VLSI-Intel III Verdict & Updated Texas IP Trial Tracker

Presumably this news has already reached most interested readers, but to put a bow on the blog’s trial coverage, the jury’s verdict in VLSI-Intel III broke the existing 1-1 tie in favor of plaintiff VLSI. Yesterday afternoon the jury came back with an infringement verdict on VLSI’s single asserted patent, with a corresponding damages award […]

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Voxer v. Meta + Ravgen v. Lab. Corp. Verdicts & Updated Texas IP Trial Tracker

It’s been a busy couple weeks for those following patent trials in the Western District of Texas! First, on Wednesday came the jury’s verdict in Austin, in Voxer, Inc. v. Meta Platforms, Inc. This was the first patent trial before Judge Yeakel in the post-COVID timeframe during which we’ve been compiling our Texas IP Trial […]

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SunStone v. IBM Preview & Dial-in Info

UPDATED 8/12/22: We understand that the case settled before Friday morning summations, and so there will be no jury verdict. Notwithstanding the recent big changes in the Western District, trials before Judge Albright continue apace. This week brings us SunStone Information Defense, Inc. v. International Business Machines Corp. [i.e., IBM], Case No. 6:20-cv-01033-ADA. Openings started at […]

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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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