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Case TitleSnyders Heart Valve LLC v. United States Patent and Trademark Office
DistrictEastern District of Texas
Case Number4:2018cv00581
Date Filed2018-08-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeDistrict Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III
PlaintiffSnyders Heart Valve LLC
Case DescriptionSnyders Heart Value LLC submitted a FOIA request to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for records concerning four inter-party review petitions captioned St. Jude Medical v. Snyders Heart Valve. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and told Snyders Heart Value and estimated the cost of processing the request at $540. The agency then took an extension of time to process the request, locating 3,000 responsive pages. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Snyders Heart Valve filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Fees - Commitment to pay, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
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2018-08-151COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF FOR VIOLATION OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, 5 U.S.C. § 552 et seq. against United States Patent and Trademark Office ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0540-6899892.), filed by Snyders Heart Valve LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit 1 [FOIA Letter], # 3 Exhibit 2 [Fee Estimate Commercial], # 4 Exhibit 3 [10- day extension _F-18-0001831], # 5 Exhibit 4 [2018 07 12 Freedom of Information Appeal Letter])(Pinckney, Christopher) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-15Case Assigned to District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III and Magistrate Judge Kimberly C Priest Johnson. (rpc, ) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-15In accordance with the provisions of 28 USC Section 636(c), you are hereby notified that a U.S. Magistrate Judge of this district court is available to conduct any or all proceedings in this case including a jury or non-jury trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. The form Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge is available on our website. All signed consent forms, excluding pro se parties, should be filed electronically using the event Notice Regarding Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge . (rpc, ) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
2018-08-152Summons Issued as to United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons(es) United States Attorney General, # 2 Summons(es) United States Attorney Eastern District of Texas)(rpc, ) (Entered: 08/15/2018)
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