It was a month of resolution for many of the Indiana Intellectual Property lawsuits that we’ve been tracking. There were just a few substantive filings and many continuations. Three new lawsuits were filed which all seem like they could turn into something interesting. Check out the monthly updates on prior filings below and stay tuned over the course of the next month for new cases.

Noble Romans, Inc. v. Gateway Triangle Corp. et al. (SD, filed 2/5/2021) – The parties held a telephonic settlement conference with no agreement or resolution. The Third Party Defendants have filed a Motion for Summary Judgment on the Abuse of Process claim.

Watch Communications v. Jarman et al. (SD, filed 3/8/2021) – The motion to intervene filed by National Farmers Union Property & Casualty Company was denied. An extension until September 22, 2021 has been granted to respond to the Counter Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss.

Vroom, Inc. v. Midwest Motors LLC et al. (SD, filed 3/24/2021) – The lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice on August 31, 2021.

Delta Faucet Company v. Iakovlev et al. (SD, filed 3/25/2021) – On August 20, 2021, a Motion for Default Judgment was filed against the non-responsive Defendant Iakovlev.

ABI Attachments, Inc. v. Kiser Arena Specialists, Inc. et al. (SD, filed 4/12/2021) – The stay in the lawsuit has been continued until September 17, 2021, with a telephonic status conference scheduled on September 16, 2021.

Triple LLL Truck Repair, Inc. v. Triple LLL, Inc. et al. (ND, filed 4/26/2021) – Nothing to report.

Energy Beverages LLC v. Full Throttle Automotive LLC (SD, filed 5/19/2021) – A Stipulation of Dismissal was filed on September 8, 2021 and simply awaits formal dismissal by the Court.

Monster Energy Company v. R&R Medical, LLC d/b/a Bear KompleX (ND, filed 5/26/2021) – The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice on August 31, 2021.

Egglife Foods, Inc. v. Crepini, LLC (ND, filed 5/28/2021) – The Defendant’s response deadline has been extended to October 12, 2021.

Gatewood v. Webber Chappelle (ND, filed 6/4/2021) – On September 13, 2021, the Court provided notice that the action may be dismissed for failure to serve process.

Sears Authorized Hometown Stores, LLC v. Lynn Retails, Inc. et al. (SD, filed 6/4/2021) – The parties have begun filing witness and exhibit lists. A telephonic status conference is scheduled for October 29, 2021.

Noble Roman’s, Inc. v. AMI Stores Management, Inc. et al. (SD, filed 6/6/2021) – A settlement conference is scheduled on November 10, 2021. Noble Roman’s has filed an Amended Answer to Counterclaim and Third-Party Complaint.

Valqari LLC v. Dronedek Corporation et al. (SD, filed 6/16/2021) – The Defendant’s response deadline has been extended to October 7, 2021. An initial pretrial conference is now set for October 15, 2021. 

Fitzgerald et al. v. Murray et al. (SD, filed 6/18/2021) – On September 14, 2021, Magistrate Judge filed a Report and Recommendation that default judgment should be entered against Defendant Beacon Books for failure to respond to the Complaint.

Phoenix Intangibles Holding Company et al. v. Virk Brothers, LLC et al. (ND, filed 7/9/2021) – The Defendants filed an Answer on September 2, 2021.

Poulsen Roser A/S v. Gardens Alive, Inc. et al. (SD, filed 7/14/2021) – An initial pretrial conference is schedule for September 9, 2021. 

Haehl v. Dr. Brite, LLC (SD, filed 7/21/2021) – A telephonic Initial Pretrial Conference is schedule for October 13, 2021. The Defendant’s response deadline has been extended via a Motion for Extension of Time.

AWGI, LLC et al. v. CLD Trucking Co. d/b/a Atlas Moving Systems AMS (SD, filed 7/22/2021) – An Affidavit of Service was filed on August 4, 2021. No activity yet by Defendant. 

Berman v. Auralex Acoustics, Inc. (SD, filed 7/22/2021) – A Notice of Settlement was filed on September 8, 2021. The parties have been instructed to file a Stipulation of Dismissal by October 8, 2021.

RE/MAX, LLC et al. v. Dulin et al. (SD, filed 8/24/2021) – The Defendants’ counsel have filed appearances on September 3, 2021. No other updates.

Bubbles Ice Cream Parlor & Pie Shoppe, Inc. v. Scoops & Sweet Bubbles, LLC (ND, filed 8/25/2021) – Defendant’s counsel Paul Overhauser filed a Motion for Extension of Time to File Response on September 8, 2021.

Forest River, Inc. v. inTech Trailers, Inc. (ND, filed 8/31/2021) – The Summons was returned executed on September 7, 2021. No other updates.

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