Recent patent infringement/false patent marking cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas
PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASESLochner Technologies v. AT Labs Inc. et al.
Plaintiff Lochner is a California limited liability company with its principal place of in Tyler.
The defendants are AT Labs Inc., Boundless Technologies Inc., CLI Inc., Devon IT Inc., DT Research Inc., IGEL Technology America, I-O Corporation, NCS Technologies Inc., Ringdale Inc., Symbio Technologies, TeleVideo Inc., Z-Axis Inc., and 10ZiG Technology Inc.
The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,035,598 issued April 25 2006 for Modular Computer System.
Lochner is asking the Court to issue an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages for damages, costs, expenses, interest, enhanced damages and attorney's fees.
The plaintiff is represented by William Ellsworth Davis III of The Davis Firm in Longview and Marc A. Fenster, Bruce D. Kuyper and Adam Hoffman of Russ August & Kabat in Los Angeles, Calif.
A jury trial is requested.
U.S. District Judge T. John Ward is assigned to the case.
Case No. 2:11-cv-00242
G-P Moves Freight v. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. et al.
Plaintiff G-P is a California limited liability company with its principal place of business in Pleasanton, Calif.
The defendants are J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and Schneider National Inc.
The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,854,577 issued Dec. 21, 2010 for Freight Container.
G-P is asking the Court for a permanent injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest, treble damages and attorney's fees.
The plaintiff is represented by James C. Otteson, David A. Caine, Monica Eno and Thomas T. Carmack of Agility IP Law in East Palo Alto, Calif., and Andrew W. Spangler of Spangler Law in Longview.
Jury trial is requested.
Case No. 5:11-cv-00099
Ivera Medical Corp. v. Excelsior Medical Corp.
Plaintiff Ivera is a California corporation that maintains its principal place in San Diego, Calif.
The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,780,794 B2 issued Aug. 24, 2010, for Medical Implement Cleaning Device.
The plaintiff is asking the Court to issue an injunction preventing further infringement and for an award of damages, interest and attorney's fees.
Ivera is represented by Eric H. Findlay and Brian Craft of Findlay Craft in Tyler.
A jury trial is requested.
Case No. 6:11-cv-00220
FALSE PATENT MARKING CASES
Plaintiff: GHJ Holdings LLC
Plaintiff's Attorney: Randall Garteiser, Christopher Johns; Garteiser Law Group, San Rafael, Calif.
Defendant: Grindmaster-Cecilware Corp.
Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent Nos. D296,181; 4,789,106; 4,794,853; 4,878,625; Re. 34,382; and 4,913,037
Patent Expiration Date: '181 patent expired June 14, 2002. '106 patent expired Sept. 18, 2007. '853 patent expired Sept. 18, 2007. '625 patent expired July 28, 2008. '382 patent expired April 20, 2009. '037 patent expired June 6, 2009.
Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Retail Coffee Grinders
Case No. 5:11-cv-00098