TANGELO IP, LLC V. HEB GROCERY COMPANY, LP 2:17-cv-00575-JRG
TANGELO IP, LLC V. HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS USA, INC. 2:17-cv-00576-JRG
The plaintiff Tangelo is based in Plano.
It has pursued legal action in response to alleged infringement of United States Patent Number 8,429,005.
According to recent court documents, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the subject patent, entitled “Method for Determining Effectiveness of Display of Objects in Advertising Images,” on Apr. 23, 2013.
Tangelo co-founder Todd Mannik is the purported owner of the ‘005 patent.
“The inventive concept greatly enhances and facilitates technological methods and apparatuses which comprise providing of electronic and interactive catalogs comprising replications of product images appearing in a corresponding physical catalogs, wherein the electronic and interactive replications include selectable portions corresponding with the image replications, and wherein selection of the selectable portions provides additional product information and enables a user to initiate an online purchase of the product,” court papers explain.
The complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
Attorney Richard C. Weinblatt of the law firm Stamoulis & Weinblatt LLC in Wilmington, Del. is Tangelo’s lead counsel.