Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASES Dec. 21
  • Wireless Recognition Technologies LLC v. A9.com Inc., et al. Wireless Recognition Technologies is a limited liability company with its principal place of business in Frisco. The defendants are A9.com Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc., Nokia Inc. and Ricoh Innovations Inc. The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,856,474 issued Dec. 21, 2010, for Method and Apparatus for Identifying Documents Using a Handheld Device. Wireless Recognition Technologies is asking the Court for an injunction to prevent the damages from further acts of infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest and attorney's fees. The plaintiff is represented by William E. Davis III of The Davis Firm in Longview and Cameron Tousi, David Farnum and Ralph Albrecht of Albrecht Tousi Farnum in Washington, D.C. Jury trial is requested. U.S. District Judge T. John Ward is assigned to the case. Case No. 2:10-cv-00577
  • Wireless Recognition Technologies LLC v. Nokia Corp., et al. The defendants are Nokia Corp. and Ricoh Company Ltd. The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,856,474 issued Dec. 21, 2010, for Method and Apparatus for Identifying Documents Using a Handheld Device. Wireless Recognition Technologies is asking the Court for an injunction to prevent the damages from further acts of infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest and attorney's fees. The plaintiff is represented by William E. Davis III of The Davis Firm in Longview and Cameron Tousi, David Farnum and Ralph Albrecht of Albrecht Tousi Farnum in Washington, D.C. Jury trial is requested. U.S. District Judge T. John Ward is assigned to the case. Case No. 2:10-cv-00578 Dec. 22
  • Geotag Inc. v. Yakira LLC et al Geotag Inc. is a Delaware corporation with a place of business in Plano. The defendants are Yakira LLC., Ace Hardware Corp., Aeropostale Inc., Ajay Sports Inc., Babiesrus.com, BCBG Max Azria Group Inc. d/b/a BCBG d/b/a BCBGMaxazeria d/b/a Maz Azria, Bcbgmaxazriagroup Inc., Belk Inc., Casual Male Retail Group Inc., Charlotte Russe Holding Inc., Charlotte Russe Inc., Christopher & Banks Corp. d/b/a Christopher & Banks d/b/a CJ Banks, Cinemark Holdings Inc., Cinemark USA Inc., Cost Plus Inc. d/b/a Cost Plus World Market, Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., Dress Barn Inc. d/b/a Maurice's, Ecko Complex, Ecko Direct, Elizabeth Arden Inc., GNC Nutrition Centers Inc. d/b/a GNC, Godiva Chocolatier Inc., GSI Commerce Inc., Haggar Clothing Co., Haggar Direct Inc., J.C. Penney Co. Inc., JCP Media, Kipling Nautica Inc., Kipling Retail USA Inc., Levi Strauss 7 Co., Marc Ecko Enterprises Accessories, Mee Accessories, Mee Direct d/b/a Marc Ecko Enterprises, Maurices Inc., Mexican Restaurants Inc. d/b/a Casa Ole, Nautica Enterprises Inc., Nautica Retail USA Inc., New York & Co. Inc., Pro Golf International Inc., Pro Golf of America Inc., Quicksilver Inc. d/b/a Roxy, Radio Shack Corp., Restoration Hardware Inc., Spanx Inc., The Rockport Co., The Timberland Co. d/b/a Timberland Co., Toys "R" US-Delaware Inc., Toysrus.com and Wilson's Leather Inc. The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,930,474 issued July 29, 1999, for Internet Organizer for Accessing Geographically and Topically Based Information. The plaintiff is asking the Court for a permanent injunction preventing the defendants from further acts of infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, and prejudgment and post-judgment interest, enhanced damages and attorney's fees. Geotag is represented by John J. Edmonds, Michael J. Collins and Stephen F. Schlather of Collins, Edmonds & Pogorzelski in Houston; and L. Charles van Cleef of Van Cleef Law Office in Longview. A jury trial is requested. U.S. District Judge T. John Ward is assigned to the case. Case No. 2:10-cv-00587
  • Hopewell Culture & Design v. Adobe Systems Inc. et al Hopewell Culture & Design is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Plano. The defendants are Adobe Systems Inc., Apple Inc., HTC America Inc., LG Electronics Mobilcomm U.S.A. Inc., Motorola Inc., Nokia Inc., Opera Software ASA, Palm Inc., Quickoffice Inc., Samsung Electronics USA Inc., and Samsung Telecommunications America. The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,171,625 issued Jan. 30, 2007, for Double-Clicking a Point-and-Click Interface Apparatus to Enable a New Interaction with Content Represented by an Active Visual Display Element. Hopewell is asking the Court for an award of a reasonable royalty, together with interest and costs, treble damages and attorney's fees. The plaintiff is represented by Hao Ni of Ni Law Firm in Dallas. A jury trial is requested. U.S. District Judge David Folsom is assigned to the case. Case No. 2:10-cv-00586 Dec. 28
