PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASES

Marshall Division

April 12

  • Cisco Systems Inc. v. SynQor Inc.

    Cisco is a California corporation with its principal place of business in San Jose, Calif.

    The patents at issue are:
    U.S. Patent No. 7,072,190 issued July 4, 2006, for High Efficiency Power Converter;
    U.S. Patent No. 7,269,034 issued Sept. 11, 2007, for High Efficiency Power Converter;
    U.S. Patent No. 7,272,021 issued Sept. 18, 2007, for Power Converter with Isolated and Regulated Stages;
    U.S. Patent No. 7,558,083 issued July 7, 2009, for High Efficiency Power Converter; and
    U.S. Patent No. 7,564,702 issued July 21, 2009, for High Efficiency Power Converter.

    The plaintiff is asking the Court to issue a declaration that it is not infringing on the patents-in-suit and to stop the defendants from claiming Cisco is infringing.

    Cisco is also asking for an award of costs, expenses and attorney's fees.

    Cisco Systems is represented by Jack B. Blumenfeld and Ramy E. Hanna of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington, Del.

    A jury trial is requested.
    U.S. District Judge T. John Ward is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 2:11-cv-00213

    April 13

  • GellyFish Technology of Texas v. Alltel Corp. et al

    GellyFish Technology is a Texas limited liability company with a principal place of business in Marshall.

    The defendants are Alltel Corp., AT& T Mobility f/k/a Cingular, Audiovox Communications Corp., Best Buy Co. Inc., Best Buy Mobile, Best Buy Stores L.P. d/b/a Best Buy, Hewlett Packard Corp., High Tech Computer Corp. a/k/a HTC Corp., HTC America Inc., LG Electronics Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc., LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A. Inc., Motorola Inc., Motorola Mobility Inc., Nokia Corp., Nokia Inc., Otter Products, Personal Communications Devices, Qwest Communications Int'l Inc. d/b/a Qwest Wireless, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Samsung Telecommunications America, Sharp Corp., Sharp Electronics Corp., Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Corp., Sony Corp. of America, Sprint Nextel Corp. d/b/a Sprint, Symbol Technologies Inc., Tiger Direct Inc., T-Mobile USA Inc., United States Cellular Corp. d/b/a U.S. Cellular, Utstarcom Inc. f/k/a Audiovox, Verizon Communications Inc. d/b/a Verizon Wireless and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,847,310 issued Jan. 25, 2005, for Keyboard.

    The plaintiff is asking the Court to issue an injunction preventing the defendants from further infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses and interest.

    GellyFish Technology is represented by John J. Edmonds and Stephen F. Schlather of Collins, Edmonds & Pogorzelski in Houston and William E. Davis III of The Davis Firm in Longview.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 2:11-cv-00216

    April 14

    Vigilos v. ADT Security Services Inc. et al

    Vigilos is a Texas limited liability company with a principal place of business in Tyler.

    The defendants are ADT Security Services Inc., Arrowsight Inc. and Westec Intelligent Surveillance Inc.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,839,731 issued Jan. 4, 2005, for System and Method for Providing Data Communication in a Device Network.

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

    Vigilos is represented by Andrew W. Spangler of Spangler Law in Longview and Marc A. Fenster of Russ, August & Kabat in Los Angeles, Calif.

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

    Case No. 2:11-cv-00217

    Texarkana Division

    April 11

  • Tendler Cellular of Texas v. MetroPCS Communications Inc. et al

    The defendants are MetroPCS Communications Inc., MetroPCS Wireless Inc., Mercedes-Benz USA and Ford Motor Co.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,447,508 issued Nov. 4, 2008, for Location Based Information System and U.S. Patent No. 7,844,282 issued Nov. 30, 2010, for Location Based Information System.

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

    The plaintiff is represented by Jonathan T. Suder and David A. Skeels of Friedman, Suder & Cooke in Fort Worth. A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00178

    Tyler Division

    April 13

  • Prompt Medical Systems v. Medicomp Systems Inc.

    Prompt Medical Systems is a Texas limited partnership.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,483,443 issued Jan. 9, 1996, for Method for Computing Current Procedural Terminology Codes from Physician Generated Documentation.

    The plaintiff is asking the Court to issue an injunction to prevent further infringement of the '443 patent and for an award of damages, interest and court costs.

    Prompt Medical Systems is represented by Ernest W. Boyd, Eric M. Adams and Corey J. Seel of Mehaffy Weber in Houston and Andy Tindel of Provost Umphrey in Tyler.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00184

  • Good Sportsman Marketing and IP Holdings Inc. v. Best Buy Co. Inc. et al

    GSM is a Texas limited liability company located in Grand Prairie. IP Holdings is a Texas corporation with its principal place of business located in Grand Prairie.

    The defendants are Best Buy Co. Inc., Bestbuy.com and Best Buy Stores.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. D498,322 issued Nov. 8, 2004, for ornamental design for a clip light.

    The plaintiffs argue that the Rocketfish eReader Clip On LED light is infringing on their patent.

    The plaintiffs are asking the Court to enjoin the defendants from further infringement and for an award of damages, interest, attorney's fees and costs.

    Good Sportsman Marketing and IP Holdings are represented by Eric W. Buether, Christopher M. Joe, Brian A. Carpenter and Mark D. Perantie of Buether Joe & Carpenter in Dallas.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00188

    FALSE PATENT MARKING CASES

    Texarkana Division

    April 14

  • Plaintiff: GHJ Holdings LLC
    Plaintiff's Attorney: Randall Garteiser, Christopher Johns; Garteiser Law Group, San Rafael, Calif.
    Judge: David Folsom

  • Defendant: Garmin International Inc., Garmin Corp., Garmin USA Inc.
    Patents In Suit: U.S. Patent Nos. 5,111,150; D365,032; D365,292; D409,927; D427,919 and D429,173
    Patent Expiration Date: '150 patent expired Sept. 26, 2010, '032 patent expired Dec. 19, 2009, '292 expired Dec. 19, 2009. The plaintiff argues the other patents are inapplicable to the listed product.
    Defendant's Falsely Marked Product: Global Positioning System-enabled products
    Case No. 5:11-cv-00085-DF

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