MARSHALL DIVISION

Feb. 17 

• Integrated Claims Systems LLC v Southern Vanguard Insurance Co. Case No. 2:14-cv-00083

Plaintiff Integrated Claims Systems (ICS) is New York company.

Dallas-based Southern Vanguard Insurance is accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 7,178,020 issued Feb. 13, 2007, and U.S. Patent No. 7,346,768 issued March 18, 2008, both for Attachment Integrated Claims System and Operating Method Therefor.

According to the suit, the named inventor of the ‘020 and ‘768 patents is Andrew DiRienzo, PhD, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in astronomy and a doctorate in physics from the University of Arizona. According to the suit, he has authored several technical articles.

The suit states that Dr. DiRienzo served as a senior staff scientist with the U.S. Navy and became an expert in the field of tomography.

In 1994, the suit claims, a surgeon who was aware of Dr. DiRienzo’s radar work asked if it would be possible to electronically send an MRI from upstate New York to a New York City hospital, and DiRienzo believed that he could and began conducting research. A year later, DiRienzo’s mother needed dental surgery and he saw the delays involved in the current procedure of mailing hard copies of X-rays and other images to the insurance companies for pre-approval.

According to the suit, Dr. DiRienzo has researched and developed systems and methods for processing insurance claims and the forms that typically accompany them.

According to the suit, the defendants use a method of allowing the electronic submission of insurance claims and corresponding attachments including X-rays, perio charts, intraoral pictures, explanation of benefits, lab reports and narratives.

Integrated Claims is seeking compensatory damages, interest, costs and other relief. A jury trial is demanded.

The plaintiff is represented by Charles Ainsworth of Parker Bunt & Aisnworth PC in Tyler and John F. Ward of Ward & Zinna LLC in Summit, N.J.

The case has been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

 

• Z-Dimensional LLC v Panasonic Corp. of North America Case No. 2:14-cv-00084

• Z-Dimensional LLC v Sony Electronics Inc. and Sony Corp. of America Case No. 2:14-cv-00085

Plaintiff Z-Dimensional is a Texas limited liability company with a principal place of business in Allen.

According to the suit, Z-Dimensional is the owner by assignment of U.S. Patent No. 7,729,530 issued June 1, 2010, for a 3-D Data Input to a Personal Computer with a Multimedia Oriented Operating System.

The defendants Panasonic and Sony are accused of the infringing the ‘530 Patent through products and/or systems including Panasonic’s DMC-3D1 Digital Camera and the HDC-Z10000 Camera and Sony’s Full HD 3D Handycam Camcorder.

The plaintiff is seeking injunctive relief, damages, costs, expenses, interest, attorneys’ fees and enhanced damages for willful infringement. A jury trial is requested.

Ronald W. Burns of Frisco is representing the plaintiff.

The cases have been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap and referred to Magistrate Judge Roy Payne.

 

• MXGO Technologies Inc. v Pager Duty Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00086

Plaintiff MXGO has a place of business in Santa Clara, Calif.

MXGO accuses Pager Duty of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 8,463,862 issued June 11, 2013, for Methods and Systems for Dispatching Messages to Mobil Devices.

The plaintiff is seeking damages, costs, expenses, fees, interest and other relief. A jury trial is demanded.

Stepeh F. Schlather of Collins Edmonds Pogorzelski Schlather & Tower PLLC in Houston is lead counsel for the plaintiff.

The case has been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap and referred to Magistrate Judge Roy Payne.

 

Feb. 18

• Bluebonnet Telecommunications LLC v Avaya Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00091

• Bluebonnet Telecommunications LLC v Cisco Systems Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00092

• Bluebonnet Telecommunications LLC v Grandstream Networks Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00093

• Bluebonnet Telecommunications LLC v Linksys LLC Case No. 2:14-cv-00094

• Bluebonnet Telecommunications LLC v Panasonic Corporation of America Case No. 2:14-cv-00095

• Bluebonnet Telecommunications LLC v Polycom Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00096

• Bluebonnet Telecommunications LLC v  Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00097

• Bluebonnet Telecommunications LLC v  VTech Communications Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00098

• Bluebonnet Telecommunications LLC v Yealink Network Technology Co. Ltd. Case No. 2:14-cv-00099

• Bluebonnet Telecommunications LLC v Shoretel Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00101

• Bluebonnet Telecommunications LLC v Uniden America Corp. Case No. 2:14-cv-00102

Plaintiff Bluebonnet is a Texas corporation with a principal place of business in Longview.

