Tag: Judge Jones

Disclosure Requirements to Conduct a “Meaningful Deposition” of an Expert under Northern District of Georgia Local Patent Rule 6.3(b)(4)

Motions to strike testimony of Defendant’s Expert and Plaintiff’s rebuttal expert were denied by Judge Jones in this patent dispute over a interface technologies.  Two paragraphs comprising 373 words described the intention of Defendants’ expert to provide testimony “about the history, evolution, development, and technical operation of … […]

Essentially in Breach? E. T. Horn Co. Sued for Breach of Settlement Agreement and on TM-Related Counts

On March 20, 2013, Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Essential Ingredients, Inc. (“EI”) filed a complaint in the Northern District of Georgia against California-based E. T. Horn Company (“Horn”).  EI alleges that Horn, after having entered into a 2008 settlement agreement promising to stop using the term ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS GROUP or […]

Whitestone Marketing accuses ProGraphics of a not-so-smart move of infringing Smart Campaign® mark

Whitestone Marketing Group, LLC (“Whitestone”), sued ProGraphics Communications, LLC (“ProGraphics”), for federal and common law trademark infringement, false designation of origin and misrepresentation in commerce, false advertising, unfair competition, dilution, and misappropriation. Whitestone creates marketing campaigns for independent retail outlets based on commonality of products from a single supplier.  The marketing program […]