Marshall Division

April 3

  • Tallgrass Prairie Management v. Credant Technologies Inc.
  • Tallgrass Prairie Management v. Sophos Inc.

    Tallgrass Prairie Management is a limited liability company with its principal place of business in Marshall.

    The defendants are Credant Technologies Inc. and Sophos Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,436,972 issued July 25, 1995, for Method for Preventing Inadvertent Betrayal by a Trustee of Escrowed Digital Secrets; U.S. Patent No. 6,141,423 issued Oct. 31, 2000, for Method for Preventing Inadvertent Betrayal by a Trustee of Escrowed Digital Secrets; and U.S. Patent No. 6,216,229 issued on April 10, 2001, for Method for Preventing Inadvertent Betrayal by a Trustee of Escrowed Digital Secrets.

    Tallgrass Prairie Management is asking the court to issue an injunction and for an award of damages, treble damages, attorney's fees and court costs.

    The plaintiff is represented by William E. Davis III of The Davis Firm in Longview, Douglas L. Bridges of Heninger Garrison Davis in Mobile, Ala., and Jacqueline K. Burt of Heninger Garrison Davis in Atlanta, Ga.

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

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00171; 2:12-cv-00172

    April 4

  • Allergan Sales v. Akorn Inc.
  • Allergan Sales v. Alcon Research Ltd. et al
  • Allergan Sales v. Apotex Inc. et al

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

    The defendants are Akorn Inc., Alcon Research Ltd., Alcon Laboratories Inc., Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Falcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Apotex Inc. and Apotex Corp.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 8,008,338 issued Aug. 30, 2011, for Ketorolac Tromethamine Compositions For Treating Or Preventing Ocular Pain.

    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.

    Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview and W. Chad Shear, Jonathan E. Singer, Deanna J. Reichel, Ellen A. Scordino, Gauri M. Dhavan and Juanita Brooks of Fish & Richardson P.C. are representing Allergan.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00175; 2:12-cv-00177; 2:12-cv-00178

    April 5

  • TQP Development v. Cable One Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00176
  • TQP Development v. Dish Network Case No. 2:12-cv-00179
  • TQP Development v. Intuit Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00180
  • TQP Development v. Enterprise Holdings Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00181
  • TQP Development v. Travelocity.com LP Case No. 2:12-cv-00182
  • TQP Development v. Monster Worldwide Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00186
  • TQP Development v. Indeed Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00187
  • TQP Development v. Salesforce.com Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00188
  • TQP Development v. Earthlink Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00189
  • TQP Development v. Kemma Technology Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00190
  • TQP Development v. Linkedin Corp. Case No. 2:12-cv-00191
  • TQP Development v. Google Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00192
  • TQP Development v. FreshDirect Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00193
  • TQP Development v. Big Fish Games Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00194

    TQP Development is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Marshall.

    The defendants are Cable One Inc., Dish Network, Intuit Inc., Enterprise Holdings Inc., Travelocity.com LP, Monster Worldwide Inc., Indeed Inc., Earthlink Inc., Kemma Technology Inc., Linkedin Corp., Google Inc., FreshDirect Inc. and Big Fish Games Inc.

    TQP Development accuses the defendants of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,412,730 issued May 2, 1995, for Encrypted Data Transmission System Employing Means for Randomly Altering the Encryption Keys.

    The defendants are accused of willful infringement of the '730 patent.

    The plaintiff is asking the court to issue an injunction preventing the defendants from continued acts of infringement and for an award of damages, interest and costs.

    Marc A. Fenster, Alex C. Giza, Adam S. Hoffman and Kevin Burke of Russ, August & Kabat in Los Angeles, Calif.; Hao Ni of Ni Law Firm in Dallas; and Andrew Spangler of Spangler & Fussell P.C. in Longview are representing TQP.

    Jury trials are requested.

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

    April 5

  • Elia Data of Texas v. Microsoft Corp.

    Elia Data of Texas is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Allen.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,113,996 issued Sept. 26, 2006, for Method and system for secured transport and storage of data on a network.

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

    The plaintiff is represented by Frisco attorney Ronald W. Burns.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00185

    Sherman Division

    April 2

  • NovelPoint Tracking v. Track What Matters et al.

    NovelPoint Tracking LLC is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Allen.

    The defendants are Track What Matters, Dynamex Inc., E.J. Ward Inc., Alamo Industries Inc., Geomoto, Lasso Technologies, Megahertz Technology Inc., MiX Telematics North America Inc., Sageplan Inc. and X5 GPS Tracking.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,442,485 issued Aug. 27, 2002, for Method and Apparatus for an Automatic Vehicle Location, Collision Notification and Synthetic Voice.

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

    Dallas attorney Everett Upshaw is representing NovelPoint Tracking.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 4:12-cv-00191

    April 4

  • Titanide Ventures v. The Go Daddy Group Inc.
  • Titanide Ventures v. International Business Machines Corp.
  • Titanide Ventures v. Microsoft Corp.

