Thursday, April 28, 2016

Warrior Sports, Inc. v. Under Armour, Inc.

Case Name: Warrior Sports, Inc. v. Under Armour, Inc.
Docket Number: 4:12-cv-13926-MAG-MAR
Date Filed: 9/5/2012
Judge: Hon. Mark A. Goldsmith
Status: Closed

            Warrior Sports, Inc. filed suit against Under Armour, Inc. for patent infringement of the following U.S. Patent Nos. 7,636,951 entitled “Protective Sports Glove with Floating Cuff Portion” and 7,900,275 entitled “Protective Sports Glove with Floating Cuff Portion.”  The patents generally relate to gloves worn while playing lacrosse. While the suit was filed September 5, 2012, the parties stipulated to dismissal of the case with prejudice on June 17, 2013.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Zen Design Group, Limited v. Accoutrements, LLC

Case Name: Zen Design Group, Limited v. Accoutrements, LLC
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-13744-GCS-MAR
Date Filed: 8/24/2012
Judge: Hon. George Caram Steeh
Status: Closed
 
            Zen Design Group, Limited filed suit against Accoutrements, LLC d/b/a Archie McPhee for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,128,044 entitled “System For Mounting A Photovoltaic Module To A Surface.” The patent is commonly used for mounting solar panels. While the suit was filed on July 24, 2012, it was dismissed with prejudice on January 28, 2013 after the parties agreed to settle.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Warrior Sports, Inc. v. Shamrock Lacrosse, Inc.

Case Name: Warrior Sports, Inc. v. Shamrock Lacrosse, Inc.
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-13478-SFC-RSW
Date Filed: 8/8/2012
Judge: Hon. Sean F. Cox
Status: Closed
 
            Warrior Sports, Inc. filed suit against Shamrock Lacrosse, Inc. d/b/a Onyx Lacrosse for patent infringement in August 2012. The patent in dispute is U.S. Patent No. RE 38,216 entitled “Scooped Lacrosse Head.” The patent is commonly used in the manufacturing of lacrosse sticks. While the suit was filed August 8, 2012, it was dismissed voluntarily and without prejudice soon thereafter on October 8, 2012.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Unirac, Inc. v. Solar Solutions International, Inc.

Case Name: Unirac, Inc. v. Solar Solutions International, Inc.
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-13269-AC-DRG
Date Filed: 7/24/2012
Judge: Hon. Avern C. Cohn
Status: Closed

            Unirac, Inc. filed suit against Solar Solutions International, Inc. asserting patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,128,044 entitled “System For Mounting A Photovoltaic Module To A Surface.” The patent is commonly used for mounting solar panels. While the suit was filed on July 24, 2012, it was dismissed with prejudice on January 28, 2013 after the parties agreed to settle.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Relume Corporation Trust et al v. Leotek Electronics USA Corp.

Case Name: Relume Corporation Trust et al v. Leotek Electronics USA Corp.
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-13074-AJT-MAR
Date Filed: 7/12/2012
Judge: Hon. Arthur J. Tarnow
Status: Closed

            Relume Corporation Trust, Denny Foy, Shawn Grady, and Marie Hochstein (collectively, the “Plaintiffs) filed suit against Leotek Electronics USA Corp. for patent infringement in July 2012. The patents in dispute are No. RE 42,161 entitled, “Power Supply for Light Emitting Diode Array” and No. 5,661,645 entitled “Power Supply for Light Emitting Diode Array.”  The patents generally relate to an apparatus for generating power to a light emitting diode array and in particular to operating traffic signals. While the suit was filed on July 12, 2012, the parties stipulated to dismiss the case with prejudice on January 11, 2013.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Cinpres Gas Injection, Ltd. v. Volkswagen Group of America

Case Name: Cinpres Gas Injection, Ltd. v. Volkswagen Group of America
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-13000-BAF-MKM
Date Filed: 7/9/2012
Judge: Hon. Bernard A. Friedman
Status: Closed

            Cinpres Gas Injection, Ltd. filed suit against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. for patent infringement of U.S. Patent  No. 6,716,387 (“the ‘387 patent”), entitled, “Process for Pressure Assisted Molding of Hollow Articles” and No. 6,896,844 (“the ‘844 patent”), entitled, “Process For Gas Assisted And Water Assisted Injection Molding.”  Both patents generally relate to fluid assisted injection molding processes.

            Cinpres amended the complaint on both October 15, 2012 and December 17, 2012 and Volkswagen filed motions to dismiss the claims of willful infringement and infringement under § 271(A) and § 271(G) on January 3, 2013. The court denied both motions on January 9, 2013. Shortly after, in March 2013, Volkswagen filed a request for reexamination of both the ‘387 and ‘844 patents. Volkswagen proceeded to file a motion to stay pending reexamination on August 26, 2013. The Court granted the motion on October 24, 2013, stating it would wait until the United States Patent and Trademark Office completes the reexamination of Claim 12 of the ‘387 patent and Claim 9 of the ‘844 patent.

            In the meantime, the parties had a telephonic conference with the Court in June 2014 to work out the following issues: (1) proposed order for the preservation of evidence from Volkswagen’s foreign suppliers, (2) Volkswagen’s willingness to disclose its remaining defenses, (3) status of reexamination, and (4) request for deposition of Cinpres employee who was leaving the company. The next status conference was scheduled for January 13, 2015.

            Reexamination for both patents had been settled by the USPTO in fall of 2014. As a result, at the next status conference on January 13, 2015, Cinpres requested that the stay be lifted. The Court lifted the stay on January 14, 2015 and discovery continued. Eventually, the Court ordered facilitation between the parties and Christopher Darrow was appointed as discovery master and neutral facilitator for the suit. On December 17, 2015, Cinpres filed a stipulation of dismissal citing that each party bears their own costs and fees.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dunsmore v. State of Michigan

Case Name: Dunsmore v. State of Michigan
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-12960-SJM-MAR
Date Filed: 7/6/2012
Judge: Hon. Stephen J. Murphy
Status: Closed

            Pro se plaintiff Deborah Kay Dunsmore brought this action against the State of Michigan for infringement of a land patent. The complaint was filed on July 6, 2012, and the court dismissed the complaint on July 16, 2012.