Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jun 12, 2015


June 8

Display Technologies LLC v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC 2:15-cv-00997-JRG-RSP

Display Technologies LLC v. NVIDIA Corporation 2:15-cv-00998-JRG-RSP

Display Technologies LLC v. Valve Corporation 2:15-cv-00999-JRG-RSP

Display Technologies LLC v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. et al 2:15-cv-01000-JRG-RSP

Plano-based Display Technologies LLC is the owner by assignment of United States Patent No. 8,671,195 (the “’195 Patent”) entitled “Digital Media Communications Protocol.” The ’195 Patent issued on March 11, 2014.

Mr. Leigh M. Rothschild is listed as the inventor on the ’195 Patent.

Dallas law firm Ni, Wang & Massand PLLC is representing the plaintiff.

Actavis Laboratories UT, Inc. v. UCB, Inc. 2:15-cv-01001-JRG-RSP      

Utah-based Actavis Laboratories UT, Inc. is the plaintiff.

It accuses UCB, Inc. of infringing on United States Patent No. 7,921,999 (“the ’999 patent”), entitled “Peelable Pouch for Transdermal Patch and Method for Packaging,” issued to Michael W. Kimball on April 12, 2011.

The ’999 patent covers a peelable pouch system for holding a transdermal patch containing rotigotine. Neupro is a peelable pouch system holding a transdermal patch containing rotigotine. Neupro is covered by at least one claim of the ’999 patent.

Actavis is represented by Sherman attorney Clyde M. Siebman.


VideoSqope, LLC v. Aven Inc. dba Aven Tool 6:15-cv-00540-RWS-JDL

VideoSqope, LLC v. Gradient Lens Corporation 6:15-cv-00541-RWS-JDL

VideoSqope, LLC v. Imagestore US Inc. 6:15-cv-00542-RWS-JDL         

VideoSqope, LLC v. Instrument Technology, Inc. 6:15-cv-00543-RWS-JDL

VideoSqope, LLC v. IT Concepts, LLC 6:15-cv-00544-RWS-JDL

VideoSqope, LLC v. Lenox Instrument Company 6:15-cv-00545-RWS-JDL

VideoSqope, LLC v. Micro-Epsilon America, LP 6:15-cv-00546-RWS-JDL

VideoSqope, LLC v. Olympus Corporation of the Americas 6:15-cv-00547-RWS-JDL

VideoSqope, LLC v. Inc. 6:15-cv-00548-RWS-JDL

VideoSqope, LLC v. Ridge Tool Company 6:15-cv-00549-RWS-JDL

VideoSqope, LLC v. Seneca Enterprises LLC dba RF System Lab 6:15-cv-00550-RWS-JDL

Tyler-based VideoSqope, LLC asserts it is the owner by assignment of United States Patent No. 8,558,882 (the “’882 Patent) (“the “Patent-in-Suit”) entitled “Self Articulating Behind-Wall Camera”. The ‘882 Patent was issued on October 15, 2013.

Longview attorney Todd Y. Brandt is representing VideoSqope.

June 9


Tinnus Enterprises, LLC et al v. Telebrands Corporation et al 6:15-cv-00551-RWS-JDL

Tinnus Enterprises, LLC and ZURU Ltd. seek to enjoin the manufacture, importation, distribution, use, sales, and offers to sell by the defendants of a certain product known as Balloon Bonanza that infringes or contributes toward the infringement of United States Patent No. 9,051,066.

Tinnus is the owner by assignment of the entire right, title and interest in the ’066 Patent. ZURU is the exclusive licensee of the ’066 Patent, and thus both plaintiffs have standing to sue for infringement of the ’066 Patent.

The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Cortland Christopher Putbrese, David Ludwig, Robert D. Spendlove, Thomas Mansfield Dunlap and Eric Hugh Findlay.

June 10


Loramax LLC v. John Hancock Funds, LLC 2:15-cv-01003-RWS-RSP

Loramax LLC is the owner by assignment of United States Patent No. 5,513,126 (“the ’126 Patent”) titled “Network Having Selectively Accessible Recipient Prioritized Communication Channel Profiles.” The ’126 Patent was duly issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 30, 1996.

Dallas attorney Jaspal S. Hare is representing the plaintiff.

June 11

Pluratrade LLC v. Betterment LLC 2:15-cv-01004-JRG-RSP

Pluratrade LLC v. Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. 2:15-cv-01005-JRG-RSP

Pluratrade LLC v. MB Trading Futures, Inc. 2:15-cv-01006-JRG-RSP

Pluratrade LLC v. Motif Investing, Inc. 2:15-cv-01007-JRG-RSP

Pluratrade LLC v. Rebalance, Inc. 2:15-cv-01008-JRG-RSP

Pluratrade LLC v. The Charles Schwab Corporation 2:15-cv-01009-JRG-RSP

Pluratrade LLC v. Xulu, Inc. 2:15-cv-01010-JRG-RSP

Plaintiff Pluratrade LLC is the assignee of all right, title and interest in United States Patent No. 7,330,834 titled “System and Method for Electronic Trading of Assets.” Pluratrade alleges that Xulu, Inc. is directly infringing at least claim 19 of the ‘834 patent.

Chicago attorney David R. Bennett is representing the plaintiff.

June 12

Data Carriers, LLC v. Astellus Pharma US Inc. 2:15-cv-01011

Data Carriers, LLC v. Essar, Inc. 2:15-cv-01012

Data Carriers, LLC v. BP Energy Company 2:15-cv-01013

Data Carriers, LLC v. Sasol (USA) Corporation 2:15-cv-01014

Data Carriers, LLC v. Eurofins Scientific Inc. 2:15-cv-01015

Data Carriers, LLC v. Calpine Corporation 2:15-cv-01016

Data Carriers, LLC v. Schlumberger Technology Corporation 2:15-cv-01017

Data Carriers, LLC v. ConocoPhillips Company 2:15-cv-01018

Data Carriers, LLC v. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. 2:15-cv-01019

Data Carriers, LLC v. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. 2:15-cv-01020

Data Carriers, LLC v. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. 2:15-cv-01021

Data Carriers, LLC v. Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. 2:15-cv-01022

Data Carriers, LLC v. Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. 2:15-cv-01023

Data Carriers, LLC v. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated 2:15-cv-01024

Data Carriers, LLC v. Whiting Petroleum Corporation 2:15-cv-01025

Plaintiff Data Carriers, LLC is pursuing legal action in response to alleged infringement of United States Patent No. 5,388,198 (“the ‘198 patent”) entitled “Proactive Presentation of Automating Features to a Computer User”.

The ‘198 patent was duly and legally issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on February 7, 1995 after full and fair examination.

Dallas law firm Austin Hansley P.L.L.C. is representing the plaintiff.

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