There were 140 patent cases filed in the Northern District during 2007, an 11% increase from the 126 patent cases filed in 2006. This maintains the Northern District’s status as the fifth largest patent district. According to TrollTracker (click here for TrollTracker’s year end filing analysis), the Eastern District of Texas was first with 364 filings, more than 2.5 times the Northern District’s filings. The Central District of California came in a distant second with 272 patent filings, followed by the District of New Jersey at 187, the District of Delaware at 147 and then the Northern District. Of the Northern Districts 140* filings, 49 or 35% were disposed of during 2007.

A list of each case, the case number, the filing date and, where appropriate, the date the case was resolved are provided after the jump. In the next week or two, I will be doing similar posts for trademark and copyright cases filed during 2007.

A hat tip to the Maryland Intellectual Property Law Blog for its 2007 IP review series that pushed me to start my own review of 2007 IP cases.

* TrollTracker reports 137 patent cases. The discrepancy may be explained by several cases filed during the last few days of the year that did not make it to Pacer until after January 1.

1:07-cv-00369

Induction Holding Company, LLC v. Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Corporation

filed 01/19/07   closed 03/16/07

1:07-cv-00460

Timebase Pty Ltd. v. The Thomson Corporation

filed 01/24/07   closed 03/09/07

1:07-cv-00527

Nickels and Dimes Incorporated et al v. NAMCO Cybertainment, Inc.

filed 01/26/07   closed 07/30/07

1:07-cv-00570

Spark Network Services, Inc. v. Match.Com, LP et al

filed 01/30/07

1:07-cv-00591

Guan Gao Company, Ltd. et al v. Acco Brands Corporation

filed 01/30/07

1:07-cv-00603

Kenall Manufacturing Company v. Cooper Lighting, Inc.

filed 01/31/07   closed 07/26/07

1:07-cv-00623

Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated v. International Securities Exchange, LLC

filed 01/31/07

1:07-cv-00643

Baseball Marketing Ideas, L.L.C. v. Fitec International, Inc.

filed 02/01/07   closed 07/11/07

1:07-cv-00738

Pressure Specialist, Inc. v. Control Devices Inc.

filed 02/07/07   closed 12/12/07

1:07-cv-00791

Electronic Imaging Systems of America, Inc. v. Gannett Co., Inc. et al

filed 02/09/07   closed 04/13/07

1:07-cv-00812

Riparius Ventures, LLC v. Skype Technologies S A

filed 02/12/07

1:07-cv-01057

NCR Corporation v. Alticor Inc. et al

filed 02/22/07   closed 04/23/07

1:07-cv-01108

Broadcast Music, Inc. et al v. 157 Ontario, Inc. et al

filed 02/26/07   closed 07/30/07

1:07-cv-01230

Card Activation Technologies Inc v. Barnes & Noble Inc et al

filed 03/02/07

1:07-cv-01324

Dudkowski v. Sony Corporation of America

filed 03/08/07   closed 06/06/07

1:07-cv-01333

Only The First, Ltd. v. Seiko Epson Corporation

filed 03/08/07

1:07-cv-01362

Angel Sales Inc v. Hollywood Gadgets Inc

filed 03/09/07

1:07-cv-01385

Global Industries Holding Ltd v. Shri Kristina Enterprises Inc

filed 03/12/07

1:07-cv-01389

Harris et al v. Dell, Inc. et al

filed 03/12/07   closed 05/25/07

1:07-cv-01397

Fernandez Innovative Technologies, L.L.C. v. General Motors Corporation et al

filed 03/12/07

1:07-cv-01401

Acco Brands USA LLC v. Accentra, Inc. et al

filed 03/13/07

1:07-cv-01402

La Termoplastic-F.B.M. S.R.L. v. Yongkang Dayi Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. et al

filed 03/13/07   closed 06/22/07

1:07-cv-01427

Santa’s Best Craft, Ltd. v. Sienna, LLC

filed 03/13/07

1:07-cv-01449

GSC Technologies Corporation v. Johnson Outdoors, Inc,

filed 03/14/07   closed 07/25/07

1:07-cv-01490

Electronic Imaging Systems of America, Inc. v. Merlinone, Inc. et al

filed 03/16/07   closed 05/22/07

1:07-cv-01565

SRAM Corporation v. Formula S.R.L. et al

filed 03/20/07

1:07-cv-01593

Ledergerber Medical Innovations, LLC et al v. W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

filed 03/22/07

1:07-cv-01721

Abbott Laboratories et al v. Sandoz, Inc. et al

filed 03/28/07

1:07-cv-01763

Minemyer v. R-Boc Representatives, Inc. et al

filed 03/29/07

1:07-cv-01868

Masonite Corporation v. Jeld-Wen, Inc.

