PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASES

Beaumont Division

Nov. 9

  • John Mezzalingua Associates Inc. v Thomas & Betts Corp.

    John Mezzalingua Associates Inc., which does business under the name PPC, is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in New York.

    The defendant is accused of willfully infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,828,595 issued Nov. 9 for Connector Having Conductive Member And Method Of Use Thereof.

    The plaintiff states the defendant's coaxial cable compression connectors, including its model SNC6U continuity connector, is infringing on the '595 patent.

    The plaintiff is asking the court for an award of damages, treble damages, interest, costs, expenses and attorney's fees.

    John Mezzalingua Associates is represented by Charles W. Goehringer Jr. and Lawrence Louis Germer of Germer Gertz in Beaumont; and James R. Muldoon, Denis J. Sullivan and Thomas Hoehner of Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan in New York, N.Y.

    Jury trial is requested.

    U.S. District Judge Ron Clark is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 1:10-cv-00719

    Nov. 11

  • Cloeren Inc. v. Extrusion Dies Industries

    Plaintiff Cloeren is a Texas corporation with its principal place of business in Orange.

    Extrusion Dies Industries is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,582,850 issued Dec. 10, 1996, for Internal Deckle Position Control.

    Cloeren is asking the court to enforce a previous settlement agreement with regard to the defendant infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,451,357 issued Sept. 19, 1995, for Apparatus and Process for Composite Extrusion with Width Adjustment.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to issue an injunction preventing the defendants from further acts of infringement with regard to the '850 patent and '357 patent and for an award of damages and interest.

    The plaintiff is represented by James E. Wimberely of McPherson, Hughes, Bradley, Wimberely, Steele & Chatelain in Port Authur.

    U.S. District Judge Ron Clark is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 1:10-cv-00729

    Marshall Division

    Nov. 8

  • Mobile Micromedia Solutions v. SAAB Cars North America Inc., et al

    Plaintiff MMS is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Texarkana.

    The defendants are SAAB Cars North America Inc., Sewell Village Cadillac Co. Inc. d/b/a Sewell SAAB of Plano, Volvo Cars of North America and Vodvt Motors d/b/a Volvo of Dallas.

    MMS argues the defendants are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,420,931 issued May 30, 1995, and U.S. Patent No. 6,470,178 issued Oct. 22, 2002.

    MMS is asking the court to enter an injunction preventing the defendants from continued acts of infringement and for an award of damages, costs, royalties, interest and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by Nicholas H. Patton and Geoffrey P. Culbertson of Patton, Tidwell & Schroeder in Texarkana; Patricia L. Peden in Emeryville, Calif.; and Eric G. Maurer of Hill, Kertscher & Wharton in Atlanta, Ga.

    Jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 2:10-cv-00469

    Nov. 10

  • InMotion Imagery Technologies v. JVC Americas Corp, et al

    Plaintiff InMotion Imagery is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Marshall.

    The defendants are JVC Americas Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., Pioneer Electronics Inc., Panasonic Corp. of North America, Lenovo (United States) Inc. and LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc.

    InMotion Imagery accuses the defendants of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,526,219 issued Feb. 25, 2003, for Picture-Based Video Indexing System.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to issue an injunction preventing the defendants from continued acts of infringement and for an award of damages, interest, costs and attorney's fees.

    InMotion Imagery is represented by William E. Davis III of The Davis Firm in Longview and John F. Ward and John W. Olivio Jr. of Ward & Olivo in New York, N.Y.

    Jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 2:10-cv-00474

    Nov. 12

  • Wolf Run Hollow v. Texas Bank, Henderson Texas, et al

    Plaintiff Wolf Run Hollow is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in New Jersey.

    The defendants are Texas Bank, The First National Bank of Hughes Springs, T Bank NA, First Financial Bank NA, Lubbock National Bank, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Titan Bank NA, The City National Bank of Taylor, Texas First Bank and Union State Bank.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,115,817 issued Sept. 5, 2000, for Methods and Systems for Facilitating Transmission of Secure Messages Across Insecure Networks.

