Audible Magic’s Motion to Strike Infringement Contentions Denied

(Tyler, Texas – Monday, January 12, 2015) Judge Caroline Craven denied Defendant Audible Magic’s Motion to Strike Plaintiff Blue Spike, LLC’s preliminary infringement contentions. Blue Spike, LLC v. Texas Instruments, et al., 6:12-cv-499-MHS-CMC, Dkt. No. 1898. Plaintiff Blue Spike, LLC served preliminary contentions in February of 2014 and upon request of Defendant Audible Magic, amended those infringement contentions to respond to alleged deficiencies. Defendant Audible Magic filed a...

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Cognitec’s Motion To Dismiss Denied

My Trusty Gavel (Photo credit: steakpinball) (Tyler, Texas – Tuesday, July 22, 2014) Judge Caroline Craven of the Eastern District of Texas recommended denying Cognitec Systems Corp. and Cognitec Systems GmbH’s (Cognitec’s) motion to dismiss Blue Spike, LLC’s claims of indirect and willful patent infringement in Blue Spike, LLC v. Texas Instruments Inc., 6:12-CV-499. Cognitec filed its FRCP 12(b)(6) motion on November 21, 2013 alleging that Plaintiff failed to state a claim on which...

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Blue Spike settles with Cognitive Networks (formerly TV Interactive Systems).

(Monday, June 10, 2013 – Tyler, TX): Blue Spike recently reached another favorable settlement, this time with a major player in the media content recognition industry. Cognitive Networks has agreed to settle Blue Spike’s claims that it infringed Blue Spike’s foundational abstraction patents. Cognitive Networks, formally TV Interactive Systems, is a “market-leading content recognition service provider” that informs broadcasters what viewers are watching on their smart televisions.*...

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Garteiser Honea opens office in Tyler, Texas.

(Sunday, June 9, 2013 – Tyler, TX): Garteiser Honea announces the opening of its Tyler, TX office. The San Francisco Bay firm is pleased to expand its top-notch intellectual property and business legal services to the Texas market. Although the firm currently litigates a number of cases in Texas, it believes that an office in Tyler will only strengthen its ability to provide clients with high quality results. Both Randall Garteiser and Christopher Honea, the firm’s named partners, have...

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Artist Rides Off Satisfied with Harley-Davidson Resolution

(Sunday, October 21, 2012 – Milwaukee, WI) Just six months after free-lance artist Wayne Peterson filed a copyright infringement suit against motorcycle giant Harley-Davidson, a resolution has been reached to Peterson’s satisfaction. In Peterson’s lawsuit he contended that in 1985, Harley commissioned him to create a graphic work—the famous “Live To Ride” logo—for a one-time one-run basis on carburetor covers.  In 1991, Harley commissioned another work from Peterson for its...

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Artist Successful At Defeating Harley-Davidson’s Attempt to Dismiss IP Case

(Thursday, August 2, 2012 – Milwaukee, WI) As reported in IPLAW360 and dealernews.com, represented by Garteiser Honea, free-lance artist Wayne Peterson successfully defeated a motion to dismiss filed in a copyright infringement lawsuit against motorcycle giant Harley-Davidson Motor Company, who was represented by Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP and Bryan Cave LLP.   See Peterson v. Harley-Davidson Inc., et al, Case No. 2:12-cv-00381, Dkt 16 (E.D. WI July 31,...

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Lawsuit filed against Harley-Davidson for Copyright Infringement

(Wednesday, April 25, 2012  – Milwaukee, WI) Artist Wayne Peterson filed a lawsuit today against Harley Davidson for Copyright Infringement.  See 001 Complaint for Copyright Infringement against Harley Davidson. Peterson, who formerly did business as Peterson Studios Ltd., is a freelance commercial artist. From the mid 1970s to the mid 2000s, Harley-Davidson commissioned Peterson, as an independent contractor, to produce more than 600 pictorial, graphic, sculptural, and other works....

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Chris Johns Wins Complete Defense Verdict In Securities Litigation

(Sunday, March 25, 2012  – Austin, TX) Garteiser Honea’s litigator Christopher Johns won a complete defense verdict for Noble Capital in a multi-million-dollar securities fraud case. The jury found Noble not liable in a jury trial held before the Honorable Sam Sparks in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. The Court upheld the jury’s verdict and entered judgment in favor of the Defendants. In the case, three New York businessmen brought...

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Garteiser Honea Wins Another IP Litigation Victory

(Friday, February 24, 2012 – Marin County, CA) Garteiser Honea wins another IP Litigation victory. This time a previous CEO of a software start-up claimed that Garteiser Honea’s client, a senior software programmer, had converted the plaintiff’s alleged intellectual property into his own. Plaintiff moved for a Preliminary Injunction. Garteiser Honea wrote an excellent opposition to the Preliminary Injunction and simultaneously filed a demurrer. The Preliminary Injunction was...

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Just Days Before A TRO Hearing, Garteiser Honea Steps In To Defeat It

(Wednesday, January 11, 2012  – Marin County, CA) Plaintiff was moving for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to obtain an injunction against a software developer wrongly accused of stealing trade secrets. The sophisticated programmer took no chances and hired Garteiser Honea to defend him at the TRO hearing. Garteiser Honea swung into action and defeated the TRO with just five (5) days to prepare. “Our practice is identical to what we were doing at much larger litigation...

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