Judge: Leonard Davis
Holding: Motions for Judgment as a Matter of Law DENIED
Well, the verdicts are splitting pretty evenly these days, but juries are batting pretty close to 1.000 on JMOL rulings, be they a win or a loss. Judge Schneider has just joined the late summer JMOL rulings party, issuing an order resolving the remaining postverdict motions in the Alexsam v. Pier 1 Imports case.
As readers know, a Marshall jury in Judge Schneider's court found that the defendant's gift cards did not infringe the asserted claims of the plaintiff's patent last October. Earlier today Judge Schneider denied plaintiff Alexsam's motion for judgment as a matter of law of infringement, and similarly denied Pier 1's motion for judgment as a matter of law that the patents were invalid. In both cases, the Court found that there was sufficient evidence to support the jury's findings.