MARSHALL DIVISION

April 30

  • Brooks & Baker LLC v. Flambeau Inc., et al

    Brooks & Baker is a Delaware incorporated company with its principal place of business in North Carolina.

    The defendants are Flambeau Inc., Nordic Group of Companies Ltd., William R. Sauey and Jason C. Sauey.

    Brooks & Baker argue that the defendants have nearly exact copies of licensed products originally marketed under the Night Ranger trademark, including marking the with their patent numbers.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendants continue to mark its products with U.S. Patent No. 7,055,983 issued on June 6, 2006 for Tackle and Storage Box with a Rotatable Light.

    The plaintiff alleges the defendants are willfully infringing on their patent, false patent marking, infringement of the unregistered trademark Night Ranger, infringement of unregistered trademark in the Night Ranger product conformation/trade dress, breach of contract, common law competition and conspiracy.

    The complaint is asking the court to enjoin the defendants from any further acts of infringement, an award of damages, impose a fine of $500 for each item sold with the false marking, an award of treble damages, interest, costs, expenses and attorneys' fees.

    Brooks & Baker is represented by attorneys Trang Q. Tran and Andrew H. Iwata of Tran Law Firm of Houston, L. Todd Kelly of The Kelly Law Firm of Houston, Daniel F. Coughlin of Connecticut and A. Daniel Woska & Associates of Oklahoma. Jury trial demanded.

    U.S. District Judge T. John Ward is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 2:10cv00146

  • Traffic Information LLC v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., et al

    Traffic Information is a Texas limited liability company.

    The defendants are Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Inrix Inc., MetroPCS Wireless Inc., Cellular USA Inc., Personal Communications Devices LLC, TeleNav Inc., UT Starcom Inc. and ZTE (USA) Inc.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are willfully infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,785,606 issued on Aug. 31, 2004, for System for Providing Traffic Information.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to prevent the defendants from further acts of infringement and an award of all damages, plus interest, attorneys' fees and court costs.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    The plaintiff is represented by Bellaire attorney C. Dale Quisenberry, John T. Polasek and Jeffrey S. David of Polasek,

    Quisenberry & Errington and Longview attorney S. Calvin Capshaw and Elizabeth L. DeRieux of Capshaw DeRieux.

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

    Case No. 2:10-cv-00145-TJW

    TYLER DIVISION

    April 27

  • Sybase Inc. v. Vertica Systems Inc.

    Sybase Inc. is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in California.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendant is willfully infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,794,228 issued on Aug. 11, 1998, for Database System with Buffer Manager Providing Per Page Native Data Compression and Decompression.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to prevent the defendant from further acts of infringement and an award of damages, treble damages, attorneys' fees, court costs, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    The plaintiff is represented San Francisco attorneys William R. Overend, Scott D. Baker, John P. Bovich and James A. Daire of Reed Smith LLP.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00178-LED

    April 29

  • Brooks Instrument LLC v. MKS Instruments Inc.

    Brooks Instrument is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Pennsylvania.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendant is willfully infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,910,381 issued on June 28, 2005, for System and Method of Operation of an Embedded System for a Digital Capacitance Diaphragm Gauge; U.S. Patent No. 7,010,983 issued on March 14, 2006, for Method for Digitally Controlling a Sensor System; and U.S. Patent No. 7,490,518 issued Feb. 17, 2009, for System and Method of Operation of an Embedded System for a Digital Capacitance Diaphragm Gauge.

    The plaintiff is asking the court for a permanent injunction prohibiting the defendant from further infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest, enhanced damages and attorneys' fees.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    The plaintiff is represented by Marshall attorneys Carl R. Roth, Brendan C. Roth and Amanda A. Abraham of The Roth Law Firm and Dallas attorneys Mark C. Nelson, Matthew D. Orwig and Darrin W. Collins of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal are representing the plaintiff.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00221-LED

  • Brooks Instrument LLC v. MKS Instruments Inc.

    Brooks Instrument is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Pennsylvania.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendant is willfully infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,343,617 issued Feb. 5, 2002; U.S. Patent No. 6,640,822 issued Nov. 4, 2003, and U.S. Patent No. 6,681,787 issued Jan. 27, 2004, for System and Method of Operation of a Digital Mass Flow Controller.

    The plaintiff is asking the court for a permanent injunction prohibiting the defendant from further infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest, enhanced damages and attorneys' fees.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    The plaintiff is represented by Marshall attorneys Carl R. Roth, Brendan C. Roth and Amanda A. Abraham of The Roth Law Firm and Dallas attorneys Mark C. Nelson, Matthew D. Orwig and Darrin W. Collins of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal are representing the plaintiff.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00223-LED

  • Stragent LLC and SeeSaw Foundation v. Freescale Semiconductor Inc., et al

    Stragent is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview. SeeSaw is a Texas non-profit corporation with its principal place of business in Longview.

    The defendants are Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Lattice Semiconductor Corp.

