A state appeals court this week upheld a $3 million-plus trial court judgment in an oil and gas contract case. The appeal involved a debate over the correct language for standard of care in joint operating agreements, and the non-prevailing side says the debate isn’t over. Litigation writer Natalie Posgate has the details.
Even as U.S. District Judge Alan Albright was in the middle of one of the most closely-watched patent infringement trials of the year, he gave The Texas Lawbook and the IP community some of his time to sit in the hot seat and discuss patterns and trends unfolding in and out of his courtroom.
The Austin-based movie theater chain — known as a pioneer for the dine-in-theater experience — is the latest indoor, consumer-oriented business to fall prey to the financial woes of the Covid-19 pandemic. Natalie Posgate details where the company filed and who from Texas has appeared in the case.
A Texas appellate court has reversed a $1.2 million judgment against a marketing professional who wrote a negative Yelp review about a dentist who owed him money. The marketer’s lawyers say the ruling is a win for both the protection of broad-form releases and free speech.
Jurors in the VLSI v. Intel patent infringement trial ended their deliberations shortly after noon today, awarding VLSI $2.175 billion. The patented technology is related to the speed and power-saving capabilities of computer chips. The Lawbook’s Natalie Posgate has the details.
Jurors in the VLSI v. Intel patent infringement trial officially begin deliberations Tuesday morning over whether to follow the advice by VLSI’s lawyers given in Monday’s closing arguments to award their client billions of dollars or side with Intel that the requested damages are an “outrageous” amount and award VLSI nothing. Texas Lawbook litigation writer Natalie Posgate has the in-depth details.
A former Cuban worker for a cattle semen provider has lost an employment discrimination lawsuit in which he alleged his employer treated him worse than younger Brazilian employees at the company. The ruling highlights a less-traveled avenue employers can take to win on summary judgment.
U.S. District Judge Alan Albright’s second patent trial is underway in Waco. Monday afternoon, jurors heard from two of the country’s premier trial lawyers about the backstories of their sparring clients, VLSI and Intel. The takeaway? Intel either knowingly made a billion products that infringe on VLSI’s patents or Intel engineers were too caught up in their own innovations to know of their existence.
Jury selection is currently underway in VLSI v. Intel, which will easily be one of the hottest and closely-watched trials this year. While we wait for a panel to be selected, The Texas Lawbook asked a number of IP experts why the trial is so important.
In a one-page order issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Alan Albright dismissed Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix, Ferrari and Daimler AG from a massive patent infringement suit over the safety technology used in Formula One racing.