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Dabney Carr is a partner in the Litigation Section with Troutman Sanders LLP in the Richmond, VA office. He specializes in intellectual property and products liability litigation and is deputy chair of the firm’s Products Liability Practice Group. Dabney has substantial experience in patent litigation in the “Rocket Docket” of the Eastern District of Virginia and in defending product liability claims in state and federal court. He is a co-author of a treatise on Virginia products liability law and regularly speaks and writes on intellectual property and products liability topics.
A recent decision by Judge Spencer in the Eastern District of Virginia points out that patentees which file for bankruptcy during the pendency of an action must act promptly to preserve standing. Qimonda AG v. LSI Corp., Case No. 3:08CV 735, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30559 (E.D.Va. March 7, 2012)...
A Virginia-based patentee which chooses to bring suit in Virginia federal court can typically defeat a challenge to venue under 28 U.S.C. § 1404. The deference to a home-state plaintiff’s choice of forum, however, is not absolute, and Judge Moon’s recent decision in...
Western District of Virginia Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment on False Patent Marking and Consumer Law Claims
Last week, Judge Turk in the Western District of Virginia granted a plaintiff summary judgment on several elements of his false marking claims as well as on elements of his state law claims of false advertising and consumer protection act violations but held that whether the defendant acted...
Benchmark Litigation has just announced its short list of nominations for its Annual Awards-South, and Troutman Sanders has been nominated as Firm of the Year and its IP Group has been nominated as Practice Area of the Year. One of Virginia IPLaw’s contributors, Robert Angle, has also...
While the AIA bars the joinder of patent infringement claims against multiple defendants (discussed here), there are still a few pre-AIA suits alleging that multiple defendants independently infringed the same patents. Judge Smith recently became the latest Eastern District of...