Category: Special Master

New Georgia Statute on Bad Faith Patent Cases May Discourage Both Weak and Strong Cases from Being Brought in Georgia

Plaintiff Walter Farmer (“Farmer”) initiated suit in September 2014 asserting infringement of claim 1 of his U.S. Patent No. 7,362,007 (the “’007 Patent”), issued April 22, 2008, and covering uninterruptable power supply technology (“UPS”) products against Alpha Technologies, Inc. (“Alpha”).  Alpha moved pursuant to a relatively new Georgia […]

Court Recognizes Alice Decision Potentially Impacts Case by Allowing Late Motion for Judgment on Pleadings

Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC (“Mobile”)[background on company], initiated a patent infringement case against United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”), in 2012 on U.S. Patent No. 5,786,748 on a method and apparatus for giving notification of express mail delivery. UPS filed a Motion for Summary Judgment [Dkt. 95], which was […]

Intellectual Property in the Gutter: Claims Construed in Sewer Line Resin Lining Patent Dispute

Sumner C. Rosenberg issued a Special Master’s Report and Recommendation construing terms at issue in three patents — U.S. Patent Nos. 5,927,341 (“the ‘341 patent”), 6,337,114 (“the ‘114 patent”), and 6,899,832 (“the ‘832 patent”) — asserted by Insituform Technologies, Inc., and INA Acquisition Corp. (collectively “ITI”) against AMerik Supplies, Inc., and Erik Nielsen who […]

Special Master Toasts Brinkmann Postitions on Construction of Copreci Patent Claims Regulating Gas Flow to Grills

As reported here, Special Master Sumner C. Rosenberg undertook construing certain claims of United States Patent Nos. 7,950,384 (the ‘384 patent) and 8,282,390 (the ‘390 patent) pursuant to an Order of April 25, 2013, entered by District Judge Amy Totenberg.  Plaintiffs Coprecitec, S.L., Copreci, S. Coop., and Mandragon […]

Trademark Defendant who Lost on Summary Judgment Files Appeal with Eleventh Circuit, but Special Master May Still Assess Monetary Recovery

A defendant whom the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida adjudicated a trademark infringer on summary judgment, and liable for attorneys’ fees as well as profits, filed an appeal from that court’s judgment on February 11, 2013.  However, an order of appointment of a Special […]

Northern District of Georgia Adopts Special Master’s Patent Claim Construction and Summary Judgment Denial Recommendations Over Sprint’s Objections

In an order entered on February 5, 2013, the Northern District of Georgia adopted the Report and Recommendation of a Special Master concerning disputed patent claim interpretation issues.  This marks the second time in less than a month that the Northern District of Georgia issued this type of […]