  • Leon Stambler v. Atmos Energy Corp. et al Leon Stambler is an individual who resides in Florida. The defendants are Atmos Energy Corp., Atmos Energy Services, Cinemark USA Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc., Continental Airlines Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp., Delta Air Lines Inc., Discover Financial Services, Discover Bank, DFS Services, ING Bank, FSB, Lowe's Companies Inc., Macy's Inc., Macys.com Inc., Orbitz Worldwide Inc., Orbitz, Priceline.com Inc., Staples Inc., Southwest Airlines Co., The Gap Inc., The Vanguard Group Inc., United Airlines Inc., United Continental Holdings Inc., Walmart Stores Inc. and Walmart.com USA. Stambler accuses the defendants of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,793,302 issued Aug. 11, 1998; U.S. Patent No. 5,974,148 issued Oct. 26, 1999; and U.S. Patent No. 5,936,541 issued Aug. 10, 1999; for Method for Securing Information Relevant to a Transaction. Stambler is asking the Court for an award not less than a reasonable royalty, plus damages for costs, treble damages, interest and attorney's fees. The plaintiff is represented by Brent Bumgardner, Edward R. Nelson III, Christie B. Lindsey and Ryan P. Griffin of Nelson Bumgardner in Fort Worth; Eric M. Albritton of Albritton Law Firm in Longview; T. John Ward Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview; Ronald A. Dubner in Plano; and S. Brannon Latimer of Latimer Intellectual Property in Fort Worth. A jury trial is requested. U.S. District Judge David Folsom is assigned to the case. Case No. 2:10-cv-00594
  • Edward D. Ioli Trust and General Traffic Controls Inc. v. Avigilon Corp. et al. Edward D. Ioli Trust is a California trust and General Traffic Controls is a Dallas, Texas corporation. The defendants are Avigilon Corp., BearCom Inc., the City of Lewisville, Texas; the City of Richardson, Texas; the City of Tyler, Texas; CitySync Technologies Inc.; Coban Technologies Inc.; Collin County, Texas; Digital Recognition Network Inc.; Elsag North America; Genetec Inc.; Image Sensing Systems Inc., MVCONNECT; NDI Technologies Inc.; Perceptics; Pinnacle Marketing; PIPS Technology Inc.; PlateScan Inc.; Traffipax Inc.; and Vigilant Video Inc. The plaintiffs accuse the defendants of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,382,277 issued June 3, 2008, for System for Tracking Suspicious Vehicular Activity and U.S. Patent No. 7,791,501 issued Aug. 18, 2010, for Vehicle Identification, Tracking and Parking Enforcement Systems. The plaintiffs are asking the Court for an award of damages, interest, attorney's fees and court costs. The plaintiffs are represented by Eric W. Buether, Christopher M. Joe and Brian Carpenter of Buether Joe & Carpenter in Dallas. A jury trial is requested. Case No. 2:10-cv-00605 Tyler Division Dec. 21
  • Hybrid Audio v. High Tech Computer a/k/a HTC Corp. et al Hybrid Audio is a limited liability corporation with its principal place of business in Tyler. The defendants are High Tech Computer Corp. a/k/a HTC Corp., HTC Corp., HTC America Inc., Exedea Inc., Apple Inc. and Dell Inc. The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. RE40,281 issued for Signal Processing Utilizing a Tree-Structured Array. Hybrid Audio is asking the Court to issue a permanent injunction preventing the defendants from further infringing on the'281 patent and for an award of damages, treble damages, interest, court costs and attorney's fees. The plaintiff is represented by Kevin Lee Burgess and Seth Hasenour of McKool Smith in Austin and Sam F. Baxter of McKool Smith in Marshall. Additional counsel for the plaintiff includes Daniel Carlineo of Carlineo, Spicer & Kee in Doylestown, Penn. A jury trial is requested. U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis is assigned to the case. Case No. 6:10-cv-00677 Dec. 22