    The plaintiff argues the infringement is willful.

    Wolf Run Hollow is asking the court to issue an injunction preventing further infringement of the '817 patent and for an award of damages, treble damages, interest and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by Melissa Richards Smith of Gilliam & Smith in Marshall.

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

    Case No. 2:10-cv-00484

    Nov. 15

  • Effectively Illuminated Pathways v UnbeatableSale.com Inc., et al

    Plaintiff Effectively Illuminated Pathways is a Texas limited liability company having a principal place of business in Plano.

    The defendants are UnbeatableSale.com Inc., Bulbs.com, TCP Inc., Super Bright LEDs Inc., Amazon.com, Bulbrite Industries Inc., Sears Holdings Corp., Osram Sylvania Inc., Feit Electric Company Inc., Geosis Corp., The Home Depot Inc., Lowe's Companies Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Toshiba International Corp.

    Effectively Illuminated Pathways is accusing the defendants of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,580,228 issued June 17, 2003, for Flexible Substrate Mounted Solid-State Light Sources for Use in Line Current Lamp Sockets.

    The plaintiff argues the infringement of the '228 patent is willful.

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

    Effectively Illuminated Pathways is represented by Andrew W. Spangler of Spangler Law in Longview; and Marc A. Fenster, Bruce D. Kuyper and Adam Hoffman of Russ, August & Kabat in Los Angeles, Calif.

    Jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 2:10-cv-00489

  • Vertical Computer Systems Inc. v. Interwoven Inc., et al

    Plaintiff Vertical Computer Systems is a Delaware corporation with a principal place of business in Richardson.

    The defendants are Interwoven Inc., LG Electronics, MobileComm U.S.A. INC., LG Electronics Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America Inc.

    The plaintiff accuses the defendants of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,826,744 issued Nov. 30, 2004, for System and Method for Generating Web Sites in an Arbitrary Object Framework; and U.S. Patent No. 7,716,629 issued May 11, 2010, for System and Method for Generating Web Sites in an Arbitrary Object Framework.

    Vertical Computer Systems argues the infringement is willful.

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

    Vertical Computer Systems is represented by Lu Pham of Lynn Pham & Ross in Fort Worth.

    Jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 2:10-cv-00490

    Tyler Division

    Nov. 8

  • Uniloc USA Inc. and Uniloc Singapore Private Limited v. Engrasp Inc., et al

    The defendants are Engrasp Inc., Wildpackets Inc., eEye, Inc. (dba eEye Digital Security), Articulate Global Inc, Cakewalk Inc., Seagull Scientific Inc., Seagull Scientific Europe Inc., Seagull Scientific Asia-Pacific Inc., Markzware, Freedom Scientific Inc., Freedom Scientific BLV Group, DameWare Development, OnOne Software Inc., GeoSpatial Experts Inc., ApexSQL, Automatic Duck Inc., Wave Arts Inc., Manifold Net Limited and LegalPRO Systems Inc.

    The defendants are accused of willfully infringing on U.S. Patent No. No. 5,490,216 issued Feb. 6, 1996, for System for Software Registration.

    Uniloc is asking the court to issue an injunction preventing the defendants from further acts of infringement and for an award of damages, treble damages, costs, interest and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiffs are represented by James L. Etheridge of Etheridge Law Group in Southlake and Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview.

    Jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00591

    Nov. 10

  • Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. v. Acer America Corp., et al

    Plaintiff Guardian Media Technologies is a limited partnership with its principal place of business in Longview.

