Monthly Archives: August 2014

Federal Circuit Says Disobeyed Order Not Enough To Kill IP Suit

Law360, New York (August 28, 2014, 7:58 PM ET) — The Federal Circuit on Thursday vacated the dismissal of an infringement suit accusing Fry’s Electronics and a video game device manufacturer of flouting a patent over a gun-shaped video game controller, saying a Texas federal judge wrongly tossed the suit because the patent holder failed to comply with a court order.

In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel for the Federal Circuit ruled that Judge Lynn N. Hughes abused her discretion when she dismissed KI Ventures LLC’s suit against retailer Fry’s Electronics and CTA Digital Inc.

William Ramey, managing partner of Ramey & Browning, represented KI Ventures.

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Ramey & Browning is a full-service Intellectual Property and Litigation law firm located in Houston’s museum district, just outside downtown.

Ramey & Browning sues Veteran’s Administration

On July 29, 2014, Ramey & Browning filed a lawsuit styled Jewel Honey-Love, Individually, and as a representative of the Estate of Larry Lavon Love, against the Veteran’s Administration and Acuity Hospital of Houston, for damages associated with the wrongful death of Mr. Love, in the Southern District of Texas under cause No. 4:14-cv02185.

Ramey & Browning Sponsors State Bar of Texas Event

Ramey & Browning is proud to work with the State Bar of Texas in sponsoring the Advanced In-House Counsel CLE program August 13-15, 2014. The firm sponsored the social hour immediately following the presentation on August 14, 2014. The CLE included topics ranging from the new Texas Uniform Trade Secret Act to Managing Your Law Practice to Keeping Your Company Competitive. The CLE delivered 13.5 hours and 3.0 hours of ethics. Over 120 registrants attended the CLE. Bill Ramey delivered the presentation on the Texas Uniform Trade Secret Act.

Ramey & Browning settles patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation

Bill Ramey of Ramey & Browning settles patent infringement lawsuit for client BioControl, LLC, against Microsoft Corporation that alleged infringement of the claims of US 5,647,834 titled Speech-Based BioFeedback Method and System. The technology is generally related to using a user’s emotions to control a video game. The terms of the settlement agreement are by confidential.  The matter was pending in the Eastern District of Texas under cause number 2:14-cv-00640.

H Texas Magazine Features Ramey & Browning

Ramey & Browning is featured in H Texas Magazine‘s July issue. Our advertisement can be found on page 89. Attorneys pictured in the ad are Bill Ramey, Matt Schwaller, Melissa Schwaller, Harry Laxton and Peter Waugh. The ad highlights the firm’s expertise in intellectual property.

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Ramey & Browning is a full-service law firm focusing on intellectual property and trial law and located in the Museum District of Houston, just outside of downtown.

Bill Ramey chosen as a 2014 Top Lawyer by H Texas Magazine.

Bill Ramey, managing partner of Ramey & Browning, has been chosen as a 2014 Top Houston Lawyer by H Texas Magazine.

The award recognizes the top lawyers in the Houston marketplace. Bill earned the award for his Intellectual Property practice area. The website for the magazine can be found here.

Ramey & Browning, PLLC is a full-service law firm focusing on Intellectual Property and Trial Law. We are located in the Museum District, just outside of downtown Houston.