Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Sep 7, 2017

SHERMAN DIVISION Aug. 31 SHOES BY FIREBUG LLC V. TARGET CORPORATION 4:17-cv-00612-ALM

SHERMAN DIVISION

Aug. 31

SHOES BY FIREBUG LLC V. TARGET CORPORATION 4:17-cv-00612-ALM

The plaintiff Firebug is based in Sugar Land.

It has pursued legal action in response to alleged infringement of United States Patent Number 9,301,574.

According to recent court documents, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued ‘574 patent, titled "Internally Illuminated Light Diffusing Footwear," on Apr. 5, 2016.

Firebug seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorney Austin Champion of the law firm Griffith Bates Champion & Harper LLP in Dallas serves as Firebug’s lead counsel.

TYLER DIVISION

The plaintiff Parity Networks lays claim to nine U.S. Patent Numbers, having pursued legal action as a result of alleged infringement.

These patents are:

  • 6,252,848, “System Performance in a Data Network through Queue Management Based on Ingress Rate Monitoring,” issued on June 26, 2001.
  • 6,553,005, “Method and Apparatus for Load Apportionment among Physical Interfaces in Data Routers,” issued on April 22, 2003.  
  • 6,738,378, “Method and Apparatus for Intelligent Sorting and Process Determination of Data Packets Destined to a Central Processing Unit of a Router or Server on a Data Packet Network,” issued on May 18, 2004.
  • 6,763,394, “Virtual Egress Packet Classification at Ingress,” issued on July 13, 2004.  
  • 6,831,891, “System for Fabric Patent Control,” issued on December 14, 2004.  
  • 7,002,958, “Method for Load-Balancing with FIFO Guarantees in Multipath Networks,” issued on February 21, 2006.  
  • 7,103,046, “Method and Apparatus for Intelligent Sorting and Process Determination of Data Packets Destined to a Central Processing Unit of a Router or Server on a Data Packet Network,” issued on September 5, 2006.  
  • 7,107,352, “Virtual Egress Packet Classification at Ingress,” issued on September 12, 2006. 
  • 7,719,963, “System for Fabric Patent Control,” issued on May 18, 2010.  
Parity Networks seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

It is represented by attorneys Andrew G. DiNovo, Adam G. Price, and Daniel L. Schmid of the law firm DiNovo Price Ellwanger LLP in Austin.

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