Marshall Division, Eastern District of Texas

Dec. 4

  • Corley P. Senyard Sr. et al vs. Clem Energy Services LLC et al

    According to the complaint, together plaintiffs Corley Senyard Sr. and Thomas J. Senyard Sr. own the rights to U.S. Patent No. 6,367,555 and its continuation, U.S. Patent No. 6,745,815 B1.

    The suit does not detail what the patent is for or when it was issued.

    Plaintiffs allege that defendants Texas company Clem Energy Services LLC and Texas residents Josh Clem, Joseph Clem and A.D. Clem infringe the Senyard patents through the TexJet system.

    The plaintiffs also allege that the infringement has been willful and deliberate.

    The are seeking compensatory damages no less than a reasonable royalty, increased damages, injunctive relief and other relief which may be just and proper.

    Michael Gray of Fort Worth is representing the plaintiffs.

    The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge T. John Ward.

    Case No. 2:08-cv-460-TJW

  • Leon Stambler vs. Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. et al

    Plaintiff Leon Stambler is an individual residing in Parkland, Fla.

    He claims to own the rights to two patents for a Method for Securing Information Relevant to a Transaction. The patents are U.S. Patent No. 5,793,302 issued Aug. 11, 1998, and U.S. Patent No. 5,974,148 issued Oct. 29, 1999.

    Stambler alleges that 51 banking and financial institutions infringe the patents-in-suit by their secure online banking and secure funds transfer products.

    Some of the defendants named in the suit include Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab, E*Trade, Morgan Stanley, PayPal, American Express, HSBC, Sterling Bank, Capital Bank and First National Bank.

    He is seeking compensatory damages, treble damages for willful infringement, a permanent injunction, interest, attorneys' fees, costs and other just and proper relief.

    Brent Bumbardner of Nelson Bumgardner Casto PC in Forth Worth is lead attorney for the plaintiff.

    The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge David Folsom.

    Case No. 2:08-cv-462-DF

    Tyler Division, Eastern District of Texas

    Dec. 4

  • Saxon Innovations Inc. vs. Apple Inc. et al

    Plaintiff Saxon Innovations, a Texas corporation with principal offices in Tyler, is in the business of licensing technology related to communications, computer and other electronics products.

    Saxon claims to own the rights to four patents which have been infringed:

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,592,555, issued Jan. 7, 1997, for a Wireless Communications Privacy Method and System
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,502,689, issued March 26, 1996, for a Clock Generator Capable of Shut-Down Mode and Clock Generation Method
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,530,597, issued June 25, 1996, for an Apparatus and Method for Disabling Interrupt Masks in Processors or the Like
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,235,635, issued Aug. 10, 1993, for a Keyboard Monitor with Keypad Activity-Based Activation

    Saxon alleges that defendants Apple, Gateway, Acer, Hewlett-Packard and Dell have infringed the patent-in-suit.

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

    Stephen D. Susman of Susman Godfrey LLP in Houston is representing the plaintiff.

    The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

    Case No. 6:08-cv-464-LED

    Dec. 5

  • Centre One vs. Vonage Holdings Corp. et al

    According to the original complaint, Donald S. Feuer was an early pioneer in the development of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony while at CentreCom, a company he founded to provide telecom services.

    On June 26, 2006, U.S. Patent No. 7,068,668 was issued for a Method and Apparatus for Interfacing a Public Switched Telephone Network and an Internet Protocol Network for Multi-Media Communication to Feuer. He is now a shareholder in Centre One, which owns the '668 Patent by assisgnment.

    The plaintiff alleges that Vonage Holdings Corp., Vonage America Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and DeltaThree Inc., known as the Vonage defendants, have infringed the '668 Patent by making, using and selling VoIP service.

    Centre One is seeking a permanent injunction, compensatory damages, interest, attorneys' fees, costs and other just and proper relief.

    Thomas M. Melsheimer of Fish & Richardson PC in Dallas and Robert M. Parker of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth PC in Tyler are representing the plaintiff.

    The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.

    Case No. 6:08-cv-467-LED

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