Tag: Judge Story

“Partially Horizontally Aligned” Button Claim Limitation Deemed Indefinite in Claim Construction Order Involving Hand-Held Game Controllers

Junk Food Custom Arcades, LLC v. Hit Box LLC, Civil Action No. 2:21-cv-00262-RWS (N.D. Ga., Apr. 11, 2023) Judge Richard Story recently entered claim construction for two patents directed at gaming controllers, siding with the Defendant’s position for four of the five disputed terms. The dispute involves Hit […]

Complaint Alleges $7M Worth of Loans and Information Diverted by Alleged Mortgage Lender Conspiracy

AmNet ESOP Corporation v. CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. et al, Civil Action No. 2:23-cv-00010-RWS (N.D. Ga., Jan. 10, 2023) Mortgage lender AmNet brings suit against fellow mortgage lender and former employee for alleged misappropriation of information and other business torts in the Northern District. The Plaintiff asserts Defendant CrossCountry […]

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 […]