Recent patent infringement cases filed in U.S. District Courts

Marilyn Tennissen Aug. 27, 2008, 12:22pm

Marshall Division, Eastern District of Texas

Aug. 20

  • Orinda Intellectual Properties USA Holding Group Inc. vs. Sony Corp. et al

    Plaintiff Orinda claims to own the rights to U.S. Patent No. 5,438,560 that describes methods for recording and reproducing optical information using an optical disk.

    The complaint alleges that defendants Sony Corp., Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. have infringed the '560 Patent.

    Products that allegedly infringe the patent include the PlayStation 3 video game system that includes a Blu-ray Disc drive, Blu-ray Disc players, VAIO computers containing Blu-ray Disc drives, computer peripheral products that include Blu-ray Disc drives and OEM Blu-ray Disc drives for inclusion in other manufacturers' computer products.

    "Orinda has been and will continue to be damaged as a result of defendants' infringing conduct," the complaint states. "Defendants' infringing conduct will continue unless permanently enjoined by this court."

    Orinda is seeking injunctive relief, a reasonable royalty, treble damages, interest, attorneys' fees and other just and proper relief.

    S. Calvin Capshaw of Capshaw DeRieux LLP in Longview is representing the plaintiff.

    The case was assigned to U.S. District Judge T. John Ward and referred to Magistrate Judge Charles Everingham.

    Case No. 2:08-cv-323-TJW-CE

    Aug. 25

  • IPEX LLC vs. Adobe Systems Inc. et al

    Plaintiff IPEX claims it is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 6,918,082 issued July 12, 2005, for an Electronic Document Proofing System.

    IPEX alleges that defendants Adobe Systems, Xythos Software, Active Innovations, Open Text, Docscorp and West Publishing infringe the '082 Patent.

    Products that allegedly infringe the '082 Patent include Adobe Creative Suite 3, Adobe Version Cue CS3, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Abode Organizer, Xythos Enterprise Document Manager Suite, Active Innovations' infoRouter Content Management Software, Open Text Livelink EMC 10, Docscorp's pdfDocscompareDocs and West's ProLaw Portal system.

    IPEX is seeking a reasonable royalty, with interest and costs. IPEX alleges that Abode had knowledge of the '082 Patent and continued to infringe which entitles IPEX to treble damages.

    Eric Albritton and T. John Ward Jr. of Longview are representing IPEX.

    The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge David Folsom.

    Case No. 2:08-cv-325-DF

    Tyler Division, Eastern District of Texas

    Aug. 26

  • Klausner Technologies Inc. vs Verizon Wireless et al

    Plaintiff Klausner claims it owns the invention described in U.S. Patent Nos. 5,572,576 and 5,283,818. The patents are for a Telephone Answering Device Linking Displayed Data with Recorded Audio Message.

    Klausner alleges that nine defendant companies infringe on the patents-in-suit. The defendants are Verizon, Citrix, Comverse, Cox, Embarq, Google, LG, PhoneFusion and RingCentral.

    The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction, compensatory damages, costs, attorneys' fees, interest and "other relief as justice requires."

    Elizabeth DeRieux of Capshaw DeRieux LLP in Longview is representing the plaintiff.

    The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

    Case No. 6:08-cv-341-LED

    Lufkin Division, Eastern District of Texas

    Aug. 25

  • Affinity Labs of Texas LLC vs. Dice Electronics LLC et al

    Plaintiff Affinity, a Texas limited liability corporation based in Austin, claims it owns the rights to U.S. Patent No. 7,324,833. The patent was issued Jan. 29, 2008, for a System and Method for Connecting a Portable Audio Player to an Automobile Sound System.

    Affinity alleges that Dice Electronics, JWin Electronics, TomTom Inc. and Vais Technology Ltd. are infringing on the '833 Patent through making or selling electronics devices that integrate portable digital media devices with pre-existing car sound systems.

    The plaintiff is seeking injunctive relief, compensatory damages, costs and other proper relief.

    Thomas Sankey of Duane Morris LLP in Houston is lead attorney for the plaintiff.

    The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.

    Case No. 9:08-cv-163-RC

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