Beaumont Division

Jan. 23

  • The Modern Group Ltd. and Dragon Products Ltd. v. Pinnacle Companies Inc. et al

    Modern Group and Dragon Products are Texas corporations with principal places of business in Beaumont.

    The defendants are Pinnacle Materials Inc., Pinnacle Materials Co., Pinnacle Fabrication Co. and Pinnacle Materials.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,762,588 issued July 27, 2010, for Fluid Storage Tank Trailer. The tank trailer is used for providing and storing industrial fluid storage at temporary locations.

    Modern Group and Dragon Products are asking the court for an injunction and for an award of damages, enhanced damages, attorney's fees, interest and court costs. A jury trial is requested.

    The plaintiffs are represented by J. Hoke Peacock II and John S. Bullard of Orgain, Bell & Tucker in Beaumont and March L. Delflache and Dustin M. Mauck of Fulbright & Jaworski in Dallas.

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

    Case No. 1:12-cv-00043

    Marshall Division

    Jan. 23
  • PT Diagnostics v. MTU Aero Engines Holding AG et al
  • PT Diagnostics v. Deutsche Lufthansa AG et al
    Jan. 25
  • PT Diagnostics v. The Boeing Co.

    PT Diagnostics is a Texas limited liability company having a principal place of business in Tyler.

    The defendants are MTU Aero Engines Holding AG, MTU Aero Engines GmbH, MTU Aero Engines North America Inc., MTU Maintenance Dallas Inc., Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Lufthansa Technik AG, Lufthansa Technik North America Holding Corp. and The Boeing Co.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on:

  • U.S. Patent No. 6,567,729 issued May 20, 2003, for System And Method of Analyzing Aircraft Removal Data For Preventative Maintenance;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,732,027 issued May 4, 2004, for System And Method of Analyzing Operational Source Data;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,959,236 issued Oct. 25, 2005, for System And Method of Analyzing Operational Source Data; and
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,359,777 issued April 15, 2008, for System And Method of Analyzing Aircraft Removal Data for Preventative Maintenance.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to issue an injunction and for an award of damages, costs, expenses and interest.

    PT Diagnostics is represented Steven M. Geiszler of SNR Denton US of Dallas and Mark L. Hogge and Shailendra Maheshwari of SNR Denton US of Washington, DC.

    A jury trial is requested.

    U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap is assigned to the case.

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00039; 2:12-cv-00040; 2:12-cv-00042

    Jan. 26

  • Geotag Inc. v. Canon Inc. et al

    Geotag Inc. is a Delaware corporation with a place of business in Plano.

    The defendants are Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A. Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,930,474 issued on July 29, 1999, for Internet Organizer for Accessing Geographically and Topically Based Information.

    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, enhanced damages and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by Hao Ni and Stevenson Moore of Ni Law Firm in Dallas; and Christopher M. Joe, Eric W. Buether, Brian A. Carpenter, Mark D. Perantie and Niky Bukovcan of Buether Joe & Carpenter in Dallas.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00043

    Tyler Division

    Jan. 23
  • Klausner Technologies Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.
    Jan. 26
  • Klausner Technologies Inc. v. MetroPCS Communications Inc.

    Plaintiff Klausner Technologies is a New York corporation.

    The defendants are Microsoft Corp., MetroPCS Communications Inc. and MetroPCS Wireless Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,572,576 issued Nov. 5, 1996, for Telephone Answering Device Linking Displayed Data with Recorded Audio Message; and U.S. Patent No. 5,283,818 issued Feb. 1, 1994, for Telephone Answering Device Linking Displayed Data with Recorded Audio Message.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to issue an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of compensatory damages, court costs, attorney's fees and interest. A jury trial is requested.

    Klausner Technologies is represented by S. Calvin Capshaw III, Elizabeth DeRieux and D. Jeffrey Rambin of Capshaw DeRieux in Gladewater; and Gregory S. Dovel and Sean A. Luner of Dovel & Luner in Santa Monica, Calif.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00032; 6:12-cv-00042

    Jan. 27

  • Allergan Inc. v. Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co.

    Allergan is a corporation with a principal place of business in Irvine, Calif. Allergan operates a facility in Waco where it manufactures and distributes numerous pharmaceutical products, including Acular LS.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,851,504 B2 issued Dec. 14, 2010, for Enhanced Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution.

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

    A jury trial is requested.

    Allergan is represented by Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview; W. Chad Shear, Jonathan E. Singer and Juanita R. Brooks of Fish & Richardson PC; and Jeffrey T. Thomas of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Irvine, Calif.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00043

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