Marshall Division

Jan. 11

  • Paqits v. Activision Blizzard Inc.

    Paqits is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,010,599 issued March 7, 2006, for System using access information set by a user to allow another user to access updated portion of contact and personal information of the user.

    The defendant's website, Battle.net, allegedly infringes on one or more claims of the '599 patent. The website includes the Real ID feature which, in combination, practice methods for controlling a second user's access to a first user's information over a communications network, according to the suit.

    Paqits is seeking an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by Scott E. Stevens, Gregory P. Love, Darrell G. Dotson and Todd Y. Brandt of Stevens Love in Longview.

    A jury trial is requested.

    U.S. District Judge David Folsom is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00013

    Jan. 12

  • Patent Group v Autozone Inc. (Case No. 2:12-cv-00015-DF)
  • Patent Group v. BPS Direct (Case No. 2:12-cv-00016-DF)
  • Patent Group v. Buyseasons Inc. (Case No. 2:12-cv-00017-JRG)
  • Patent Group v. Cheddar's Causal Cafe Inc. (Case No. 2:12-cv-00018-DF)
  • Patent Group v Hulu (Case No. 2:12-cv-00019-JRG)
  • Patent Group v Academy.com (Case No. 2:12-cv-00022-JRG)
  • Patent Group v. Build.com Inc. (Case No. 2:12-cv-00023)
  • Patent Group v. Esurance Insurance Services Inc. (Case No. 2:12-cv-00025)
  • Patent Group v. Stage Stores Inc. (Case No. 2:12-cv-00026)
  • Patent Group v Yeti Coolers Inc. (Case No. 2:12-cv-00027)

    Patent Group is a limited liability company with its principal place of business in Tyler.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,603,490 B1 issued Aug. 5, 2003, for Web Site Screen Rotation.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to issue an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest, attorney's fees and enhanced damages.

    Patent Group is represented by Stafford Davis of The Stafford Davis Firm PC in Tyler and John F. Walker, Reid WM. Martin and Marisa Schouten of Martin Walker PC in Tyler.

    Jan. 13

  • Adaptive Sonics v. GN Resound A/S et al
  • Adaptive Sonics v. Widex A/S et al
  • Adaptive Sonics v. Starkey Laboratories Inc.
  • Adaptive Sonics v. Sonics Innovations Inc.

    Adaptive Sonics is a limited liability company with its principal place of business in Frisco.

    The defendants are GN Resound A/S, GN Hearing Care Corp., Widex A/S, Widex USA, Starkey Laboratories and Sonic Innovations.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,473,701 for Adaptive Microphone Array. The USPTO issued an Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate on Feb. 23, 2010, which confirmed the claims of the '701 patent were valid.

    Adaptive Sonics is asking the court to issue an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, court costs, interest, treble damages and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by John D. Fraser of Ferguson Law Group in Plano and Robert R. Brunelli, Benjamin B. Lieb, John R. Posthumus and Patricia Y. Ho of Sheridan Ross P.C. in Denver, Colo.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00029; 2:12-cv-00030; 2:12-cv-00031; 2:12-cv-00032

    Sherman Division

    Jan. 9 and Jan. 11

  • Maxim Integrated Products Inc. v. Bank of the West
  • Maxim Integrated Products Inc. v. First United Bank & Trust Co.

    Maxim is a Delaware corporation with a place of business in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on:

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,940,510 issued Aug. 17, 1999, for Transfer of Valuable Information Between a Secure Module and Another Module;
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,949,880 issued Sept. 7, 1999, for Transfer of Valuable Information Between a Secure Module and Another Module;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,105,013 issued Aug. 15, 2000, for Method, Apparatus, System, and Firmware for Secure Transactions; and
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,237,095 issued May 22, 2001, for Apparatus for Transfer of Secure Information Between a Data Carrying Module and an Electronic Device.

    Maxim is asking the court to issue an 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 Andrew W. Spangler of Spangler Law in Longview; James C. Otteson, Philip Marsh and Michael Nguyen of Agility IP Law in Menlo Park, Calif.; and Michael North of North Weber & Baugh in Palo Alto, Calif.

    A jury trial is requested.

    U.S. District Judge Richard A. Schell is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 4:12-cv-00010; 4:12-cv-00017

    Tyler Division

    Jan. 13

  • Adaptix Inc. v. Motorola Mobility et al
  • Adaptix Inc. v. AT&T Inc. et al
  • Adaptix Inc. v. AT&T Inc. et al
  • Adaptix Inc. v. Pantech Wireless Inc. et al
  • Adaptix Inc. v. Nokia Siemens Networks US et al
  • Adaptix Inc. v. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. et al

    Adaptix is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Carrollton, Texas.

    The defendants are Motorola Mobility Inc., Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc., AT&T Mobility, Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, LG Electronics Inc., LG Electronics USA Inc. AT&T Inc., AT&T Mobility, Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, HTC Corp., HTC America Inc. Pantech Wireless Inc., Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Nokia Siemens Networks US, LightSquared Inc., LightSquared GP, Inc. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., AT&T Inc., AT&T mobility, Cellco Partnership d/b/a/ Verizon Wireless and Sprint Spectrum L.P.

    Defendants Motorola Mobility Inc., Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc., AT&T Mobility, Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, LG Electronics Inc., LG Electronics USA Inc. AT&T Inc., AT&T Mobility, Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, HTC Corp., HTC America Inc. Pantech Wireless Inc., Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,454,212 for OFDMA with Adaptive Subcarrier-Cluster Configuration and Selective Loading and U.S. Patent No. 6,947,748 for OFDMA with Adaptive Subcarrier-Configuration and Selective Loading.

    Defendants Nokia Siemens Networks US, LightSquared Inc., LightSquared GP, Inc. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., AT&T Inc., AT&T mobility, Cellco Partnership d/b/a/ Verizon Wireless, and Sprint Spectrum L.P. are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent 7,146,172 for Multi-Carrier Communications with Adaptive Cluster Configuration and Switching; U.S. Patent No. 6,870,808 for Channel Allocation in Broadband Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access/Space Division Multiple Access Networks; U.S. Patent No. 7,573,851 issued for Method and System for Switching Antenna and Channel Assignments in Broadband Wireless Networks; U.S. Patent No. 6,904,283 issued for Multi-Carrier Communications with Group-Based Subcarrier Allocation; and U.S. Patent No. 6,904,283 issued for Medium Access Control for Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) Cellular Networks.

    Adaptix is asking the court for an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages and interest.

    The plaintiff is represented by Dean G. Bostock of Hayes, Bostock & Cronin in Andover, Mass., and T. John Ward Jr. and J. Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00016; 6:12-cv-00017; 6:12-cv-00019; 6:12-cv-00020; 6:12-cv-00021; 6:12-cv-00022

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