Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

MARSHALL DIVISION

March 24 
• Marshall Feature Recognition LLC v Valpak Direct Marketing Systems Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00253-JRG-RSP
Plaintiff Marshall Feature Recognition is a Texas limited liability company with a place of business in Marshall.

The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,886,750 issued May 3, 2005, for a Method and Apparatus for Accessing Electronic Data Via a Familiar Printed Medium.

MFR states it was assigned the ‘750 Patent by inventors Spencer Rathus, Lois Fichner-Rathus and Jeffrey Nevid

Defendant infringes the ‘750 patent by mobile smartphone devices using a barcode scanner application to communicate with a QR code featured within the defendant’s printed advertisements.

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

A jury trial is requested.

The plaintiff is represented by Austin Hansley of Dallas.

The case has been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap and referred to Magistrate Judge Roy Payne.

 

March 27

Quxuz LLC v Doodlebit LLC Case No. 2:14-cv-00259

Quxuz LLC v Web Start Today Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00269

Plaintiff  Quxuz is a Texas limited liability company with a place of business in Longview.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,353,188 issued April 1, 2008, for a Method of Moderating External Access to an Electronic Document Authoring Development and Distribution.

The plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages, interest, attorneys’ fees and other relief. A jury trial is demanded.

Andrew Spangler of Spangler Law PC in Longview and attorneys from Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC in Washington, D.C.

The cases have been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

 

RecruitME LLC v Care.com Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00261

RecruitME LLC v Sittercity Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00262

RecruitME LLC v TheLadders.com Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00263

Plaintiff RecruitME is a Texas limited liability company based in Plano.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,623,660 issued April 22, 1997, for a System for Regulating Access to Data Base for Purpose of Data Base Management.

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

The plaintiff is represented by Hao Ni of Ni Wang & Massand PLLC in Dallas.

The case has been assigned to Judge Rodney Gilstrap and referred to Magistrate Judge Roy Payne for pretrial proceedings. 

 

March 28

Optical Storage Solutions LLC v Asus Computer International, Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions Corp. Case No. 2:14-cv-00264

Plaintiff Optical Storage Solutions is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Fort Worth.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,215,754 issued March 5, 2013, for a High Capacity Compact Disc Player.

The plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages, costs, interest, attorneys’ fees and other relief deemed just and proper. A jury trial is requested.

The plaintiff is represented by Jonathan T. Suder of Friedman Suder & Cooke in Fort Worth.

The case has been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap and referred to Magistrate Judge Roy Payne for pretrial proceedings.

 

Better Mouse Company LLC v Perixx Computer GmbH Case No. 2:14-cv-00281

Better Mouse Company LLC v E-Blue International Corporation et al Case No. 2:14-cv-00282

Plaintiff Better Mouse Company (BMC) is a Texas limited liability company with a principal place of business in Tyler.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,532,200 issued May 12, 2009, for an Apparatus for Setting Multi-Stage Displacement Resolution of a Mouse.

Products alleged to infringe the ‘200 Patent include the E-3LUE Mazer Type-R Mouse and Perimice 710 Wireless Mouse.

BMC is seeking a permanent injunction, damages, interest, attorneys’ fees, costs and other relief deemed just and proper. A jury trial is requested.

The plaintiff is represented by Larry D. Thompson Jr. of Antonelli Harrington & Thompson LLP in Houston and Stafford Davis of the The Stafford Davis Firm PC in Tyler.

The cases have been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

 

• eDekka LLC v American Girl Brands LLC Case No. 2:14-cv-00265

• eDekka LLC v  Appleseeds Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00266

• eDekka LLC v Art.com Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00267

• eDekka LLC v CafePress Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00268

• eDekka LLC v Coastal Contacts Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00270

• eDekka LLC v Coldwater Creek Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00271

• eDekka LLC v Eddie Bauer LLC Case No. 2:14-cv-00272

• eDekka LLC v Karmaloop LLC Case No. 2:14-cv-00273

• eDekka LLC v Lululemon Athletica Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00274

• eDekka LLC v OmahaSteaks.com Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00275

• eDekka LLC v One Kings Lane Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00276

• eDekka LLC v Safeway Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00277

• eDekka LLC v The Swiss Colony LLC Case No. 2:14-cv-00278

• eDekka LLC v Tiffany & Co. Case No. 2:14-cv-00279

• eDekka LLC v Zazzle.com Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00280

Plaintiff eDekka is Texas limited liability company located in Plano.

Defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,266,674 issued for Random Access Information Retrieval Utilizing User-Defined Labels. Allegedly infringing products are websites that include “shopping cart” functionality, the suits state.

According to the suits, the ‘674 Patent has been forward-cited as prior art in connection with the examination of several subsequently-issued U.S. patents, including patents originally assigned to such prominent technology companies as Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc., Verizon Business Network Services Inc., Bellsouth Intellectual Property Corp. and Agilent Technologies Inc.

eDekka is seeking injunctive relief, royalties, damages, interest, costs and other relief to which it may be entitled. A jury trial is demanded

The plaintiff is represented by Craig Tadlock of Plano.

The cases have been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

 

• Secure Axcess LLC v Nintendo of America Inc. et al Case No. 2:14-cv-00284

Plaintiff Secure Axcess is a Texas limited liability company with an office located in Plano.

The defendants in the suit are Nintendo of America Inc., Nintendo Co. Ltd., Micro Electronics Inc., Hastings Entertainment Inc., Game Stop Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Texas LLC, Best Buy Stores LP, Bestbuy.com LLC, K Mart Corp., Target Corp., Toys “R” Us-Delaware Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,522,309 issued Feb. 18, 2003, for a Multiscreen Personal Computer Display Method and Apparatus. The alleged infringement occurs by the defendants selling Nintendo’s Wii U Console System without license or authorization.

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

The plaintiff is represented by James E. Davis  of Ferguson Braswell & Fraser PC in Plano, Kelly Kubasta of Klemchuck Kubasta LLP in Dallas and Carl R. Roth of the Roth  Law Firm in Marshall.

The case has been assigned to Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

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