Dec. 14

Whirlpool Corporation v. Brauchla TV, Inc. d/b/a Brauchla TV & Appliance 2:15-cv-02068

Whirlpool Corporation v. Prince Randev d/b/a Royal Pure Filters and USA Water Filters 2:15-cv-02069

The plaintiff Whirlpool asserts ownership of United States Patent Number 7,000,894 (“the ‘894 patent”) entitled “Fluidic Cartridges and End Pieces Thereof,” claiming the patent was infringed upon.

Whirlpool’s complaint shows the aforementioned patent was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Feb. 21, 2006.

According to court papers, “Whirlpool manufactures products that practice the ‘894 patent, including Whirlpool ‘Filter 1’ and ‘Filter 3’ refrigerator water filters, and marks such products with the ‘894 patent.”

Whirlpool seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

It is represented by attorneys Melissa R. Smith of the law firm Gillam & Smith, LLP in Marshall and Jeffrey D. Harty and Ryan W. Leemkuil of the Nyemaster Goode, P.C. in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dec. 18

Lexos Media IP, LLC v. Sears Brands, LLC 2:15-cv-02098

Lexos Media IP, LLC v. The Neiman Marcus Group LLC 2:15-cv-02100

Plano-based Lexos is the plaintiff.

It is pursuing legal action to stop alleged infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,995,102 (“the ’102 Patent”) and 6,118,449 (“the ’449 Patent”), both entitled “Server system and method for modifying a cursor image.”

Court documents show that the ’102 Patent was issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Nov. 30, 1999 while the ‘449 Patent was issued on Sept. 12, 2000.

Lexos seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorneys Eric W. Buether and Christopher M. Joe of the law firm Buether Joe & Carpenter, LLC in Dallas.

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