Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

Marilyn Tennissen Jan. 26, 2015, 1:38pm


MARSHALL DIVISION

Jan. 20 

Specialized Monitoring Solutions LLC v Emerson Network Power Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00032

Specialized Monitoring Solutions LLC v Honeywell International Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00033

Specialized Monitoring Solutions LLC v Johnson Controls Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00034

Specialized Monitoring Solutions LLC v Schneider Electric USA Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00031

Specialized Monitoring Solutions LLC v Siemens Industry Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00035

Specialized Monitoring Solutions LLC v United Technologies Corp. Case No. 2:15-cv-00036

Plaintiff Specialized Monitoring Solutions (SMS) is a Texas limited liability company based in Marshall.

Defendants are accused of infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,657,553 issued for a Method of Monitoring a Protected Space.

The claimed methods of the ‘553 Patent detect signal events occurring at a protected space, code the signal events into a packetized message and transfer those coded packet messages to a database. The coded packet messages are stored in reserved areas and subareas of the database in accordance with the type of signal event and the respective protected space, according to the suits. Additionally, the coded message packets are accessible via the Internet.

The plaintiff claims defendants had knowledge of the ‘553 Patent.

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

The plaintiff is represented by Eric Albritton and Michael Benefield of the Albritton Law Firm in Longview and Jay Ellwanger and Daniel Schmid of DiNovo Price Ellwanger & Hardy LLP in Austin.

 

Jan. 23

AlphaCap Ventures LLC v Angelsoft LLC dba Gust Case No. 2:15-cv-00056

AlphaCap Ventures LLC v AngelList LLC Case No. 2:15-cv-00055

AlphaCap Ventures LLC v California Product Shop dba GoFundMe Case No. 2:15-cv-00057

AlphaCap Ventures LLC v CircleUp Network LLC Case No. 2:15-cv-00058

AlphaCap Ventures LLC v Indiegogo Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00059

AlphaCap Ventures LLC v Innovational Funding LLC Case No. 2:15-cv-00060

AlphaCap Ventures LLC v Kickstarter Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00061

AlphaCap Ventures LLC v Lending Tree LLC Case No. 2:15-cv-00062

AlphaCap Ventures LLC v Realty Mogul Co. Case No. 2:15-cv-00063

AlphaCap Ventures LLC v RocketHub Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00064

Plaintiff AlphaCap Ventures is a California limited liability company based in Livermore, Calif.

Defendants are accused of infringing on:

• U.S. Patent No. 7,848,976 issued Dec. 7, 2010, for a Private Entity Profile Network;

• U.S. Patent No. 7,908,208 issued March 15, 2011, for a Private Entity Profile Network; and

• U.S. Patent No. 8,433,630 issued April 30, 2013, for a Private Entity Profile Network.

The patents-in-suit generally describe a computer-implemented method of providing data collection templates to facilitate the collection of information related to equity and debt financing. The methods described generally involve defining a template for collection of resource consumer information using at least one processor, sending to the resource consumer a webpage with user-fillable fields, storing the resource consumer information in a database as a semi-homogenous profile, defining by at least one processor portfolio categories, storing weblinks that case the creation of portfolio records and associating at least one semi-homogenous profile with at least one of the portfolio records.

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

AlphaCap is represented by Charles Ainsworth of Parker Bunt & Ainsworth in Tyler and attorneys from Gutride Safier in San Francisco, Calif.

 

Jan. 23

Wetro Lan LLC v Actiontec Electronics Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00040

Wetro Lan LLC v Adtran Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00041

Wetro Lan LLC v Airlink 101 et al Case No. 2:15-cv-00042

Wetro Lan LLC v Asustek Computer Inc. et al Case No. 2:15-cv-00044

Wetro Lan LLC v Avaya Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00045

Wetro Lan LLC v Barracuda Networks Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00046

Wetro Lan LLC v Belkin International Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00047

Wetro Lan LLC v Comtrend Corp. Case No. 2:15-cv-00048

Wetro Lan LLC v Cradlepoint Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00049

Wetro Lan LLC v D-Link Systems Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00050

Wetro Lan LLC v Encore Electronics Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00052

Wetro Lan LLC v EnGenius Technologies Inc. Case No. 2:15-cv-00054

Wetro Lan LLC v Newo Corp. dba Amped Wireless Case No. 2:15-cv-00043

Plaintiff Wetro Lan is a Texas limited liability company based in Plano.

Defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,795,918 issued Sept. 21, 2004, for Service Level Computer Security.

The ‘918 Patent deals generally with a computer security apparatus comprising a first communication interface coupled to a public network, a packet analyzer coupled to the interface, a protocol storage device, a source port storage device, a destination port storage device, a lookup table device and a second communication device interface.

Allegedly infringing products include wireless routers.

The plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages, interest and other just and proper relief. A jury trial is demanded.

Wetro Lan is represented by Austin Hansley and Brandon LaPray of Austin Hansley PLLC in Dallas.

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