filed 04/04/07   closed 12/10/07

1:07-cv-01891

Mitchell v. First Northern Credit Union et al

filed 04/06/07   closed 10/04/07

1:07-cv-01939

The Metraflex Company v. Red Valve Company, Inc.

filed 04/09/07   closed 09/20/07

1:07-cv-02029

Attwood Corporation v. Accon Marine, L.L.C.

filed 04/12/07   closed 07/10/07

1:07-cv-02030

GSC Technologies Corporation v. Pelican International, Inc.

filed 04/12/07   closed 05/23/07

1:07-cv-02109

Radio Flyer Inc. v. The Little Tikes Company

filed 04/16/07

1:07-cv-02131

Health Hero Network, Inc. v. Patient Care Technologies, Inc.

filed 04/17/07

1:07-cv-02150

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. v. Easton Sports, Inc.

filed 04/18/07

1:07-cv-02178

Vanguard Products Group, Inc. et al v. Merchandising Technologies, Inc.

filed 04/19/07   closed 08/21/07

1:07-cv-02206

Corporate Safe Specialists, Inc. v. FireKing International, LLC

filed 04/20/07   closed 08/09/07

1:07-cv-02224

Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, The v. Procter & Gamble Company, The

filed 04/23/07   closed 10/02/07

1:07-cv-02249

Onischuk v. Varden et al

filed 04/24/07   closed 12/13/07

1:07-cv-02382

William Reber, L.L.C. v. Helio L.L.C.

filed 04/30/07   closed 10/09/07

1:07-cv-02385

ArrivalStar s.a. et al v. UAL Corporation

filed 04/30/07   closed 07/10/07

1:07-cv-02409

Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. OfficeMax Incorporated

filed 05/01/07

1:07-cv-02532

The Ultimate Back Store, Inc. v. Belnick, Inc.

filed 05/04/07   closed 07/06/07

1:07-cv-02550

Artos Technology, L.L.C. v. Reliable Controls Corporation

filed 05/07/07

1:07-cv-02582

Utstarcom Inc v. Starent Networks Corp et al

filed 05/08/07

1:07-cv-02683

Degregorio v. Phillips Electronics North America Corporation et al

filed 05/11/07

1:07-cv-02690

DMS Holdings, Inc. v. Sorensen Research and Development Trust et al

filed 05/11/07

1:07-cv-02758

Tuthill Corporation v. Arvinmeritor, Inc. et al

filed 05/16/07

1:07-cv-02838

West Suburban Bank v. Meridian Enterprises Corporation

filed 05/21/07

1:07-cv-02855

Daisho Seiki Corporation v. Nissei Industry Corporation

filed 05/22/07

1:07-cv-02864

KAB Enterprise Co, Ltd. v. Ursich Products, Inc. et al

filed 05/22/07

1:07-cv-02921

Kathrein-Werke KG. v. Radiacion Y Microodnas SA et al

filed 05/24/07

1:07-cv-02936

GLJ, LLC v. Premier Products of America, Inc. et al

filed 05/24/07   closed 07/26/07

1:07-cv-02996

Newell Operating Company v. Vision Industries Group, Inc.

filed 05/29/07

1:07-cv-03011

First Trust Portfolios L.P. et al v. JNL Variable Fund, LLC et al

filed 05/30/07

1:07-cv-03025

Malessa Partners, L.L.C. v. Express Scripts, Inc.

filed 05/30/07   closed 12/18/07

1:07-cv-03063

Riparius Ventures LLC v. Ascalade Communications, Inc.

filed 06/01/07

1:07-cv-03113

Juno Lighting, Inc. et al v. Bel Air Lighting, Inc.

filed 06/04/07   closed 08/16/07

1:07-cv-03149

Krippelz v. Ford Motor Company

filed 06/05/07

1:07-cv-03235

Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. v. Exelon Corp. et al

filed 06/08/07   closed 08/17/07

1:07-cv-03339

BorgWarner Inc. et al v. Hilite International, Inc. et al

filed 06/13/07

1:07-cv-03401

Papst Licensing Gmbh & Co. KG v. Fujifilm Corporation et al

filed 06/15/07   closed 11/26/07

1:07-cv-03428

Abbott Laboratories et al v. Church & Dwight, Inc.

