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Maze IP Law, P.C.
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Friendswood, TX 77546-5153

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REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

"A BRIEF GUIDE TO SUBSEQUENT PATENT APPLICATIONS IN THE US", NAPP Blog, 3 August 2020

"What To, Where and What Not To, Where" (Presentation to NAPP conference, July 2016)

“The Bear In The Woods” (Presentation to NAPP conference, July 2015)

 “The March Hare and Horton’s Credo -- Why ‘To Copyright Or Not To Copyright’ Is A Stupid Question,” IPToday (July 2014)

 “Carte Blanche Does Not Exist Which Allows Imposition of Obviousness-Type Double Patent Rejections,” IPToday (July 2012)

 “Dependent Claims: Genus/Species, And Disjunctive Limitations: How to Run Afoul of the Rarely Litigated § 112 ¶¶3-4,” IPToday (March 2012)

 “Deficiencies In Real Estate Inspection Reports: When Does A Real Estate Inspection Opinion Comprise The Practice Of Engineering?”

 “The Proper Role For Prosecution Disclaimer,” Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (BNA)(February 15, 2008)

 “Avoiding the Present (Invention),” Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal (BNA), February 17, 2006

 “Licensing Intellectual Property Rights in Biotechnology and the Impact of Patent Licensing on Patent Litigation,” (co-presenter) Institute of Biosciences & Technology of Texas A&M University, Houston, Texas, September 18-20, 2002

 “The Law of the Internet in Texas” Seminar (lead presenter), National Business Institute, Houston, Texas, May 22, 2001

 

Patents/Applications (general)

      Software/Computer System Arts / Methods Of Doing Business

·                            methods of doing business (mainly software arts)

·                            artificial intelligence based decision system (software arts)

·                            telephony

·                            interactive game (software arts)

·                            fire detection and alarm system (software system arts)

·                            oilfield production system (software system arts)

·                            Internet-related systems and methods of doing business

        Electrical Arts

·                            semiconductor circuitry and processing

·                            liquid crystal visual display related applications

·                            extended range accelerometer (electrical arts)

        Mechanical Arts

·                            oilfield and similar tools and methods (mechanical arts)

·                            general mechanical inventions

        Other Arts

·                            medical devices

Trademarks

·                            initial filings

·                            prosecution

·                            petition in opposition and for cancellation

Copyrights

·                            author’s publication contracts

·                            software development contracts including non-disclosures

 

REPORTED CASES

ATI Enterprises, Inc. v. Din, 413 S.W.3d 247 (Tex.App.—Dallas 2013, no pet.)

National Jewish Health v. WebMD Health Services Group, Inc., No. 12-cv-02834-WYD-MJW, 2013 WL 4522055 (D.Colo. August 26, 2013)

IFMG Securities, Inc. v. Sewell, No. 13-10-00235-CV, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 9021 (Tex.App.--Corpus Christi December 10, 2011, no pet.)

Tech. Licensing Corp. v. Technicolor USA, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113292 (E.D. Cal. October 15, 2010)

Tech. Licensing Corp. v. Thomson, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88848 (E.D.Cal. August 27, 2010)

Bright Now! Dental, Inc. v. Teligistics, Inc., 2010 Tex. App. LEXIS 3656 (Tex.App.–Beaumont February 10, 2010, no pet.)

Tech. Licensing Corp. v. Thomson, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21735 (E.D.Cal. March 9, 2010)

Tech. Licensing Corp. v. Thomson, Inc., 684 F.Supp.2d 1206 (E.D.Cal. 2010)

Oceaneering Int'l Inc. v. GRI Simulations Inc., 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 11588 (E.D.Cal. May 28, 2009)

Tech. Licensing Corp. v. Gennum Corp., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35521 (N.D.Cal. May 4, 2007)

Oceaneering Int'l, Inc. v. GRI Simulations, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27142 (W.D.La. April 11, 2007)

Oceaneering Int'l, Inc. v. GRI Simulations, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66915 (W.D.La. September 19, 2006)

Tech. Licensing Corp. v. Thomson, Inc., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24196 (E.D.Cal. October 13, 2005)

Tech. Licensing Corp. v. AV Techs. LLC, 77 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1269 (E.D.Cal. 2005)

Tech. Licensing Corp. v. Thomson, Inc., 76 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1146 (E.D.Cal. 2005)

Khalil v. Chatham College, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5 (S.D.Tex. October 24, 2005)

Khalil v. Chatham College, 391 F.Supp.2d 588 (S.D.Tex. 2005)

Thermal Techs., Inc. v. Dade Serv. Corp., 74 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1137 (M.D.Fla. 2004)

IP Innovation L.L.C. v. Thomson, Inc., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6290 (S.D.Ind. April 8, 2004)

Mondial, Inc. v. Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co., 2004 Tex.App.LEXIS 5417(Tex.App.--Houston [1st Dist] 2004, no pet.)

Tech. Licensing Corp. v. Gennum Corp., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10604 (N.D.Cal. March 26, 2004)

Tech. Licensing Corp. v. Videotek, Inc., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27459 (N.D.Cal. June 3, 2003)

Tech. Licensing Corp v. Videotek, Inc., 67 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 1842 (N.D.Cal. 2002)

Test Masters Educ. Servs. v. Singh, 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 28195 (5th Cir. July 24, 2002)

Brown v. Lanier Worldwide, Inc., 124 S.W.3d 883 (Tex.App.--Houston [14th Dist] 2004, no pet.)

