PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASES

Marshall Division

April 4

  • DataTern Inc. v. Abbott Laboratories et al

    Plaintiff DataTern is a Texas corporation.

    The defendants are Abbott Laboratories, Comcast Corp., General Dynamics Corp., General Mills Inc., Harley-Davidson Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Morgan Stanley, Pepsico Inc., Pfizer Inc. and URS Corp.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,937,402 issued Aug. 10, 1999, for System for Enabling Access to a Relational Database from an Object Oriented Program.

    DataTern is asking the Court for an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, cost, expenses, interest and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by David P. Henry, Jason A. Holt and Matthew M. Hill of Stevens, Love, Hill & Holt in Longview; and Timothy J. Haller of Niro, Haller & Niro in Chicago, Ill.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 2:11-cv-00203

    Tyler Division

    April 7

  • Mosaid Technologies Inc. v. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. et al.

    Mosaid is a Canadian corporation with a place of business in Plano.

    The defendants are Freescale Semiconductor, Interphase Corp. and NVIDIA Corp.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on:

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,051,306 issued May 23, 2006, for Managing Power on Integrated Circuits Using Power Islands;
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,415,680 issued Aug. 19, 2008, for Power Managers for an Integrated Circuit;
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,577,230 issued Nov. 19, 1996, for Apparatus and Method for Computer Processing Using an Enhanced Harvard Architecture Utilizing Dual Memory Buses and the Arbitration for Data/Instruction Fetch;
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,724,505 issued March 3, 1998, for Apparatus and Method for Real-Time Program Monitoring via a Serial Interface;
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,958,036 issued Sept. 28, 1999, for Circuit for Arbitrating Interrupts with Programmable Priority Levels;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,141,762 issued Oct. 31, 2000, for Power Reduction in a Multiprocessor Digital Signal Processor based on Processor Load; and
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,256,725 issued July 3, 2001, for Shared Datapath Processor Utilizing Stack-Based and Register-Based Storage Spaces.

    The plaintiff is asking the Court for an injunction preventing further infringement and for an award of damages, enhanced damages, attorney's fees and court costs.

    Mosaid Technologies is represented by David M. Schlitz of Baker Botts in Washington D.C.; Kurt M. Pankratz, Chad C. Walters and Matthew D. Colagrosso of Baker Botts in Dallas; and S. Calvin Capshaw of Capshaw DeRieux in Gladewater.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00173

    April 8

  • Texas OCR Technologies v. Adobe Systems Inc. et al

    Texas OCR is a limited liability company.

    The defendants are Adobe Systems Inc., Apple Inc., Barnes & Noble Inc., Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Nuance Communications Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,363,179 issued March 26, 2002, for Methodology for Displaying Search Results Using Character Recognition.

    The plaintiff is asking the Court to issue an injunction preventing further infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest and attorney's fees.

    Texas OCR is represented by Sean A. Luner and Richard E. Lyon of Dovel & Luner in Santa Monica, Calif., and Elizabeth L. DeRieux and Calvin Capshaw of Capshaw DeRieux in Gladewater.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00175

    FALSE PATENT MARKING CASES

    Marshall Division

    April 8

  • Plaintiff: Flash DNL
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott E. Stevens, Gregory P. Love and Kyle J. Nelson; Stevens Love, Longview
    Judge: T. John Ward

  • Defendant: Cardas Audio Ltd.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent No. 4,980,517 issued Dec. 9, 1986, for Multi-strand conductor cable having its strands sized according to the golden section and U.S. Patent No. 4,628,151 issued Dec. 25, 1990, for Multi-strand electrical cable
    Patent Expiration Date: '517 patent expired Dec. 30, 2005 and '151 patent expired Sept. 25, 2009
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Golden Section Stranding and Constant Q Stranding technologies
    Case No. 2:11-cv-00211

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