  • Azure Networks and Tri-County Excelsior Foundation v. Texas Instruments Inc. et al Azure Networks is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview. Tri-County Excelsior Foundation is a Texas non-profit corporation with its principal place of business in Marshall. The defendants are Texas Instruments Inc., Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Atmel Corp., Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG and ZMD America Inc., NXP B.V. and NXP Semiconductors USA Inc. and Microchip Technology Inc. The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,020,501 issued March 28, 2006, for Energy Efficient Forwarding in Ad-Hoc Wireless Networks. The plaintiffs are asking the Court for an award of damages, costs, expenses, judgment interest and post-judgment royalties. The plaintiffs are represented by Eric M. Albritton, Steve Edwards and Debra Coleman of Albritton Law Firm in Longview; T. John Ward Jr. and J. Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview; and Danny Williams, J. Mike Amerson, Jaison John, Christopher Cravey, Matthew Rodgers, Michael A. Benefield and David Morehan of Williams, Morgan & Amerson in Houston. Jury trial is requested. U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis is assigned to the case. Case No. 6:10-cv-00681
  • Iron Stop Inc. v. M. Akbik & Co. Ltd. Iron Stop is a Texas corporation with a principal place of business in Denton. The defendant is a manufacturer of hanging ornaments that compete with the plaintiff's Ornamental Spinners. The patents at issue include U.S. Patent No. D625,222; U. S. Patent No. D626,027; and U.S. Patent No. D626,028 for Hanging Ornament. The defendant is accused of interfering with Iron Stops' business contracts and prospective business relations, violations of the Lanham Act, unfair competition and business disparagement. Iron Stop is asking the Court to declare the patents as invalid and unenforceable and for an award of damages, enhanced damages, costs and attorney's fees. The plaintiff is represented by Kimberly A. Elkjer of Scheef & Stone in Dallas. A jury trial is requested. U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis is assigned to the case. Case No. 6:10-cv-00684 Dec. 23
  • Azure Networks and Tri-County Excelsior Foundation v. Alereon Inc. et al. The defendants are Alereon Inc., NXP B.V. and NXP Semiconductors USA Inc., Realtek Semiconductor Corp.and Wionics Technologies Inc., Renesas Electronics Corp. and Renesas Electronics America Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Samsung Electronics America Inc., and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, and Synopsys Inc. The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,218,633 issued May 15, 2007, for Personal Area Network with Automatic Attachment and Detachment and U.S. Patent No. 7,386,003 issued June 10, 2008, for Systems and Methods for Communicating in a Personal Area Network. The plaintiffs are asking the Court for an award of damages, costs, expenses, judgment interest and post-judgment royalties. The plaintiffs are represented by Eric M. Albritton, Steve Edwards and Debra Coleman of Albritton Law Firm in Longview; T. John Ward Jr. and J. Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview; Danny Williams, J. Mike Amerson, Jaison John, Christopher Cravey, Matthew Rodgers, Michael A. Benefield; and David Morehan of Williams, Morgan & Amerson in Houston. Jury trial is requested. U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis is assigned to the case. Case No. 6:10-cv-00686 Dec. 27
  • West Coast Trends Inc. v. Ogio International Inc. et al. West Coast Trends is a corporation having a place of business in Huntington Beach, Calif. The defendants are Ogio International Inc., Dynamic Brands and Sun Mountains Sports Inc. The defendants are accused of willfully infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,219,902 issued May 22, 2007, related to a travel golf bag. West Coast is asking the Court to prevent the defendants from further infringing on the '902 patent and for an award of damages, enhanced damages, interest, costs and attorney's fees. The plaintiff is represented by Austin attorney Edward J. Marshall. A jury trial is requested. U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis is assigned to the case. Case No. 6:10-cv-00688 Dec. 30
  • Smooth Impact v. Estwing Manufacturing Co. Inc. et al Smooth Impact is a Texas liability company with its principal place of business in Frisco. The defendants are Estwing Manufacturing Co. Inc., Stanley Black & Decker Inc., Apex Tool Group, Cooper US Inc. f/k/a Cooper Industries Inc. and/or Cooper Industries Ltd., Cooper Tools, Lowe's Companies Inc., Danaher Corp., Test-Rite Products Corp., American Science & Surplus Inc., Bold Inc., Olympia Tools International Inc., and Pull'R Holding Co. The defendants are accused of willfully infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,755,096 and U.S. Patent No. 7,178,428. Both patents relate to an impact instrument. Smooth Impact is asking the Court to issue a permanent injunction preventing the defendants from further infringement of the '096 and '428 patents and for an award of damages, enhanced damages, interest and attorney's fees. The plaintiff is represented by Craig Tadlock of Tadlock Law Firm in Tyler. A jury trial is requested. U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis is assigned to the case. Case No. 6:10-cv-00690