 

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

        PATENT

Karman, Inc. v. Miller International, Inc. – patent infringement involving shoes

Lantek, Inc. v. Extreme  Broadband Products, LLP – patent infringement involving electrical connectors

e.Digital Corp. v. Vivtar – patent infringement involving flash memory recording

e.Digital Corp. v. Casio, Inc. et al. – patent infringement involving flash memory recording

Zenith Electronics Corporation v. Thomson, Incorporated et al (Jan 2006) – HDTV patents

Technology Licensing Corporation v. Videotek, Inc. – patent infringement, involving video processing technology

IP Innovations LLP v Thomson, Inc.patent infringement, involving video processing technology

Technology Licensing Corporation v. Thomson, Inc. patent infringement, involving video processing technology (prevailed on summary judgment)

Reese v. Atlinks USA, Inc. – (co-first chair) patent infringement, related to telephony

MyMail, Ltd. v. Earthlink, Inc. – patent infringement, related to Internet

Thermal Technologies Inc. v. Dade Service Corporation – patent infringement related to food ripening rooms

Oceaneering International, Inc. v. Valkyrie Commissioning Services, Inc. – patent infringement related to subsea hydrocarbon technology

Air2 LLC v. USA Airmobile, Inc. – patent infringement related to power line cleaning technology

Franks Casing Crew v. Mullins – patent infringement, related to hydrocarbon production technology

PMR v. Franks Casing Crew – patent infringement, related to hydrocarbon production technology

Baker Hughes, Inc. v. Davis-Lynch, Inc. – patent infringement, related to hydrocarbon production technology

 

        COPYRIGHT

National Jewish Health v. WebMD Corp. et al. (2013) – (first chair) trade secrets and copyright infringement

Oceaneering International, Inc. v. GRI – copyright infringement and misappropriation of software code; trade secret

Clavel, Inc. v. Alumni Partners – infringement of three dimensional sculptures

Sungard Energy Systems Inc. v. Infinite Software of Texas et al. – (first chair) trade secrets and copyright infringement

 

        TRADEMARK

Swoozie’s 2 LLC v Norwood Promotional Products – rights to trademarks

Settlement Funding Associations v. Structured Financial Associates  -- TTAB proceeding

Singh v. Test Masters Educational Services – rights to trademarks and domain names (trial to jury; appeal to Fifth Circuit)

Lockheed Martin Corporation v. Tryad Communication LLC (Jan 2006) rights to trademarks

Oceaneering International Inc v. National University Corp. (Jun 2006) rights to trademarks

AFN Investments, Ltd. V. USI Services Group, Inc. et al (2013) – trademark infringement and cybersquatting

 

        TRADE SECRET

Oceaneering International, Inc. v. Valkyrie Commissioning Services, Inc. – breach of contract; arbitration hearing

Oceaneering International, Inc. v. GRI – copyright infringement and misappropriation of software code; trade secret

Sungard Energy Systems Inc. v. Infinite Software of Texas et al. – trade secrets and copyright infringement

Ramteq Incorporated v. Alfred Karcher, Incorporated et al (Sep 2005) – trade secrets and trade dress

 

        GENERAL BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Texas Mill Supply v Technology Software Consultants – breach of software development contract

Mondial, Inc. v. Alfred Karcher GmbH – (first chair) jurisdictional issues (prevailed at bench and on appeal)

Kay-Co., Inc. v. Dow Gene Enterprises, et al. -- (first chair) real estate fraud

Raymond Dugat LLC v. Caliber One Indemnity – (first chair) breach of maritime insurance contract (bench trial)

National Oilwell, Inc. v. Nutmeg Insurance Company – breach of contract

Compliance Networks, Inc. v. Schwartzman – breach of contract

Foxconn, Inc. v. Exel, Inc. – (first chair) –  breach of contract

Nestle Waters North America, Inc. v. Exel, Inc. et al (Mar 2007)

Khalil v. Chatham College (Oct 2005) (first chair) – personal jurisdiction

Brown v. Lanier Worldwide, Inc. (Jan 2004)

Wali v. ATI Technical College (May 2007) – (first chair) breach of contract; arbitration hearing

B.A.R.D. Industries, Inc. et al. v. State of Texas et al. (March 2008) – (first chair) escheatment

Teligistics, Inc. v. Bright Now! Dental, Inc. – (first chair) breach of contract; sworn account (prevailed on summary judgment)

Equipment by Granic LLC v. ESAB Group, Inc.  et al. – (first chair) breach of contract; deceptive trade practices

Din v. ATI Technical College (June 2009) – (first chair) employment discrimination

Smith v. ATI Enterprises, Inc. (2010) – (first chair) employment discrimination

Russell v. ATI Enterprises, Inc. (2006-2010) – (first chair) discrimination

Nelson v. ATI Enterprises, Inc. (2009-2010) – (co-first chair) education law; deceptive trade practices

Sewell v. IFMG (2009-2010) – (first chair) employment discrimination

Kempner v. Innovative Vision Systems, LLC (2019-2020) (first chair) breach of oral contract

 

The use of this website does not establish an attorney client relationship.  This website is intended to provide general information and does not provide legal advice.  Gary R. Maze is registered as a Patent Agent before the USPTO but is not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization which does not offer a specialization certification in patent law. 

 

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