PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASES


Beaumont Division

Sept. 10


  • Guardian Location Systems v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, et al

    Guardian Location Systems is Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Beaumont.

    The defendants are Cellco Partnerships d/b/a Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc., AT&T Mobility LLC., Sprint Nextel Corp, and Sprint Spectrum.

    The plaintiff accuses the defendants of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,366,522 issued April 29, 2005, for Method and System for Location Tracking.

    The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction preventing the defendants from further acts of infringement, for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest, enhanced damages and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to issue a permanent injunction preventing the defendants from further acts of infringement, an award of damages, interest, costs and attorneys fees.

    Guardian Location Systems is represented by Claude E. Welch of Law Offices of Claude Welch in Lufkin; and Ronald J. Schutz, Mary E. Kiedrowski and Angela M. Munoz of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi in Minneapolis, Minn. Jury trial is requested.

    U.S. District Judge Ron Clark is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 1:10-cv-00547-RC

    Tyler Division

    Sept. 7


  • WordCheck Tech LLC v. Alt-N Technologies Ltd., et al

    Word Check Tech is a Nevada limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview.

    The defendants are Alt-N Technologies Ltd., Appriver, Athena Archiver Inc., Awareness Technologies Inc., AXS-One Inc., BitDefender, Blue Coat Systems Inc., CA, Inc. d/b/a CA Technologies, Check Point Software, Check Point Software Technologies Inc., Code Green Networks Inc., Code Green Networks International Inc., Computer Associates International Inc., Computer Mail Services Inc., Electric Mail (International), EMC Corporation, Entrust Inc. d/b/a Entrust Technologies Inc., eSoft Inc., FaceTime Communications Inc., Fidelis Security Systems Inc., Fortinet Inc., GFI USA Inc., GFI Software Development Ltd., Global Relay USA Inc., Global Relay Communications Inc., GTB Technologies Inc., Intego Inc., Iron Mountain Inc. d/b/a Iron Mountain Company, Itech Inc. and J2 Global Communications Inc.

    And LiveOffice, LiveOffice Holdings, Microworld Technologies Inc., Mimosa Systems Inc., Mimecast Ltd., Mimecast North America Inc., Mimecast Services Ltd., Palisade Systems Inc., Permessa Corporation, Quest Software Inc., Red Earth Software Inc., Red Earth Software (UK) Ltd., Rockliffe Systems d/b/a Rockliffe Systems Inc. d/b/a Rockliffe Inc. d/b/a MailSite Inc., RSA Security, RSA Security Inc., Safenet Inc., Sherpa Software Group Inc. d/b/a Sherpa Software; Sherpa Software Group L.P. a/k/a Sherpa Software Partners d/b/a Sherpa Software, Smarsh Inc., Solinus Inc. d/b/a Mailfoundry and St. Bernard Software Inc.

    Also The Electric Mail Company, Trustwave Corporation, Trustwave Holdings Inc., Unify Corporation, Verdasys Inc., Vericept Corporation, VirtualConnect Technologies Inc., Waterford Technologies Group Ltd. d/b/a Waterford Technologies Group, Waterford Technologies Inc. d/b/a SeattleLab Inc. d/b/a SeattleLab, Watchguard Technologies Inc. Workshare, Technology Inc. d/b/a Workshare Inc., ZL Technologies Inc. and ZScaler Inc.

    The plaintiff accuses the defendants of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,782,510 issued Aug. 24, 2004, for Word Checking Tool for Controlling the Language Content in Documents Using Dictionaries with Modifyable Status fields.

    The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction preventing the defendants from further acts of infringement, for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest, enhanced damages and attorney's fees.

    Wordcheck Tech is represented by John J. Edmonds, Michael J. Collins and Erick Robinson of Collins, Edmonds & Pogorzelski in Houston and Andrew W. Spangler of Spangler Law in Longview.

    U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 6:10cv00457

  • Greenlight Technologies LLC v. Animgo LLC doing business as Anigmo, et al

    Greenlight Technologies is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Frisco.

