Patent Case Rulings from the Central District of California: Jan. 1 to Jan. 11, 2013

January 22, 2013
The following six decisions in patent cases pending in the Central District of California were reported for the period of January 1 through January 11, 2013.

DATE

CASE AND HOLDING

JUDGE

MOTION TYPE

1/2/2013

The Tawnsaura Group, LLC v. Maximum Human Performance, LLC, 2-12-cv-07189

Otero

Dismiss

The court denied defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's complaint because the asserted patents for health improvement methods contained ineligible subject matter.

Jumbo Bright Trading Limited, et. al. v. The Gap, Inc., 2-12-cv-08932

Pregerson

Preliminary Injunction

The court denied plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction to preclude defendant from selling its accused shoes because plaintiffs failed to present sufficient evidence of irreparable harm.

1/4/2013

Marketlinx Inc. v. Industry Access Incorporated, et al. , 2-12-cv-03496

Olquin

Compel - Source Code

The court granted plaintiff's motion to compel the production of defendant's source code.

1/8/2013

Medsquire LLC v. Compulink Business Systems Inc., 2-11-cv-10122

Fitzgerald

Compel - Invalidity Contentions

The court denied plaintiff's motion to compel defendants to provide further invalidity contentions.

TriPharma, LLC v. First Fruits Business Ministry LLC, et. al., 8-12-cv-00404

Selna

Contempt - Preliminary Injunction

The court denied plaintiff's unopposed motion to find defendants in contempt of a preliminary injunction because plaintiff failed to establish a knowing violation of the injunction.

1/10/2013

InTouch Technologies Inc. v. VGo Communications Inc., 2-11-cv-09185

Anderson

Motion for Judgment - Declaration that the patents-in-suit were invalid.

The court sustained plaintiff's objection to defendant's motion for judgment which included a declaration that the patents-in-suit were invalid as to all claims where the jury found invalidity as to only one claim per patent.

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