  • Uniloc USA Inc., et al. v. Foxit Corp. et al. Uniloc USA, Inc. is a Texas corporation having a principal place of business in Irvine, Calif. Uniloc Singapore Private Limited is a Singapore corporation. The defendants Foxit Corp., Sage Software Inc., Sage Software North America, Sage Software Holdings Inc., Magix Computer Products International Co., ScriptLogic Corp., Data Access Corp., Final Draft Inc., GEAR Software Inc., GEAR Software Holdings Inc., Tableau Software Inc., Quinstar Corp., Transmagic Inc., IMSI Design, Manifold Net Ltd. and Microlead Corp., Methodsmarket.com and Simtech Software Inc. The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,490,216 issued Feb. 6, 1996, for System for Software Registration. The infringing products involve a system, device or method for reducing software piracy, reducing casual copying or reducing the unauthorized use of software. Uniloc is asking the Court to issue an injunction preventing the defendants from further infringing on the '216 patent and for an award of damages, enhanced damages, interest, attorney's fees and court costs. The plaintiffs are represented by James L. Etheridge of Etheridge Law Group in Southlake and T. John Ward, Jr. and J. Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview. A jury trial is requested. Case No. 6:10-cv-00691
  • TxSatMaps v. East Texas Counsel of Governments TxSatMaps is a limited liability company with its principal place of business in Palestine. The defendant is accused of infringing on a book that was published by Tony Rohne and the copyrights assigned to the plaintiff. The book at issue was published in January 2008 as "GPS Maps, Anderson County Roads & Private Roads & Roads by Name" and renamed to "Anderson County Roads Publication." The plaintiff argues that the defendant copied and then updated the maps into a computer program for a project entitled "Development of the Anderson County Emergency Services and General Road Map." The defendant is accused of infringing on the plaintiff's copyrights and unfair competition by publishing, selling, making available, or using maps that include reproductions of the Anderson County Roads Publication. TxSatMaps is asking the Court to enjoin the defendants from further infringing acts and for an award of damages, interest, costs and attorney's fees. The plaintiff is represented by Timothy W. Johnson, C. Verson Lawson, Guy E. Matthews and Matthew C. Juren of Matthews, Lawson & Johnson in Houston. Case No. 6:10-cv-00692 FALSE PATENT MARKING CASES Marshall Division Dec. 21
  • Plaintiff: Main Hastings LLC Plaintiff's Attorney: Winston O. Huff; Huff Legal Group, Plano
  • Defendant: The Village Co. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. D408,290 issued on April 20, 1999, for bottle. Patent Expiration Date: The '290 Patent expires on April 20, 2013. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Mr. Bubble 36 oz. Bubble Bath. Case No. 2:10-cv-00579
  • Defendant: Precision Castparts Corp. and Cherry Aerospace Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,012,984 issued March 22, 1977, for Blind Rivet Assembly With Locking Collar On Rivet Stem. U.S. Patent No. 4,221,041 issued Sept. 9, 1980, for Semi-tubular Rivets and Method of Using. Patent Expiration Date: The '984 Patent expired on June 19, 1995. The '041 Patent expired on Oct. 2, 1998. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: CherryMax Rivet and Cherry Hollow End E-Z Buck. Case No. 2:10-cv-00580
  • Defendant: Newegg Inc. and Newegg Mall Inc. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 136,053 issued Feb. 18, 1873, for Improvement in wheels for endless railways. U.S. Patent No. D355,207 issued Feb. 7, 1995, for Electromagnetic pickup for stringed instrument. U.S. Patent No. 4,315,927 issued Feb. 16, 1982, for Dietary supplementation with essential metal picolinates. U.S. Patent No. 4,524,667 issued June 25, 1985, for Electromagnetic pickup for stringed musical instrument having ferromagnetic strings and method. U.S. Patent No. 4,923,855 issued May 8, 1990, for Synthetic GTF chromium material and process therefor. U.S. Patent No. 4,954,492 issued Sept. 4, 1990, for Synthetic GTF chromium material for decreasing blood lipid levels and process therefor. U.S. Patent No. 5,082,833 issued Jan. 21, 1992, for Reduction of cell proliferation and enhancement of NKcell activity. U.S. Patent No. 5,194,615 issued March 16, 1993, for Synthetic GTF chromium nicotinate material and its preparation. Patent Expiration Date: The '053 Patent expired on Feb. 18, 1893. The '207 Patent expired on Feb. 7, 2009. The '927 Patent expired on Aug. 8, 2000. The '667 Patent expired on Aug. 15, 2003. The '855 Patent expired on May 8, 2007. The '492 Patent expired on Sept. 4, 2007. The '833 Patent expired on Jan. 21, 2009. The '615 Patent expired on March 16, 2010. