Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By Marilyn Tennissen | Mar 23, 2014


March 19 

NovelPoint Tracking LLC v Bushnell Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00182

NovelPoint Tracking LLC v Cobra Golf Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00183

NovelPoint Tracking LLC v Fei-Zyfer Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00184

NovelPoint Tracking LLC v Furuno USA Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00185

NovelPoint Tracking LLC v Hemisphere GNSS (USA) Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00186

NovelPoint Tracking LLC v Rockwell Collins Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00187

Plaintiff NovelPoint Tracking (NPT) is a Texas limited liability company based in Plano.

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

NPT is seeking compensatory damages no less than a reasonable royalty, interest, costs, expenses, attorneys' fees and other equitable relief. A jury trial is requested.

Andrew Spangler of Spangler Law PC in Longview is representing NPT. Attorneys Stamatios Stamoulis and Richard Weinblatt  of Stamoulis & Weinblatt LLC in Wilmington, Del., are of counsel.

The cases have been assigned to District Judge Leonard E. Davis.


March 20

Logitraq LLC v Ace Hardware Corp., dba AHC Trucking Co. Case No. 6:14-cv-00188

Logitraq LLC v Ben E. Keith Co. Case No. 6:14-cv-00189

Logitraq LLC v C.R. England Inc. Case  No. 6:14-cv-00190

Logitraq LLC v Core-Mark Intl. Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00191

Logitraq LLC v CVS Transportation Case No. 6:14-cv-00192

Logitraq LLC v Estes Express Lines Case No. 6:14-cv-00193

Logitraq LLC v Ferrellgas LP Case No. 6:14-cv-00194

Logitraq LLC v Flying J Transportation LLC Case No. 6:14-cv-00195

Logitraq LLC v Jack Cooper Transport Co. Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00196

Logitraq LLC v JBS Carriers Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00197

Logitraq LLC v KLLM Transport Services LLC Case No. 6:14-cv-00198

Logitraq LLC v Knight Transportation Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00199

Logitraq LLC v Landstar Inway Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00200

Logitraq LLC v Linde LLC Case  No. 6:14-cv-00201

Logitraq LLC v Marten Transport Ltd. Case No. 6:14-cv-00203

Logitraq LLC v MVT Services LLC dba Mesilla Valley Transportation Case No. 6:14-cv-00204

Logitraq LLC v National Freight Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00205

Logitraq LLC v Nestle Transportation Co. Case No. 6:14-cv-00206

Logitraq LLC v Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00207

Logitraq LLC v Owens & MInor Distribution Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00209

Logitraq LLC v Praxair Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00210

Logitraq LLC v Roehl Transport Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00211

Logitraq LLC v Ruan Transport Corp. Case No. 6:14-cv-00213

Logitraq LLC v Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00214

Logitraq LLC v Sentinel Transportation  LLC  Case No. 6:14-cv-00215

Logitraq LLC v Southeastern Freight Lines Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00216

Logitraq LLC v Stevens Transport Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00217

Logitraq LLC v TransAm Trucking Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00218

Logitraq LLC v Truserv Logistics Co. Case No. 6:14-cv-00219

Logitraq LLC v YRC Inc. Case No. 6:14-cv-00220

Plaintiff Logitrac is a Texas limited liability company located in Tyler.

The defendants are accused of infringing on: 

U.S. Patent No. 6,556,905 for an invention titled Vehicle Supervision and Monitoring.

U.S. Patent No. 6,975,222 for an Asset Tracking Apparatus and Method.

According to the complaints, the '905 Patent is a prominent patent in the field of vehicle supervision and monitoring. The '905 Patent has been forward-cited  in more than 50 subsequently issued U.S. patents to date, including patents originally assigned to such prominent companies as IBM, Robert Bosch, Ford and Progressive Insurance, the suits claim.

The '222 Patent has been forward-cited in more than 10 subsequently-issued U.S. patents to date, including a patent originally assigned to MIT, according to the suits.

Logitraq is seeking to enjoin defendants from further infringement or a running royalty, interest, costs and other relief. A jury trial is requested.

The plaintiff is represented by Craig Tadlock, John J. Harvey Jr. and Keith Smiley of the Tadlock Law Firm PLLC in Plano.

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