    The defendants are Acer America Corp., Apex Digital Inc., AT&T Inc., Conn's Inc., Fujitsu America Inc., Gamestop Corp., Haier America Trading, Hisense USA Corp., Hopper Radio of Florida Inc., Imation Corp., J&R Electronics Inc., Lasonic Electronics Corp., Lenovo (United States) Inc., Memorex Products Inc., Micro Center Sales Corp., Microsoft Corp., Motorola Inc., Office Depot Inc., On Corp US Inc., Proton International America Inc., Protron Digital Corp., Rent-A-Center Inc., Robert Bosch, Skyworth Electronics Inc., Sound Around Inc., Staples Inc., Starlite Consumer Electronics (USA) Inc., Starlite International Holdings Ltd., Tatung Company of America Inc., Tigerdirect Inc., Tivo Inc., TTE Technology Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Videoland and Viewsonic Corp.

    The defendants are accused of willful infringement of U.S. Patent No. 4,930,158 issued May 29, 1990, and reissued Nov. 4, 2008, for Selective Video Playing System; and U.S. Patent No. 4,930,160 issued May 29, 1990, and reissued April 7, 2009, for Automatic Censorship of Video Programs.

    The plaintiff is asking the court for an award of damages, costs, treble damages, interest and attorney's fees.

    Guardian Media is represented by S. Calvin Capshaw, Elizabeth L. DeRieux and D. Jeffrey Rambin of Capshaw DeRieux in Longview; and Matthew J. Antonelli, Zachariah S. Harrington and Larry D. Thompson Jr. of Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson in Houston.

    Jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv00597

    Nov. 11

  • Condatis v. A.P. Moller-Maersk, et al

    Plaintiff Condatis is a Maryland limited liability company with its principal place of business in Plano.

    The defendants are A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, ABB Inc., ABB Ltd., Airbus S.A.S., Airbus Americas Inc., American Eurocopter Corp., American Eurocopter, Celebrity Cruises Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., Electro-Motive Diesel Inc., Emirates, The Emirates Group, Goodrich Corp., JetBlue Airways Corp., Jigsaw Technologies Inc., Kongsberg Maritime Inc., L-3 Communications Corp., L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Leica Geosystems Ltd., Lockheed Martin Corp., Maersk Inc., Maersk Line Ltd., Michelin North America Inc., MTU Aero Engines, MTU Maintenance Hanover, Northrop Grumman Corp., Optimized Systems and Solutions Inc., OSISoft Inc., Pratt & Whitney Services Inc., Rolls Royce PLC, Rovsing Dynamics, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., SmartSignal Corp., Telcordia Technologies Inc., Timken Co., Trico Marine Services Inc., United Technologies Corp., US Airways Inc. and Windrock Inc.

    Condatis accuses the defendants of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,450,321 issued Sept. 12, 1995, for Interactive Dynamic Real-Time Management System For Powered Vehicles.

    Condatis is asking the court for an award of damages, costs, expenses, attorney's fees and prejudgment and post-judgment interest.

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

    Jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv-00600

    Nov. 12

  • Cheetah Omni v. BAE Systems Inc., et al

    Plaintiff Cheetah Omni is a Texas limited liability company having its principal place of business in Plano.

    The defendants are BAE Systems Inc., BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc. and BAE Systems PLC.

    Cheetah Omni accuses the defendants of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,633,673 issued on Dec. 15, 2009, for System and Method for Generating Infrared Light for Use in Medical Procedures.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to issue a permanent injunction preventing the defendants from further infringement of the '673 patent and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest and attorney's fees.

    Cheetah Omni is represented by Winston O. Huff of Huff Legal Group in Plano.

    Jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:10-cv00602

    FALSE PATENT MARKING SUITS

    Marshall Division

    Nov. 9

  • Plaintiff: Patent Group LLC
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Stafford Davis; The Stafford Davis Firm, Tyler

  • Defendant: Rain Bird Corp.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,182,494 for Anti Side Splash Drive Arm for an Impact Drive Sprinkler issued on Jan. 8, 1980, and U.S. Patent No. 4,326,579 for Multi-Purpose Seal for Pop-Up Sprinkler issued on Feb. 23, 1982.
    Patent Expiration Date: the '494 patent expired on Feb. 13, 1998, and the '579 patent expired on April 11, 2000.
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: AG-5 Maxi-Paw Impact Sprinkler devices
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00470-DF

  • Defendant: Hunter Industries Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,718,605 for Reversible Gear Oscillating Sprinkler issued on Jan. 12, 1988, and U.S. Patent No. 4,568,024 for Oscillating Sprinkler issued on Feb. 4, 1986.
    Patent Expiration Date: the '605 patent expired on Sept. 19, 2006, and the '024 patent expired on July 21, 2003.
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: 4-inch gear driven sprinkler devices
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00471-TJW

    Nov. 11

  • Defendant: Kendik Rubber and Plastic Products Company Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 2,844,826 for Pressure Device issued on July 29, 1958.
    Patent Expiration Date: the '826 patent expired on July 29, 1975.
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Duo Flush Plunger Devices
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00477-TJW

  • Plaintiff: Flash LNL
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott E. Stevens, Gregory P. Love and Kyle J. Nelson; Stevens Love, Longview

  • Defendant: Doan Machinery & Equipment Co. Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,188,192 issued Feb. 12, 1980, for Fire Igniting Method and Apparatus
    Patent Expiration Date: Feb. 12, 1997
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Doan Firestarter line of products
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00475

    Nov. 12

  • Plaintiff: Daniel M. Hightower
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Stafford Davis, The Stafford Davis Firm, Tyler; Neil Smith, Derek Gilliland, John Hull; Nix, Patterson & Roach, Daingerfield
    Judge: T. John Ward

  • Defendant: Unique Gift Mart Corp. d/b/a Bottle Poppers Inc. and Team Gift Shop Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,414,866 issued Nov. 15, 1983, for Cap Remover
    Patent Expiration Date: Jan. 15, 2001
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: The Bottle Popper Devices
    Case No. 2:10-cv -00485

  • Plaintiff: Main Hastings LLC

    Nov. 8

    Sherman Division

  • Defendant: Brunswick Corp., Marinemax Inc., Landmark Media Enterprises and Iboats Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. patents 6,234,098, 6,302,042, 6,443,088 and 6,588,361,
    Patent Expiration Date: 6,234,098 has expired on May 22, 2009, 6,302,042 has expired on Oct. 16, 2009, 6,443,088 has expired on Sept. 5, 2006, 6,588,361 has expired on July 8, 2007
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Sunliner, Grand Mariner, Fisherman, Crown and Royal Heritage boating vessels of its Harris Flotebote
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Mike Konczal; Konczal Law Firm, Plano
    Case No. 4:10-cv-00610-MHS

    Nov. 9

  • Defendant: Mettler Electronics Corp., Scrip Inc., Pretty Like Me Inc., Medexsupply Inc. and Medsource USA Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,966,131 and 5,095,890
    Patent Expiration Date: the 4,966,131 has expired no later than on or about Feb. 9, 2008. 5,095,890 has expired no later than on or about March 17, 2009.
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Sonicator 740, Sonicator 740X, Sonicator Plus 930, Sonicator Plus 992, Sonicator Plus 994
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Mike Konczal; Konczal Law Firm, Plano
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00616-MHS