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: iStarUSA server power supply; the Seymour Duncan line of guitar pick-ups, the Health Plus Fat Burner dietary supplements, the Nature's Plus Ultra Source of Life dietary supplements, the Cell Forte with IP-6 dietary supplements and the Sunpentown line of ultrasonic humidifiers Case No. 2:10-cv-00581
  • Defendant: Mechanical Plastics Corp., Lawson Products Inc., Biashara Group LLC d/b/a FMW Fasteners, Newood Display Fixture Mfg. Co., and Minerallac Co. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,993,901 issued Feb. 19, 1991, for Over-Center Hollow Wall Anchor With Enhanced Holding Strength. U.S. Patent No. 5,028,186 issued July 2, 1991, for Hollow Wall Anchor with Enhanced Holding Strength. U.S. Patent No. 4,878,790 issued Nov. 7, 2006, for Expansible Fastening Element. U.S. Patent No. 4,650,386 issued March 17, 1987, for Fully Articulable Positioning Device. U.S. Patent No. 4,673,150 issued June 16, 1987, for Plastic Fasteners. U.S. Patent No. 4,752,170 issued June 21, 1988, for Fastening Device with Nesting Anchoring Elements. U.S. Patent No. 4,294,156 issued Oct. 13, 1981, for High Strength Anchor Assembly For Fastener. U.S. Patent No. 4,075,924 issued Feb. 28, 1978, for Anchor assembly for Fastener. Patent Expiration Date: The '901 Patent expired on Feb. 26, 2010. The '186 Patent expired on Jan. 29, 2010. The '790 Patent expired on Nov. 7, 2006. The '386 Patent expired on Jan. 24, 2005. The '150 Patent expired on Oct. 22, 2004. The '170 Patent expired on Sept. 4, 2006. The '156 Patent expired on Oct. 13, 1998. The '924 Patent expired on May 14, 1996. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Toggler Wall Anchors Case No. 2:10-cv-00582 Dec. 22
  • Plaintiff: Patent Group Judge: T. John Ward Plaintiff's Attorney: Stafford Davis; The Stafford Davis Law Firm, Tyler; D. Neil Smith, Derek Gilliland, John Hull, Ed Chin; Nix Patterson & Roach, Daingerfield.
  • Defendant: Universal Electronics Inc., Cequel Communications d/b/a Suddenlink Communications and Time Warner Cable Inc. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,959,810 issued Sept. 25, 1990, for Universal Remote Patent Expiration Date: the '810 patent expired on Dec. 2, 2007. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: their entire line of universal remote controls Case No. 2:10-cv-00584
  • Plaintiff: Kilts Resources Plaintiff's Attorney: Winston O. Huff; Huff Legal Group, Plano
  • Defendant: Musco Corp. and Musco Sports Lighting Inc. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,423,471 issued Dec. 27, 1983, for Mobile Lighting Fixture, Method and Boom. U.S. Patent No. 4,450,507 issued May 22, 1984, for Composite Photometric Method. U.S. Patent No. 4,712,167 issued Dec. 8, 1987, for Remote Control, Moveable Lighting System. U.S. Patent No. 4,729,077 issued March 1, 1988, for Variable Beam Width Lighting Device. Patent Expiration Date: The '471 Patent expired on Sept. 15, 2002. The '507 Patent expired on Sept. 15, 2002. The '167 Patent expired on June 30, 2006. The '077 Patent expired on March 10, 2006. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Musco-Light and Mini-Musco products Case No. 2:10-cv-00588-TJW
  • Defendant: Cameron Inc. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,135,547 issued Jan. 23, 1979, for Quick Disengaging Valve Actuator. U.S. Patent No. 4,202,368 issued Feb. 26, 1980, for Safety Valve Or Blowout Preventer For Use In A Fluid Transmission Conduit. U.S. Patent No. 4,479,506 issued Oct. 30, 1984, for Conduit Blowout Preventer. Patent Expiration Date: The '547 Patent expired on March 31, 1997. The '368 Patent expired on April 13, 1998. The '506 Patent expired on August 9, 2002. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Quick-Disconnect Bonnet and Line Blowout Preventer products Case No. 2:10-cv-00589-TJW
  • Plaintiff: Sage Frog Acquisitions Plaintiff's Attorney: Hao Ni; Ni Law Firm, Dallas. Tyler Brochstein; Brochstein Law Firm, Dallas. Jack L. Siegel, Dallas.