    Titanide Ventures is a limited liability corporation with a principle place of business in Longview.

    The defendants are The Go Daddy Group Inc., International Business Machines Corp. and Microsoft Corp.

    The patents at issue include U.S. Patent Number 6,714,968 issued March 30, 2004, for Method and System for Seamless Access to a Remote Storage Server Utilizing Multiple Access Interfaces Executing on the Remote Server and U.S. Patent Number 6,735,623 issued May 11, 2004, for Method and System for Accessing a Remote Storage Area.

    Defendants The Go Daddy Group and Microsoft Corp. are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent Nos. '968 and '623.

    Defendant International Business Machines Corp. is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent Nos. '968.

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

    Christopher D. Banys and Daniel W. Bedell of The Lanier Law Firm P.C. in Palo Alto, Calif., and Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview are representing Titanide Ventures.

    Jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 4:12-cv-00195; 4:12-cv-00196; 4:12-cv-00187

    Tyler Division

    April 2

  • U.S. Ethernet Innovations v. Ricoh Americas Corp.
  • U.S. Ethernet Innovations v. Trendnet Inc.
  • U.S. Ethernet Innovations v. Xerox Corp.

    USEI is Texas limited liability company with a principal place of business in Tyler.

    The defendants are Ricoh Americas Corp., Trendnet Inc. and Xerox Corp.

    The patents-in-suit are:

  • U.S. Patent Nos. 5,732,094 issued March 24, 1998 for Method for Automatic Initiation of Data Transmission;
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,434,872 issued July 18, 1995 for Apparatus for Automatic Initiation of Data Transmission;
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,299,313 issued March 29, 1994 for Network Interface with Host Independent Buffer Management; and
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,307,459 issued April 26, 1994, for Network Adapter with Host Indication Optimization.

    Defendant Ricoh Americas Corp. is accused of infringing on patents '094, '872 and '313.

    Defendant Trendnet Inc. is accused of infringing on patents "094, '872 and '459.

    Defendant Xerox Corp. is accused of infringing on patents '094 and '872.

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

    T. John Ward Jr. and Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview; and Ryan K. Walsh, Peter M. Jones and David L. Gann of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP in Atlanta, Ga., are representing USEI.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00235; 6:12-cv-00236; 6:12-cv-00237

    April 3

  • NobelBiz Inc. v. AireSpring Inc. Case No. 6:12-cv-00242
  • NobelBiz Inc. v. Five 9 Inc. Case No. 6:12-cv-00243
  • NobelBiz Inc. v. Global Connect Case No. 6:12-cv-00244
  • NobelBiz v. LiveVox Inc. Case No. 6:12-cv-00246
  • NobelBiz v. T C N Inc. Case No. 6:12-cv-00247

    NobelBiz is a privately held Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Carlsbad, Calif.

    The defendants are AireSpring Inc., Five 9 Inc., Global Connect, LiveVox Inc. and T C N Inc.

    Defendant AireSpring Inc. is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,889,169 issued March 1, 2011, for System and Method for Modifying Communications Information (MCI).

    The remaining defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 8,135,122 issued March 13, 2012, for System and Method for Modifying Communication Information.

    The plaintiff is asking the court for an injunction and for an award of damages, lost profits, treble damages, interest, court costs and attorney fees.

    S. Calvin Capshaw, Elizabeth L. DeRieux and D. Jeffrey Rambin of Capshaw DeRieux in Gladewater and Ralph A. Dengler, Charles H. Chevalier and William A. Hector of Gibbons P.C. in Newark, N.J., are representing NobelBiz.

    A jury trail is requested.

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

    April 4

  • Landmark Technology v. Delia's Inc.

    Landmark Technology is a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in Tyler.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,576,951 issued Nov. 19, 1996, for Automated Sales and Services System; U.S. Patent No. 6,289,319 issued Sept. 11, 2001, for Automated Business and Financial Transaction Processing System; and U.S. Patent No. 7,010,508 issued March 7, 2006, for Automated Multimedia Data Processing Network.

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

    Charles Ainsworth and Robert Christopher Bunt of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, P.C. in Tyler and Stanley M. Gibson and Gregory S. Cordey of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP in Los Angeles, Calif., are representing Landmark Technology.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00248

    April 6

  • Azure Networks and Tri-County Excelsior Foundation v. MediaTek Inc.

    Azure Networks is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview. Tri-County Excelsior Foundation is a Texas non-profit corporation with its principal place of business in Marshall.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on United States Patent No. 7,756,129 issued July 13, 2010, for Personal Area Network with Automatic Attachment and Detachment.

    The plaintiffs are asking the court for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest, and post-judgment royalties.

    Eric M. Albritton, Stephen Edwards and Debra Coleman of Albritton Law Firm in Longview; Danny Williams, Brian K. Buss, Christopher Cravey, Matthew Rodgers, Michael A. Benefield and David Morehan of Williams, Morgan & Amerson in Houston are representing the plaintiff.

    Jury trial is requested.

    Case No. 6:12-cv-00252

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