Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas 

March 18

• Rotatable Technologies v. Burns & McDonnell Inc. et al Case No. 2:13-cv-00215

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

The defendants are BMC Software Inc., Burns & McDonnell Inc., The Dallas Morning News Inc., Hoak Media LLC. and Mary Kay Inc.

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.

 

March 18

• Eclipse IP v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Case No. 2:13-cv-00216

• Eclipse IP v. Callaway Golf Co. Case No. 2:13-cv-00217

• Eclipse IP v. Harley-Davidson Inc. Case No. 2:13-cv-00218

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

The defendant is accused of infringing on:

• U.S. Patent No. 7,319,414 issued Jan. 15, 2008, for Secure Notification Messaging Systems and Methods Using Authentication Indicia;

• U.S. Patent No. 7,482,952 issued Jan. 27, 2009, for Response Systems and Methods for Notification Systems for Modifying Future Notifications; and

• U.S. Patent No. 7,119,716 issued Oct. 10, 2006, for Response Systems and Methods for Notification Systems for Modifying Future Notifications.

Eclipse is asking for an award of damages, interest, enhanced damages, attorney’s fees and court costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Melissa R. Smith of Gillam & Smith in Marshall and Matthew S. Harman of Harman Law LLC in Atlanta, Ga.

A jury trial is requested.

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

 

• TQP Development v. Chrysler Group Case No. 2:13-cv-00219

March 19

• TQP Development v. Hyundai Motors America Inc. Case No. 2:13-cv-00221

TQP Development is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Marshall.

TQP Development accuses the defendants of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,412,730 issued May 2, 1995, for Encrypted Data Transmission System Employing Means for Randomly Altering the Encryption Keys.

The defendant is accused of willful infringement of the ‘730 patent.

The plaintiff is asking the court to issue an injunction preventing the defendants from continued acts of infringement and for an award of damages, interest and costs.

TQP Development is represented by Marc A. Fenster, Alex C. Giza, Adam S. Hoffman and Kevin Burke of Russ, August & Kabat in Los Angeles, Calif.; Hao Ni of Ni Law Firm in Dallas; and Andrew Spangler of Spangler & Fussell P.C. in Longview.

A jury trial is requested.

 

March 19

• Institute for Information Industry v. LucidWorks Inc. Case No. 2:13-cv-00222

Institute For Information Industry is an information industry research institution with a principal address in Taiwan.

The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,845,354 issued Jan. 18, 2005, for Information Retrieval System With A Neuro-Fuzzy Structure.

The plaintiff 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.

Institute for Information Industry is represented by Dallas attorneys Winston O. Huff and Deborah Jagai.

A jury trial is requested.

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

 

March 20

• Sampo IP v. Sony Entertainment America et al Case No. 2:13-cv-00225

Sampo is a Virginia corporation with a principal place of business located in Alexandria, Va.

The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,161,149, U.S. Patent No. 6,772,229 and U.S. Patent No. 8,015,495, all entitled Centrifugal Communication and Collaboration Method.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of actual damages and interest.

Sampo is represented by Andrew W. Spangler of Spangler & Fussell PC in Longview; James A. Fussell III of Spangler & Fussell PC in Alexandria, Va.; and Rolf O. Stadheim, George C. Summerfield and Steven R. Pedersen of Stadheim & Grear in Chicago, Ill.

A jury trial is requested.

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

 

March 21

• Lodsys Group v. Sandisk Corp. Case No. 2:13-cv-00226

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

The patents at issue include U.S. Patent 7,620,565 issued Nov. 17, 2009, for Customer-Based Product Design Module and U.S. Patent No. 7,222,078 issued May 22, 2007, for Methods and Systems for Gathering Information from Units of a Commodity Across a Network.

Lodsys is asking the court to issue an injunction preventing the defendants from further acts of infringement and for an award of damages, treble damages, attorney’s fees and court costs.

The plaintiff is represented by William E. Davis III of the Davis Law Firm in Longview; and Michael A. Goldfarb and Christopher M. Huck of Kelley, Donion, Gill, Huck & Goldfarb in Seattle, Wash.

A jury trial is requested.

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

 

March 22

• Harcol Research v. Europa Sports Products Inc. d/b/a Europa Southwest DC Case No. 2:13-cv-00228

• Harcol Research v. Lone Star Distribution Case No. 2:13-cv-00229

• Harcol Research v. USPlabs et al Case No. 2:13-cv-00230

• Harcol Research v. Woodbolt Distribution d/b/a Cellucor et al Case No. 2:13-cv-00231

Plaintiff is a Nevada limited liability company organized with a principal place of business in Tyler.

The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,817,364 issued for Beverage Containing Alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid and Method of Making.

The plaintiff is asking the court for an injunction and for an award of gains, profits, advantages, treble damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, interest and court costs.

Harcol Research is represented by William E. Davis III of The Davis Firm PC in Longview.

Jury trials are requested.

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

 

• SynQor Inc. v. Cisco Systems Inc. Case No. 2:13-cv-00232

SynQor is a Delaware corporation having a principal place of business at in Boxborough, Mass.

The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,787,261 issued Aug. 31, 2010, for Intermediate Bus Architecture With A Quasi-Regulated Bus Converter; and U.S. Patent No. 8,149,597 issued April 3, 2012, for Intermediate Bus Architecture With A Quasi-Regulated Bus Converter.

The plaintiff is asking the court for an injunction and for an award of compensatory damages, enhanced damages, interest, attorney’s fees and court costs.

SynQor is represented by Michael D. Hatcher and David T. DeZern of Sidley Austin LLP in Dallas; and Thomas D. Rein, Russell E. Cass, Stephanie P. Koh and Bryan C. Mulder of Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, Ill.

A jury trial is requested.

 

Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas

March 18

• Wireless Remote Systems v. Pixavi AS Case No. 6:13-cv-00248

Wireless Remote System is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business located in Marshall.

The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,317,039 B1 issued Nov. 13, 2001, for Wireless Video and Audio Data Remote System and U.S. Patent No. 6,690,273 B2 issued Feb. 10, 2004, for Wireless Video Audio Data Remote System.

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

Wireless Remote is represented by Christopher M. Joe of Buether Joe & Carpenter in Dallas and Sean T. O’Kelly of O’Kelly Ernst & Bielli in Wilmington, Del.

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

 

March 21

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. Activision Blizzard Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00256

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. Aspyr Media Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00257

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. Digital River Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00258

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. Electronic Arts Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00259

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. McAfee Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00260

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. Pervasive Software Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00261

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. Sony Corp. of America et al Case No. 6:13-cv-00262

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. Symantec Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00263

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. GEAR Software Inc. et al Case No. 6:13-cv-00264

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. Sage Software Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00265

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. SolarWinds Worldwide LLC et al Case No. 6:13-cv-00266

• Uniloc USA Inc. et al v. Wildpackets Inc. Case No. 6:13-cv-00267

Uniloc USA Inc. is a Texas corporation having a principal place of business in Irvine, Calif. Uniloc Singapore Private Limited is a Singapore corporation.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,857,067 issued for System and Method for Preventing Unauthorized Access to Electronic Data.

Uniloc is asking the court to issue an injunction preventing the defendants from further infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, attorney’s fees and interest.

The plaintiffs are represented by Barry J. Bumgardner and Steven W. Hartsell of Nelson Bumgardner Castro P.C. in Fort Worth; James L. Etheridge of Etheridge Law Group in Southlake; and T. John Ward Jr. and J. Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview.

Jury trial is requested.

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