PATENT INFRINGEMENT SUITS

Marshall Division

Aug.25

  • Ganas LLC v. Sabre Holdings Corp., et al

    Ganas is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Allen.

    The defendants are Sabre Holdings Corp., SAP America Inc., SAS Institute Inc., Scottrade Inc., TD Ameritrade Inc., The Charles Schwab Corp., TiVo Inc., Unicoi Systems Inc., Xerox Corp., Adobe Systems Inc., AOL Inc., Apple Inc., Axibase Corp., DIRECTV, DISH DBS Corp., E*TRADE Securities LLC, Exinda Networks, Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Firstrade Securities Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., iControl, Inc., International Business Machines Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    The plaintiff accuses the defendants of willfully infringing on the following patents:

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,136,913 issued Nov. 14, 2006, for object oriented communication among platform independent systems across a firewall over the internet using HTTP-SOAP;

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,325,053 issued Jan. 29, 2008, for object oriented communication among platform-independent systems over networks using SOAP;

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,734,756 issued June 8, 2010, for object oriented communication among platform independent systems over networks using soap; and

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,007,094 issued Feb. 28, 2006, for object oriented communications system over the Internet.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to enjoin the defendants from further acts of infringement and for an award for damages, costs, expenses, interest, enhanced damages and attorney's fees.

    Ganas is represented by Zachariah Harrington, Matthew Antonelli and Larry D. Thompson Jr. of Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson in Houston.

    Jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 2:10cv00320

    FALSE PATENT MARKING SUITS

    Marshall Division

    Aug. 24

  • Plaintiff: Patent Group LLC
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Stafford Davis; Stafford Davis Firm, Tyler
    Judge: U.S. District Judge T. John Ward

  • Defendant: Gilbarco Inc. and Veeder Industries

    Patents In Suit:
    U.S. Patent No. 4,556,927 for Intrinsically Safe Signal Coupler issued on Dec. 3, 1985.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,566,504 for Insertion Tube Liquid Evacuator System for Vapor Recovery Hose issued on Jan. 28, 1986.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,570,686 for Apparatus for Preventing Blockage of Vapor Recovery Hose by Liquid Fuel issued on Feb. 18, 1986.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,687,033 for Venturi Liquid Evacuator System for Maintaining Clear Vapor Path in Vapor Recovery Hose issued on Aug. 18, 1987.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,728,788 for Position Encoder Apparatus issued on March 1, 1988.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,748,846 for Tank Gauging Systems and Methods issued on June 7, 1988.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,799,940 for Centrifugal System with Pump for Separating Air from Fuel issued on Jan. 24, 1989.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,805,453 for Tank Sonic Gauging System and Methods issued on Feb. 21, 1989.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,876,653 for Programmable Multiple Blender issued on Oct. 24, 1989.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,890,210 for Power Supply Having Combined Forward Converter and Flyback Action for High Efficiency Conversion from Low to High Voltage" issued on Dec. 26, 1989.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,913,813 for Filter Spill Prevention Cover issued on April 3, 1990.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,930,655 for Easy-open container with Non-detachable Closure issued on June 5, 1990. U.S. Patent No. 4,934,565 for Liquid Dispensing System with Electronically Controlled Valve Remote from Nozzle issued on June 19, 1990.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,938,054 for Ultrasonic Linear Meter Sensor for Positive Displacement Meter issued on July 3, 1990.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,938,251 for Universal Hose Adapter for Gasoline Pump issued on July 3, 1990.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,939,730 for Auto Isolation Circuit for Malfunctioning Current Loop issued on July 3, 1990.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,967,366 for Integrated Gasoline Dispenser and POS Authorization System with Unattached Pin Pad issued on Oct. 30, 1990.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,986,455 for Arrangement for Supplying and Dosing Loose Filling Material issued on Jan. 22, 1991.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,040,577 for Vapor Recovery System for Fuel Dispenser issued on Aug. 20, 1991.

    Patent Expiration Date:
    '927 patent expired on April 14, 2003.
    '504 patent expired on Sept. 15, 2003.
    '686 patent expired on June 24, 2003.
    '033 patent expired on May 19, 2006.
    '788 patent expired on March 1, 2005.
    '846 patent expired on April 14, 2007.
    '940 patent expired on June 8, 2008.
    '453 patent expired on Dec. 24, 2007.
    '653 patent expired on July 15, 2007.
    '210 patent expired on Nov. 15, 2008.
    '813 patent expired on Dec. 8, 2008.
    '655 patent expired on Feb. 27, 2009.
    '565 patent expired on Sept. 19, 2008.
    '054 patent expired on May 3, 2009.
    '251 patent expired on July 11, 2009.
    '730 patent expired on Oct. 11, 2008.
    '366 patent expired on March 6, 2009.
    '455 patent expired on July 6, 2008.
    '577 patent expired on May 21, 2010.

