SMD Reverses Denial of Preliminary Injunction at Federal Circuit

HOUSTON, August 7, 2013 -- Tanya Chaney and Mike Sutton, partners at Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC, successfully reversed a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma denying the entry of a preliminary injunction. Agreeing with SMD lawyers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the district court judge below had abused her discretion in denying the grant of a preliminary injunction in the trade secret and patent infringement case. In its opinion, the Federal Circuit reversed the district court and remanded the case with instructions that the district court grant the emergency motion for a preliminary injunction filed by SMD on behalf of its client.

Federal Circuit opinion