PATENT INFRINGEMENT CASES

Beaumont Division

July 26

  • Affinity Labs of Texas v. Apple Inc., et al.

    Affinity Labs of Texas is a Texas limited liability corporation having offices in Austin.

    The defendants are Apple Inc. and AAMP of Florida.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,634,228 issued Dec. 15, 2009; for Content Delivery System and Method; and U.S. Patent No. 7,778,595 issued on Aug. 17, 2010, for Method for Managing Media.

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

    Affinity Labs is represented by Thomas W. Sankey and Jordan T. Fowles of Duane Morris in Houston.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 1:11-cv-00349

    Marshall Division

    July 29

  • Traffic Information v. Bank of America Corp. et al

    Traffic Information is a Texas limited liability company.

    The defendants are Bank of America Corp., Bank of America, National Association, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LivingSocial US, Loopt Inc., Wanderspot LLC, Where Inc., Woodforest National Bank, Yelp! Inc. and Zillow Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on 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, 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.

    Case No. 2:11-cv-00343

    Sherman Division

    July 27

  • Hoya Corp. v. Essilor International S.A. et al

    Hoya is a Japanese corporation that develops technologies for optical products, including eyeglass lenses, contact lenses and accessories.

    The defendants are Essilor International, S.A., Essilor Laboratories of America Inc., Essilor of America Inc. and Gentex Optics Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. RE38,617 issued Oct. 12, 2004, for a Method of Injection Molding Plastic Lens; and U.S. Patent No. 6,210,610 issued April 3, 2001, for Method Of Manufacturing Lens, Injection Mold For Molding Of Lens And Molded Lens.

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

    Hoya is represented by Steven J. Routh, Sten A. Jensen, John R. Inge of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Washington, D.C., and William H. Wright of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Los Angeles, Calif.

    A jury trial is requested.

    U.S. District Judge Richard A. Schell is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 4:11-cv-00468

    Tyler Division

    July 25

  • Purple Leaf v. Amazon.com Inc., et al.

    Purple Leaf is a Texas limited liability company having a place of business in Plano.

    The defendants are Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon Payments Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,603,311 B1 issued Oct. 13, 2009, for Process and Device for Conducting Electronic Transactions.

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

    Purple Leaf 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 cases.

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00377

    July 27

  • Ceats Inc. v. Ticketmaster LLC

    Ceats Inc. is a Nevada corporation with its principal place of business in Tyler.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,548,869 B2 issued on June 16, 2009, for System and Method for Selecting and Reserving Sets of Seats.

    Ceats is asking the Court to issue an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, enhanced damages, attorney's fees and interest.

    The plaintiff is represented by J. Thad Heartfield and M. Dru Montgomery of The Heartfield Law Firm in Beaumont.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00382

    July 29

  • Cheetah Omni LLC v. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. et al.

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

    The defendants are Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Alcatel-Lucent Holdings Inc., Ciena Communications Inc., Ciena Corp., Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., Tellabs Inc., Tellabs North America Inc., Tellabs Operations Inc., Nokia Siemens Networks US LLC, Huawei Technologies USA Inc. and Huawei Device USA Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on:
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,882,771 issued April 19, 2005, for Apparatus and Method for Providing Grain Equalization;
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,339,714 issued March 4, 2008, for Variable Blazed Grating Based Signal Processing;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,888,661 issued May 3, 2005, for Square Filter Function Tunable Optical Devices;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,847,479 issued Jan. 25, 2005, for Variable Blazed Grating;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,856,459 issued Feb. 15, 2005, for Apparatus and Method for Controlling Polarization of an Optical Signal;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,940,647 issued Sept. 6, 2005, for Apparatus and Method for Controlling Polarization of an Optical Signal; and
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,116,862 issued Oct. 3, 2006, for Apparatus and Method for Providing Gain Equalization.

    Cheetah Omni is asking the Court to issue an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, attorney's fees, costs and interest.

    The plaintiff is represented by T. John Ward, Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview. A jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00390

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