Marshall Division

March 10

  • Ei-Land Corporation vs. SFI of Tennessee

    Ei-Land Corporation is a Nevada corporation with a location in La Jolla, Calif.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendant is infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,458,187 issued Dec. 2, 2008, for Force-Resisting Devices and Methods of Structures.

    The complaint alleges the defendant is willfully and objectively recklessly infringing on patent '187 by selling or offering for sale steel products that are at least a part of Steel Strong-Wall Shearwalls.

    The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction, damages, treble damages, costs and expenses, interest and attorneys' fees. Jury trial is demanded.

    Attorney John J. Edmonds, Michael J. Collins, and Henry M. Pogorzelski of Collins, Edmonds & Pogorzelski PLLC in Houston and Melissa R. Smith of Gilliam & Smith in Marshall are representing the plaintiff.

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

    Case No. 2:10cv00082-TJW

  • InMotion Imagery Technologies v. Penthouse Digital Media Productions Inc., et al

    InMotion Imagery Technologies is a limited liability organized in Texas and located in Marshall.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,525,219 issued Feb. 25, 2003, for Picture-Based Video Indexing System.

    The complaint alleges the defendants are willfully infringing on patent '219 by selling videos indexed with images that are displayed in windows when at least one window displays motion imagery.

    The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction, damages, treble damages beginning from when the defendants became aware of the infringement until the filing of the complaint, costs and expenses, interest and attorneys' fees.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    Attorneys William E. Davis III of The Davis Firm P.C. in Longview, Douglas L. Bridges of Heninger, Garrison, Davis LLC in Atlanta, Ga., and John F. Ward and John W. Olivio Jr. of Ward and Olivio in New York are representing the plaintiff.

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

    Case No. 2:10cv00084-TJW-CE

  • TQP Development LLC vs. Bank of New York Mellon Corporation et al

    TQP Development is a Texas limited liability corporation.

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

    The complaint alleges the defendants are willfully infringing by using their encryption data transmission systems on various Web sites.

    Defendants are Bank of New York Mellon Corp., Allstate Corp., Walgreen Corp., Target Corp., Delta Airlines Inc., UBS Financial Services Inc., UBS AG, Western Union Co., Time Warner Cable Inc., Time Warner Inc., BigMachines Inc., Transamerica Life Insurance Co. and Lincoln National Corp.

    The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction, damages, costs and expenses, interest and attorneys' fees.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    Beaumont attorney Harold Kip Glasscock Jr.; Los Angeles attorney March A. Fenster of Russ, August, and Rabat; Austin attorney John Marcus Bustamante; and Flint, Mich., attorney Patrick Anderson are representing the plaintiff.

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

    Case No. 2:10cv00085-TJW

    March 15

  • Intravisual Inc. v. Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc., et al

    Intravisual is a Texas corporation located in Marshall.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,614,845 issued on Sept. 2, 2003, for a Method and Apparatus for Differential Macroblock coding for Intra-Frame Data in Video Conference Systems.

    The defendants are Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc., Marvell Semiconductor Inc., NEC Electronics America Inc., NVIDIA Corp., NXP Semiconductors USA Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Samsung Semiconductor Inc., STMicroelectronics Inc., Texas Instruments Inc. and Trident Microsystems Inc.

    The complaint alleges the defendants are willfully infringing on the patents.

    The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction, damages, attorney's fees, costs, and interest.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    Attorney Alan M. Fisch of Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington, D.C., is representing the plaintiff.

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

    Case No. 2:10-cv-00090-TJW

    Tyler Division

    March 10

  • U.S. Ethernet Innovations LLC v. At&T Inc. et al

    U.S. Ethernet Innovations is a Texas-based company that owns ethernet technology developed by 3Com Corp. in the 1990s.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are infringing on four of its patents. The patents-in-suit are:

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,307,459 issued April 26, 1994, for Network Adapter with Host Indication Optimization

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,434,872 issued July 18, 1995, for Apparatus for Automatic Initiation of Data Transmission

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,732,094 issued March 24, 1998, for a Method for Automatic Initiation of Data Transmission

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,299,313 issued March 29, 1994, for Network Interface with Host Independent Buffer Management

    Defendants are AT&T Inc., Barnes & Noble Inc., Claire's Store Inc., J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. and Home Depot USA Inc.