  • Defendant: Neilmed Products Inc. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 6,520,384 for Apparatus and Method for Nasal Rinse. U.S. Patent No. 6,669,059 for System and Method for Passage Rinse. U.S. Patent No. 6,688,497 for Apparatus and Method for Tissue Rinse. Patent Expiration Date: Patents are inapplicable to defendant's product. "Patent does not claim a saline solution apart from a system or method for rinsing a nasal passage." Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: NeilMed Sinus Rinse Premixed Packets Case No. 2:10-cv-00590 Dec. 23
  • Defendant: Softpress Systems Limited and Softpress Systems Inc. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,558,302 issued Dec. 10, 1985, for High Speed Data Compression and Decompression Apparatus and Method. Patent Expiration Date: The '302 Patent expired June 20, 2003. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Softpress Freeway software Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott Stevens, Gregory Love, Kyle Nelson; Stevens Love, Longview Case No. 2:10-cv-00591
  • Defendant: AOL Inc. and MapQuest Inc. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,558,302 issued Dec. 10, 1985, for High Speed Data Compression and Decompression Apparatus and Method Patent Expiration Date: The '302 Patent expired June 20, 2003. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: the MapQuest website, the products and services offered through such website, and use of Graphics Interchange Format files and electronic objects. Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott Stevens, Gregory Love, Kyle Nelson; Stevens Love, Longview Case No. 2:10-cv-00592
  • Defendant: Telvent GIT S.A. and Telvent DTN Inc. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,558,302 issued Dec. 10, 1985, for High Speed Data Compression and Decompression Apparatus and Method Patent Expiration Date: The '302 Patent expired on June 20, 2003. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: many of the websites such as DTN.IQ and FinWin branded and hosted by Defendants. Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott Stevens, Gregory Love, Kyle Nelson; Stevens Love, Longview Case No. 2:10-cv-00593 Dec. 29
  • Plaintiff: Main Hastings LLC Plaintiff's Attorney: Winston O. Huff; Huff Legal Group, Plano
  • Defendant: Dover Corp. d/b/a Rotary Lift and US Synthetic Corp. d/b/a Brady Mining Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,682,987 issued July 28, 1987, for Method and composition for producing hard surface carbide insert tools, U.S. Patent No. 6,692,612 issued Feb. 17, 2004, for Adhesive removal compositions and methods of using same, U.S. Patent No. D340,248 issued Oct. 12, 1993, for Roof drill bit for mining, U.S. Patent No. D351,174 issued Oct. 4, 1994, for Roof drill bit for mining machine, U.S. Patent No. D343,488 issued Jan. 18, 1994, for Automotive Lift, U.S. Patent No. 5,199,686 issued April 6, 1993, for Non-continuous Base Ground Level Automotive Lift System and U.S. Patent No. 5,009,287 issued April 23, 1991, for Vehicle Lift. Patent Expiration Date: The '987 Patent expired on July 28, 2004. The '612 Patent expired on Feb. 17, 2008. The '248 Patent expired on Oct. 12, 2007. The '174 Patent expired on Oct. 4, 2008. The '488 Patent expired on Jan. 18, 2008. The '686 Patent expired on March 17, 2009. The '287 Patent expired on Sept.19, 2009. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Dry Bits, Wet Bits, Reamers, Bit Seats, Couplers, Drill Steel, Parallelogram Lift, Light Duty Two Post Lift, and Heavy Duty Two Post Lift. Case No. 2:10-cv-00597
