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Federal complaint accuses Honda of patent infringement

John Suayan Dec. 8, 2015, 12:37pm

Plano-based Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations, LLC asserts in a federal lawsuit that American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda Of America Mfg., Inc. committed infringement on a patent pertaining to systems and components that allow a user to remotely customize the operation of various functions in a car. Court papers filed Nov. Nov. 25 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division state that RCDI owns United States Patent Number 8,788,090, which is titled “System and Method for Crea

Planned Parenthood sues HHSC to stop termination of Medicaid provider agreements

John Suayan Dec. 8, 2015, 12:26pm

A group of Planned Parenthood facilities and patients have pursued legal action against the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, its Office of Inspector General and their respective administrators, Chris Traylor and Stuart W.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Dec. 7, 2015, 12:00pm

SHERMAN DIVISION Dec. 1 8975 Licensing LLC v.

Woman sues city of Houston, claims police officer shot son for wearing hoodie

John Suayan Dec. 2, 2015, 3:33pm

The mother of a 26-year-old man who was purportedly shot and killed in early 2014 while in Houston police custody has pursued legal action against the city of Houston, RPI Management Company, LLC and patrolman Juventino Castro in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. In a lawsuit filed Dec. 2, plaintiff Janet Baker accuses Castro of fatally shooting Jordan Baker at the time the decadent was riding his bicycle through a strip mall located at 5700 W.

Plaintiff in wrongful termination suit against Papa John's files motion for default judgment

John Suayan Dec. 2, 2015, 10:25am

A Galveston County woman whose lawsuit claims she was fired from her job at a Papa John's in Texas City for reporting sexual harassment is seeking a default judgment. Alize Shannon asserts in court documents filed July 24 in the Galveston County 56th District Court that she, as a minor, rejected her general manager's advances only for the defendant to let her go. According to the original petition, the termination was an act of retaliation. Shannon submitted a motion for default judgment on N

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Nov. 30, 2015, 8:40am

MARSHALL DIVISION Nov. 23 Bush Seismic Technologies, LLC v.

Texas City law firm seeks to recover $11K from client

John Suayan Nov. 23, 2015, 1:16pm

A Texas City law firm is suing a Dickinson woman for failure to pay $11,124.83 debt. The Law Offices of Diana G.

Patron files $5 million suit over alleged shooting at Tiki Bar

John Suayan Nov. 23, 2015, 1:06pm

A Galveston County man alleges he was the victim of an aggravated assault at a local establishment last year and has pursued legal action, according to Galveston County District Court records. William Ray Wimmer filed a $5 million lawsuit against Mark Anthony Martino on Nov. 16 in the Galveston County 405th District Court, accusing the defendant of shooting at him about five times at Tiki Bar and Grille on Aug. 11, 2014.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Nov. 23, 2015, 9:06am

MARSHALL DIVISION Blue Spike, LLC v. InfoSonics Corporation et al 2:15-cv-01778-JRG Blue Spike, LLC v. DDM BRANDS, LLC 2:15-cv-01779-JRG Blue Spike, LLC v. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. et al 2:15-cv-01780-JRG

$10M suit alleges Disney infringed on manuscript in making 'Wreck-It Ralph'

John Suayan Nov. 17, 2015, 10:24am

Seeking $10 million in damages, a Katy man has sued The Walt Disney Co. and Disney Consumer Products, Inc. on claims the defendants infringed upon his manuscript and book in producing and distributing the 2012 3-D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film Wreck-It Ralph. In a lawsuit filed Nov. 2 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, Dyke Robinson asserts Disney used a “substantial number of unique images contained” in his work titled “Digiland”. “The defendants incorporated,

Galveston Co. district judge junks woman's lawsuit against Santa Fe police

John Suayan Nov. 17, 2015, 10:16am

A lawsuit accusing the Santa Fe Police Department and the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office of erroneously deeming a resident’s death a suicide recently ended in favor of the defendants, Galveston County District Court records show. Santa Fe resident Barbara Younie sued the entities in July in the Galveston County 405th District Court, asserting Santa Fe police determined that David Younie killed himself “without considering other possibilities such as, homicide, accidental death, deat

Spurs superstar Duncan claims former financial adviser swindled him of $1.1M in cosmetics investment

John Suayan Nov. 16, 2015, 9:07am

San Antonio Spurs superstar Tim Duncan brought a lawsuit against his former financial/investment advisor in response to what he asserts is financial fraud, according to recent San Antonio federal court records. Duncan’s suit, filed Nov. 10 in the San Antonio Division of the Western District of Texas, accuses Atlanta resident Charles Banks of defrauding the five-time NBA champion of $1.1 million.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Nov. 16, 2015, 8:59am

TYLER DIVISION Nov. 10 Lone Star Technological Innovations, LLC v.

Texas A&M blitzes Indianapolis Colts with trademark infringement lawsuit over 12th Man

John Suayan Nov. 12, 2015, 4:32pm

Texas A&M University has sued the Indianapolis Colts over the 12th Man Mark, recent Houston federal court records show. TAMU’s lawsuit against the Colts, filed Nov. 12 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, accuses the NFL franchise of infringing on its United States Trademarks to the 12th Man. “The defendant’s unauthorized use of the mark 12th Man in connection with its offering of football entertainment services and related products allows the defendant to unfairly receiv

Virtual Gaming files more patent infringement suits, NFL among defendants

John Suayan Nov. 11, 2015, 12:15pm

Fresh from suing DraftKings, Inc. and FanDuel, Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas over purported patent infringement of its computer-based interactive gaming systems, Virtual Gaming Technologies, LLC has gone on a full-court press against several more entities, most notably the NFL. Virtual Gaming launched complaints accusing DraftPot, LLC; DraftDay Gaming Group, Inc.; ESPN Internet Ventures and NFL Enterprises, LLC on claims the defendants copied the technologies and inventions in connectio

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Nov. 9, 2015, 8:40am

MARSHALL DIVISION Nov. 6 DataMotion Texas, LLC v.

Gaslamp night club sued over 'deeply racist' cover charge

John Suayan Nov. 9, 2015, 8:28am

Three Houston men accuse have pursued legal action on allegations a Houston nightspot imposed a cover charge on non-white guests including themselves.

DraftKings, FanDuel used interactive gaming technologies without permission, lawsuit alleges

John Suayan Nov. 5, 2015, 2:36pm

Two popular daily fantasy sports providers are the targets of a patent infringement lawsuit by an interactive gaming company with offices in McKinney. Virtual Gaming Technologies, LLC’s suit, filed Nov. 2 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas, alleges DraftKings, Inc. and FanDuel, Inc. have “undertaken to copy the technologies and inventions” associated with United States Patent Numbers 5,860,862 (“the ‘862 patent”) and 6,193,610 (“the ‘610 patent”). “The claims in the pate

Man sues business partners to recover back shares

John Suayan Nov. 2, 2015, 2:21pm

A Galveston man has brought a lawsuit against his business partners on claims they did not give him his share of the venture’s profits, according to Galveston County District Court records. In the suit filed Oct. 23 in the Galveston County 56th District Court, Bradley Ender accuses Chauncey R.

Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

John Suayan Oct. 31, 2015, 8:33am

MARSHALL DIVISION Oct. 26 Gene Reader LLC v.