    The complaint alleges the defendants are willfully and deliberately infringing on the patents.

    The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction, treble damages, costs and expenses, interest and attorneys' fees. Jury trial is demanded.

    Attorneys Wesley Hill and T. John Ward Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview and John C. Herman, Ryan Walsh, Peter Jones and Jason Jackson of Coughlin, Stoia, Gellar, Rudman and Robbins LLP in Atlanta, Ga., representing the plaintiff.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00086-LED

    March 11

  • MGM Well Services Inc. v. Production Control Services Inc.

    MGM Well Services is a Texas corporation with its principal place of business located in Katy.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendant is infringing on three of its patents. The patents-in-suit are:

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,719,060 issued on April 13, 2004

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,467,541 issued on Oct. 22, 2002

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,209,637 issued April 3, 2001

    The patents are for an invention relating to a plunger lift apparatus or method of artificially lifting formation liquids form hydrocarbon wells.

    The complaint alleges the defendants is willfully infringing on the patents.

    The plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction, enhanced damages, attorney's fees, costs, treble damages, accounting damages, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    Attorneys Guy E. Matthews, C. Vernon Lawson and Timothy W. Johnson of Matthews, Lawson, Johnson & Payne PLLC in Houston are representing the plaintiff.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00088-LED

    March 15

  • Stragent LLC v. Xelerated AB and Xelerated Inc.

    Stragent is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,543,077 issued on June 2, 2009, for a Ternary Content Addressable Memory Embedded in a Central Processing Unit.

    The plaintiff is seeking damages, costs, interest, expenses, and a judgment stating the defendant infringed or induced others to infringe on the '077 patent.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    Longview attorneys Eric M. Albritton of the Albritton Law Firm and T. John Ward Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm are representing the plaintiff.

    Additional plaintiff's counsel includes attorneys Danny Williams, J. Mike Amerson, Jason C. John, Christopher Cravey, Matthew Rodgers, Michael Benefield and David Morehan of the law firm Williams, Morgan and Amerson P.C. in Houston.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00090-LED

  • Stragent LLC v. Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Xelerated Ab and Xelerated Inc.

    Stragent is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,289,524 issued on Oct. 30, 2007, for an Execution Union for a Network Processor.

    Stragent alleges the defendants are infringing on the '524 patent by selling microprocessors that include a Freescale 32-bit microcontroller product.

    The plaintiff is seeking damages, costs, interest, expenses, and a judgment stating the defendant infringed or induced others to infringe on the '524 patent.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    Longview attorneys Eric M. Albritton of the Albritton Law Firm and T. John Ward Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm are representing the plaintiff.

    Additional plaintiff's counsel includes attorneys Danny Williams, J. Mike Amerson, Jason C. John, Christopher Cravey, Matthew Rodgers, Michael Benefield, and David Morehan of the law firm Williams, Morgan and Amerson P.C. in Houston.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00091-LED

  • Avago Technologies U.S. Inc., et al v. STMicroelectronics Inc. and STMicroelectronics N.V.

    The plaintiffs are Avago Technologies U.S. Inc., Avago Technologies ECBU IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., and Avago Technologies Limited.

    The plaintiffs allege that the defendants are infringing on four of its patents. The patents-in-suit are:

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,686,720 issued Nov. 11, 1997, for a Method and Device for Achieving High Contrast Surface Illumination

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,652,661 issued Jan. 26, 2010, for Seeing Eye Mouse for Computer Systems,

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,643,007 issued Jan. 5, 2010, for Method of Operating an Optical Mouse and

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,172,354 issued Jan. 9, 2001, for an Operator Input Device.

    The plaintiffs claim the defendants are voluntarily selling optical components that infringe on their patents.

    The plaintiffs are seeking a permanent injunction, damages, treble damages, interest, and attorneys' fees and costs.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    Attorney Sharon A. Israel of Mayer Brown LLP in Houston, Michael Jones of Potter Minton P.C. in Tyler and Duane-David Hough and Brian W. Nolan of Mayer Brown LLP in New York are representing the plaintiffs.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00092-LED

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