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The judge overseeing the alleged patent infringement dispute in Oregon’s U.S. District Court, Eugene division, has denied Mike Boyle’s (doing business a Surface Dynamix) motions to compel his prior attorney and for an emergency inspection of the alleged infringing products which are in GlasWeld’s possession. The judge ordered the plaintiff to make the devices “available for inspection at the time of depositions.” Defendants Mike Boyle and his son, Christopher Boyle, have also filed their discovery report with the court. The dispute between the parties about who might be deposed continues.
GlasWeld, Mike Boyle (doing business as Surface Dynamix) and Christopher Boyle have agreed that binding Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings would be a good idea, according to their separate ADR reports. But none of the parties involved in the alleged patent infringement case can agree on terms for the proceedings.
In her latest decision, Judge Ann Aiken says Mike Boyle’s motion to bifurcate, or split the alleged patent infringement trial into two parts, is “premature,” but she gave leave for him to renew the motion at a later date.
Mike Boyle, doing business as Surface Dynamix, has responded to a recent motion by GlasWeld for a default judgment against him and his son, Christopher Boyle. The response is the latest in the suit, filed by GlasWeld in December 2012, alleging patent infringement.
Mike Boyle, doing business as Surface Dynamix, has moved that the court compel a former Intellectual Patent Insurance Corp. (IPISC) employee to attend depositions over the alleged patent infringement case. Meanwhile, GlasWeld’s attorney responded to an earlier motion by Mike Boyle, claiming his “motion [to inspect the products in question] is nothing more than an effort to waste time, effort and resources.”
Mike Boyle, doing business as Surface Dynamix, has asked the U.S. District Court of Oregon, Eugene division, to issue an order “compelling the plaintiffs to allow the defendants the ability to inspect the alleged infringing products that are in the possession of the plaintiffs.” On the other side of the court, GlasWeld has asked for a default judgment against Mike Boyle and Christopher Boyle, his son, “because of their complete, consistent and unapologetic disregard of this court’s clear orders compelling them to comply with their discovery obligations.”
GlasWeld’s attorneys have asked the U.S. District Court of Oregon, Eugene division, to allow it to supplement the evidentiary record in support of a partial summary judgment of infringement. The defendant, Mike Boyle (doing business as Surface Dynamix), has opposed this motion.
GlasWeld attorneys argue that the patent terms Mike Boyle (doing business as Surface Dynamix) and his son, Christopher Boyle, seek to define for the U.S. District Court of Oregon, Eugene division, are best used in their “plain, ordinary English meaning.” However, if the court does decide to define the terms, GlasWeld’s attorneys claim in a response brief that their own definitions for the terms at the heart of the alleged patent infringement case should be used.
Christopher Boyle, one of the parties involved in GlasWeld-Mike Boyle lawsuit, filed a Markman brief Thursday. In the brief, Christopher Boyle laid out his interpretations of the terminology involved with the alleged patent infringement case. GlasWeld and Mike Boyle (Chris’ father, doing business as Surface Dynamix) submitted their briefs late last week.
All parties to the most famous industry lawsuit have agreed to try mediation. Representatives from GlasWeld, Mike Boyle (doing business as Surface Dynamix) and Christopher Boyle (Mike’s son), agreed to participate in court-sponsored mediation before a magistrate judge in the U.S. District of Oregon to try to reach a resolution in the alleged patent infringement case during a teleconference late last month.
Christopher Boyle recently filed a response with the U.S. District Court of Oregon denying patent infringement allegations as well as ownership in Surface Dynamix in the case involving GlasWeld and his father Mike Boyle. The elder Boyle has also been granted a court-appointed attorney.
GlasWeld attorneys have asked the U.S. District Court of Oregon, Eugene division, for a protective order regarding depositions of the company’s employees until Mike Boyle, doing business as Surface Dynamix, “produces documents and information in his possession, custody and control responsive to GlasWeld’s requests for production and interrogatories and coordinates scheduling of the depositions with his son, defendant Christopher Boyle.”