Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

Marilyn Tennissen Nov. 29, 2014, 6:00pm


MARSHALL DIVISION

July 9

Freeny et al v Blackberry Ltd. and Blackberry Corp. Case No. 2:14-cv-00747

Freeny et al v HTC America Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00748

Freeny et al v Huawei Device USA Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00749

Freeny et al v Kyocera Communications Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00750

Freeny et al v LG Electronics Mobilecomm US Inc. Case No.. 2:14-cv-00751

Freeny et al v Motorola Mobility LLC Case No. 2:14-cv-00752

Freeny et al v Nokia Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00753

Freeny et al v Pantech Wireless Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00754

Freeny et al v Samsung Telecommunications America LLC Case No. 2:14-cv-00746

Freeny et al v Sony Electronics Inc. et al Case No. 2:14-cv-00755

Freeny et al v TCT Mobile (US) Inc. et al Case No. 2:14-cv-00756

Freeny et al v ZTE (USA) Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00757

 

The plaintiffs Charles Freeny III, Bryan Freeny and James Freeny are individuals residing in Texas.

Defendants are accused of infringing on:

U.S. Patent No. 6,490,443 issued Dec. 3, 2002, for Communication and Proximity Authorization Systems;

U.S. Patent No. 6,806,977 issued Oct. 19, 2004, for a Multiple Integrated Machine System;

U.S. Patent No. 7,301,664 issued Nov. 27, 2007, for a Multiple Integrated Machine System; and

U.S. Patent No 8,072,637 issued Dec. 6, 2011, for a Multiple Integrated Machine System.

The named inventor is Charles C. Freeny Jr., who is now deceased. According to the suits, the plaintiffs are his sons and are the owners of the patents by assignment.

The Freenys are seeking injunctive relief, compensatory damages, treble damages for willful infringement, costs, expenses, interest, attorneys’ fees and other just and proper relief. A jury trial is demanded.

Christopher Banys of Banys PC in Palo Alto, Calif., is lead attorney for the plaintiffs. Local counsel is Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview.

 

July 11

Integrated Claims Systems LLC v Care N’ Care Insurance Co. Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00735

Integrated Claims Systems LLC v Community Health Choice Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00737

Plaintiff Integrated Claims Systems is a New York limited liability company based in Elizaville, N.Y.

Defendants are accused of infringing on:

U.S. Patent No. 7,178,020 issued Feb. 13, 2007, and U.S. Patent No. 8,676,609 issued March 18, 2014. The patents-in-suit are both for Attachment Integrated Claims Systems and Operating Methods Therefor. The ‘020 and ‘609 patents are collectively referred to as the DiRienzo Patents.

The named inventor of the DiRienzo patents, Andrew DiRienzo, Ph.D., has a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy from the University of Arizona, and a doctorate in Physics from the University of Arizona, according to the complaints.

The allegedly infringing products include the defendants’ insurance claims systems.

The plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages, interest, costs, injunctive relief and other just and proper relief. A jury trial is demanded.

The plaintiffs are represented by Charles Ainsworth of Parker Bunt & Ainsworth PC in Tyler and attorneys from Ward & Zinna LLC in Summit, New Jersey.

 

July 11

Nexus Display Technologies LLC v Dell Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00762

Nexus Display Technologies LLC v Eizo Corp Case No. 2:14-cv-00765

Nexus Display Technologies LLC v Lenovo (US) Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00763

Nexus Display Technologies LLC v NEC Corp. et al Case No. 2:14-cv-00766

Nexus Display Technologies LLC v Panasonic Corp. of North America Case No. 2:14-cv-00764

Plaintiff Nexus Display Technologies (NDT) is a Texas limited liability company based in Plano.

The patents-in-suit are:

U.S. Patent No. 7,295,578 issued Nov. 13, 2007, for a Method and Apparatus for Synchronizing Auxiliary Data and Video Data Transmitted Over a TMDS-Like Link

U.S. Patent No. 7,599,439 issued Oct. 6, 2009, for a Method and System for Transmitting N-Bit Video Data Over a Serial Link;

U.S. Patent No. 5,835,498 issued Nov. 10, 1998, for a System and Method for Sending Multiple Data Signals Over a Serial Link; and

U.S Patent No. 7,143,328 issued Nov. 28, 2006, for an Auxiliary Data Transmitted Within a Display’s Serialized Data Stream.

The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction against defendants, compensatory and enhanced damages, interest, attorneys’ fees and other relief deemed just and proper. A jurty trial is demanded.

Nexus Display Technologies is represented by Demetrios Anaipakos of Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing PC in Houston and T. John Ward Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview.

 

TYLER DIVISION

July 7

Blue Spike LLC v Gracenote Inc., Tribune Co. and Tribune Media Services LLC Case No. 6:14-cv-00597

Blue LLC v Miranda Technologies Inc. and Belden Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00598

Plaintiff Blue Spike is a Texas limited liability company headquartered in Tyler.

According to the suits, Blue Spike CEO Scott Moskowitz is an inventor on more than 66 U.S. patents related to managing, monitoring and monetizing digital content and informational assets for art, music, films and other creations.

Moskowitz entered the entertainment industry in 1992 by doing agency work in Japan for a large U.S. wholesaler of music-related products.

He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the International Society for Optics and Photonics, the suit states. Moskowitz has worked with EMI, Warner Brothers and Universal Music Group.

The patents-in-suit are:

U.S. Patent No. 7,346,472 issued March 18, 2008, for a Method and Device for Monitoring and Analyzing Signals.

U.S. Patent No. 7,660,700 issued Feb. 9, 2010, for a Method and Device for Monitoring and Analyzing Signals.

U.S. Patent No. 7,949,494 issued May 24, 2011, for a Method and Device for Monitoring and Analyzing Signals.

U. S. Patent No. 8,712,728 issued April 29, 2014, for a Method and Device for Monitoring and Analyzing Signals.

U.S. Patent No. 8,214, 175 issued July 3, 2012, for a Method and Device for Monitoring and Analyzing Signals.

Blue Spike is seeking injunctive relief, compensatory damages, interest, treble damages for willful infringement, costs, attorneys’ fees and other relief deemed just and proper.

A jury trial is demanded.

Blue is represented by Randall T. Garteiser of Garteiser Honea PC in Tyler.

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