Marilyn Tennissen May 5, 2014, 8:25pm


April 23 

PanTaurus LLC v Inc. Case No. 1:14-cv-00226

PanTaurus LLC v Best Buy Purchasing LLC Case No. 1:14-cv-00234

PanTaurus LLC v Brightpearl Inc. Case No. 1:14-cv-00227

PanTaurus LLC v Carbonite Inc. Case No. 1:14-cv-00228

PanTaurus LLC v Code42 Software Inc. Case No. 1:14-cv-00229

PanTaurus LLC v Dropbox Inc. Case No. 1:14-cv-00230

PanTaurus LLC v Fuhu Inc. Case No. 1:14-cv-00231

PanTaurus LLC v Google Inc. Case No. 1:14-cv-00232

PanTaurus LLC v Hisense USA Corp. Case No. 1:14-cv-00233

PanTaurus LLC v Microsoft Corp. Case No. 1:14-cv-00235

PanTaurus LLC v Inc. Case No. 1:14-cv-00236

PanTaurus LLC v Samsung Electronics America Inc. Case No. 1:14-cv-00237

PanTaurus LLC v Seagate Technology LLC Case No. 1:14-cv-00238

PanTaurus LLC v Symantec Corp. Case No. 1:14-cv-00239

PanTaurus LLC v Toshiba America Inc. Case No. 1:14-cv-00240

Plaintiff PanTaurus is Texas limited liability company with its principal office located in Beaumont.

The defendants are accused of infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,272,533 issued for a Secure Computer System and Method of Providing Access to a Computer System Including a Stand Alone Switch Operable to Inhibit Data Corruption on a Storage Device.

According to the suits, the ‘533 Patent is a  “prominent, pioneering patent in the field of computer security,” and has been forward-cited in more than 130 subsequently-issued patents, including patents originally assigned to such “prominent companies” as Intel, Dot Hill Systems, IBM, Nikon, Dell, Seagate, Lenovo, McAfee, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin and STMicroelectronics. The ‘533 Patent is allegedly being infringed by defendants’ manufacture, use or sale of web service cloud-based systems.

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

PanTaurus is represented by Craig Tadlock, John J. Harvey Jr.  and Keith Smiley of Tadlock Law Firm PLLC in Plano.

The cases have been assigned to District Judge Ron Clark.



April 23/April 30

TQP Development LLC v 8x8 Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00392

Plaintiff TQP Development filed 19 separate infringement suits on April 23 and 19 more on April 30.

Plaintiff TQP Development is a Texas limited liability company having a principal place of business in Tyler.

The defendants are 8x8 Inc., Allied Electronics Inc., Aliph Inc. dba Jawbone, American Airlines Inc., American Eagle Outfitters Inc., AOL Inc., LLC, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Brooks Brothers Group Inc., Canon USA Inc., Carestream Dental LLC, Chegg Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., Columbia Sportswear USA Corp., eBags Inc., ESET LLC, Estee Lauder Inc., Extreme Networks Inc., Frontier Airlines Holdings Inc., Fujitsu America Inc., Groupon  Inc., Hayneedle Inc., Hilton Worldwide Inc., Hitachi America Ltd., Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., HTC America Inc., IAC/Interactivecorp, InFocus Corp., InterContinental Hotels Corp., J Crew Group Inc., Kaiser Permanente Ventures LLC, LG Electronics USA Inc., LinkedIn Corp., LL Bean Inc., Mad Catz Inc., Marriott International Inc., Netgear Inc. and Nikon Americas Inc.

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

Defendants allegedly infringe the ‘730 Patent by methods practiced on their websites for transmitting data comprising a sequence of blocks in encrypted form over a communication link.

TQP is seeking a permanent injunction, damages, costs, expenses, interest, attorneys’ fees and other relief to which it may be entitled. A jury trial is requested.

Austin Hansley of Dallas is representing the plaintiff.


April 29

Telinit Technologies LLC v Jive Communications Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00559

Telinit Technologies LLC v Nextiva Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00560

Telinit Technologies LLC v PanTerra Networks Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00561

Plaintiff Telinit is a Texas corporation with its principal place of business in Marshall.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,192,123 issued Feb. 20, 2001, for a Method and Apparatus for Initiating Telephone Calls Using a Data Network.

According to the suits, the invention claimed in the ‘123 patent includes a system and process for initiating a telephone call using a data network request, that request signaling a switch, and that switch triggering a means of monitoring and providing status updates to a user of the telephone system.

The plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages, a permanent injunction, interest, costs, attorneys’ fees and other just and proper relief.

Telinit is represented by William E. Davis III of The Davis Firm PC in Longview. Eugenio J. Torres-Oyola of Ferraiuoli LLC in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is of counsel.

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