Marshall Division

April 16

  • Phoenix Licensing et al. v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00208
  • Phoenix Licensing et al v. Progressive Corp. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00209
  • Phoenix Licensing et al v. Travelers Co. Inc. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00210
  • Phoenix Licensing et al v. American Express Co. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00211
  • Phoenix Licensing et al v. Ameriprise Financial Inc. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00212
  • Phoenix Licensing et al v. Fifth Third Bancorp et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00213
  • Phoenix Licensing et al v. Government Employees Insurance Co. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00214

    The defendants are Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Nationwide Bank, Nationwide Investment Services Corp., Nationwide Property & Casualty Co., Nationwide Lloyds Co., Allied Property and Casualty Insurance Co.,  Progressive Corp., Progressive Direct Insurance Co., Progressive Casualty Insurance Co., Progressive County Mutual Insurance Co., Travelers Companies, Inc., the Travelers Indemnity Co., Travelers MGA Inc., the Travelers Commercial Insurance Co., the Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Co.,  American Express Co., American Express Centurion Bank, AMEX Assurance Co., American Express Incentive Services, American Express Bank, FSB American Express Travel Related Services, Inc., American Express Marketing & Development Corp., Ameriprise Financial Inc.,  Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., Ameriprise Bank, FSB Ameriprise Insurance Co., IDS Property Casualty Insurance Co., Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance Agency, Inc.,  Fifth Third Bancorp, Fifth Third Bank, Government Employees Insurance Co., GEICO General Insurance Co., GEICO Indemnity Co., GEICO Casualty Co. and GEICO Insurance Agency Inc.

    The patents-in-suit include:
  • U.S. Patent Number 5,987,434 issued Nov. 16, 1999, for Apparatus and Method for Transacting Marketing and Sales of Financial Products;
  • U.S. Patent Number 6,999,938 issued Feb. 14, 2006, for Automated Reply Generation Direct Marketing System; and
  • U.S. Patent Number 7,890,366 issued Feb. 15, 2011, for Personalized Communication Documents, System and Method for Preparing Same.

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

    The plaintiffs are represented by Calvin Capshaw III, Elizabeth L. DeRieux and D. Jeffrey Rambin of Capshaw DeRieux LLP of Gladewater; and Gregory Scott Dovel, Sean A. Luner and Richard E. Lyon of Dovel & Luner LLP in Santa Monica, Calif.

    A jury trial is requested.

    U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap is assigned to the case.

    April 17

  • Anu IP v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00216
  • Anu IP v. Coby Electronics Corp. Case No. 2:12-cv-00217
  • Anu IP v. Office Depot Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00218
  • Anu IP v. Ritek Corp. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00219
  • Anu IP v. Aluratek Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00220
  • Anu IP v. Archos S.A. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00221
  • Anu IP v. BlueStar Alliance Case No. 2:12-cv-00222
  • Anu IP v. Centon Electronics Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00223
  • Anu IP v. Corsair Memory Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00224
  • Anu IP v. Emtec Electronics Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00225
  • Anu IP v. General Imaging Co. Case No. 2:12-cv-00226
  • Anu IP v. iRiver Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00227
  • Anu IP v. Kenwood Corp. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00228
  • Anu IP v. Latte Communications Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00229
  • Anu IP v. Lexar Media Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00230
  • Anu IP v. Maxell Corp. of America Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00231
  • Anu IP v. Olympus Corp. of Americas et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00232
  • Anu IP v. Option NV et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00233

    April 18

  • Anu IP v. Panasonic Corp. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00234
  • Anu IP v. Patriot Memory Case No. 2:12-cv-00235
  • Anu IP v. Provantage Case No. 2:12-cv-00236
  • Anu IP v. Sakar International Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00237
  • Anu IP v. Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00238
  • Anu IP v. Silicon Power Computer and Communication Inc. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00239
  • Anu IP v. Super Talent Technology Corp. Case No. 2:12-cv-00240
  • Anu IP v. Supersonic Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00241
  • Anu IP v. Toshiba America Inc. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00242
  • Anu IP v. ViewSonic Corp. Case No. 2:12-cv-00243
  • Anu IP v. Voxx International Corp. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00244
  • Anu IP v. Yamaha Corp. et al Case No. 2:12-cv-00245

    Anu IP is a limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview.

