I have received several emails recently inquiring as to the status of the GPS patent infringement litigation against SkyHawke (maker of SkyCaddie), and others.
As you may recall from these prior posts (initial, update 1, update 2, update 3, and update 4), on May 11th GPS Industries and Optimal IP Holdings filed a patent infringement lawsuit against 10 defendants (3:07CV0831-K, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division). GPS Industries then singled out SkyHawke (maker of SkyCaddie) and filed a motion for a preliminary injunction. In response, SkyHawke filed a pretty compelling response to the preliminary injunction motion. The court then denied the preliminary injunction motion.
Now the case will enter the slow-motion stage of the litigation, and we have the schedule to prove it. On January 14th the parties filed a Joint Status Report (click 2009!
Don’t worry; I am sure there will be plenty of discovery disputes and motions for summary judgment to report on.
David Dawsey – Monitoring Golf Lawsuits