Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

Marshall Division

Feb. 8 

• Compufill v. HEB Grocery Co. Case No. 2:13-cv-00106

CompuFill is a limited liability company with its principal place of business in Pasadena, Calif.

The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,728,684 issued April 27, 2004, for On-Line Pharmacy Automated Refill System.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest and attorney’s fees.

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

A jury trial is requested.

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

 

• NovelPoint Security v. HGST Inc. Case No. 2:13-cv-00107

NovelPoint Security is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Allen.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,434,562 issued for Method for Limiting Computer Access to Peripheral Devices.

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

NovelPoint Security is represented by Craig Tadlock and Keith Smiley of Tadlock Law Firm in Irving.

A jury trial is requested.

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

 

Feb. 9

• Rotatable Technologies v. Citgo Petroleum Corp. Case No. 2:13-cv-00108

• Rotatable Technologies v. Fossil Inc. Case No. 2:13-cv-00109

• Rotatable Technologies v. Lennox Industries Case No. 2:13-cv-00110

• Rotatable Technologies v. The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Co. Case No. 2:13-cv-00111

Rotatable Technologies is a limited liability company with a principle place of business in Austin.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,326,978 issued Dec. 4, 2001, for Display Method for Selectively Rotating Windows on a Computer Display.

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

Rotatable Technologies is represented by Austin Hansley of Austin L. Hansley PLLC in Dallas.

A jury trial is requested.

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

 

Feb. 11

• Traffic Information v. SunTrust Banks Inc. Case No. 2:13-cv-00114

• Traffic Information v. TD Bank N.A. Case No. 2:13-cv-00115

• Traffic Information v. U.S. Bancorp Case No. 2:13-cv-00116

• Traffic Information v. The Western Union Co. Case No. 2:13-cv-00117

• Traffic Information v. Regions Financial Corp. Case No. 2:13-cv-00118

• Traffic Information v. Comerica Inc. Case No. 2:13-cv-00119

• Traffic Information v. FMR Case No. 2:13-cv-00120

• Traffic Information v. Fifth Third Bancorp Case No. 2:13-cv-00121

• Traffic Information v. The Hertz Corp. Case No. 2:13-cv-00122

• Traffic Information v. Jiffy Lube International Inc. Case No. 2:13-cv-00123

• Traffic Information v. USAA Federal Savings Bank Case No. 2:13-cv-00124

Traffic Information is a Texas limited liability company.

The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No.6, 785,606 issued Aug. 31, 2004, for System For Providing Traffic Information. A Reexamination Certificate for the '606 patent issued on Dec. 6, 2011.

Traffic Information is asking the court to issue an injunction preventing the defendant from further acts of infringement and for an award of damages, interest, court costs and attorney’s fees.

The plaintiff is represented by C. Dale Quisenberry, John T. Polasek and Jeffrey S. David of Plasek, Quisenberry & Errington in Bellaire; and S. Calvin Capshaw and Elizabeth L. DeRieux of Capshaw DeRieux in Gladewater.

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

 

Feb. 14

• Eclipse IP v. Zale Corp. Case No. 2:13-cv-00130

• Eclipse IP v. Neiman Marcus Group Inc. Case No. 2:13-cv-00135

Eclipse is a Florida company with its principal address in Delray Beach, Fla.

The defendant is accused of infringing on:

• U.S. Patent No. 7,876,239 issued for Secure Notification Messaging Systems and Methods Using Authentication Indicia;

• U.S. Patent No. 7,482,952 issued for Response Systems and Methods for Notification Systems for Modifying Future Notifications; and

• U.S. Patent No. 7,119,716 issued for Response Systems and Methods for Notification Systems for Modifying Future Notifications.

Eclipse is asking for an award of damages and interest.

The plaintiff is represented by Melissa R. Smith of Gillam & Smith in Marshall. A jury trial is requested.

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

 

• DigiMedia Holdings Group v. Access.1 Communications Corp. Case No. 2:13-cv-00131

• DigiMedia Holdings Group v. Hunt County Radio Case No. 2:13-cv-00132

• DigiMedia Holdings Group v. NM Licensing Case No. 2:13-cv-00133

• DigiMedia Holdings Group v. Tomlinson-Leis Communications Case No. 2:13-cv-00134

DigiMedia Holdings Group LLC is a Delaware limited liability company headquartered in Wilmington, Del.

