Caddo v. Microchip Verdict & Updated Texas IP Trial Tracker

Earlier today the Caddo v. Microchip jury came back with its verdict, finding that the asserted patent claims were infringed by Microchip’s accused website(s); that Microchip was not licensed to the asserted patents; and that Caddo was entitled to $235K in lump-sum damages. (Microchip did not try an invalidity defense.) Close of evidence occurred Thursday […]

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Caddo v. Microchip Preview & Dial-in Info

Another month, another Waco patent trial. On Monday starting at 9AM we’ll hear opening statements in Caddo Systems, Inc. v. Microchip Technology Inc. (Case No. WA:20-CV-00245, if you’re keeping track). Judge Manske conducted voir dire this past Thursday, June 2. The Court has allotted 12 hours per side—which, combined with the prior-week voir dire, might allow this […]

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VLSI-Intel III Adjourned for COVID

Well, that was fast. VLSI-Intel III has been adjourned as of this morning on account of multiple (we think) jurors testing positive for COVID-19. The Court’s resultant message to the parties was along the lines of, “Somewhere down the road we’ll pick another jury.” Judge Albright’s formally promulgated trial procedures have not, as far as we can […]

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VLSI-Intel III pre-voir dire

This post is courtesy of guest author Tim Dewberry. Yesterday Magistrate Judge Gilliland conducted a pre-voir dire conference for the parties in VLSI v. Intel III, slated to start next week in Austin. At the conference Judge Gilliland provided his expectations for the voir dire proceedings, which will occur this coming Monday morning before trial […]

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Densys v. 3Shape Verdict & Updated Texas IP Trial Tracker

Today’s post is courtesy of guest author Tim Dewberry. Today in the case Densys Ltd. v. 3Shape Trios A/S, a jury in Waco returned a verdict finding infringement by defendant 3Shape Trios of U.S. Patent No. 6,402,707 (the “’707 Patent”), which is directed to a “[m]ethod and system for real time intra-orally acquiring and registering […]

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NCS Multistage v. Nine Energy Verdict & Updated Texas IP Trial Tracker

The first Waco Division IP trial of 2022 wrapped up last Friday, following conclusion of the trial in NCS Multistage v. Nine Energy Service. This was the first oil-and-gas-related patent dispute to proceed to trial before Judge Albright. Given the holiday weekend, openings were on Tuesday morning; summations were delivered late morning on Friday; and […]

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