Recent patent infringement suits filed in U.S. District Courts
TQP Development LLC vs. Barclays PLC et al
Plaintiff TQP Development is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Marshall. It claims to own the rights to U.S. Patent No. 5,412,730 issued May 2, 1995, for an Encrypted Data Transmission System Employing Means for Randomly Altering the Encryption Keys.
TQP alleges defendants Barclays, Prudential, Amazon.com, Visa, American Express and Mastercard infringe the '730 Patent through methods practiced on various Web sites for transmitting data comprising a sequence of blocks in encrypted form over a communication link.
The suit states that when defendants' customers connect to the Web sites, a communication link is established between host servers and the client computer. Data transmitted over this communication link comprises a sequence of blocks, and is transmitted as packets in a sequence over the communication link. Certain transmissions are encrypted according to the claimed method in the '730 Patent.
Web sites allegedly infringing the patent are Barclays' clientaccountaccess.com, ecommerce.barcap.com, juniper.com, Prudential.com, pruco.fccaccessonline.com, Amazon.com, Visa.com, visaextras.com, Americanexpress.com and Mastercard.com.
TQP is seeking compensatory damages no less than a reasonable royalty, interest, costs, permanent injunction, attorneys' fees and other relief.
Beaumont attorney Harold Kip Glasscock is lead attorney for the plaintiff, with Marc Fenster of Russ, August & Kabat of Los Angeles.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge T. John Ward.
Case No. 2:09-cv-088-TJW
Clear With Computers LLC vs. Hyundai Construction Equipment USA Inc. et al
Plaintiff Clear With Computers LLC, formerly known as Orion IP LLC, is a Texas liability company with its principal place of business in Marshall.
CWC claims it is the owner by assignment of U.S. Patent No. 5,615,342 issued March 25, 1997, for an Electronic Proposal Preparation System.
According to the suit, the '342 Patent was the subject of previous Markman rulings issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Jerome D. Johnson is listed as the inventor of the '342 Patent.
CWC alleges defendants infringe the '342 Patent on various Web sites making or using supply chain methods, sales methods, sales systems, marketing methods, marketing systems and inventory systems covered by the patent.
Defendants named in the suit are Hyundai Construction Equipment, Bergdorf Goodman, Chico's Brands, Delta Faucet, Kate Spade, Masco Retail, Neiman Marcus and Pacific Sunwear.
The plaintiff is seeking injunctive relief, compensatory damages no less than reasonable royalties, interest, costs, expenses, attorneys' fees and other relief to which it may be entitled.
Andrew Spangler of Spangler Law PC in Marshall is lead counsel for the plaintiff with Marc Fenster of Russ, August & Kabat in Los Angeles.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.
Case No. 6:09-cv-139-LED
The PACid Group LLC vs. Apple Inc. et al
Plaintiff PACid is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Tyler.
PACid claims it is the owner by assignment of two U.S. patents:
-U.S. Patent No. 5,963,646 issued Oct. 5, 1999, for a Secure Deterministic Encryption, Key Generator System and Method; and
-U.S. Patent No. 6,049,612 issued April 11, 2000, for a File Encryption Method and System.
Guy Fielder and Paul Alito are the named inventors of both patents.
The plaintiff alleges defendants Apple, Dell, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Toshiba, Broadcom, Intel, Atheros, Realtek, Edimax and Marvell infringe the patents-in-suit.
The alleged infringements occur through products employing methods for generating pseudo-random, symmetric encryption keys.
According to the suit, the encryption keys are used to encrypt and decrypt data transmitted over wireless networks that are enabled by the hardware/software made, used, sold and/or offered for sale by defendants.
PACid is seeking compensatory damages no less than a reasonable royalty, costs, expenses, interest, a permanent injunction, enhanced damages, attorneys' fees and other relief to which it may be entitled.
Andrew Spangler of Spangler Law PC in Longview is lead counsel for the plaintiff with Marc Fenster of Russ, August & Kabat in Los Angeles and John J. Edmonds of the Edmonds Law Firm in Houston.
The case has been assigned to U. S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.
Case No. 6:09-cv-143-LED