The defendants is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,629,867issued on May 13, 1997, and reissued June 5, 2012, for Selection and Retrieval of Music from a Digital Database; and U.S. Patent 6,809,246 issued Sept. 15, 1998, and reissued July 10, 2012, for Selection and Retrieval of Music from a Digital Database.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of damages, treble damages, attorney’s fees, costs, expenses and interest.

DigiMedia Holdings is represented by William E. Davis III of The Davis Firm PC in Longview.

 

Sherman Division

Feb. 11

• Commercial Recovery Corp. v. Burns & Carlisle Inc. Case No. 4:13-cv-00069

Commercial Recovery Corp. is a debt collection company located in Blaine, Minn.

The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,167,839 issued on Jan. 23, 2007, for Collection Agency Data Access Method.

The plaintiff is seeking an injunction to prevent further infringement and an award of damages, attorney’s fees, court costs and interest.

Commercial Recovery is represented by John H. Crouch IV of Kilgore & Kilgore PLLC in Dallas; Charles N. Nauen and Gregory J. Meyers in Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP in Minneapolis, Minn.; and Shawn M. Perry of Perry & Perry in Minneapolis, Minn.

A jury trial is requested.

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

 

Tyler Division

Feb. 8

• Powerline Innovations v. Alpha Networks Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00135

Powerline Innovations is a limited liability company with a principal place of business in Plano.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,471,190 issued Nov. 28, 1995, for Method and Apparatus for Resource Allocation in a Communication Network System.

Plaintiff and defendant entered into a Settlement Agreement on or around Jan. 9, 2012. The defendant is accused of breaching its settlement agreement by failing to timely report and pay royalty fees.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of damages, treble damages, interest, attorney’s fees and court costs.

Powerline Innovations is represented by Hao Ni and Stevenson Moore of Ni Wang & Associates PLLC in Dallas.

A jury trial is requested.

 

Feb. 11

• Express Card Systems v. Apple Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00136

• Express Card Systems v. CafePress Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00137

• Express Card Systems v. Office Depot Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00138

• Express Card Systems v. Sam’s West Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00139

• Express Card Systems v. Staples Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00140

Express Card Systems is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Frisco.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,748,484 and U.S. Patent No. 5,552,994 issued for System for Printing Social Expression Cards in Response to Electronically Transmitted Orders.

Express Card Systems is asking for an award of damages, treble damages, court costs and interest.

The plaintiff is represented by Craig Tadlock and Keith Smiley of Tadlock Law Firm in Plano and Timothy E. Grochocinski of Innovalaw P.C. in Orland Park, Ill.

A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider is assigned to the cases.

 

Feb. 12

• EMG Technology v. Autozone Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00143

• EMG Technology v. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. et al Case No. 6:13-cv-00144

• EMG Technology v. PUMA North America Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00145

EMG is a California limited liability company organized 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.

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.

The plaintiff is represented by Charles Ainsworth and Robert Christopher Bunt of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth in Tyler and Stanley Gibson and Gregory S. Cordey of Jeffer Mangels Butler Mitchell in Los Angeles, Calif.

A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider is assigned to the cases.

 

Feb. 13

• American Vehicular Sciences v. Kia Motors Corp. et al Case No. 6:13-cv-00147

AVS is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Frisco.

AVS is accused of infringing on:

• U.S. Patent No. 8,060,282 B2 issued Nov. 15, 2011, for Vehicle Component Control Methods and Systems Based on Vehicle Stability;

• U.S. Patent No. 8,157,047 B2 issued April 17, 2012, for Occupant Protection Systems Control Techniques; and

• U.S. Patent No. 8,229,624 B2 issued July 24, 2012, for Vehicle Diagnostic Information Generating and Transmission Systems and Methods.

The plaintiffs are asking the court for an injunction and for an award of damages, interest, court costs and attorney’s fees.

The plaintiffs are represented by Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Steven J. Mitby, and Brian E. Simmons of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. in Houston; and T. John Ward Jr. and Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider is assigned to the case.

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