  • Defendant: Ultradent Products Inc. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,997,371 issued March 5, 1991, for Dental Agent Applicator, U.S. Patent No. 5,098,303 issued March 24, 1992, for Method For Bleaching Teeth, U.S. Patent No. 5,376,006 issued Dec. 27, 1994, for Dental Bleaching Compositions And Methods For Bleaching Teeth Surfaces, U.S. Patent No. 5,725,843 issued March 10, 1998, for Methods For Bleaching Teeth Surfaces, U.S. Patent No. 5,746,598 issued May 5, 1998, for Dental Bleaching Compositions Including A Sticky Matrix Material, U.S. Patent No. 5,770,182 issued June 23, 1998, for Methods For Treating Teeth With Anticariogenic and Antimicrobial Dental Compositions, U.S. Patent No. 5,851,512 issued Dec. 22, 1998, for Dental Compositions Having A Sticky Matrix Material For Treating Sensitive Teeth, U.S. Patent No. 5,855,870 issued Jan. 5, 1999, for Method For Treating Sensitive Teeth, U.S. Patent No. 5,708,052 issued Jan. 13, 1998, for Compositions And Methods For Priming and Sealing Dental And Biological Substrates. Patent Expiration Date: The '371 Patent expired on June 22, 2008. The '303 Patent expired on March 22, 2010. The '006 Patent expired on March 25, 2009. The '843 Patent expired on Aug. 10, 2005. The '342 Patent expired on Aug. 10, 2005. The '303 Patent expired on March 22, 2010. The '006 Patent expired on March 25, 2009. The '598 Patent expired on March 25, 2009. The '182 Patent expired on Aug. 10, 2005. The'512 Patent expired on Aug. 10, 2005. The '870 Patent expired on Aug. 10, 2005. The '052 Patent expired on July 9, 2008. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: DeOx Dental Agent Applicator, InterGuard Kit, Whiten Teeth Whitening Products, PermaQuick Dental Primer and Bond Resin. Case No. 2:10-cv-00598
  • Defendant: Pfizer Inc. d/b/a Pfizer Animal Health Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 3,480,642 issued Nov. 25, 1969, for Process for Producing z-carbalkoxyaminobenzimidazoles, U.S. Patent No. 3,574,845 issued July 1, 1966 for Anthelmintic Compositions and Methods Employing Esters Of Benzimidazolyl Carbamic Acids And Their Thio Analogs U.S. Patent No. 4,689,399 issued Aug. 25, 198,7 for Collagen Membranes For Medical Use, U.S. Patent No. 3,838,004 issued Sept. 24, 1974, for Calf Diarrhea Virus Vaccine and Processes, U.S. Patent No. 3,839,556 issued Oct. 1, 1974, for Calf Diarrhea Virus Vaccine and Processes U.S. Patent No. 3,869,547 issued March 4, 1975, for Calf Diarrhea Virus Vaccine and Processes, U.S. Patent No. 4,689,319 issued Aug. 25, 1987, for Oral Energy Rich Therapy For Diarrhea In Mammals, U.S. Patent No. 4,332,793 issued June 1, 1982, for Method Of Recovering Cell Antigen And Preparation Of Feline Leukemia Vaccine Therefrom, U. S Patent No. 4,164,568 issued Aug. 14, 1979, for Oral Scour Formulations With Citrate, U.S. Patent No. 2,837,518 issued June 3, 1958, for Phenthiazine Compounds, U. S. Patent No. 3,134,718 issued May 26, 1964, for Pregna-1,4-dienes And Compositions Containing Same, U.S. Patent No. 3,915,986 issued Oct. 28, 1975, for Methyl s-propylthio-z- benzimidazolecarbamate, U. S. Patent No. 3,956,499 issued May 11, 1976, for Methods And Compositions For Producing Polyphasic Parasiticide Activity Using Methyl 5-propylthio-2-benzimidazolecarbamate, U.S. Patent No. 3,616,203 issued Oct. 26, 1971, for Virus Culture And Method,. U.S. Patent No 4,567,042 issued Jan. 28, 1986, for Inactivated Canine Coronavirus Vaccine. U.S. Patent No 4,567,043 issued Jan. 28, 1986, for Canine Corona Virus Vaccine, U.S. Patent No. 4,824,785 issued April 25, 1989, for Canine Corona Virus Vaccine, U.S. Patent No. 3,329,573 issued July 4, 1967, for Bovine Vibriosis Vaccine And Method of Administering Same, U.S. Patent No. 3,435,112 issued March 25, 1969, for Repository Vaccine And Method Of Preparing The Same and U.S. Patent No. 2,850,429 issued Sept. 2, 1958, for Liquid Vitamin Preparation. Patent Expiration Date: The '642 Patent expired on March 22, 1987 The '845 Patent expired on April 13, 1988. The '399 Patent expired on March 13, 2006. The '004 Patent expired on Nov. 10, 1991. The '556 Patent expired on Nov. 7, 1993. The '547 Patent expired on Nov. 7, 1993. The '319 Patent expired on May 6, 2005. The '793 Patent expired on Dec. 18, 1999. The '568 Patent expires on March 11, 2007. The '518 Patent expired on Oct. 22, 1976. The '718 Patent expired on Dec. 12, 1983. The '986 Patent expired on June 19, 1994. The '499 Patent expired on Aug. 7, 1995. The '203 Patent expired on Dec. 11, 1989. The '042 Patent expired on June 7, 2004. The '043 Patent expired on June 15, 2003. The '785 Patent expired on April 25, 2006. The '573 Patent expired on July 4, 1984. The '112 Patent expired on June 21, 1986. The '573 Patent expired on Sept. 2, 1975. