Marshall Division

July 27

  • National Cheng Keng University v. Apple Inc.

    National Cheng Kung University is a higher education institution with a principal address in Tainan, Taiwan.

    The defendant is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,707,032 issued April 27, 2010, for Method and System for Matching Speech Data and U.S. Patent No. 7,266,496 issued Sept. 4, 2007, for Speech Recognition System.

    National Cheng Kung University is asking the court to issue an injunction to prevent further infringement and for an award of damages, costs, expenses, interest, enhanced damages and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by Winston O. Huff of Navarro Huff in Dallas.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00416

    July 30

  • Gevo Inc. v. Butamax Advanced Biofuels et al.

    Gevo is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Englewood, Colo.

    The defendants are Butamax Advanced Biofuels, E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., BP p.l.c., BP Corporation North America Inc. and BP Biofuels North America LLC.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 8,232,089 issued July 31, 2012, for Cytosolic Isobutanol Pathway Localization for the Production of Isobutanol.

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

    Gevo is represented by T. John Ward, Jr. and Claire Abernathy Henry of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview; Gerald J. Flattmann, Preston K. Ratliff II Joseph M. O'Malley Jr. and Anthony Michael of Paul Hastings in New York, N.Y.; and Jason T. Christiansen of Paul Hastings in Houston.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Case No. 2:12-cv-00417

    Aug. 8

  • TQP Development v. Gilt Groupe Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00424
  • TQP Development v. Ann Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00425
  • TQP Development v. HRB Digital Case No. 2:12-cv-00426
  • TQP Development v. The Frost National Bank Case No. 2:12-cv-00427
  • TQP Development v. Northern Trust Corp. Case No. 2:12-cv-00428
  • TQP Development v. PlainsCapital Corp. Case No. 2:12-cv-00429
  • TQP Development v. Prosperity Bancshares Inc. Case No. 2:12-cv-00430
  • TQP Development v. CarMax Business Services Case No. 2:12-cv-00431
  • TQP Development v. Lightspeed Trading Case No. 2:12-cv-00432

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

    The defendants are Gilt Groupe Inc., Ann Inc., HRB Digital, The Frost National Bank, Northern Trust Corp., PlainsCapital Corp., Prosperity Bancshares Inc., CarMax Business Services and Lightspeed Trading.

    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.

    TQP Development is represented by 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.

    A jury trial is requested.

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

    Tyler Division

    Aug. 8

  • EMG Technology v. 7-Eleven Inc. Case No. 6:12-cv-00495
  • EMG Technology v. Travelocity.com LP Case No. 6:12-cv-00496
  • EMG Technology v. AOL Inc. Case No. 6:12-cv-00501

    EMG is a California limited liability company organized with its principal place of business in Los Angeles, Calif.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,441,196 issued on Oct. 21, 2008, for Apparatus and Method of Manipulating a Region on a Wireless Device for Viewing, Zooming and Scrolling Internet Content.

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

    The plaintiff is represented by Charles Ainsworth and Robert Christopher Bunt of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth in Tyler and Stanley Gibson and Gregory S. Cordey of Jeffer Mangels Butler Mitchell in Los Angeles, Calif.  A jury trial is requested.

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

    Aug. 9

  • Blue Spike v. Texas Instruments Inc. Case No. 6:12-cv-00499
  • Blue Spike v. Shazam Entertainment Ltd. Case No. 6:12-cv-00500
  • Blue Spike v. iPharro Media Inc. et al Case No. 6:12-cv-00502

    Blue Spike LLC is a Texas limited liability company and has its headquarters and principal place of business in Tyler.

    The defendants are Texas Instruments Inc., Shazam Entertainment Ltd., iPharro Media Inc. and iPharro Media GmbH.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,346,472 issued March 18, 2008, for Method and Device for Monitoring and Analyzing Signals; U.S. Patent No. 7,660,700 issued Feb. 9, 2010, for Method and Device for Monitoring and Analyzing Signals; U.S. Patent No. 7,949,494 issued May 24, 2011, for Method and Device for Monitoring and Analyzing Signals; and U.S. Patent No. 8,214,175 issued July 3, 2012, for Method and Device for Monitoring and Analyzing Signals.

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

    Blue Spike is represented by Eric M. Albritton, Stephen E. Edwards and Michael A. Benefield of Albritton Law Firm in Longview; and Randall T. Garteiser, Christopher A. Honea and Christopher S. Johns of Garteiser Honea P.C. in San Rafael, Calif.

    A jury trial is requested.

    Lufkin Division

    Aug. 8

  • Swipe Innovations v. Equinox Payments et al Case No. 9:12-cv-00126
  • Swipe Innovations v. Ingenico Corp. et al Case No. 9:12-cv-00127
  • Swipe Innovations v. VeriFone Inc. et al Case No. 9:12-cv-00128

    Swipe is a limited liability company formed with a principal place of business in Houston.

    The defendants are Equinox Payments, Hypercom Corp., Hypercom U.S.A. Inc., Hypercom Manufacturing Resources Inc., Ingenico Corp., Ingenico Inc., Ingenico S.A. d/b/a Groupe Ingenico, VeriFone Inc. and VeriFone Systems Inc.

    The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,351,296 issued Sept. 27, 1994, for Financial Transmission System.

    Swipe is asking the court for an injunction and for an award of damages, costs, interest, and attorney's fees.

    The plaintiff is represented by Larry D. Thompson Jr., Matthew J. Antonelli and Zachariah S. Harrington of Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson in Houston; and Stafford Davis of The Stafford Davis Firm in Tyler. Jury trial is requested.

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

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