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ikea July 15, 2015. As Joe Mullins reports in Ars Technica, Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez along with co-counsel DiMuroGinsberg and the Law Offices of Cecil Key represent IKEAFANS, Inc. in its suit against trademark bully IKEA. After years of collaborating with IKEAFANS in their building a bustling online community at www.IKEAFANS.com ; IKEA now wants to wrest control of the IKEAFANS website for itself. The case is filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Case No. 1:14-cv-584, and styled, Ikeafans, Inc. v. Ikea U.S., Inc. et al.. Download Complaint

The firm's patent infringement practice has attracted coverage in the national media. Partners Cab Connor and David Dunham are quoted in a 2014 issue of the American Lawyerregarding a result they achieved in a high-profile patent case in the Eastern District of Texas: "The court's experience in patent litigation worked in the defendants' favor, according to Altium attorneys David Dunham and Cabrach Connor of the Texas-based firm Taylor Dunham & Rodriguez, who secured a settlement with Uniloc just prior to the Markman hearing. Magistrate Judge Nicole Mitchell appointed a technical adviser and delved deeply into the merits of the case, he said. 'This is something the Eastern District is consistently ready and able to do, and that makes a big difference in patent litigation,' Dunham said." Link to Article

The Austin and Dallas Business Journals recently reported that Cabrach (Cab) Connor joined the firm as a partner effective August 1, 2013. Link to Article

A recent case filed by Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez, LLP has been in the news Civil Action No. 1:12-CV-00809; Kurt Tompkins and Tompkins Research, Inc. v. Brookstone, Inc. and Brookstone Company, Inc.The attorneys representing Kurt Tompkins and Tompkins Research, Inc. are David Dunham, Don Taylor and Anthony Ricciardelli of our firm. As reported by Yahoo News, Tompkins Research, Inc. and its owner, Kurt Tompkins, filed suit against Brookstone, Inc. and Brookstone Company, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas--Austin Division. Download Article The complaint alleges unfair competition, violation of intellectual property rights, fraud and other claims. The lawsuit as filed may be downloaded here. Download Complaint

State of Texas v. Retirement Value LLC, et al.: As reported by Investment News, Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez, LLP announced a distribution to investors from the Hill Country Funding Receivership.  The defrauded investors of Hill Country Funding had invested millions in unregistered securities.  The Texas State Securities Board obtained an injunction shutting down Hill Country Funding LLC and asked the Court to appoint Donald R. Taylor of Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez, LLP as receiver of the company.  Mr. Taylor has been actively seeking recovery of funds on behalf of the defrauded Hill Country Funding investors.  Mr. Taylor was recently quoted in the trade journal:  "We're fortunate to be able to make an interim distribution and we expect to pursue other avenues."  Darla Mercado,  Bizarre drama in Texas nears end, August 19, 2012,  http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20120814/FREE/120819957

American Lawyer and Verdict Search.com have included a Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez, LLP jury verdict as one of the top 100 verdicts in the country.  Download Article Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez, LLP's representation of patent owners in filed patent infringement lawsuits has been discussed numerous times by the Southeast Texas Record:

  • Andrew Katrinecz et al. v. I-Rocks Technology Co. Ltd. et al. , filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.  Download Article
  • Andrew Katrinecz et al. v. Trust International et al. ; Andrew Katrinecz et al. v. Sunbeam Business Co. et al. ; Aerielle Technologies Inc. v. Siig Inc. , filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.   Download Article
  • Andrew Katrinecz et al. v. Adesso Inc. , filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.  Download Article
  • Andrew Katrinecz et al. v. Willway Investment Inc. et al. ; Aerielle Technologies Inc. et al. v. Macally Peripherals Inc. et al.; filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.  Download Article
  • Aerielle Technologies Inc. et al. v. Wirless Xcessories Group Inc. , filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.  Download Article
  • Aerielle Technologies Inc. et al. v. Procare International Inc. , filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.  Download Article
  • Aerielle Technologies Inc. et al. v. Coby Electronics Corp. , filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.  Download Article

Austin Gutter King Corp., Inc. v. Google, Inc. :Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez LLP represents Austin company in an internet defamation case Download article Linegar v. DLA Piper US, LLP .: Obtained a favorable verdict for client in legal malpractice lawsuit after a nearly three week jury trial. Download article

Linegar v. DLA Piper US, LLP .: Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez LLP made front page news in the March 5, 2012 edition of Texas Lawyer after a Travis County jury returned a $1.29 million verdict for Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez LLP's client against DLA Piper. The story also appeared in the online edition: ANGELA MORRIS, WHO REPRESENTS WHOM? (2012), http://www.law.com/jsp/tx/PubArticleTX.jsp?id=1202544229304&slreturn=20120818125627 Ingalls v.

SMTC Corp, et al .:  Defense of publicly-traded Canadian-based company and its international subsidiaries in the defense of an $80 million fraudulent transfer suit by a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee. Obtained a final judgment of no liability for our clients after a two week trial. Download article

Eberhard v. Ballard :  Obtained a large jury verdict for clients in lawsuit against stock brokers.  Download article Forgent

Networks v. Matthews :  Obtained a jury verdict of no liability for our client, Forgent Networks, in suit by the widow of Forgent's former director. The widow had been making a claim for up to $25 million seeking a percentage of Forgent's patent licensing revenues. Download article Milligan v.

Papermaster et al. : Represented bankruptcy trustee of dot-com company against its former officers and directors alleging claims of breach of fiduciary duty leading to the collapse of the company. Download article

Teleplus v. Avantel :  Obtained a large jury verdict in favor of our client, a Texas telecommunication services company in suit against the second-largest telephone company in Mexico. Download article

Crystal Semiconductor v. Sigmatel : Successfully defeated a patent holder's attempt to obtain a temporary injunction against our client in a patent infringement lawsuit and ultimately favorably settled the claim. Download article

Agrawal v. Drkoop.com : Obtained favorable settlement for a client who accused the dot-com of failing to account for all promised stock options. Download article

Kropka v. KML, Inc. : Obtained a large jury verdict for a client who was burned over half of his body due to the negligence of a local apartment complex. Download article

Wilie v. KJFK :  Obtained a large jury verdict  in a controversial case in which his client was defamed by a former local radio personality. Download article

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