Marshall Division, Eastern District of Texas:

June 7
Charles Hill & Associates vs. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. et al
Hill claims to be the legal assignee of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,528,490 and others relating to an electronic catalog system for producing information about a selected product on a remote computer. Plaintiff says Abercrombie & Fitch, Alibris Inc., Alloy Inc., Delia's Inc., Hanover Direct Inc., Harry & David Holdings Inc., Northern Tool & Equipment Co., Saks Incorporated, SmartBargains Inc., 1-800-Contacts and others are infringing on those patents.
Scott Stevens of Longview is representing Charles Hill & Associates.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge David Folsom.
Case No. 2:07-cv-00234-DF

Ronald Katz Technology Licensing vs. Continental Airlines et al
Katz has been issued more than 50 patents relating to automatic check verification and interactive call centers. He claims that more than 150 companies including IBM, Hewlett Packard, Verizon, Sears and Home Shopping Network are legal licenses to use financial services call processing, securities transactions, automated credit card authorization services, automated wireless telecommunication services and product service support. However some companies including Continental Airlines, ExxonMobil, United Parcel Service have not agreed to take a license for the patents in questions.
Katz is represented by Clyde Siebman of Sherman.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge David Folsom.
Case No. 2:07-cv-00232-DF and related 2:07-cv-00233-TJW-CE, 2:07-cv-00237-TJW-CE and 6:07-cv-00260-LED

June 8
Peter H. Wolf vs. Brightroom Inc. et al
Plaintiff Peter Wolf claims he owns the rights to U.S. Patent No. 7,047,214 for "Process for Providing Event Photographs for Inspection and Distribution Via a Computer Network." The process allows photo proofs to be viewed and ordered online. He is suing Brightroom, Island Photography, Bird's Eye View, Digilabs, Printroom, SmugMug and Master Photos for infringement on the patented process.
Edward Goldstein of Houston is representing Wolf.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge David Folsom
Case No. 2:07-cv-00238-DF

June 11
Lizy K. John vs. Lattice Semiconductor Corp.
John is the inventor and assignee of U.S. Patent No. 5,867,422 for a "Computer Memory Chip with Field Programmable Memory Cell Arrays and Method of Configuring" issued on Feb. 2, 1999. John claims Lattice is selling and manufacturing devises that infringe on the patent.
Christopher LaVoy of Phoenix, Ariz., is representing John.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge David Folsom.
Case No. 2:07-cv-00241-DF-CE

Medtronic Inc. et al vs. Cordis Corporation
Medtronic claims it is the legal assignee of the patent for "Expandable Stent and Method for Delivery of Same" issued April 19, 2005, under U.S. Patent No. 6,881,223 B2. Medtronic says it has the exclusive license to sell the stents, catheters and other products covered under the patent.
The company is represented by Samuel Baxter of Marshall.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge T. John Davis.
Case No. 2:07-cv-00240-TJW

Freshloc Technologies Inc. vs. Aeroscout Inc. et al
On June 2, 1992, U.S. Patent No. 5,119,104 was issued for "Location System Adapted for Use in Multipath Environments." Freshloc claims it is the owner of the patent and that Aeroscout Inc., Ekahau Inc. and Innerwireless Inc. have infringed upon the patent.
Edward Goldstein of Houston is representing the plaintiff.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge T. John Davis.
Case No. 2:07-cv-00239-TJW

June 13
Anchor Sports I, Inc. vs. Schutt Sports Inc et al
Plaintiff claims U.S. Patent No. 6,142,882 for a "Base Anchor Indicator Plug" was issued Nov. 7, 2000. The device is used to plug an anchor into a baseball or softball base to prevent dirt and debris from entering the anchor. Anchor says Schutt is selling its "Heavy Duty Indicator Plug" in violation of the patent in its Marshall store.
Anchor Sports is represented by Stephen Kennedy of Dallas.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge T. John Ward.
Case No. 2:07-cv-00246-TJW

Texarkana Division, Eastern District of Texas

June 8
Mobility Electronics Inc. vs. Comarco Inc. et al
Mobility is in the business of designing, manufacturing and selling products for consumers who use portable electronic devices like notebook computers, mobile phones, PDAs and MP3 players. A significant portion of Mobility's business involves AC, DC and combination power adapters. Comarco has infringed on the patent and a settlement agreement with Mobility and RadioShack Corp.
Sean Rommel of Texarkana is representing Mobility.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge David Folsom.
Case No. 5:07-cv-00084-DF

Tyler Division, Eastern District of Texas:

June 7
Lonestar Inventions LP vs. Nintendo of America Inc.
On May 4, 1993, U.S. Patent No. 5,208,725 for "High Capacitance STructure in a Semiconductor Device" was issued to inventor Osman Akcasu. The '725 patent was assigned to Lonestar. Plaintiff claims that Nintendo has been for some time infringing on the '725 patent by making, selling and using semicondutor devices and has induced others to infringe on the patent.
Chris Reynolds of Houston is representing Lonestar.
The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.
Case No. 6:07-cv-00261-LED

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