PNC Bank’s Fish & Richardson loses Motion to Dismiss against Mirror Imaging & GH

(January 26, 2022, Waco, TX)  Judge Albright today denied a Motion to Dismiss filed by PNC Bank in Mirror Imaging, LLC v. PNC Bank, N.A., Case 6:21-cv-00518-ADA.  

The Motion was a Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss based on patent ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and collateral estoppel.  In other words, defendants said the case should be dismissed becuse the patents shouldn’t have been granted in the first place because their inventions are unpatentable.  Those inventions describe a “Remote Document Retrieval and Storage System.”  See the full order here.

PNC Bank’s Motion was written and defended by David B. Conrad, Neil J. McNabnay, Michael A. Vincent, and Ricardo J. Bonilla from Fish & Richardson’s Dallas office.  

Plaintiff Mirror Imaging was represented here by Scott Fuller and the team at Garteiser Honea, PLLC, an intellectual property litigation boutique headquartered in Tyler, Texas.  Appearing with Fuller are Randall Garteiser and René Vazquez.