Marshall Division

June 27

  • Versata Development Group Inc., formerly known as Trilogy Development Group Inc., et al v. Volusion Inc.

    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 accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,834,282 B1 issued Dec. 21, 2004, for Logical And Constraint Based Browse Hierarchy With Propagation Features; U.S. Patent No. 6,978,273 B1 issued Dec. 20, 2005, for Rules Based Custom Catalogs Generated From A Central Catalog Database For Multiple Entities; and U.S. Patent No. 7,426,481 B1 issued Sept. 16, 2008, for Method And Apparatus For Sorting Products By Features.

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

    Steven J. Mitby, Demetrios Anaipakos and Amir Alavi of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. in Houston; Samuel F. Baxter of McKool Smith in Marshall; and Scott Cole in Austin are representing Versata.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00387

    Tyler Division

    June 22

  • U.S. Ethernet Innovations v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al Case No. 6:12-cv-00398
  • U.S. Ethernet Innovations v. Netgear Inc. Case No. 6:12-cv-00399

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

    The defendants are Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Samsung Electronics America Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung Austin Semiconductor, and Oki Data Americas Inc. and Netgear Inc.

    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. 5,530,874 issued June 25, 1996, for Network Adapter with an Indication Signal Mask and an Interrupt Signal Mask; and
    U.S. Patent No. 5,299,313 issued March 29, 1994, for Network Interface with Host Independent Buffer Management.

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

    T. John Ward Jr. and Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview and John C. Herman, 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 cases.

    June 25

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

    The plaintiffs are represented by Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Steven J. Mitby, and Brian E. Simmons of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. in Houston and T. John Ward, Jr. and Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview.

    The plaintiffs are asking the court for an injunction and for an award of damages, interest, and attorney's fees.

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

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. Toyota Motor Corp. et al Case No. 6:12-cv-00404

    The defendants are Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc., Southeast Toyota Distributors, and Gulf States Toyota Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 8,060,282 B2 issued Nov. 15, 2011, for Vehicle Component Control Methods and Systems Based on Vehicle Stability and U.S. Patent No. 8,157,047 B2 issued April 17, 2012, for Occupant Protection Systems Control Techniques.

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. Toyota Motor Corp. et al Case No. 6:12-cv-00405

    The defendants are Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., Southeast Toyota Distributors, and Gulf States Toyota Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,738,697 B2 issued May 18, 2004, for Telematics System For Vehicle Diagnostics; U.S. Patent No. 6,823,244 B2 issued Nov. 23, 2004, for Vehicle Part Control System Including Electronic Sensors; U.S. Patent No. 7,082,359 B2 issued July 25, 2006, for Vehicular Information And Monitoring System And Methods; U.S. Patent No. 7,630,802 B2 issued Dec. 8, 2009, for Information Management And Monitoring System And Method; U.S. Patent No. 7,650,210 B2 issued Jan. 19, 2010, for Remote Vehicle Diagnostic Management; U.S. Patent No. 8,019,501 B2 issued Sept. 13, 2011, for Vehicle Diagnostic And Prognostic Methods And Systems; U.S. Patent No. 8,024,084 B2 issued Sept. 20, 2011, for Vehicle Diagnostic Techniques; and U.S. Patent No. No. 8,036,788 B2 issued for Oct. 11, 2011, for Vehicle Diagnostic Or Prognostic Message Transmission Systems And Methods.

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. Toyota Motor Corp. et al Case No. 6:12-cv-00406

    The defendants are Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc., and Southeast Toyota Distributors and Gulf States Toyota Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,845,000 issued Dec. 1, 1998, for Identification And Monitoring System Using Pattern Recognition For Use With Vehicles.

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. Toyota Motor Corp. et al Case No. 6:12-cv-00407

    The defendants are Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., Southeast Toyota Distributors and Gulf States Toyota Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,331,014 B1 issued Dec. 18, 2001, for Vehicular Seats Including Occupant Protection Apparatus; U.S. Patent No. 6,746,078 B2 issued June 8, 2004, for System And Method For Moving A Headrest Based On Anticipatory Sensing; and U.S. Patent No. 7,604,080 B2 issued Oct. 20, 2009, for Rear Impact Occupant Protection Apparatus And Method.

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. Toyota Motor Corp. et al Case No. 6:12-cv-00408

    The defendants are Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., Southeast Toyota Distributors and Gulf States Toyota Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,126,583 B1 issued Oct. 24, 2006, for Interactive Vehicle Display System; U.S. Patent No.  7,920,102 B2 issued April 5, 2011, for Vehicular Heads-Up Display System; and U.S. Patent No. 8,032,264 B2 issued Oct. 4, 2011, for Vehicular Heads-Up Display System.

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. Toyota Motor Corp. et al Case No. 6:12-cv-00409

    The defendants are Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc., Southeast Toyota Distributors and Gulf States Toyota Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,413,048 B2 issued Aug. 19, 2008, for Weight Measuring Systems And Methods For Vehicles and U.S. Patent No. 7,976,060 B2 issued July 12, 2011, for Seat Load Or Displacement Measuring System For Occupant Restraint System Control.