    Nov. 11

  • Defendant: General Electric Company d/b/a GE Healthcare
    Patents In Suit:
    U.S. Patent No. 4,849,513 for Deoxyribonucleoside Phosphoramidites in Which an Aliphatic Amino Group is Attached to the Sugar Ring and Their Use for the Preparation of Oligonucleotides Containing Aliphatic Amino Groups, was issued on July 18, 1989.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,015,733 for Nucleosides Possessing Blocked Ailphatic Amino Groups was issued on May 14, 1991.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,118,802 for DNA-Reporter Conjugates Linked via the 2' or 5'- Primary Amino Group of the 5'-Terminal Nucleoside was issued on June 2, 1992.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,151,507 for Alkynylamino-Nucleotides was issued on Sept. 29, 1992.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,171,534 for Automated DNA Sequencing Technique was issued on Dec. 15, 1992.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,242,796, for Method, System and Reagents for DNA Sequencing was issued on Sept. 7, 1993.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,855,225, for Method of Detecting Electrophoretically Separated Oligonucleotides was issued on Aug. 8, 1989.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,962,020 for DNA Sequencing was issued on Oct. 9, 1990.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,173,411, for Method for Determining the Nucleotide Base Sequence of a DNA Molecule was issued on Dec. 22, 1992.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,568,649 for Immediate Ligand Detection Assay was issued on Feb. 4, 1986.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,804,748 for 7-Deaza-2'Deoxyguanosine Nucleotides was issued on Feb. 14, 1989.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,141,851 for Isolated Farnesyl Protein Transferase Enzyme was issued on Aug. 25, 1992.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,185,248 for Farnesyl-Protein Transferase Assay for Identifying Compounds that Block Neoplastic Transformation, was issued on Feb. 9, 1993.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,931,569 for Purification of Stable Water-Soluble Dioxetanes was issued on June 5, 1990.
    U.S. Patent No. 373,017 for Device for Tightening Bands was issued on Nov. 8, 1887.
    U.S. Patent No. 513,040 for Cyclometer, was issued on Jan. 16, 1894.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,828,979 for Nucleotide Analogs for Nucleic Acid Labeling and Detection was issued on May 9, 1989.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,512,436, for Enhancement of Polynucleotide Hybridization was issued on April 30, 1996.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,855,255 for Tapered Laser or Waveguide Optoelectronic Method was issued on Aug. 8, 1989.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,795,699 for T7 DNA Polymerase was issued on Jan. 3, 1989.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,266,466 for Method of Using T7 DNA Polymerase to Label the 3' End of a DNA Molecule was issued on Nov. 30, 1993.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,946,786 for T7 DNA Polymerase was issued on Aug. 7, 1990.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,942,130 for T7 DNA Polymerase was issued on July 17, 1990.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,994,372 for DNA Sequencing was issued on Feb. 19, 1991.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,145,776 for Method of Using T7 DNA Polymerase to Mutagenize and Fill-In DNA was issued on Sept. 8, 1992.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,047,519, for Alkynylamino-Nucleotides was issued on Sept. 10, 1991.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,223,409 for Directed Evolution of Novel Binding Proteins was issued on June 29, 1993.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,126,239 for Process for Detecting Polymorphisms on the Basis of Nucleotide Differences was issued on June 30, 1992.
    U.S. Patent Nos. 373,017 and 513,040 were not applicable to the products listed.
    Patent Expiration Date:
    '513 Patent expired on July 18, 2006.
    '733 Patent expired on May 14, 2008.
    '802 Patent expired on June 2, 2009.
    '507 Patent expired on Sept. 10, 2008.
    '534 Patent expired on Dec. 15, 2009.
    '796 Patent expired on Sept. 7, 2010.
    '225 Patent expired on Aug. 8, 2006.
    '020 Patent expired on July 12, 2008.
    '411 Patent expired on Dec. 22, 2009.
    '649 Patent expired on Feb. 22, 2003.
    '748 Patent expired on Feb. 14, 2006.
    '851 Patent expired on April 18, 2010.
    '248 Patent expired on May 8, 2010.
    '569 Patent expired on Sept. 14, 2008.
    '017 Patent expired on Oct. 29, 1906.
    '040 Patent expired on Sept. 22, 1912.
    '979 Patent expired on May 9, 2006.
    '436 Patent expired on April 30, 2000.
    '255 Patent expired on March 23, 2008.
    '699 Patent expired on Jan. 14, 2007.
    '466 Patent expired on Sept. 8, 2009.
    '786 Patent expired on Aug. 7, 2007.
    '130 Patent expired on July 17, 2007.
    '372 Patent expired on Jan. 3, 2006.
    '776 Patent expired on Aug. 7, 2007.
    '519 Patent expired on Sept. 10, 2008.
    '409 Patent expired on June 29, 2010.
    '239 Patent expired on March 14, 2010.
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Product codes US79565, 765, 865, 965; Thermo Sequenase DNA
    Polymerase; Scintillation proximity assay (SPA) technology; 7-Deaza-dGTP; Purified farnesyl transferase; CDP-Star; ECL Direct; Fluorescent labeled nucleotides; Gene Images hybridization buffer; Vistra DNA Labstation 625; Sequenase T7 DNA polymerase; Cy3 dCTP and Cy5 dCTP; Recombinant Phage Antibody System Mouse ScFv Module and Recombinant Phage Antibody System Expression Module; and Ready-To-Go
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott Stevens, Gregory P. Love, Kyle Nelson; Stevens Love, Longview
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00479-TJW

