Beaumont Division

Feb. 21

  • E-Contact Technologies v. Bluehost Inc. et al
  • E-Contact Technologies v. The Endurance International Group Inc.
  • E-Contact Technologies v. GoDaddy.com et al
  • E-Contact Technologies v. Hostway Corp.
  • E-Contact Technologies v. Hughes Communications Inc. et al
  • E-Contact Technologies v. United Online Inc. et al

    Plaintiff E-Contact is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Austin.

    The defendants are Bluehost Inc., Ecommerce Inc., Ecommerce LLC, A2 Hosting Inc., Endurance International Group, GoDaddy.com, Go Daddy Operating Company LLC, The Go Daddy Group Inc., Wild West Domains LLC, Hostway Corp., Hughes Communications Inc., Hughes Network Systems LLC, United Online Inc., United Online Web Services Inc., United Online Advertising Network Inc.; NetZero Inc. and Juno Online Services Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,347,579 issued Sept. 13, 1994, for Personal Computer Diary.

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

    E-Contact is represented by Hao Ni, Timothy T. Wang and Stevenson Moore of Ni Law Firm in Dallas.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case Nos. 1:12-cv-00081; 1:12-cv-00082; 1:12-cv-00083; 1:12-cv-00084; 1:12-cv-00085; 1:12-cv-00086

    Feb. 22

  • Cloeren Inc. v. Extrusion Dies Industries

    The plaintiff is a corporation with its principal place of business in Orange.

    Cloeren is asking the court to enforce a 2011 settlement agreement regarding U.S. Patent No. 5,451,357 issued Sept. 19, 1995, for Apparatus and Process for Composite Extrusion with Width Adjustment.

    The defendant is accused of continuing to infringe on the '357 patent.

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

    The plaintiff is represented by James E. Wimberley of McPherson, Hughes, Bradley, Wimberly, Steele & Chatelain of Port Arthur.

    Case No. 1:12-cv-00090

    Sherman Division

    Feb. 22

  • Maxim Integrated Products Inc. v. Southwest Airlines Co.
  • Maxim Integrated Products Inc. v. Union Bank N.A. et al
  • Maxim Integrated Products Inc. v. QVC Inc.
  • Maxim Integrated Products Inc. v. Comerica Inc.
  • Maxim Integrated Products Inc. v. Groupon Inc.

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

    The defendants are Southwest Airlines Co., Union Bank N.A., UnionBanCal Corp., QVC Inc., Comerica Inc. and Groupon Inc.

    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 Integrated Products 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 P.C. 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.

    Case Nos. 4:12-cv-00104, 4:12-cv-00105, 4:12-cv-00106, 4:12-cv-00107, 4:12-cv-00108

    Tyler Division

    Feb. 20

  • Clear with Computers v. Hyundai Motor America Inc.

    Clear with Computers is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Marshall.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 8,121,904 issued Feb. 21, 2012, for Electronic Proposal Preparation System.

    The plaintiff is asking the court for an award of damages, enhanced damages, expenses, interest and court costs.

    Clear with Computers is represented by March A. Fenster and Adam Hoffman of Russ, August & Kabat in Los Angeles, Calif.; Andrew W. Spangler of Spangler Law in Longview; and Elizabeth A. Wiley of The Wiley Firm PC in Austin.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00077

    Feb. 22

  • EMG Technology LLC v. Macy's Inc.

    EMG is a California limited liability company with its principal place of business in Los Angeles, Calif.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,441,196 issued on Oct. 21, 2008, for Apparatus and Method of Manipulating a Region on a Wireless Device for Viewing, Zooming and Scrolling Internet Content; and U.S. Patent No. 7,020,845 issued March 28, 2006, for Navigating Internet Content on a Television Using a Simplified Interface and a Remote Control.

    EMG is asking the court to issue an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, including royalty or lost profits, enhanced damages, interest, attorney's fees and court costs.

    Charles Ainsworth and Robert Christopher Bunt of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth in Tyler are representing the plaintiff.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00080

    Feb. 23

  • Ceats Inc. v. Zillow Inc.

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

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,865,009 B2 issued March 23, 2010, for Individual Location Selection and Reservation System.

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

    The plaintiff is represented by J. Thad Heartfield and M. Dru Montgomery of The Heartfield Law Firm in Beaumont.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00082

  • Unified Messaging Solutions v. Intuit Inc. et al

    Unified Messaging Solutions is a limited liability company with principal places of business located in Newport Beach, Calif., and Frisco.

    The defendants are Intuit Inc., Homestead Technologies Inc., CenturyLink Inc., and Zimbra Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,857,074; U.S. Patent No. 7,895,306; U.S. Patent No. 7,895,313; U.S. Patent No. 7,934,148; and U.S. Patent No. 7,836,141 for Systems and Methods for Storing, Delivering and Managing Messages.

    The plaintiff is asking for an award of damages, costs, royalties, and interest.

    Edward R. Nelson III, Brent N. Bumgardner, Christie B. Lindsey and Thomas C. Cecil of Nelson Bumgardner Castro in Fort Worth; T. John Ward Jr. and J. Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview; and Eric M. Albritton of Albritton Law Firm in Longview are representing Unified Messaging Solutions.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00085

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