Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

Marilyn Tennissen Dec. 9, 2014, 9:53am


MARSHALL DIVISION

Dec. 1 

• Telinit Technologies LLC v Concrete Software Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-01081

• Telenit Technologies LLC v Doodle Mobile Ltd. Case No. 2:14-cv-01082

• Telenit Technologies LLC v Electronic Arts Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-01083

• Telenit Technologies LLC v Sega of America Inc., Sega Corp. Sega Europe Ltd. and Hardlight Studio Case No. 2:14-cv-01084

Plaintiff Telinit Technologies is a Texas corporation based in Marshall.

The defendants are accused of infringing U.S. Patent No. 7,016,942 issued March 21, 2006, for Dynamic Hosting.

The invention claimed in the ‘942 Patent includes a computer-implemented method for channeling data through a network from an initial server or client connection to direct communication between two client computers.

The method includes at least two computers connecting through a network to a static server which can be accessed through a predesignated address. The computers establish a communication session with the static server, then the first computer transmits initial data to the second computer. Then, while maintaining network connectivity to the static server, the first computer directly transmits a second data to the second computer without the static server intervening.

Allegedly infringing products use a real-time multiplayer API to connect multiple players in a single game session and transfer data messages between connected players. The products employ a network of computers that channel data, i.e. video games, using both an initial client-to-server connection and then a direct player-to-player communication.

After finding players for a game session, a peer-to-peer mesh network is set up.

Defendants’ allegedly infringing products include Concrete’s PBA Bowling Challenge, Doodle’s Powerboat Racing 3D, Electronic Arts’ NBA Jam and Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Telinit is seeking a permanent injunction against defendants, compensatory damages, interest, costs, enhanced damages, attorneys’ fees and other relief deemed just and proper. A jury trial is demanded.

William E. Davis III of The Davis Firm PC in Longview is representing the plaintiff. Eugenio J. Torres-Oyola of Ferraiuoli LLC in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is of counsel.

The cases have been assigned to Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

 

Dec. 3

• Entry Systems LLC v Vivint Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-01089

• Entry Systems LLC v Mercedes-Benz USA LLC Case No. 2:14-cv-01090

• Entry Systems LLC v BMW of North America LLC Case No. 2:14-cv-01091

Plaintiff Entry Systems is a Texas limited liability company based in Tyler.

Entry Systems claims it is the owner by assignment of U.S. Patent No. 6,161,005 issued Dec. 12, 2000, for a Door Locking/Unlocking System Utilizing Direct and Network Communications.

Allegedly infringing products include systems that provide a locking and unlocking arrangement for a door, including a controller, an electronically actuated mechanism for locking and unlocking the door, a telephone signal receiving circuitry, a sensor to receive wireless signals, non-telephone wireless signal receiving circuitry and a controller covered by one or more claims of the ‘005 Patent.

Entry Systems is seeking a permanent injunction against defendants, compensatory damages no less than a reasonable royalty, interest, costs, expenses and other relief to which it may be entitled. A jury trial is demanded.

Hao Ni, Timothy T. Wang, Neal G. Massand and Stevenson Moore V of Ni Wang & Massand PLLC in Dallas are representing the plaintiff.

The cases have been assigned to Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

 

Dec. 3

• Innovative Automation LLC v Epson America Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-01094

Plaintiff Innovative Automation is a California limited liability company based in San Jose, Calif.

The defendant is accused of infringing U.S. Patent No. 7,174,362 issued Feb. 6, 2007, for a Method and System for Supplying Products from Pre-Stored Digital Data in Response to Demands Transmitted via Computer Network.

According to the complaint, the ‘362 Patent generally describes a computer-implemented method of digital data duplication. The preferred embodiment of the invention is described as a system and method of duplicating digital data onto CDs and DVDs.

Epson’s allegedly infringing products include the Discproducer PP-100N, the Discproducer PP-100N with TD Bridge Software, Epson Total Disc Setup, Epson Total Disc Monitor, Epson Total Disc Maker, Epson Total Disc Net Administrator, Epson Discproducer SDKs and TD Bridge Software.

Innovative Automation is seeking compensatory damages no less than a reasonable royalty, interest, costs and other relief deemed just and proper. A jury trial is demanded.

The plaintiff is represented by Adam J. Gutride, Seth Safier, Todd Kennedy, Anthony Patek and Marie McCrary of Gutride Safier in San Francisco, Calif.; and Charles Ainsworth of Parker Bunt & Ainsworth in Tyler.

The case was assigned to Judge Rodney Gilstrap and referred to Magistrate Judge Roy Payne for pre-trial proceedings.

 

Dec. 5

• Olivistar LLC v Facebook Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-01099

Plaintiff Olivistar is a Texas limited liability company based in McKinney.

The patents-in-suit are:

• U.S. Patent No. 7,606,843 issued Oct. 20, 2009, for a System and Method for Customizing the Storage and Management of Device Data in a Networked Environment; and

• U.S. Patent No. 8,239,347 for a System and Method for Customizing the Storage and Management of Device Data in a Networked Environment.

According to the complaint, the ‘843 Patent provides a system including monitoring devices generating monitoring device data, an archive server processing the archival of monitoring device data and a client computer and a method of selectively archiving monitoring device data based on an archival profile.

The ‘347 Patent provides a computer-readable medium having computer-executable instructions for selectively monitoring device data based on an archival profile.

The defendant is allegedly infringing the patents through the Facebook App and Facebook servers.

Facebook instructs customers to download the Facebook App and instructs their customers how to input monitoring device data, create profiles, save device data to their profiles and view their profiles located on defendant’s servers.

Alleged infringement has been willful, the suit claims, because Facebook received notice on May 14, 2014.

The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction, compensatory damages, interest, treble damages for willful infringement, attorneys’ fees, costs and other relief deemed just and proper. A jury trial is demanded.

Plaintiff Olivistar is represented by Austin Hansley and Brandon La Pray of Austin Hansley PLLC in Dallas.

 

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