    The defendants are Anigmo, Amazon.com, Cooper Industries, Cooper Wiring Devices f/k/a Eagle Electronic Manufacturing Co., GE Energy and Industrial Services f/k/a GE Inspections Services, General Electric Co., Healthco d/b/a Heath/Zenith, Hubbel Inc. f/k/a/ Harvey Hubbell Inc., Jasco Products Co. d/b/a Jasco, Legrand North America d/b/a Pass & Seymour/Legrand d/b/a Pass & Seymour d/b/a Watt Stopper/Legrand d/b/a Wattstopper, Legrand SA f/k/a Legrand Holding SA, Leviton Manufacturing Co Inc., Lighting Unlimited d/b/a Dimmers.net, Lowes Companies Inc., Lowes Home Centers Inc., Lutron Electronics Co., Pass & Seymour d/b/a/ Pass & Seymour/Legrand d/b/a Pass & Seymour, The Duchossois Group f/k/a Duchossois Industries f/k/a DII Newco, The Home Depot Inc., The Home Depot U.S.A., Watt Stopper Holding f/k/a Pass & Seymour Acquisition Corp. f/k/a The Watt Stopper d/b/a Watt Stopper/Legrand d/b/a Wattstopper, Welit d/b/a Anigmo and X10 Wireless Technology d/b/a X10.com.

    The plaintiff is accusing the defendants of willfully infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,356,038 issued on March 12, 2002, for Microcomputercontrolled AC power switch controller and DC power supply method and apparatus.

    The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction preventing the defendants from further acts of infringement, for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest, enhanced damages and attorney's fees.

    Greenlight Technologies is represented by John J. Edmonds, Michael J. Collins and Erick Robinson of Collins, Edmonds & Pogorzelski in Houston and Melissa R. Smith of Gilliam & Smith in Marshall.

    U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis is assigned to the case.

    Case 6:10-cv-00458-LED

    FALSE PATENT MARKING SUITS

    Marshall Division

    Sept. 10

  • Plaintiff: Patent Group LLC
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Stafford Davis; Stafford Davis Firm, Tyler

    -Defendant: South Bend Sporting Goods Inc.
    Patents In Suit:  U.S. Patent No. 4,961,505 for Rod Holder issued on Oct. 9, 1990.
    Patent Expiration Date:   the '505 patent expired on Jan. 16, 2010
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: 4-Slot Rod Rack devices
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00353

    -Defendant: Grand Enterprises West Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 5,050,877 for Warm-Up Weight for Softball Bat issued on Sept. 24, 1991.
    Patent Expiration Date:  the '877 patent expired on Nov. 20, 2009
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Pow'r Wrap devices
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00354

    -Defendant: Unique Sports Products Inc.
    Patents In Suit:  U.S. Patent No. D347,670 for Hot Glove Baseball Caddy issued on June 7, 1994.
    Patent Expiration Date:  the '670 patent expired on June 7, 2008.
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Hot Glove Baseball Caddy devices
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00355

    -Defendant: The Brannock Device Co. Inc.
    Patents In Suit: product is unmarked but advertising claims product is patented
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: "Genuine Brannock Device" devices
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00356

    -Defendant: Aquatic Release Conservation Inc.  
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,914,853 for Fish Dehooking Device issued on April 10, 1990.
    Patent Expiration Date: the '853 patent expired on Nov. 7, 2008.
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Arc Dehooker™ devices
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00357

    Sherman Division

    Sept. 7

  • Plaintiff: Roscoe's Electronics and Nanotechnology LLC
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Michael T. Konczal; Konczal Law Firm, Plano
    Judge: Richard A. Schell

    -Defendant: Southern Lure Company
    Patents In Suit:  U.S. Patent D299,047, issued Dec. 20, 1988
    Patent Expiration Date:   Dec. 21, 2002
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Scum Frog Weedless Popper
    Case No. 4:10-cv-00446-RAS

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