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Anthelcide Eq, Antisedan, Calfguard, Entrolyte H.E., Leukocell 2, Er-Sorb, Temaril-P, Valbazen, Vanguard Plus 5, Vanguard Plus 5/CV, Vanguard Plus Cpv/cv, Vibrin, Vi-Sorbi Plaintiff's Attorney: Winston O. Huff; Huff Legal Group, Plano Case No. 2:10-cv-00599
  • Defendant: Novo Nordisk A/S and Novo Nordisk Inc. Patents In Suit: United States Patent No. D347,894 issued June 14, 1994, for Adaptor top for a pen syringe ampoule. Patent Expiration Date: The '894 Patent expired at the latest on June 14, 2008. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: PenFill Cartridge. Plaintiff's Attorney: Winston O. Huff; Huff Legal Group, Plano Case No. 2:10-cv-00600
  • Defendant: Safway Services Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,445,307 issued May 1, 1984, for Scaffold Joint For A Scaffold Structure, U.S. Patent No. 4,586,842 issued May 6, 1986, for Scaffold Joint For A Scaffold Structure, U.S. Patent No. 4,815,563 issued March 28, 1989, for Adjustable Post and Method Of Using The Post To Erect Suspension Scaffolding, U.S. Patent No. 3,604,175 issued Sept. 14, 1971, for Adjustable Shoring System Or The Like, U.S. Patent No. 3,965,767 issued June 29, 1976, for Driving Pulley Mechanism, U.S. Patent No. 4,193,311 issued Aug. 24, 1982, for Driving Pulley Mechanism, U.S. Patent No. 4,345,741 issued Aug. 24, 1982, for Driving Pulley Mechanism and U.S. Patent No. 4,706,940 issued Nov. 17, 1987, for Rope Hoist Apparatus. Patent Expiration Date: The '307 Patent expired on Nov. 8, 2002. The '842 Patent expired on Aug. 23, 2005. The '563 Patent expired on March 17, 2008. The '175 Patent expired on May 22, 1990. The '767 Patent expired on Nov. 29, 1993. The '311 Patent expired on March 18, 1997. The '741 Patent expired on Aug. 24, 1999. The '940 Patent expired on March 14, 2006. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Systems Scaffold, Adjust-Ashore System scaffold. Tirak scaffold. Case No. 2:10-cv-00601
  • Defendant: T.F.H. Publications Inc. d/b/a Nylabone Products Patents In Suit: Patent No. 5,339,771 issued Aug. 23, 1994, for Animal Chew Toy Containing Animal Meal. Patent Expiration Date: The '771 Patent expired on Aug.23, 2006 Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Durachew, Flexichew and Puppy Bone. Case No. 2:10-cv-00602 Texarkana Division Dec. 23
  • Plaintiff: GHJ Holdings LLC Plaintiff's Attorney: Randall Garteiser, Christopher Johns; Garteiser Law Group, San Rafael, Calif.
  • Defendant: Crayola and Hallmark Cards Inc. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 5,116,410 issued May 26, 1992, and U.S. Patent No. 4,978,390 issued Dec. 18, 1990. Patent Expiration Date: The '410 Patent expired on May 26, 2009. The '390 Patent expired on Oct. 27, 2008. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Crayola Washable Window Markers and Crayola Large Washable Crayons Case No. 5:10-cv-00238-DF
  • Defendant: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Louisville Bedding Co. Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,862,538 issued on Sept. 5, 1989, and Canadian Patent No. 1301377 issued May 19, 1992, for Mult-section Mattress Overlay For Systematized Pressure Dispersion. Patent Expiration Date: The '538 Patent expired on Oct. 22, 2006. The '377 Patent expired on May 19, 2009. Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Mainstays Memory Foam Combo Case No. 5:10-cv-00239-TJW
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