Category: Judge Duffey

Southern Mills Files Patent Suit Against Int’l Textiles over its Glide™ Product

Southern Mills, Inc. (“Southern Mills”), a Georgia corporation doing business as TenCate Protective Fabrics, filed a patent infringement action on July 15, 2015 against International Textiles Group, Inc. f/k/a Safety Components International, Inc. (“Int’l Textiles”), a Delaware corporation, relating to U.S. Patent No. 8,898,821 (the ‘821 Patent) directed to […]

Gutter Battle Reignites With New Action

In the latest salvo exchanged between two competing drainage product companies, Invisaflow, LLC (“Invisaflow”), based in Alpharetta, Georgia, filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia against competitors Euramax International, Inc. and Euramax Holdings, Inc. (collectively “Euramax”), both based in Norcross, Georgia, alleging that Euramax infringes its […]

Order Pierces Allegations Unsupported By Receivable Evidence In Granting Summary Judgment To All Parties In IP Dispute

This blog post is authored by Kirk Watkins and posted by the Womble Carlyle Team.In 2011 EarthCam, Inc. (“EarthCam”) brought suit against Richard Hermann (“Hermann”), OxBlue Corporation, Chandler McCormarck, John Paulson, and Brian Mattern (collectively “OxBlue”) asserting corporate espionage to misappropriate trade secrets.  OxBlue filed counterclaims for copyright […]

AcryliCon Accuses Silikal Of Trademark Infringement and Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

On April 10, 2014, AcryliCon USA, LLC, (“AcryliCon” or “Plaintiff”) filed a complaint against Silikal GmbH & Co. and Silikal Industries GmbH, (“Silikal”), Hubert Weimann, and Harold Schmidt (collectively, “Defendants”) alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement in violation of the Lanham Act, federal unfair competition, trademark infringement and […]

Judge Duffey Pares Plaintiff’s Requested Legal Fees After Finding Defendant in Contempt of Consent Order in Patent Case

Judge Duffey set forth facts and provided a comprehensive analysis of the basis for awarding Hubbard/Downing, Inc., d/b/a Hans Performance Products (“HANS”) significantly less in sanctions than requested. By Order dated May 30, 2013 [Dkt#65] (the “Contempt Order”), the Court had found Kevin Heath and his new company […]

Clothing Company Emory Group Files Complaint Alleging Copying By Upstart Competitor Kobty & Keane

On September 16, 2013, Emory Group, LLC of Spartanburg, South Carolina filed a complaint against Kobty & Keane Custom Apparel, Inc., Aziz Kobty, and Parker Keane, all of Arlington, Texas (collectively, “Kobty & Keane” or “Defendants”), alleging trademark infringement, unfair competition, false misrepresentation and designation of origin, and […]