Beaumont Division

Aug. 17

  • Applied Food Sciences Inc. v. Hangover Joe's Products

    Applied Food Sciences, Inc. is a corporation with its principal place in Austin.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,662,863 issued Feb. 16, 2010, for a "Therapeutic agent for the use in reducing alcohol intoxication and reducing or eliminating the negative side effects associated with alcohol ingestion."

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

    Applied Food Sciences is represented by David G. Henry Sr. of Dykema Gossett in Dallas and Everett H. Sanderson of Moore Landry in Beaumont.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 1:11-cv-00391

    Marshall Division

    Aug. 16

  • Ei-Land Corp. v. Simpson Strong – Tie Company Inc. et al.

    Ei-Land Corporation is a Nevada corporation with a place of business in La Jolla, Calif.

    The defendants are Simpson Strong-Tie Co. Inc., Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc., Associated Truss & Lumber Co. and SFI of Tennessee.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,997,042 issued Aug. 16 for Force-Resisting Devices and Methods for Structures.

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

    Ei-Land Corp. is represented by John J. Edmonds, Michael J. Collins and Henry M. Pogorzelski of Collins, Edmonds & Pogorzelski in Houston.

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

    Case No. 2:11-cv-00360

    Aug. 17

  • Leon Stambler v. Neiman Marcus Inc. and The Neiman Marcus Group Inc.

    Leon Stambler is an individual residing in Parkland, Fla.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,936,541 issued Aug. 10, 1999, for Method for Securing Information Relevant to a Transaction.

    The patent is relevant to transactions initiated through interactive websites using one or more secure cookies and encrypting or encoding information relevant to the transactions.

    The plaintiff is asking the Court for an award of damages not less than a reasonable royalty, plus costs, interest, treble damages, attorney's fees and court costs.

    Stambler is represented by Brent N. Bumgardner of Nelson Bumgardner Casto P.C. in Fort Worth, Eric M. Albritton of Albritton Law Firm in Longview, T. John Ward Jr. of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview and Frisco attorney Ronald A. Dubner.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 2:11-cv-00363

    Sherman Division

    Aug. 15

  • WebbGrass v. World Factory Inc.

    WebbGrass owns the copyright in and to approximately 55 separate product descriptions that it created at the request of World Factory in connection with World Factory's Spring 2012 catalogues.

    According to the allegations, World Factory failed to sign a completed contracted with WebbGrass and eventually, decided to go "another direction."

    The defendant World Factory is accused of copying, distributing, and creating derivative works based on at least 55 of WebbGrass' copyrighted product descriptions. WebbGrass states the infringement is willful.

    The defendant is also accused of breaching an oral contract and failing to pay $5,065 for services rendered.

    WebbGrass is represented by Dallas attorney James E. Davis.

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

    Case No. 4:11-cv-00512

    Aug. 16

  • M2 Intellectual Property Assets v. M2 Technology Inc. et al.

    M2 Intellectual Property Assets is a Delaware corporation, established in the information technology industry. The lawsuit states M2 is a 20-year-old company.

    The defendants are M2 Technology and Does 1 through 20 inclusive, and are accused of trademark infringement, trade name infringement and of unfair competition.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on the M2's trademark U.S. Reg. No. 1,931,182.

    M2 is asking for an award of damages for loss of goodwill and reputation, loss of royalty, statutory damages, court costs and attorney's fees.

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

    Case No. 4:11-cv-00516

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