filed 06/18/07

1:07-cv-03554

Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., Inc. v. J&J Instruments

filed 06/25/07   closed 09/14/07

1:07-cv-03857

Atlantic Recording Corporation et al v. Thompson

filed 07/10/07   closed 10/26/07

1:07-cv-03876

Nestle Prepared Foods Company v. Little Lady Foods, Inc.

filed 07/10/07   closed 09/20/07

1:07-cv-04048

Meadwestvaco Corporation v. Colbert Packaging Corporation

filed 07/18/07   closed 10/02/07

1:07-cv-04050

Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. Apotex, Inc.

filed 07/18/07

1:07-cv-04062

Nike, Inc. v. Geox USA, Inc. et al

filed 07/19/07   closed 11/20/07

1:07-cv-04098

Aspheric Lens Company v. Bausch & Lomb Incorporated et al

filed 07/20/07

1:07-cv-04215

The Spoilage Cutter Company Incorporated v. Dallco Marketing, Inc.

filed 07/26/07   closed 01/11/08

1:07-cv-04232

Nutrinova Nutrition Specialties & Food Ingredients GmbH v. Viachem Ltd. et al

filed 07/27/07

1:07-cv-04234

Biopolymerengineering, Inc. et al v. Biorgin

filed 07/27/07

1:07-cv-04440

Senario, LLC v. Tectron International, Inc.

filed 08/07/07   closed 11/13/07

1:07-cv-04476

Global Patent Holdings, LLC v. CDW Corporation et al

filed 08/08/07

1:07-cv-04512

Technology Development and Licensing, LLC v. Motorola, Inc

filed 08/09/07

1:07-cv-04552

McKlein Company LLC v. Slappa Distribution Ltd, Co

filed 08/13/07   closed 12/11/07

1:07-cv-04648

Edge Capture L.L.C. et al v. Citadel Investment Group L.L.C. et al

filed 08/17/07

1:07-cv-04709

International Securities Exchange , LLC v. Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc.

filed 08/20/07

1:07-cv-04729

Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro v. Jackson et al

filed 08/21/07   closed 09/28/07

1:07-cv-04769

Medpointe Healthcare Inc. v. Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Inc.

filed 08/23/07

1:07-cv-04844

Helen of Troy Limited et al v. Mobi Technologies, Inc.

filed 08/28/07   closed 10/17/07

1:07-cv-04892

Don De Cristo Concrete Accessories Inc vs. Deslauriers Inc

filed 08/29/07

1:07-cv-04903

Memory Control Enterprise, LLC v. American Honda Motor Company,Inc. et al

filed 08/30/07

1:07-cv-04986

Panduit Corporation v. Tyco Electronics Corporation

filed 09/05/07

1:07-cv-05031

Health Hero Network, Inc. v. Alere Medical, Inc.

filed 09/06/07

1:07-cv-05071

It’s Academic of Illinois, Inc. v. Board Dudes, Inc., The

filed 09/10/07

1:07-cv-05081

Illinois Computer Research, LLC v. Google Inc.

filed 09/10/07

1:07-cv-05120

Frayne Consultants v. Transgenomic

filed 09/11/07   closed 10/04/07

1:07-cv-05158

Pactiv Corporation et al v. Cube Plastics, Inc. et al

filed 09/12/07

1:07-cv-05209

Butterfield Color, Inc. v. Bomanite Corporation

filed 09/14/07   closed 11/19/07

1:07-cv-05285

Coinstar, Inc. v. Scan Coin North America

filed 09/19/07

1:07-cv-05321

MLR, LLC v. E-Ten Information Systems Co., Ltd. et al

filed 09/20/07

1:07-cv-05472

Dicam, Inc. v. United States Cellular Corporation et al

filed 09/27/07

1:07-cv-05488

Eli Lilly and Company v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd.

filed 09/28/07   closed 10/26/07

1:07-cv-05514

Parking Security Systems Corporation v. City Of Chicago et al

filed 09/28/07

1:07-cv-05560

Senario, LLC v. Nostalgic Images, Inc.

filed 10/02/07   closed 10/23/07

1:07-cv-05653

Attwood Corporation v. Marine Hardware, Inc.