    The defendants are Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Coby Electronics Corp., Office Depot Inc., Ritek Corp., Advanced Media, Inc. d/b/a RITEK U.S.A., Aluratek Inc., Archos S.A., Archos Inc., Bluestar Alliance LLC., Centon Electronics Inc., Corsair Memory Inc., Emtec Electronics, General Imaging Co., Iriver Inc., JVC Kenwood Corp., JVC Americas Corp., Latte Communications Inc., Lexar Media Inc., Maxell Corporation of America Inc., Olympus Corporation of the Americas, Olympus Corp., Option NV, Option Inc., Panasonic Corp., Panasonic Corporation North America, Patriot Memory LLC, Provantage LLC, Sakar International Inc., Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd, Silicon Power Computer and Communication Inc., Silicon Power Computer and Communication USA Inc., Super Talent Technology Corp., Supersonic Inc., Toshiba Corp., Toshiba America Inc., ViewSonic Corp., VOXX International Corp.,  Audiovox Accessories Corp., Yamaha Corp. and Yamaha Corporation of America.

    The patents-in-suit include U.S. Patent No. 7,090,515 relating to memory storage devices that contain retractable USB (universal serial bus) connectors and  U.S. Patent No. 6,979,210 relating to memory storage devices that contain retractable USB (universal serial bus) connectors.

    Anu IP is asking the court for an injunction and for an award of damages, treble damages, interest, court costs and attorneys' fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by Andrew W. Spangler of Spangler & Fussell P.C. in Longview; James A. Fussell III of Spangler & Fussell P.C. in Alexandria, Va.; and Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi and Steven J. Mitby of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. in Houston.

    Jury trials are requested.

    U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap is assigned to the cases.

    Sherman Division

    April 18

  • Howlink Global v. Global Tel Link Corp. et al

    Howlink is a Texas limited liability company with a principal location in Plano.

    The defendants are Global TelLink Corp., Conversant Technologies Inc., DSI-ITI LLC, Public Communications Services Inc., SipLink and Value-Added Communications Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,876,744 issued Jan. 25, 2011, for Method for Collect Call Service Based on VoIP Technology and System Thereof.

    Howlink is asking the court to enjoin the defendants from further infringement and for an award of damages, enhanced damages, interest, court costs and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by S. Calvin Capshaw III, Elizabeth L. DeRieux and Jeffrey Rambin of Capshaw DeRieux in Gladewater; and Adrian M. Pruetz, Andrew Y. Choung and Charles C. Koole of Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro in Los Angeles, Calif.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 4:12-cv-00230

    Tyler Division

    April 18

  • Team Oil Tools LP v. Peak Completion Technologies Inc. et al

    Team Oil Tools LP is a Texas limited partnership, having a place of business in The Woodlands.

    The defendants are Peak Completion Technologies Inc. and Jet Oil Tools LLC.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,082,991 issued Aug. 1, 2006, for Slip Spring with Heel Notch.

    Team Oil Tools is asking the court for an award of damages, enhanced damages, attorney's fees, costs, expenses and interest.

    James A. Jorgensen and Michael E. Lee of Lee, Jorgensen, Pyle & Kewalramani P.C. in Houston are representing the plaintiff.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00274

  • NobelBiz Inc. v. inContact Inc.

    NobelBiz is a privately held Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Carlsbad, Calif.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 8,135,122 issued March 13, 2012, for System and Method for Modifying Communication Information.

    The plaintiff is asking the court for an injunction and for an award of damages, lost profits, treble damages, interest, court costs and attorney fees.

    S. Calvin Capshaw, Elizabeth L. DeRieux and D. Jeffrey Rambin of Capshaw DeRieux in Gladewater and Ralph A. Dengler, Charles H. Chevalier, and William A. Hector of Gibbons P.C. in Newark, N.J., are representing NobelBiz.  

    A jury trail is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00274

    April 20

  • Landmark Technology v. Tandy Leather Factory Inc.

    Landmark Technology is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Tyler.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,576,951 issued Nov. 19, 1996, for Automated Sales and Services System and U.S. Patent No. 7,010,508 issued March 7, 2006, for Automated Multimedia Data Processing Network.

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

    Landmark Technology is represented by Charles Ainsworth and Robert Christopher Bunt of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth P.C. in Tyler and Stanley M. Gibson and Gregory S. Cordey of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP in Los Angeles, Calif.  

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00276

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