,826 entitled “Plug Bypass Valves and Heat Exchangers.” Specifically, the Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant ECS, imported transmission oil coolers covered by the Plaintiff’s patent. Additionally, the Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant was organized in 2004 by former sales and engineering employees of the Plaintiff’s corporation.

            The Plaintiff filed two motions to extend summons in order to properly serve the international Defendant Corporation through the Chinese government. Though the court granted both motions and extended the summons, on July 20, 2012, the Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed all claims with prejudice.        

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Grace Engineering Corp. v. Wasp Archery Products et al.

Case Name: Grace Engineering Corp. v. Wasp Archery Products et al.
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-13317-SJM-RSW
Date Filed: 7/28/2011
Judge: Hon. Stephen J. Murphy
Status: Closed

            The Plaintiff, Grace Engineering Corporation, alleged that the Defendants, Wasp Archery Products and Weaver Outdoor, Inc., infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,935, 976 entitled “Mechanical Broadhead With Sliding Blades.” The Plaintiff requested that the court provide declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief. Ultimately, the parties stipulated to dismissal of the action without prejudice, and the court dismissed the case on June 30, 2012.