filed 10/04/07   closed 11/26/07

1:07-cv-05664

INEOS Fluor Holdings Limited et al v. SinoChem Modern Environmental Protection Chemicals (Xi’an) Co., Ltd. Corporation et al

filed 10/05/07

1:07-cv-05666

Dicam, Inc. v. United States Cellular Corporation et al

filed 10/05/07

1:07-cv-05668

Dicam, Inc. v. United States Cellullar Corporation et al

filed 10/05/07

1:07-cv-05670

Dicam, Inc. v. United States Cellular Corporation et al

filed 10/05/07

1:07-cv-05672

Dicam Inc v. United States Cellular Corporation et al

filed 10/05/07

1:07-cv-05776

Discover Products, Inc. et al v. Phoenix Licensing, L.L.C.

filed 10/11/07

1:07-cv-05807

Sanofi-Aventis et al v. Aurbindo Pharma Ltd. et al

filed 10/12/07

1:07-cv-05875

Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al v. Bayer Aktiengesellschaft et al

filed 10/17/07

1:07-cv-05970

Sanford, L.P. v. Ningbo Beifa Group Co., Ltd.

filed 10/22/07

1:07-cv-05993

Genender International Inc. v. Skagen Designs, LTD.

filed 10/23/07

1:07-cv-06121

Riparius Ventures LLC v. Logitech International S.A et al

filed 10/30/07

1:07-cv-06137

Esmart Group Pty Limited et al v. Innovations M2, LLC et al

filed 10/30/07

1:07-cv-06230

Kenall Manufacturing Company v. Focal Point LLC

filed 11/05/07

1:07-cv-06289

Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. The TJX Companies, Inc.

filed 11/06/07

1:07-cv-06293

Nalco Company v. Enviro Tech Chemical Services, Inc.

filed 11/06/07

1:07-cv-06297

Connetics Corporation et al v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

filed 11/06/07

1:07-cv-06298

Pressure Specialist, Inc. v. Archon Paintball, Inc.

filed 11/06/07

1:07-cv-06303

Bajer Design & Marketing, Inc. v. Idea Nuova Inc.

filed 11/07/07   closed 11/20/07

1:07-cv-06381

United States Gypsum Company v. 3M Innovative Properties Company et al

filed 11/09/07

1:07-cv-06417

Reisinger v. SAS Group, Inc.

filed 11/13/07

1:07-cv-06451

Greiner et al v. CVS Corp., et al.

filed 11/14/07

1:07-cv-06511

Cambridge Technology Development, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation

filed 11/16/07

1:07-cv-06560

Wilton Industries Inc v. Helen of Troy Limited

filed 11/20/07

1:07-cv-06769

Argentum Medical, LLC v. Noble Biomaterials et al

filed 12/03/07

1:07-cv-06890

Huntair, Inc. v. Climatecraft, Inc.

filed 12/06/07

1:07-cv-07021

Meridian Enterprises Corporation v. SHC Direct, LLC

filed 12/13/07

1:07-cv-07046

Bajer Design & Marketing, Inc. v. CHF Industries Inc

filed 12/14/07

1:07-cv-07058

Woco Motor Acoustic Systems, Inc. v. Bollhoff GMBH

filed 12/14/07

1:07-cv-07108

Nike, Inc. v. King Sports, Inc. et al

filed 12/18/07

1:07-cv-07145

Alere Medical, Inc. v. Health Hero Network, Inc.

filed 12/18/07

1:07-cv-07190

PSN Illinois, LLC v. Abcam, Inc. et al

filed 12/21/07

1:07-cv-07202

Helen of Troy Limited et al v. Lifetime Brands, Inc. et al

filed 12/21/07

1:07-cv-07237

Fellowes, Inc. v. Aurora Corporation of America et al

filed 12/26/07

1:07-cv-07282

Meirav Kesher Hadadi, Ltd. v. Zipcar Inc. et al

filed 12/28/07

1:08-cv-00005

Innovative Patented Technology, LLC v. Motorola, Inc.

filed 12/31/07

3:07-cv-50075

KSI Conveyors Inc v. Unverferth Mfg Co Inc

filed 04/24/07

3:07-cv-50084

Newell Operating Company v. Ou et al

filed 05/07/07   closed 08/02/07

3:07-cv-50094

Colorlab Cosmetics Inc v. Fairy Dust Ltd Inc

filed 05/18/07

3:07-cv-50103

T.C. Development & Design Inc v. Gormley et al

filed 05/29/07

3:07-cv-50131

Dawn Equipment Company v. Redball LLC

filed 07/10/07   closed 09/11/07

3:07-cv-50134

T.C. Development & Design Inc v. Stracquadanio

filed 07/16/07

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