Texas Lawyer Recognizes Pro Bono Case Where Firm Partner Helped Free Wrongfully Convicted Woman

On September 29, 2014, the Texas Lawyer recognized John Raley’s work in helping to free a wrongfully convicted woman. The Court found that she had ineffective assistance of counsel at trial and granted her a new trial. See article here. After the new trial was ordered, the district attorney agreed to drop all charges. 

Raley & Bowick Win Partial Summary Judgment in Patent Dispute

On September 22, 2014, Raley & Bowick won summary judgment dismissing claims of unfair competition, business and product disparagement, and libel. Raley & Bowick’s client is one of the largest U.S. manufacturers of the supplement CoQ10.  

Raley & Bowick Win Dismissal of ZMC’s $100 Million Worth of Claims

Accused infringers Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. and ZMC-USA, LLC (collectively “ZMC”) sought $100 million in compensatory and punitive damages against Raley & Bowick’s client Kaneka Corporation. ZMC accused Kaneka of violating the Sherman Act, the Lanham Act, and the Texas Business and Commercial Code. ZMC also accused Kaneka of patent misuse, product and business disparagement, defamation, libel, libel per se, and tortious interference with existing and prospective business relationships.

United States District Judge Vanessa Gilmore granted Kaneka’s motion to dismiss ZMC’s claims for violation of the Sherman Act, Texas Business and Commerce Coe, patent misuse, and tortious interference. United States Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy granted Kaneka’s motion for summary judgment dismissing ZMC’s remaining affirmative claims including Lanham Act, product and business disparagement, libel and libel per se.

ZMC’s only remaining claims seek affirmative defenses and declaratory relief of non-infringement and patent invalidity.

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Raley & Bowick Case Featured in Texas Lawyer for Obtaining Dismissal of Patent Infringement Lawsuit

On September 8, 2014, the Firm was featured in Texas Lawyer for obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of a patent infringement lawsuit as a discovery sanction. Tesco Corporation’s lawyers were caught by Raley & Bowick withholding critical evidence, and later making misrepresentations about the evidence. The Court dismissed the case with prejudice as a sanction for the misconduct.

Raley & Bowick Win Featured in Houston Chronicle

On August 29, 2014, the Houston Chronicle featured the victory obtained by Raley & Bowick against Tesco Corporation. Raley & Bowick secured a dismissal with prejudice based on significant discovery abuse. The Chronicle headline reads: “Big time trial lawyer ‘abused’ court in patent case.”

Raley & Bowick Patent Victory Featured in Law 360

In August, 2014, Law 360 wrote several articles about Raley & Bowick’s victory in a multi-million dollar patent infringement lawsuit. Raley & Bowick obtained a dismissal with prejudice as a sanction for concealed evidence and misrepresentations the firm uncovered after intensive investigation.

In Multi-Million Dollar Patent Infringement Suit, Raley & Bowick Win Dismissal with Prejudice as a Sanction for Uncovered Discovery Abuse

On August 25, 2014, Judge Keith P. Ellison of the Southern District of Texas dismissed patent infringement claims brought by Tesco Corporation against Raley & Bowick client National Oilwell Varco, L.P. Raley & Bowick uncovered concealed evidence and intentional deception by Tesco’s counsel. The Judge recognized these “advantage-seeking misrepresentations” were serious enough to warrant dismissal as a deterrent for future litigants. 

Firm Partner Speaks at Atticus Finch Day

On May 3, 2014, firm partner John Raley spoke to legal professionals at the 6th Annual Atticus Finch Day in Bryan, TX. May 3 2014 - Virtues of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' character embodied by 'Real-life Atticus Finch' - The Eagle_ Local News-thumbnail

Raley & Bowick Successfully Defends the Patentability of an Oilfield Patent in the PTO’s new Inter Parties Proceedings

On October 31, 2013, the PTO denied a petition for the review of the patentability of an automatic drilling patent. The review was denied based on the arguments presented in Raley & Bowick’s response to the petition. 

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Raley & Bowick’s Motion to Dismiss Appellant’s Appeal

On October 3, 2013, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted National Oilwell Varco, LP’s Motion to Dismiss the appeal of Tesco Corporation. Tesco was appealing District Judge Keith Ellison’s summary judgments of (1) patent invalidity; and (2) limiting liability for Tesco’s failure to mark under 35 U.S.C. § 287(a). NOV moved to dismiss Tesco’s appeal as premature because, as Raley & Bowick argued, the District Court had not ruled upon NOV’s claims for exceptional case and sanctions. The case was remanded to the District Court for determination of attorneys’ fees and costs.