Category: Judge Land

NexusCard Seeks Wonderland in Georgia After Alice Motion in Texas

NexusCard, Inc. (“NexusCard”), a California corporation with its principal place of business in Lake Forest, California, filed a patent infringement action on August 18, 2015, against grocery chain Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (“Winn-Dixie”), a Florida corporation, with a principal place of business in Jacksonville, Florida, relating to 5,924,080(the ‘080 Patent) […]

Insufficient Evidence of Substantial Revenue Derived in Georgia to Support Camouflage Copyright Infringement Claim

As previously reported here, Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, Ltd. (“Jordan”), asserted copyright infringement and unfair competition against Hubei Wild Trees Textiles Co., LTD. (“Wild Trees”) relating to camouflage patterns, seeking further to cancel a federal copyright registration.  Wild Trees sought to dismiss the action for lack of personal jurisdiction. […]

Masterbuilt Raises Heat on Sportsman’s Turkey Fryer and Electric Smoker Products

On May 6, 2014, Masterbuilt Manufacturing, Inc. (“Masterbuilt”), a Georgia corporation, filed a complaint in the Middle District of Georgia alleging trademark infringement, design and utility patent infringement, and deceptive trade practices against The Sportsman’s Guild, Inc. (“Sportsman”), a Minnesota corporation. Masterbuilt asserts ownership of U.S. Trademark Registration […]

Padgett Business Services Goes After Former Franchisee for Trademark Infringement

Smallbizpros, Inc., d/b/a Padgett Business Services (“Padgett”)[1] asserts trademark infringement in connection with allegations of post-termination obligations of John A. Terris, Sr. (“Terris”) of Brunswick, Georgia, in its complaint filed in the Middle District of Georgia on April 3, 2014.  The complaint seeks an injunction, declaration that Terris’ […]

Jury Left To Decide If Camouflage Patterns Have Specific Protectable Elements

Judge Land denied the summary judgment motion of Digital Concealment Systems, LLC (“Digital”), filed that its “A-TACS FG Camo” pattern does not infringe copyrights belonging to HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. (“HyperStealth”).[1] In reaching the ruling, the Court did not consider the opinions of HyperStealth’s expert.  Therefore, Digital’s motion to exclude […]

Wall Street Journal Law Blog Praises Middle District of Georgia Judge for His Common Sense

The July 12, 2012 debut of this blog happened to cover a decision by U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land, of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, resolving a patent case preliminary injunction motion.  Subsequent entries covered decisions by other Middle District judges in other intellectual property (“IP”) matters […]