Wimo Labs, LLC v. Hub Pen Co., Inc., No. 15 C 8424, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Oct. 8, 2015) (Shadur, Sen. J.).

Judge Shadur sua sponte ordered plaintiff Wimo’s counsel to appear and discuss whether venue was proper pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) in this patent case.

Based upon Wimo’s complaint, the Court

Channel Clarity, Inc. v. Optima Tax Relief, LLC, 14 C 8945, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Feb. 18, 2015) (Durkin, J.).

Judge Durkin granted declaratory judgment defendant Optima’s Rule 12(b) motion to dismiss arguing that declaratory judgment plaintiff Channel Clarity did not have proper declaratory standing. Channel Clarity filed a declaratory judgment suit regarding Optima’s

Fasoli (a/k/a Jaz) v. Voltage Pictures, LLC, 14 C 6206, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Dec. 22, 2014) (Gettleman, J.).

Judge Gettleman granted plaintiffs’ motion to transfer this copyright case involving plaintiffs’ copyrighted mural “Castillo” to the C.D. California. Of particular note, the Court held as follows:

  • The Court did not afford plaintiffs’ choice of

With amendments to the Federal Rules set to go into effect on December 1, the Seventh Circuit Pilot Program on Electronic Discovery is offering a CLE program on the e-discovery implications of the new rules on October 14 at 12pm CT.  Speakers include:

  • Judge Sheila Finnegan;
  • Nan Nolan (former Magistrate Judge and current JAMS mediator);

New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure set to take effect December 1, 2015, will have significant impact on patent litigation across the country. In fact, these changes are substantial enough that they may cause courts to rethink and revise local patent rules to accommodate the changes. It is important, therefore, to understand the rule changes.