John Suayan Feb. 26, 2016, 8:53am


Plano-based Positiontech LLC recently brought a patent infringement lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide, Inc., alleging that Disney infringed on two patents for its MyMagic+ system.

The suit, filed Feb. 19 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern Division of Texas, focuses on United States Patent Numbers 7,061,384 and 6,965,317, both entitled “Positional Information Management System.”

The ‘317 patent was issued by the U.S. Patent Office on Nov. 15, 2005 while the ‘384 patent was issued by the U.S. Patent Office on June 13, 2006.

“Positiontech is the assignee and owner of the right, title and interest in and to the '384 and '317 patents, including the right to assert all causes of action arising under said patents and the right to any remedies for infringement of them,” the complaint says.

Positiontech asserts that it owns the patents in question, and Disney made, used, imported and sold MyMagic+, a positional information management system that records transactions of users, without its authorization.

Court papers further show that the defendants utilize the technology at their amusement parks and hotels.

Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorneys Andrew W. Spangler of the law firm Spangler Law P.C. in Longview and Stamatios Stamoulis and Richard C. Weinblatt of the law firm Stamoulis & Weinblatt LLC in Wilmington, Del. are representing Positiontech.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 2:16-CV-00150-JRG-RSP

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