Case Name: Ticket Doctor, Inc. v. Cordes et al
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-11586-PDB-RSW
Date Filed: 4/13/2011
Judge: Hon. Paul D. Borman
Status: Closed

Plaintiff Burch Enterprises, doing business as The Ticket Doctor, Inc., filed suit on April 13, 2011 against Defendant Mark S. Cordes, asking for declaratory judgment of non-infringement of Defendant’s U.S. Patent No. 7,153,254 (“the ‘254 patent”), generally relating to a presentation or pocket folder having attachable pockets for insertion of loose papers, fliers and brochures.

Plaintiff filed its complaint after receiving multiple cease-and-desist letters from Defendant alleging folders Plaintiff made infringed upon Defendant’s patent, despite Plaintiff’s belief that the folder had been in the public venue well before Defendant’s patent had been issued. Defendant answered with a counterclaim, alleging infringement of Defendant’s patent. Judge Borman ordered a stay on October 17, 2011 until the parties’ request to the USPTO to reexamine the patent was resolved. On April 30, 2013, Judge Borman ordered the case dismissed after the parties reached a settlement.