PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASES

Marshall Division

June 10

  • Lodsys v. Combay Inc. et al

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

    The defendants are Adidas America Inc., Bby Solutions Inc., Best Western International Inc., CVC Carmark Corp., Sam's West Inc., Stanley, Black & Decker Inc., The Container Store Inc., The Teaching Co., Vegas.com and Vitamin Shoppe Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on 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 and Michael A. Goldfarb and Christopher M. Huck of Kelley, Donion, Gill, Huck & Goldfarb in Seattle, Wash.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 2:11-cv-00283

    Sherman Division

    June 8

  • Round Rock Research filed suit against Oracle Corp. and Dell Inc.

    Round Rock Research is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in New York.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on the following patents-in-suit:

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,088,816 issued July 11, 2000, for Method Of Displaying System Status;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,145,098 issued Nov. 7, 2000, for System for Displaying System Status;
  • U.S. Patent No.6,170,067 issued Jan. 2, 2001, for System for Automatically Reporting A System Failure in a Server;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,199,173 issued March 6, 2001, for Method for Mapping Environmental Resources to Memory for Program Access;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,243,838 issued June 5, 2001, for Method for Automatically Reporting A System Failure In A Server;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,266,721 issued July 24, 2001, for System Architecture for Remote Access and Control of Environmental Management;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,425,006 issued July 23, 2002, for Alert Configurator and Manager;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,553,416 issued April 22, 2003, for Managing Computer System Alerts; and
  • U.S. Patent No.6,681,342 issued Jan. 20, 2004, for Diagnostic and Managing Distributed Processor System.

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

    Round Rock is represented by Paul A. Bondor and Jonas R. McDavit of Desmarais in New York, N.Y., and James C. Tidwell of Wolfe, Tidwell & McCoy LLP in Sherman.

    A jury trial is requested.

    U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 4:11-cv-00332

    Tyler Division

    June 6

  • MacroSolve Inc. v. Antenna Software Inc. et al

    MacroSolve is an Oklahoma corporation with its principal place of business in Tulsa, Okla.

    The defendants are Antenna Software Inc., Cengea Solutions Inc., Data Systems International Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc., Invensys Systems Inc. d/b/a Invensys Operations Management, Truecontext Mobile Solutions Corp., Spring Wireless USA Inc., Zerion Software Inc., Bizspeed Inc., Syclo, Xora Inc., Spria Data Corp., Survey Analytics, The Datamax Software Group Inc., Ventyx Inv., Air2web Inc., General Data Co. Inc., Realtime Results, Millennium Information Technology Inc. d/b/a MIT Systems Inc. and Agilis Systems.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7, 822, 816 issued Oct. 26, 2010, for System and Method for Data Management.

    MacroSolve is asking the court to issue a permanent injunction preventing further infringement of the '816 patent and for an award of reasonable royalty, interest, court costs and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by Matthew J. Antonelli, Zachariah S. Harrington and Larry D. Thompson Jr. of Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson in Houston.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00287

  • Random Biometrics v Tyco International Ltd. et al

    Random Biometrics is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Plano.

    The defendants are Tyco International Ltd., Tyco International (US) Inc., CEM Systems Ltd., and Verity Technologies Private Ltd.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,921,297 B2 issued April 5, 2011, for Random Biometric Authentication Utilizing Unique Biometric Signatures and U. S. Patent No. 793,109 B2 issued Sept. 7, 2010, for Random Biometric Authentication Apparatus.

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

    Random Biometrics is represented by Arthur I. Navarro and Winston O. Huff of Navarro Huff in Dallas.

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

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00290

    June 9

  • Lufkin Industries Inc. v. Weatherford International Ltd.

    Lufkin Industries is a Texas corporation with its principal place of business in Lufkin.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,252,031 issued Oct. 12, 1993, for Monitoring and Pump-Off Control with Downhole Pump-Cards and U.S. Patent No. 6,857,474 B2 issued Feb. 22, 2005, for Methods, Apparatus, and Products Useful in the Operation of a Sucker Rod Pump During the Production of Hydrocarbons.

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

    Lufkin Industries is represented by Robert J. McAugan Jr. of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP in Houston. A jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00299

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