PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASES

Marshall Division

Feb. 9

  • Traffic Information v. Mazda Motor of America Inc. et al

    Plaintiff Traffic Information is a Texas limited liability company.

    The defendants are Mazda Motor of American Inc., El Dorado Motors Inc. d/b/a El Dorado Mazda, Cydle America Corp. Inc., and ViewSonic Corp.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,785,606 issued Aug. 31, 2004, and U.S. Patent No. 6,466,862 issued on Oct. 15, 2002, for System For Providing Traffic Information.

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

    Traffic Information is represented by C. Dale Quisenberry, John T. Polasek and Jeffrey S. David of Polasek, Quisenberry & Errington in Bellaire; and Calvin Capshaw and Elizabeth L. DeRieux of Capshaw DeRieux in Longview.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 2:11-cv-00083

    Feb. 11

  • Lodsys v. Brother International Corp.

    Lodsys is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Marshall.

    The defendants are Brother International Corp., Canon U.S.A. Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Hulu, Lenovo (United States) Inc., Lexmark International Inc., Motorola Mobility Inc., Novell Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Samsung Electronics America Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America and Trend Micro Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on:

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,620,565 issued Nov. 17, 2009, for Customer-Based Product Design Module;
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,222,078 issued May 22, 2007, for Methods and Systems for Gathering Information from Unites of a Commodity Across a Network; and
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,999,908 issued Dec. 7, 1999, for Customer-Based Product Design Module.

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

    The plaintiff is represented by William E. Davis III of the Davis Law Firm in Longview.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 2:11-cv-00090

    Texarkana Division

    Feb. 8

  • EchoStar Technologies Corp. v. Tivo Inc. et al.

    Plaintiff EchoStar Technologies is a Texas corporation and a subsidiary of EchoStar Communications Corp.

    The defendants are Tivo Inc. and Humanx USA Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on:

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,774,186 issued June 30, 1998, for Interruption Tolerant Video Program Viewing;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,173,112,B1 issued Jan. 9, 2001, for Method and System for Recording In-Progress Broadcast Programs;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,529,685B2 issued March 4, 2003; and
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,208,804B1 issued March 27, 2001, for Multimedia Direct Access Storage Devices and Formatting Method.

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

    EchoStar is represented by Damon Young of Young, Pickett & Lee in Texarkana and Harold J. McElhinny and Rachel Krevans of Morrison & Forester in San Francisco, Calif.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 5:05-cv-00081

    Tyler Division

    Feb. 11

  • Jaipuria et al. V. LinkedIn Corp. et al.

    The plaintiffs Amit Jaipuria and Pradeep Jaipuria are citizens and residents of India.

    The defendants are LinkedIn Corporation and WhoDoYouKnowAt.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,047,202 issued May 16, 2006, and U.S. Patent No. 7,761,383 issued on July 20, 2010, for Method and Apparatus for Optimizing Networking Potential Using a Secured System for an Online Community.

    The plaintiffs are asking the Court to issue a permanent injunction and for an award of damages, enhanced damages, attorney's fees, court costs and interest.

    The plaintiffs are represented by Eric J. Mayer of Susman Godfrey in Houston.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00066

    FALSE PATENT MARKING CASES

    Marshall Division

    Feb. 7

  • Plaintiff: Texas Data L.L.C
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Matthew Hill, Jason A. Holt; Stevens Love, Longview

  • Defendant: Bachmann Industries Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,953,785 issued Sept. 4, 1980, for Track Assembly For Toy Vehicle
    Patent Expiration Date: Aug. 29, 2008
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Bachmann Model Electric Trains
    Case No. 2:11-cv-00078-TJW

  • Defendant: Coleman Company Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,533,317 issued Aug. 6, 1985 for Yttrium Oxide Mantles for Fuel-Burning Lanterns
    Patent Expiration Date: Aug. 29, 2003
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Coleman components for lanterns
    Case No. 2:11-cv-00080-DF

    Texarkana Division

    Feb. 11

  • Plaintiff: Texas IP Research
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Hao Ni; Ni Law Firm, Dallas. Tyler Brochstein; Brochstein Law Firm, Dallas. Jack L. Siegel, Dallas.

  • Defendant: Teleflex Inc. and Arrow International Inc.
    Patents In Suit:
    U.S. Patent No. 5,019,096 issued May 28, 1991, for Infection-Resistant Compositions, Medical Devices and Surfaces and Methods for Preparing and Using Same.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,581,028 issued April 8, 1986, for Infection-Resistant and Method of Making Same Through Use of Sulfonamides.
    U.S. Patent No. 5,045,065 issued on Sept. 13, 1991, for Catheter Introduction Syringe.
    U.S. Patent No. 4,813,938 issued March 21, 1989, for Catheter Introduction Syringe.
    Patent Expiration Date:
    The '096 Patent expired on Oct.14, 2008.
    The '028 Patent expired on April 30, 2004.
    The '065 Patent expired on March 15, 2010.
    The '938 Patent expired on Sept. 17, 2007.
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: ARROWg+ard/ARROWg+ard Blue PLUS products, ARROWg+ard Antimicrobial Surface Treatment products, Arrow Raulerson Spring-Wire Introduction Syringe products and Arrow Raulerson Spring-Wire Introduction Syringe
    Case No. 5:11-cv-00032

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