Category: indirect infringement

Supreme Court Issues Landmark Rulings in Two Patent Cases, Further Admonishes Federal Circuit and Lowers the Bar for Patent Challenges

This post, authored by Kirk Watkins and Christy Dupriest, was first published here on June 3 as a Womble Carlyle Case Alert. In two decisions with immediate and potentially far-reaching consequences, the Supreme Court yesterday unanimously overturned two Federal Circuit decisions.  These decisions continue the trend of the Roberts […]

Bruder Healthcare files Patent Infringement Complaint against Walgreens and BigWall

On December 13, 2013, Bruder Healthcare Company (“Bruder”) of Alpharetta, Georgia filed a complaint against Walgreen Company (“Walgreens”), an Illinois corporation with offices located in Deerfield, Illinois, and BigWall Enterprises Incorporated (“BigWall”), a Texas corporation with offices located in Dallas, Texas.  The complaint was filed in the United […]

Commenting Upon Applicable Twombly/Iqbal Standards, Northern District of Georgia Refuses to Dismiss Indirect Patent Infringement Allegations

In an order entered on February 8, 2013, the Northern District of Georgia followed recent Federal Circuit precedent holding that the Supreme Court’s decisions in Twombly and Iqbal[1] apply to allegations of indirect patent infringement (i.e., inducement of infringement and contributory infringement).  However, disagreeing with the defendant that […]

Banks and Credit Union Latest Targets of Joao Bock Transactional Systems, LLC Patent Suits

On January 15 and 16, 2013, Yonkers, New York-based Joao Bock Transactional Systems, LLC (“JBTS”) filed complaints initiating the following lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia: 1)                  Joao Bock Transaction Systems, LLC v. Georgia’s Own Credit Union, No. 1:13-cv-0147- RWS, filed 01/15/13 […]