Marshall Division

March 16

  • Bryant Consultants Inc. v. Sweeney et al

    BCI is a Texas corporation with a principal place of business in Carrollton.

    The defendants are Sean P. Sweeney, Sweeney Earth Sciences, Michael C. Gehrig, Gehrig Inc., Brian C. Eubanks and Paragon Structural Engineering Ltd.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,295,512 B1 issued Sept. 25, 2001, for Subsurface Mapping Apparatus and Method and U.S. Patent No. 6,804,625 B1 issued Oct. 12, 2004, for Subsurface Modeling Method.

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

    Bryant Consultants is represented by George R. Schultz and Nicole R. Marsh of Schultz & Associates P.C. in Dallas.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00140

    Tyler Division

    March 12

    Lone Star Document Management v. Lexbe
  • Lone Star Document Management v. Gallivan, Gallivan & O'Melia
  • Lone Star Document Management v. Business Intelligence Associates Inc.
  • Lone Star Document Management v. Digital Reef Inc.

    Lone Star Document Management is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal office located in Plano.

    The defendants are Lexbe, Gallivan, Gallivan & O'Melia, Business Intelligence Associates Inc. and Digital Reef Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,918,082 issued Dec. 17, 1998, for Electronic Document Proofing System.

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

    Lone Star Document Management is represented by Steven N. Williams, Kenneth P. Kula, and Kristen Knauf of McDole Kennedy & Williams PC in Dallas. A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case Nos. 6:12-cv-00131; 6:12-cv-00137; 6:12-cv-00138; 6:12-cv-00139

    March 13

  • Powerline Innovations v. Asoka USA Corp. et al
  • Powerline Innovations v. Elk Products Inc. et al

    Powerline Innovations is a limited liability company with a principal place of business in Plano.

    The defendants are Asoka USA Corp., Aztech Systems Ltd., Aztech Labs Inc., Best Data Products Inc., d/b/a Diamond Multimedia, CastleNet Technology Inc., CastleNet Technology Corp., Channel Master, Digital Data Communications GmbH, Corner Products Co., Guillemot Corp.S.A., Innoband Technologies Inc., LEA S.A., LEA Networks, Xpike Innovation Inc., Elk Products Inc., Home Automation Inc., HomeSeer Technologies, Powerline Control Systems Inc., Simply Automated Inc., and Web Mountain Technologies.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,471,190 issued Nov. 28, 1995, for Method and Apparatus for Resource Allocation in a Communication Network System.

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

    Powerline Innovations is represented by Hao Ni and Stevenson Moore of Ni Law Firm in Dallas. A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00133; 6:12-cv-00134

    March 14

  • Soverain Software v. Oracle Corp. et al (Case No. 6:12-cv-00141)
  • Soverain Software v. International Business Machines Corp. et al (Case No. 6:12-cv-00142)
  • Soverain Software v. eBay Inc. et al (Case No. 6:12-cv-00143)
  • Soverain Software v. J. Crew Group Inc. et al (Case No. 6:12-cv-00144)
  • Soverain Software v. Euromarket Designs Inc. et al (Case No. 6:12-cv-00145)
  • Soverain Software v. W.W. Grainger Inc. et al (Case No. 6:12-cv-00146)
  • Soverain Software v. Macys Inc. et al (Case No. 6:12-cv-00147)
  • Soverain Software v. Nordstrom Inc. (Case No. 6:12-cv-00148)
  • Soverain Software v. Kohls Corp. et al (Case No. 6:12-cv-00149)
  • Soverain Software v. Williams-Sonoma Inc. (Case No. 6:12-cv-00150)
  • Soverain Software v. Saks Inc. et al (Case No. 6:12-cv-00151)
  • Soverain Software v. Office Depot Inc. (Case No. 6:12-cv-00152)
  • Soverain Software v. Walgreen Co. et al (Case No. 6:12-cv-00153)

    Soverain Software is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Chicago.

    The defendants are Oracle Corp., Art Technology Group, Best Buy Co. Inc., Bestbuy.com, Neiman Marcus Inc., The Neiman Marcus Group Inc., BergdorfGoodman.com, Office Max Inc., International Business Machines Corp., Fossil Inc., The Home Depot Inc., The Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., Quill Corp., Staples Inc., eBay Inc., GSI Commerce Inc., PayPal Inc., RadioShack Corp., J. Crew Group Inc., Madewell Inc., Euromarket Designs Inc. d/b/a Crate & Barrel, CB2, Meadowbrook, d/b/a The Land of Nod, W.W. Grainger Inc., GHC Specialty Brands, Macy's Inc., Macys.com Inc., Bloomingdale's Inc., Nordstrom Inc., Kohl's Corp., Kohl's Department Stores Inc., Williams-Sonoma Inc., Saks Inc., Saks Direct, Office Depot Inc., Walgreen Co., Walgreens.com Inc., Beauty.com Inc., Drugstore.com Inc. and Vision Direct Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,715,314 issued Feb. 3, 1998, and reexamined on Oct. 9, 2007, for Network Sales System and U.S. Patent No. 5,909,492 issued June 1, 1999, and reexamined on Aug. 7, 2007, for Network Sales System.

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

    Soverain Software is represented by T. John Ward Jr., J. Wesley Hill, and Claire Abernathy Henry of Ward and Smith Law Firm in Longview; Max L. Tribble Jr. and John P. Lahad of Susman Godfrey in Houston; Justin A. Nelson of Susman Godfrey in Seattle, Wash.; Victoria Cook and Kalpana Srinivasan of Susman Godfrey in Los Angeles, Calif.; Michael C. Smith of Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith in Marshall; and S. Calvin Capshaw and Elizabeth L. DeRieux of Capshaw Derieux in Longview.

  • SmartPhone Technologies v. Dell, Inc. d/b/a Dell Computer, Inc. d/b/a Dell Computer

    SmartPhone is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Frisco.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on:

  • U.S. Patent No. 7,664,485 issued for making a phone call from an electronic device having an address list or a call history;
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,526,283 issued for method and system for single-step enablement for telephony functionality for a portable computer system;
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,506,064 issued for handheld computer system that attempts to establish an alternative network link upon failing to establish a requested network link;
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,076,275 issued for method and system for single-step enablement of telephone functionality for a portable computer system;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,956,562 issued for Method for controlling a handheld computer by entering commands onto a displayed feature of the handheld computer;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,950,645 issued for Power-Conserving intuitive device discovery technique in a Bluetooth environment;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,928,300 issued for Method and apparatus for automated flexible configuring of notifications and activation;
  • U.S. Patent No. Re. 40,459 issued for Method and apparatus for communicating information over low bandwidth communications networks;
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,533,342 issued for System and method of a personal computer device providing telephone capability;
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,442,251 issued for Method and apparatus for taking a note while in a call; and
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,466,236 issued for System and method for displaying and manipulating multiple calendars on a personal digital assistant.

    The plaintiff is asking the court for an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, an ongoing royalty, and interest.

    SmartPhone is represented by Paul J. Hayes and Dean G. Bostock of Hayes Bostock & Cronin in Andover, Mich.; and T. John Ward Jr. and J. Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00154

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