Marshall Division

March 31

MobileMedia Ideas LLC vs. HTC Corporation and HTC America Inc.

MobileMedia Ideas is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Maryland.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are infringing on 11 of its patents.

The patents-in-suit are:

U.S. Patent No. 5,915,239 issued on June 22, 1999, for a Voice-Controlled Telecommunication Terminal;

U.S. Patent No. 5,977,887 issued on Nov. 2, 1999, for a Data Storage Apparatus;

U.S. Patent No. 6,043,760 issued on March 28, 2000, for Language-Dependent Letter Input by Means of Number Keys;

U.S. Patent No. 6,049,796 issued on April 11, 2000, for a Personal Digital Assistant with Real Time Search Capability;

U.S. Patent No. 6,253,075 issued on June 26, 2001, for a Method and Apparatus for Incoming Call Rejection;

U.S. Patent No. 6,427,078 issued on July 30, 2002, for a Device for Personal Communications, Data Collection and Data Processing and a Circuit Card;

U.S. Patent No. 5,490,170 issued on Feb. 6, 1996, for Coding Apparatus for Digital Signal;

U.S. Patent No. 5,841,979 issued on Nov. 24, 1998, for Enhanced Delivery of Audio Data;

U.S. Patent No. 6,070,068 issued on May 30, 2000, for Communication Terminal Device and Method for Controlling a Connecting State of a Call into a Desired Connection State Upon a Predetermined Operation by a User;

U.S. Patent No. 6,871,048 issued on March 22, 2005, for a Mobile Communication Apparatus and Information Providing System Using the Mobile Communication Apparatus; and

U.S. Patent No. 7,349,012 issued March 25, 2008, for Imaging Apparatus with Higher and Lower Resolution Converters and a Compression Unit to Compress Decreased Resolution Image Data.

The plaintiff is seeking an injunction enjoining defendants from continued infringement, an award of damages, enhanced damages, interest, attorneys' fees and costs.

Jury trial is demanded.

Marshall attorney Samuel F. Baxter and Austin attorney John F. Garvish II, both of McKool Smith P.C., are representing the plaintiff.

Other counsel includes New York attorneys Garrard R. Beeney and Adam R. Brebner of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Kenneth Rubenstein and Evan L. Kahn of Proskauer Rose LLP.

The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge T. John Ward.

Case No. 2:10-cv-00112-TJW-CE

March 31

MobileMedia Ideas LLC vs. Research in Motion Ltd. and Research in Motion Corp.

MobileMedia Ideas is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Maryland.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are infringing on 12 of its patents.

The patents-in-suit are:

U.S. Patent No. 5,479,476 issued on Dec. 26, 1995, for a Mobile Telephone Having Groups of User Adjustable Operating Characteristics for Facilitating Adjustment of Several Operating Characteristics;

U.S. Patent No. 5,845,219 issued on Dec. 1, 1998, for a Mobile Station Having Priority Call Altering Function During Silent Service Mode;

U.S. Patent No. 6,055,439 issued on April 25, 2000, for Mobile Telephone User Interface;

U.S. Patent No. 6,253,075 issued on June 26, 2001, for a Method and Apparatus for Incoming Call Rejection;

U.S. Patent No. 6,427,078 issued on July 30, 2002, for Device for Personal Communications, Data Collection and Data Processing and a Circuit Card;

U.S. Patent No. Re. 39231 issued on Aug. 8, 2006, for Communication Terminal Equipment and Call Incoming Control Method;

U.S. Patent No. 5,732,390 issued on March 24, 1998, for a Speech Signal Transmitting and Receiving Apparatus with Noise Sensitive Volume Control;

U.S. Patent No. 5,737,394 issued on April 7, 1998, for a Portable Telephone Apparatus Having a Plurality of Selectable Functions Activated by the Use of Dedicated and/or Soft Keys;

U.S. Patent No. 6,070,068 issued May 30, 2000, for a Communication Terminal Device and Method for Controlling a Connecting State of a Call into a Desired Connection State upon a Predetermined Operation by a User;

U.S. Patent No. 6,389,301 issued May 14, 2002, for Portable Radio Information Terminal Apparatus, Display Screen Operating Method, Recording Medium and Microcomputer Apparatus;

U.S. Patent No. 6,446,080 issued on Sept. 3, 2002, for a Method for Creating, Modifying and Playing a Custom Playlist Saved as a Virtual CD to Be Played by a Digital Audio/Visual Actuator Device and;

U.S. Patent No. 7,349,012 issued on March 25, 2008, for an Imaging Apparatus with Higher and Lower Resolution Converters and a Compression Unit to Compress Decreased Resolution Image Data.

The plaintiff is seeking an injunction enjoining defendants from continued infringement, an award of damages, enhanced damages, interest, attorneys' fees and costs.

Jury trial is demanded.

Marshall attorney Samuel F. Baxter and Austin attorney John F. Garvish II, both of McKool Smith P.C., are representing the plaintiff.

Other counsel includes New York attorneys Garrard R. Beeney and Adam R. Brebner of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Kenneth Rubenstein and Evan L. Kahn of Proskauer Rose LLP.

The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge T. John Ward.

Case No. 2:10-cv-00113-TJW-CE

April 1

Wi-LAN Inc. vs. Calix Inc.

Wi-Lan is a Canadian corporation.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant Calix is infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,956,323 issued on Sept. 21, 1999, for Power Conservation for POTS and Modulated Data Transmission; and U.S. Patent No. 6,763,019 issued on July 13, 2004, for a Method and System for Authenticated Fast Channel Change of Media Provided over a DSL Connection.

The plaintiff alleges defendant's infringement is willful.

The plaintiff is seeking an injunction enjoining efendants from continued infringement, an award of damages for past infringement including compensatory and treble damages, attorneys' fees and costs.

Jury trial is demanded.

Marshall attorney Sam Baxter and New York attorney Robert A. Cote, both of McKool Smith P.C., are representing the plaintiff.

The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge T. John Ward.

Case No. 2:10-cv-00117-TJW

Tyler Division

April 5

Ceats Inc. v. Continental Airlines Inc.

Ceats is a Nevada corporation with its principal place of business in Tyler.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are infringing on five of its patents by offering for sale and selling airline tickets through its Web site.

The patents-in-suit are:

U.S. Patent No. 7,454,361 B1 issued on Nov. 18, 2008, for an Individual Seat Selection Ticketing and Reservation System;

U.S. Patent No. 7,548,870 B2 issued on June 16, 2009, for a System and Method for Selecting and Reserving Airline Seats;

U.S. Patent No. 7,660,728 B2 and U.S. Patent No. 7,660,729 B2 issued on Feb. 9, 2010, for a System and Method for Selecting and Reserving Airline Seats; and

U.S. Patent No. 7,664,663 B2 issued on Feb. 16, 2010, for a System and Method for Selecting and Displaying Airline Seats.

The plaintiff is seeking an injunction enjoining defendant from continued infringement, an award of damages, enhanced damages, interest, attorneys' fees and costs.

Jury trial is demanded.

Houston attorney Fay E. Morisseau of McDermott Will & Emery LLP is representing the plaintiff.

Other counsel includes attorneys Daniel R. Foster and Christopher D. Bright of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Irvine, Calif., and attorney Michael S. Nadel of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Washington, D.C.

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

Case No. 6:10-cv-00120-LED

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