The Georgia Patent Law Blog is authored by Coby Nixon, an attorney with Alston and Bird law firm in Atlanta. The blog covers recent cases in Georgia’s Northern District.
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Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP v. Kruger Products LP and KTG USA LP, 1:10-cv-01151 (N.D. Ga. Apr. 19, 2010) (Thrash, J.) Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP v. Stefco Industries, Inc. and Cellynne Corp., 1:10-cv-01152 (N.D. Ga. Apr. 19, 2010) (Thrash, J.) Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP...
ARRIS Group, Inc. v. Harmonic, Inc., 1:10-cv-1149 (N.D. Ga. Apr. 19, 2010) (Carnes, J.) - Patent infringement suit involving U.S. Patent Nos. 5,659,539 (Frame Accurate Access of Digital Audio-Visual Information); 5,864,682 (same); 6,112,226 (Encoding and Tagging Digital Information for Allowing...
Hubbard/Downing, Inc. (d/b/a Hans Performance Products) v. Kevin Heath Enterprises et al., 1:10-cv-01131 (N.D. Ga. Apr. 16, 2010) (Duffey, J.) - Patent infringement suit involving U.S. Patent No. 6,009,566 (Head and Neck Support for Racing). Plaintiff is represented by Ballard Spahr of Atlanta.
Jabo's Pharmacy, Inc. v. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 1:10-cv-01008 (N.D. Ga. Apr. 6, 2010) (Thrash, J.) - Putative class action based on alleged conspiracy to restrain trade involving U.S. Patent No. 6,503,894 (Pharmaceutical Composition). This case was originally filed in Tennessee State court,...
Video Enhancement Solutions, L.L.C. v. Creative Labs, Inc. et al., 1:10-cv-00748 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 15, 2010) (Forrester, J.) - Patent infringement suit involving U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,397,965 and 7,492,960 (Video Compression and Decompression). Since its filing, this suit has been consolidated with Video...
Tillotson Corp. v. Top Glove SDN. BHD. et al., 4:05-cv-00232 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 31, 2010) (Vining, J.) Defendants, a corporate parent and its two subsidiaries, moved to dismiss the suit for lack of personal jurisdiction. Judge Vining denied the motion as to the two subsidiaries based on evidence that...
Complaints for violation of the federal false marking statute: Accord Patents, LLC v. Gravity Defyer Corporation et al., 1:10-cv-00642 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 5, 2010) (Batten, J.) Accord Patents, LLC v. Aerobie, Inc., 1:10-cv-00858 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 25, 2010) (Carnes, J.) Accord Patents, LLC v. Alden...
Pollard Banknote Limited Partnership v. Scientific Games International, Inc. et al., 1:10-cv-00621 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 3, 2010) (Duffey, J.) - Complaint for declaratory judgment of invalidity of U.S. Patent No. 6,308,991 (Printed Document Including Bar Code Authentication System). Plaintiff is...
Optimum Processing Solutions, L.L.C. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. et al., 1:09-cv-01098 (N.D. Ga. Feb. 22, 2010) (Batten, J.) Judge Batten denied Defendants’ motion to stay the action pending reexamination of patent-in-suit. The Court did not detail its reasoning in the Order, but stated that...
Alltec Corporation v. Lightning Prevention Systems, Inc., 1:10-cv-00447 (N.D. Ga. Feb. 16, 2010) (Story, J.) - Design patent infringement suit involving U.S. Design Patent Nos. D478,294 (Lighting Dissipation Assembly) and D478,295 (High Dissipation Discharge Terminal). Plaintiff is represented by...