Beaumont Division

Nov. 22

  • Personal Audio LLC v. Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon Digital Services Inc.

    Personal Audio is a Texas limited liability company.

    The defendants is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,199,076 issued March 6, 2001 for Audio Program Player Including a Dynamic Program Selection Controller and U.S. Patent No. 7,509,178 issued March 24, 2009 for Audio Program Distribution and Playback System.

    The product at issue is Amazon's Kindle Fire.

    Personal Audio is asking the court to issue a permanent injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, interest, costs and disbursements and attorney fees.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Ronald J. Schutz, Jake M. Holdreith, Cyrus A. Morton, David A. Prange, Patrick M. Arenz and Daniel R. Burgess of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP in Minneapolis, Minn.; Annie Huang in New York; and Lawrence Louis Germer and Charles W. Goehringer Jr. of Germer Gertz in Beaumont are representing the plaintiff.

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

    Case No. 9:11-cv-00120

    Marshall Division

    Nov. 21

  • Versata Software Inc. et al. v. Toyota Motor Corporation, et al.

    The plaintiffs are Versata Software Inc., f/k/a Trilogy Software Inc., and Versata Development Group Inc., f/k/a Trilogy Development Group Inc.

    The defendants are Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota Caellum Inc., Toyota Caellum USA Inc., Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., Marshall Import Automotive L.P. and Scion of Longview Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on:

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,825,651 issued Oct. 27, 1998, for Method and Apparatus for Maintaining and Configuring Systems;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,405,308 issued June 11, 2002, for Method and Apparatus for Maintaining and Configuring Systems;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,675,294 issued Jan. 6, 2004, for Method and Apparatus for Maintaining and Configuring Systems;
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,188,335 issued March 6, 2007, for Product Configuration using Configuration Patterns;
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,200,583 issued April 3, 2007, for Method and Apparatus for Attribute Selection; and
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,844,919 issued Nov. 30, 2010, for Method and Apparatus for Attribute Selection.

    The plaintiffs are asking the court for an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, interest, costs and disbursements and attorney's fees.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Steven J. Mitby, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing in Houston; Samuel F. Baxter of McKool Smith in Marshall; and Scott Cole in Austin represent the plaintiff.

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

    Case 2:11-cv-00497-DF

    Tyler Division

    Nov. 22

  • Parallel Networks LLC v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online

    Parallel Networks is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Tyler.

    The plaintiff alleges that the defendants are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,446,111 issued Sept. 3, 2002, for a Method and Apparatus for Client-Serve Communications Using a Limited Capability Client Over a Low Speed Communications Network.

    The plaintiff accuses the defendants of willful infringement.

    Parallel Networks is asking the court to issue a permanent injunction to stop the defendants from further infringing acts, for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest, enhanced damages and attorneys' fees.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Charles Craig Tadlock of Tadlock Law Firm in Tyler and George S. Bosy and David R. Bennett of Bosy & Bennett in Chicago, Ill., are representing the plaintiff.

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

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00631-LED

    Nov. 23

  • SFA Systems v. Drugstore.com Inc.

    SFA is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place in Marshall.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,941,341 issued May 10, 2011, for Sales Force Automation System and Method; and U.S. Patent No. 6,067,525 issued May 23, 2000, for Integrated Computerized Sales Force Automation System.

    The plaintiff is asking the court for a permanent injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses and prejudgment and post-judgment interest.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Marc A. Fenster, Alexander Giza, Adam Hoffman, Stanley H. Thompson Jr., Jules L. Kabat and Benjamin T. Wang of Russ, August & Kabat in Los Angeles, Calif.; and Andrew W. Spangler of Spangler Law PC in Longview are representing the plaintiff.

    Case No. 6:11-cv-00635

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