MARSHALL DIVISION

May 12

  • Sharing Sound LLC vs. Amazon.com Inc., et al

    Plaintiff Sharing Sound is a Texas Limited Liability Company with its principal place of business in Longview.

    The defendants are Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Barnes & Noble Inc., and Gamestop Corp.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,233,682 issued on May 15, 2001, for Distribution of Musical Products by a Web Site Vendor Over the Internet.

    Sharing Sounds accuses the defendants of infringing on the patent by distributing one or more forms of music, videos, games or textual medical components or products over the Internet.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to issue a permanent injunction to stop the defendants from continuing acts of infringement.

    Sharing Sound is seeking an award of damages, costs, expenses, enhanced damages, attorneys' fees and interest. The plaintiff has requested a jury trial.

    Jury trial is requested.

    The plaintiff is represented by Andrew E. Spangler and Todd Y. Brandt of Spangler Law in Longview and Gregory P. Love, Scott E. Stevens and Darrell G. Dotson of Stevens Love in Longview.

    U.S District Judge David Folsom is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 2:10-cv-00155-DF

    May 17

  • Voxpath RS LLC vs. LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc., et al

    Plaintiff Voxpath RS is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Austin, Texas.

    Voxpath claims it owns the rights to U.S. Patent No. 6,304,530 issued on Oct. 16, 2001, for an Optical Data Reproduction Apparatus and U.S. Patent No. 5,450,378 issued Sept. 12, 1995, for Holographic Elements for an Optical Recording System.

    It alleges that 35 electronics companies – including LG, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung and their subsidiaries – are infringing the patents-in-suit.

    The defendants are LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc., LG Electronics Inc., Denon Electronics (USA) LLC, D&M Holdings Inc., Desay A&V Science And Technology Co. Ltd., Best Buy Co. Inc., BestBuy.com LLC, Best Buy Stores LP, Best Buy Enterprise Services Inc., Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co., Panasonic Corp., Samsung Electronics America Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sony Corporation of America, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc, Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Corp., Toshiba America Inc., Toshiba America Consumer Products LLC, Toshiba Corp., Onkyo U.S.A. Corp., Onkyo Corp., Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., Pioneer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., JVC America Inc., JVC Americas Corp., JVC Company of America, JVC KENWOOD Holdings Inc., Victor Company of Japan Ltd., JVC Optical Components (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Yamaha Corp., Yamaha Corporation of America and Yamaha Electronics Corp.

    The plaintiff is asking for the court to issue a permanent injunction enjoining the defendants from further acts of infringement and for an award for damages, costs, expenses, interest and attorneys' fees.

    A jury trial is requested.

    The plaintiff is represented by Marshall attorneys Andrew W. Spangler and Todd Y. Brandt of Spangler Law P.C. and Los Angeles, Calif., attorney Marc A. Fenster of Russ, August & Kabat.

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

    Case No. 2:10cv00160

    SHERMAN DIVISION

    May 17

  • Truss Industry Production Systems Inc. v. Stark Truss Co. Inc.

    Truss Industry Production Systems (TIPS) is incorporated in South Dakota and has its principal place of business in Britton, S.D.

    According to the complaint, TIPS manufacturers and sells devices that aid in manufacturing structural trusses for buildings.

    The plaintiff alleges that Stark Truss Co. is infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,899,324 issued on May 31, 2005; U.S. Patent No. 6,712,347 issued on March 30, 2004; and U.S. Patent No. 7,093,829 issued on Aug. 22, 2006.

    The patents are for a product called the "Wizard," which is an automatic truss jig setting system that is suitable for setting and resetting jig stops, the suit states.

    Truss Industry Production Systems alleges Stark Truss Co. has willfully infringed the '324, '347 and '829 patents.

    The plaintiff is asking for the court to issue a permanent injunction enjoining the defendant from further acts of infringement.

    Truss Industry Production Systems is seeking an award for damages, costs, interest, treble damages for willful infringement and attorneys' fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by Dallas attorneys Paul V. Storm and Sarah M. Paxon of Storm LLP.

    U. S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider is assigned to the litigation.

    Case No. 4:10-cv-00251-MHS-ALM

    TYLER DIVISION

    May 14

  • Aloft Media LLC v. Compuware Corp., et al

    Aloft Media 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. 7,593,910 issued on Sept. 22, 2009, and U.S. Patent No. 7,596,538 issued on Sept. 29, 2009, for Decision-Making System, Method and Computer Program Product.

    The defendants are Compuware Corp., Convergys Corp., Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc., Infinera Corp., Lawson Software Inc., Lawson Software Americas Inc., Morning Star Inc., Netsuite Inc., Nuance Communications Inc., OptionsXpress Inc., SAS Institute Inc., TransUnion LLC, VMWare Inc. and Xerox Corp.

    The plaintiff is asking for an award of its damages, costs, expenses, interest and royalties.

    Jury trial is requested.

    The plaintiff is represented by Longview attorneys Eric Albritton, Adam Biggs, Debra Coleman and Matthew Harris of the Albritton Law Firm and T. John Ward Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm.

    Additional plaintiff's 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.

    U.S District Judge Leonard E. Davis is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00256-LED

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