    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Encore Series Gas Pump devices

    Case No. 2:10cv00311

  • Defendant: Bondhus Corp.

    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 3,997,053 for Tool holder issued on Dec. 14, 1976.

    Patent Expiration Date: '053 patent expired on Dec. 14, 1993.

    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: GorillaProof Tools #12236 and #10937 devices

    Case No. 2:10cv00312

  • Defendant: Yakima Products Inc.

    Patents In Suit:
    U.S. Patent No. 4,830,250 for Bicycle Carrier issued on May 16, 1989.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,038,988 for Load Carriers issued on Aug. 13, 1991.
    U.S. Patent No. D329,035 for Vehicle Attached Bicycle Carrier issued on Sept. 1, 1992.
    U.S. Patent No. D332,243 for Ski Carrier for Attachment to the Roof of a Vehicle issued on Jan. 5, 1993.
    U.S. Patent No. D358,123 for Quick Release Hub with Cam Lever issued on May 9, 1995.

    Patent Expiration Date:
    '250 patent expired on Dec. 31, 2006.
    '988 patent expired on June 19, 2009.
    '035 patent expired on Sept. 1, 2006.
    '243 patent expired on Jan. 5, 2007.
    '123 patent expired on May 9, 2009.

    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Yakima Double Down 2/4/5 hitch mount bicycle carrier devices

    Case No. 2:10cv00313

  • Defendant: Ultimate Tool Group Inc.

    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. D258,413 for Protective Bumper Sleeve for Sledge Hammer Handles issued on March 3, 1981.

    Patent Expiration Date: '413 patent expired on March 3, 1995.

    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Handle Saver devices

    Case No. 2:10cv00314-DF

  • Defendant: Molded Parts Specialists Inc.

    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. D343,625 for Electric Trolling Motor Control Handle issued on Jan.25, 1994.

    Patent Expiration Date: '625 patent expired on Jan. 25, 2008.

    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Big Foot 2 Trolling Motor Handle devices

    Case No. 2:10cv00315

    Aug. 27

  • Plaintiff: Promote Innovation LLC

    Plaintiff's Attorney: Zachariah S. Harrington, Matthew J. Antonelli, Larry D. Thompson, Jr.; Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson LLP, Houston
    Judge: assignment pending

  • Defendant: Flowmaster Inc.

    Patents In Suit:
    U.S. Patent No. 4,574,914 expired by Nov. 11, 2003.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,809,812 expired by March 7, 2006.

    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Super-44 Series muffler/exhaust products

    Case No. 2:10cv00326

  • Defendant: Hampton Products International Corp.

    Patents In Suit:
    U.S. Patent No. 3,858,419 expired by Jan. 7, 1992.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,224,813 expired by Dec. 26, 1998.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,226,100 expired by Jan. 31, 1999.

    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: 4" steel cable & lock products

    Case No. 2:10cv00327

    Texarkana Division

    Aug. 27

  • Plaintiff: Patect, LLC
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Hao Ni; Ni Law Firm, Dallas. Tyler K. Brochstein; Brochstein Law Firm, Dallas. Jack L. Siegel, Dallas.
    Judge: David Folsom

  • Defendant: Panasonic Corp. of North America, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co., and Panasonic Corp.

    Patents In Suit:
    U.S. Patent No. 4,577,216 issued March 18, 1986, for Method and Apparatus for Modifying the Color Burst to Prohibit Videotape Recording.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,631,603 issued Dec. 23, 1986, for Method and Apparatus for Processing a Video Signal so as to Prohibit the Making of Acceptable Video Tape Recordings Thereof.

    Patent Expiration Date:
    '216 Patent expired on Nov. 14, 2003.
    '603 Patent expired on April 17, 2005.

    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Digital Palmcorder, Model No. PV-GS83, Digital Palmcorder, Model No. PV-GS320, Digital Palmcorder, Model No. PV-GS180, Digital Palmcorder, Model No. PV-GS300, Digital Palmcorder, MultiCam Camcorder Model No. PV-GS400, Digital Palmcorder, MultiCam Camcorder Model No. PVGS150 and DoubleFeature DVD/VCR Deck Model No. PV-D4754S-K products

    Case No. 5:10cv00152

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