    The plaintiffs allege that the defendants are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,848,072 issued on Jan. 25, 2005; U.S. Patent No. 7,028,244 issued on April 11, 2006; and U.S. Patent No. 7,320,102 issued on Jan. 15, 2008, for Network Processor Having Cyclic Redundancy Check Implemented in Hardware.

    The plaintiffs are asking for an award of damages, costs, expenses, and interest.

    Jury trial is requested.

    The plaintiffs are represented by Longview attorneys Eric Albritton, Adam Biggs, Debra Coleman and Matthew Harris of Albritton Law Firm and Thomas John Ward Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm. Additional counsel includes Houston attorneys Danny Williams, J. Mike Amerson, Jaison John, Christopher Cravey, Matthew Rodgers, Michael Benefield and David Morehan of Williams, Morgan & Amerson PC.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00224-LED

  • Stragent LLC and SeeSaw Foundation v Amazon.com, et al

    Stragent is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview. SeeSaw is a Texas non-profit corporation with its principal place of business in Longview.

    The defendants are Amazon.com Inc., Prolifics LLC CA Inc., NetSuite Inc., Network Solutions LLC and Sybase Inc.

    The plaintiffs allege that the defendants are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,832,226 issued on Dec. 14, 2004, for Method of Providing Data Dictionary-Driven Web-Based Database Applications.

    The plaintiffs are asking for an award of damages, costs, expenses and interest.

    Jury trial is requested.

    The plaintiffs are represented by Longview attorneys Eric Albritton, Adam Biggs, Debra Coleman and Matthew Harris of Albritton Law Firm and Thomas John Ward Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm. Additional counsel includes Houston attorneys Danny Williams, J. Mike Amerson, Jaison John, Christopher Cravey, Matthew Rodgers, Michael Benefield and David Morehan of Williams, Morgan & Amerson PC.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00225-LED

  • Stragent LLC and SeeSaw Foundation v. Match.com et al

    Stragent is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview. SeeSaw is a Texas non-profit corporation with its principal place of business in Longview.

    The defendants are Match.com LLC, Cupid.com Inc., EHarmony Inc., Jive Software Inc., Skype Inc., Skype Technologies S.A., CBS Corp., ESPN Inc., Fox Broadcasting Co. Inc., Fox Entertainment Group Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

    The plaintiffs allege that the defendants are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,665,722 issued on Dec. 16, 2003, for Store-and-forward packet radio system and method.

    The plaintiffs are asking for an award of damages, costs, expenses, and interest.

    Jury trial is requested.

    The plaintiffs are represented by Longview attorneys Eric Albritton, Adam Biggs, Debra Coleman and Matthew Harris of Albritton Law Firm and Thomas John Ward Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm. Additional counsel includes Houston attorneys Danny Williams, J. Mike Amerson, Jaison John, Christopher Cravey, Matthew Rodgers, Michael Benefield and David Morehan of Williams, Morgan & Amerson P.C.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00226-LED

  • Stragent LLC and SeeSaw Foundation v. Audi AG et al

    Stragent is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview. SeeSaw is a Texas non-profit corporation with its principal place of business in Longview.

    The defendants are Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Volkswagen AG, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, BMW of North America LLC, BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC, Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc, Daimler North America Corp., Daimler AG, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Nissan North America Inc.

    The plaintiffs allege that the defendants are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,285,945, issued Sept. 4, 2001; U.S. Patent No. 6,393,352 issued May 21, 2002; and U.S. Patent No. 6,604,043 issued Aug. 5, 2003. The patents are for Method and System for Controlling Vehicle Deceleration in an Adaptive Speed Control System Based on Vehicle Speed.

    The plaintiffs are asking for an award of damages, costs, expenses, and interest.

    Jury trial is requested.

    The plaintiffs are represented by Longview attorneys Eric Albritton, Adam Biggs, Debra Coleman and Matthew Harris of Albritton Law Firm and Thomas John Ward Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm. Additional counsel includes Houston attorneys Danny Williams, J. Mike Amerson, Jaison John, Christopher Cravey, Matthew Rodgers, Michael Benefield and David Morehan of Williams, Morgan & Amerson PC.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00227-LED

    April 30

  • Intuit Educational Ventures LLC v. Leapfrog Enterprises Inc., et al

    Intuit Education Ventures is a Texas limited liability company with its principal office located in Allen.

    The defendants are LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., VTech Holdings Ltd., VTech Electronics North America LLC and Small World Toys.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are willfully infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,330,427 for Talking Novelty Device with Book.

    The plaintiff states the defendants are infringing on the '427 patent by making, using, importing, selling and/or offering for sale a novelty device including, but not limited to, LeapFrog's Tag Junior and Tag products, VTech's Bugsby product and Small World Toys' CrocoLearn product.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to prevent the defendants from further acts of infringement and an award of damages, plus interest.

    Jury trial is demanded.

    The plaintiff is represented by Tyler attorney Craig Tadlock of Tadlock Law Firm and Dallas attorney Jay B. Johnson of Munck Carter.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00229-LED

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