Myco Industries, Inc. v. BlephEx, LLC
Brooks Kushman Obtains Preliminary Injunction Enjoining Defendant from Making Allegations of Patent Infringement and Threatening Litigation against Customers of its Client Myco Industries, Inc.Summary:
On August 27, 2019, Brooks Kushman obtained an order enjoining Defendant BlephEx, LLC (“BlephEx”), its officers, agents, and those in active concert with it from making allegations of patent infringement and threatening litigation against client Myco Industries, Inc.’s (“Myco”) potential customers in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (the “Court”). The […]
Automotive Body Parts Association v. Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Federal Circuit Affirms Win on Behalf of Ford Upholding Validity of Design PatentsSummary:
On July 23, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) issued a precedential opinion affirming summary judgment in a case that challenged the validity and enforceability of design patents related to the Ford F-150 hood and headlamp. Brooks Kushman attorneys represented Ford Global Technologies, LLC (“Ford”), in the appeal, […]
Ford Global Technologies, LLC. v. New World International, Inc.
Brooks Kushman Obtains Willful Infringement on 13 Design Patents on Behalf of Ford Motor CompanySummary:
In a matter involving 13 design patents covering Ford Motor Company’s 2004 F-150 and 2005 Mustang models, a team of trial attorneys successfully represented Ford Global Technologies, LLC by obtaining a jury verdict of willful infringement and was awarded damages. The complaint was filed in 2015 against Texas-based aftermarket auto body parts distributor New World […]
Ameranth, Inc. v. Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
Brooks Kushman Obtains Summary Judgment of Unpatentability of Last of Four Patents Asserted Against its Client Domino’s PizzaSummary:
On September 25, 2018, Brooks Kushman successfully obtained summary judgment of unpatentability of the last of four patents asserted in a case filed by Ameranth Inc. against client Domino’s Pizza, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The order ended a seven – year patent litigation brought against Domino’s and […]
Mag Automotive LLC V. Gadra Enterprises, Inc.
Brooks Kushman Obtains Summary Judgment of No Trademark InfringementSummary:
In a case involving a claim of trademark infringement regarding a Numbering System on automotive equipment parts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted summary judgement in favor of Brooks Kushman’s client Gadra Enterprises, Inc. Brooks Kushman convinced the Court that Plaintiff Mag Automotive LLC had not produced sufficient evidence to […]
JTEKT Corp. v. GKN Automotive Ltd.
Brooks Kushman Successfully Defends GKN at the Federal Circuit and PTABSummary:
On August 3, 2018, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals found in favor of Brooks Kushman’s client GKN Automotive Ltd. (GKN) on the issue of standing after Inter Partes Review (IPR). Brooks Kushman shareholder Linda Mettes argued to the Federal Circuit that IPR petitioner JTEKT failed to establish the requisite Article III standing required to […]
Mercado Latino, Inc. v. Indio Products, Inc.
Case Studies, Trademarks
Brooks Kushman Obtains Summary Judgment of No Trade Dress Infringement for Client Indio ProductsSummary:
In a case involving a claim of trade dress and trademark infringement of candles, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted summary judgment in favor of Indio Products, Inc.. Brooks Kushman convinced the Court that Plaintiff Mercado Latino, Inc. had not produced sufficient evidence to meet its burdens of proof to […]
Ford Motor Company v. Paice LLC & Abell Foundation, Inc.
Brooks Kushman serves as PTAB counsel for Ford Motor Company; canceling 273 claims across 5 patentsSummary:
Brooks Kushman served as Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) counsel for Ford Motor Company in 25 inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. On February 19, 2014, Paice filed suit in district of Maryland and accused Ford of infringing 5 patents relating to hybrid technology. Paice alleged its patents cover hybrid electric vehicles and controls. Throughout […]
JM Enterprises, Inc. v. The Ames Companies, Inc
BK Obtains Summary Judgment of Noninfringement for Ames CompaniesSummary:
Brooks Kushman represented AMES Companies, Inc., the leading U.S. manufacturer of lawn and garden tools, in a patent infringement action brought by JM Enterprises, Inc. The plaintiff alleged that AMES’ shovel products infringed a patent covering technology for attaching handles to shovel blades. After evaluating the asserted patent and AMES products, Brooks Kushman planned a […]
New World International, Inc. v. Ford Global Technologies LLC
BK Obtains Federal Circuit Affirmance of Order Dismissing Action in ND TexasSummary:
On June 6, 2017, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas dismissing a declaratory judgment action filed against Brooks Kushman’s client Ford Global Technologies LLC by New World International, Inc. Ford had accused New World of infringing patents covering parts of the F-150 pickup truck, […]
TMC Fuel Injection System, LLC. v. Ford Motor Company
BK Wins Summary Judgment of Noninfringement in Fuel Injection Patent SuitSummary:
On April 21, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted a motion for summary judgment filed by Brooks Kushman on behalf of its client, Ford Motor Company, in a case involving a patent for fuel injection system technology. TMC Fuel Injection System, Inc. originally filed suit against Ford in 2012. […]
Innovation Ventures, LLC d/b/a Living ESSENTIALS, v. N.V.E., INC.
Case Studies, Trademarks
Brooks Kushman Secures Largest Trademark Verdict In Michigan HistorySummary:
A team of Brooks Kushman trial attorneys successfully secured a multi-million-dollar jury verdict for trademark infringement in favor of Innovation Ventures LLC, the makers of 5-hour Energy® shots, against N.V.E., Inc. of New Jersey. The trial was part of a lengthy lawsuit, which began in 2008 and concluded in 2016. All claims of both parties […]
Ford Motor Co. v. Signal IP Inc.
BK Successful in IPR Challenge of Hybrid Engine Control PatentSummary:
On February 19, 2016, the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board entered a favorable ruling cancelling 17 claims in a patent that Brooks Kushman challenged on behalf of its client Ford Motor Company. Brooks Kushman filed a petition for inter partes review of a patent owned by Signal IP, Inc., a NPE, directed to hybrid […]
I.E.E International Electronics & Engineering S.A. v. TK Holdings Inc.
BK Obtains Favorable Settlement for Client IEE in Patent Infringement CaseSummary:
On September 1, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan approved a settlement agreement between two units of Takata Corporation and Brooks Kushman client I.E.E International Electronics & Engineering S.A. Takata had originally asserted three patents relating to capacitive occupant sensors against IEE in the U.S. District Court of the District […]
Voxathon LLC v. General Motors Corporation
BK Obtains Favorable Settlement Dismissing Client GM From Multiparty Patent Infringement CaseSummary:
In 2015, Brooks Kushman client General Motors Corporation was named as a co-defendant in a patent infringement action filed by Voxathon LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Voxathon asserted a patent covering vehicle dashboard phone systems against GM and seven other automobile manufacturers and suppliers. In August 2015, the […]