Category: Judge Story

Solo Inventor Files Two Suits Over Allegedly Infringing Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems

Walter Farmer, of Atlanta, Georgia, filed separate suits against Alpha Technologies, Inc, (“Alpha”), of Bellingham, Washington, and Aspin Kemp & Associates (“Aspin Kemp”), of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, alleging that each company infringes Farmer’s patent directed to uninterruptable power supply systems. Farmer is the sole named inventor of U.S. […]

Expanded Technologies Seeks Declaration of Non-Infringement and Invalidity of Wallner’s “Expanded Metal” Patent

On May 9, 2014, Expanded Technologies, Inc.  (“Expanded Tech”) filed a complaint against WallnerTooling/Expax, Inc. (“Wallner”), seeking both a Declaration of Non-Infringement and a Declaration of Invalidity of U.S. Patent No.8,696,781 (hereafter, “the ‘781 patent”). Expanded Tech is an Oklahoma corporation with its principal place of business in Marietta, Georgia, […]

Audit Results in TM and Breach-of-Contract Action by California Closet Co. against Franchisee and its Guarantor

An audit of a franchisee’s records, which allegedly revealed sales activity outside licensed territory and evidence of efforts to conceal that activity, has spawned a new trademark lawsuit.  On March 19, 2013, California Closet Company (“CCC”) filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia against Lawrenceville, Georgia-based […]

Travel Spike, LLC Re-Files Service Mark Infringement and Cyberpiracy Complaint in Northern District of Georgia

A service mark infringement and cyberpiracy lawsuit has reappeared on the Northern District of Georgia’s docket. The Current Lawsuit On January 30, 2013, Smyrna, Georgia-based Travel Spike, LLC (“Travel Spike”) filed a complaint (“the January 30 Complaint”) against New York City-based Travora Media, Inc. (“Travora”), asserting several counts […]

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 […]

Trademark Infringement Action Asserted by James and Laurie Williams against Columbus Bar Association

In a complaint filed in the Atlanta Division of the Northern District of Georgia on December 19, 2012, James Williams and Laurie Williams (“Williams”) filed a complaint against the Columbus Bar Association (“Columbus”) seeking cancellation of Columbus’ trademark registration, damages, and an injunction.  To avoid confusion, we disclose […]

Clark Equipment Company Brings Anticybersquatting Case Involving its BOBCAT® Trademarks

Clark Equipment Company d/b/a Bobcat Company, based in West Fargo, North Dakota but stated to manage its trademark portfolio from its Atlanta corporate office (“Bobcat Company”), filed an anticybersquatting complaint in the Northern District of Georgia, asserting that Mr. Ted Corriher improperly registered domain names using Bobcat Company’s […]