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. Toyota Motor Corp. et al Case No. 6:12-cv-00410

    The defendants are Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc., Southeast Toyota Distributors and Gulf States Toyota Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,772,057 B2 issued Aug. 3, 2004, for Vehicular Monitoring Systems Using Image Processing; U.S. Patent No. 7,202,776 B2 issued April 10, 2007, for Method And System For Detecting Objects External To A Vehicle; U.S. Patent No. 7,359,782 B2 issued April 15, 2008, for Vehicular Impact Reactive System And Method; U.S. Patent No. 7,783,403 issued Aug. 24, 2010, for System And Method For Preventing Vehicular Accidents; and U.S. Patent No.  8,041,483 B2 issued Oct. 18, 2011, for Exterior Airbag Deployment Techniques.

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. BWM Group et al Case No. 6:12-cv-00411

    The defendants are BMW Group, BMW of North America and BMW Manufacturing Co.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 8,060,282 B2 issued Nov. 15, 2011, for Vehicle Component Control Methods And Systems Based On Vehicle Stability and U.S. Patent No.8,157,047 B2 issued April 17, 2012, for Occupant Protection Systems Control Techniques.

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. BWM Group et al. Case No. 6:12-cv-00412

    The defendants are BMW Group, BMW of North America, and BMW Manufacturing Co.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,738,697 B2 issued May 18, 2004, for Telematics System For Vehicle Diagnostics; U.S. Patent No. 6,823,244 B2 issued Nov. 23, 2004, for Vehicle Part Control System Including Electronic Sensors; U.S. Patent No. 7,082,359 B2  issued July 25, 2006, for Vehicular Information And Monitoring System And Methods; U.S. Patent No. 7,630,802 B2 issued Dec. 8, 2009, for Information Management And Monitoring System And Method; U.S. Patent No. 7,650,210 B2 issued Jan. 19, 2010, for Remote Vehicle Diagnostic Management; U.S. Patent No. 8,019,501 B2 issued Sept. 13, 2011, for Vehicle Diagnostic And Prognostic Methods And Systems; U.S. Patent No. 8,024,084 B2 issued Sept. 20, 2011, for Vehicle Diagnostic Techniques; and U.S. Patent No. 8,036,788 B2 issued Oct. 11, 2011, for Vehicle Diagnostic Or Prognostic Message Transmission Systems And Methods.

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. BWM Group et al. Case No. 6:12-cv-00413

    The defendants are BMW Group, BMW of North America, BMW Manufacturing Co., and Gentex Corp.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,845,000 issued Dec. 1, 1998, for Optical Identification And Monitoring System Using Pattern Recognition For Use With Vehicles.

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. BWM Group et al. Case No. 6:12-cv-00414

    The defendants are BMW Group, BMW of North America, and BMW Manufacturing Co.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. No. 7,126,583 B1 issued Oct. 24, 2006, for Interactive Vehicle Display System; U.S. Patent No. 7,920,102 B2 issued April 5, 2011, for Vehicular Heads-Up Display System; and U.S. Patent No. 8,032,264 B2 issued Oct. 4, 2011, for Vehicular Heads-Up Display System.

  • American Vehicular Sciences v. BWM Group et al. Case No. 6:12-cv-00415

    The defendants are BMW Group, BMW of North America, BMW Manufacturing Co., and Gentex Corporation.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,772,057 B2 issued Aug. 3, 2004, for Vehicular Monitoring Systems Using Image Processing and U. S. Patent No. 7,359,782 B2 issued April 15, 2008, for Vehicular Impact Reactive System And Method.

    June 26

  • MacroSolve Inc. v. Fareportal Inc. Case No. 6:12-cv-00416
  • MacroSolve Inc. v. LQ Management Case No. 6:12-cv-00417
  • MacroSolve Inc. v. Target Corp. Case No. 6:12-cv-00418

    MacroSolve is an Oklahoma corporation with a principal place of business in Tulsa.

    The defendants are Fareportal Inc., LQ Management and Target Corp.  

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,822,816 issued for Oct. 26, 2010, for System and Method for Data Management.

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

    MacroSolve is represented by Matthew J. Antonelli, Zachariah S. Harrington, Larry D. Thompson Jr. and Kris Y. Teng of Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson in Houston.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    June 29

  • Uniloc v. DepositPhotos Inc. Case No. 6:12-cv-00423
  • Uniloc v. Dreamstime.com Case No. 6:12-cv-00424

    Uniloc USA Inc. is a Texas corporation having a principal place of business in Irvine, Calif. Uniloc Singapore Private Ltd. is a Singapore corporation.

    The defendants are DepositPhotos Inc. d/b/a DepositPhotos.com d/b/a DepositPhotos and Dreamstime.com LLC d/b/a Dreamstime LLC d/b/a Dreamstime.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,099,849 issued Aug. 29, 2006, for Integrated Media Management and Rights Distribution Apparatus.

    Uniloc is asking the court to issue an injunction preventing the defendants from further infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, attorney's fees and interest.

    The plaintiffs are represented by Barry J. Bumgardner and Steven W. Hartsell of Nelson Bumgardner Castro P.C. in Fort Worth; James L. Etheridge of Etheridge Law Group in Southlake; and T. John Ward Jr. and J. Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview.

    Jury trial is requested.

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

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