    Nov. 12

  • Defendant: SanDisk Corp.
    Patents In Suit:
    U.S. Patent No. 5,070,032 for Method of Making Dense Flash EEPROM Semiconductor Memory Structures was issued on Dec. 3, 1991.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,095,344 for Highly Compact EPROM and Flash EEPROM Devices was issued on March 10, 1992.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,168,465 for Highly Compact EPROM and Flash EEPROM Devices was issued on Dec. 1, 1992.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,172,338 for Multi-State EEPROM Read and Write Circuits and Techniques was issued on Dec. 15, 1992.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,198,380 for Method of Highly Compact EPROM and Flash EEPROM Devices was issued by on March 30, 1993.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,200,959 for Device and Method for Defect Handling in Semi-Conductor Memory was issued on April 6, 1993.
    Patent Expiration Date:
    '032 Patent expired on March 15, 2009.
    '344 Patent expired on March 10, 2009.
    '465 Patent expired on Dec. 1, 2009.
    '338 Patent expired on Dec. 15, 2009.
    '380 Patent expired on March 30, 2010.
    '959 Patent expired on April 6, 2010.
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: SanDisk G3 and G4 Solid State Drive lines of products
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott Stevens, Gregory P. Love, Kyle Nelson; Stevens Love, Longview
    Case No. 4:10-cv-00480-DF

  • Defendant: Target Corp. and Target Brands
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 6,203,178 for Lighting Apparatus was issued on March 20, 2001.
    Patent Expiration Date: 178 Patent expired on Sept. 4, 2007
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Target brand Home floor lamp
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott Stevens, Gregory P. Love, Kyle Nelson; Stevens Love, Longview
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00481-TJW

  • Defendant: Leapfrog Enterprises Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 6,666,376 issued for Calendar on Dec. 23, 2003.
    Patent Expiration Date: false marking with inapplicable patents
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Tag, Tag Junior, Fly Fusion, and My First Book lines
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott Stevens, Gregory P. Love, Kyle Nelson; Stevens Love, Longview
    Case No. 2:10-cv-00482-TJW

    Tyler Division

    Nov. 8

  • Plaintiff: Promote Innovation LLC
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Larry D. Thompson, Jr., Zachariah S. Harrington, Matthew J. Antonelli; Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson, Houston
    Judge: Leonard E. Davis

  • Defendant: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,968,193,
    Patent Expiration Date: the '193 expired on Nov. 6, 2007
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: DeWalt product, specifically DeWalt Pilot Point drill bits and drill-bit sets
    Case No. 6:10-cv-00590

    Nov. 9

  • Defendant: Absorption Corp.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent Nos. 4,931,139; 5,091,245; and 5,358,607
    Patent Expiration Date: the '139 expired on June 5, 2007, the '245 expired on Feb. 25, 2009, and the '607 patent expired on Oct. 25, 1998.
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Healthy Pet Superior OdorControl pet bedding products
    Case No. 6:10-cv-00595

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