 The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,485,511 issued Jan. 16, 1996, for a Method and Apparatus for Determining the Telephony Features Assigned to a Telephone; and U.S. Patent No. 6,400,814 issued June 4, 2002, for a Telephone with Ringer Silencer Screening Feature.

Defendants allegedly infringe the patents by providing instructions to customers using phones that allow a user to determine whether certain telephony features, i.e. call forwarding, are activated and the ringer silencer screening feature.

Bluebonnet is seeking compensatory damages, costs, interest, attorneys’ fees and other relief deemed just and proper. A jury trial is demanded.

The plaintiff is represented by Elizabeth DeRieux of Capshaw DeRieux LLP in Gladewater along with attorneys from Antonelli Harrington & Thompson LLP in Houston.

The cases have been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

 

Feb. 21

• Innovative Display Technologies LLC v BMW of North America LLC and BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC Case No. 2:14-cv-00106

Plaintiff Innovative Display Technologies is a Texas limited liability company with a principal place of business in Plano.

The patents-in-suit deal with Light Emitting Panel Assemblies. They are:

• U.S. Patent No. 6,775,547 issued June 29, 2004;

• U.S. Patent No. 7,300,194 issued Nov. 27, 2007;

• U.S. Patent No. 7,384,177 issued June 10, 2008;

• U.S. Patent No. 7,404,660 issued July 29, 2008;

• U.S. Patent No. 7,434,974 issued Oct. 14, 2008;

• U.S. Patent No. 8,215,816 issued July 10, 2012;

• U.S. Patent No. 6,508,563 issued Jan. 21, 2003; and

• U.S. Patent No. 6,886,956 issued May 3, 2005.

The suit accuses BMW of infringing the IDT patents in its 3-series, 5-series and 6-series models having navigation/driver information displays and some models of the 323i, 325i, 328i, 330i, 335i and M3 sedans.

The plaintiff is seeking compensation no less than a reasonable royalty, interest, treble damages and other relief deemed reasonable.

A jury trial is demanded.

The plaintiff is being represented by Demetrios Anaipakos of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing PC in Houston.

The cases have been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

 

• QualiQode LLC v Accuprocess Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00107

• QualiQode LLC v Axway Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00108

Plaintiff QualiQode is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Marshall.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 5,630,069 issued May 13, 1993, for a Method and Apparatus for Creating Workflow Maps of Business Processes.

Acts of infringement include use of business process management and workflow software suites.

QualiQode is seeking damages, costs, expenses, interest, attorneys’ fees and other relief. A jury trial is demanded.

Todd Y. Brandt of Stevens Love in Longview is representing the plaintiff.

The cases have been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.

 

• CyberFone Systems LLC v Konica Minolta Holdings USA Inc. and Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00109

• CyberFone Systems LLC v Lexmark International Inc. Case No. 2:14-cv-00110

• CyberFone Systems LLC v Ricoh Americas Corp. Case No. 2:14-cv-00111

• CyberFone Systems LLC v Xerox Corp. Case No. 2:14-cv-00112

Plaintiff CyberFone is a Texas limited liability company with its principal place of business in Longview.

The defendants are accused of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,044,382 issued March 28, 2000, for a Data Transaction Assembly Server.

The alleged infringement includes defendants’ form-based operating platforms.

Plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction against defendants, compensatory damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, expenses, interest and other equitable relief.

A jury trial is demanded.

Andrew Spangler of Spangler Law PC in Longview is representing the plaintiff. Attorneys from Mischcon De Reya New York LLP are of counsel.

The cases have been assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

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