Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Burroughs, Incorporated v. Panini North America, Incorporated

Case Name: Burroughs, Incorporated v. Panini North America, Incorporated
Docket Number: 5:12-cv-14804-JCO-MAR
Date Filed: 10/30/12
Judge: Hon. John Corbett O'Meara
Status: Closed

            Burroughs, Incorporated brought suit against Panini North America, Incorporated for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,546,396. The patent generally relates to document processing systems. While the complaint was filed on October 30, 2012, the parties stipulated to dismiss the case with prejudice on November 20, 2013.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

FenF, LLC v. Smartthingsz, Inc.

Case Name: FenF, LLC v. Smartthingsz, Inc.
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-14770-PJD-MKM
Date Filed: 10/26/2012
Judge: Hon. Patrick J. Duggan
Status: Pending

            FenF, LLC filed suit against Smartthingsz, Inc. for the patent infringement of  U.S. Patent No. 8,002,675. The patent generally relates to an orthopedic device that stretches the foot and toes. In the claim construction opinion issued July 25, 2013, the court found FenF interpretation of asserted claim 35 as proper. In that same opinion, the court denied FenF’s motion for summary judgment and permanent injunction as FenF had not proved that Smartthingsz was infringing. However, FenF filed a motion for reconsideration after conversations with Smartthingsz stipulating to infringement. As such, FenF filed a motion for reconsideration and the court granted FenF’s motion and issued a permanent injunction was issued on April 14, 2014 against defendant for infringing on the patent. Judgment was rendered for FenF on May 7, 2014. On May 12, 2014 Smartthingz filed a notice of appeal with the Federal Circuit, which vacated the district court’s final judgment, permanent injunction, and remanded the case for further proceedings based on the Federal District revised claim construction of the terms at issue in claim 35.  On June 4, 2015, the court issued a stipulation and order of dismissal without prejudice subject to the terms and condition of a settlement agreement between the parties.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Custom Seal v. Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.

Case Name: Custom Seal v. Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-14579-AC-MJH
Date Filed: 10/16/2012
Judge: Hon. Avern Cohn
Status: Closed

            Custom Seal, Incorporated filed suit against Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. and Westfield Insurance Company for patent infringement. The United States of America is an intervened as a party. The patents at issue are U.S. Patent Nos. 4,652,321, 4,872,296, 4,848,045, and 4,909,135. The patents generally relate to prefabricated flat and low-sloped roofing systems used in the United States. While the case was filed on October 16, 2012, the parties stipulated to dismissal with prejudice on June 12, 2013.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lacks Enterprises, Inc. et al v. HD Supply, Inc. et al

Case Name: Lacks Enterprises, Inc. et al v. HD Supply, Inc. et al
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-14472-DPH-DRG
Date Filed: 10/9/2012
Judge: Hon. Denise Page Hood
Status: Closed

            Lacks Enterprises, Inc. and Lacks Home Products, LLC filed suit against HD Supply, Inc.; HD Supply Distribution, LLC; The Home Depot, Inc.; and Crown Bolt, a division of HD Supply, Inc. for patent infringement of U.S. Design Patent No. 668,784. The patent relates to decorative garage door trim. On March 7, 2013, all parties stipulated to voluntary dismissal with prejudice, as a settlement had been reached.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Holmes et al v. Myers Industries, Inc.

Case Name: Holmes et al v. Myers Industries, Inc.
Docket Number: 4:12-cv-14327-MAG-DRG
Date Filed: 9/28/2012
Judge: Hon. Mark A. Goldsmith
Status: Closed

            James Holmes and Safety Trigo, Inc. filed suit against Myers Industries, Inc. for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,070,946 entitled “Dual Wheel Mounting System.”  The patent generally directed at skirt nuts that secure a wheel to a stud. The suit was filed on September 28, 2012, and Plaintiffs soon voluntarily dismissed the case with prejudice on February 28, 2013.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Merry Products Corp. v. Test Rite Products Corp.

Case Name: Merry Products Corp. v. Test Rite Products Corp.
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-14212-VAR-MKM
Date Filed: 9/21/2012
Judge: Hon. Victoria A. Roberts
Status: Closed

            Products Corp. filed suit against Test Rite Products Corp. for patent infringement of a U.S. Design Patent No. D569,053 entitled, “Cat Washroom.”   The patent generally relates to a house-like structure that covers a litterbox. While the suit was filed September 21, 2012, on June 28, 2013, plaintiff dismissed case without prejudice and agreed to submit to arbitration.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Warrior Sports, Inc. v. Bauer Hockey, Inc.

Case Name: Warrior Sports, Inc. v. Bauer Hockey, Inc.
Docket Number: 4:12-cv-14202-GAD-DRG
Date Filed: 9/21/2012
Judge: Hon. Gershwin A. Drain
Status: Closed

            Warrior Sports, Inc. filed suit against Bauer Hockey, Inc. for patent infringement. The patents in dispute are No. 6,550,069 entitled, “Padded Sports Glove Having Improved Flexibility and Breathability”; No. 7,117,540 entitled, “Padded Sports Glove Having Improved Flexibility and Breathability”; and No. 7,318,214 entitled, “Padded Sports Glove Having Improved Flexibility and Breathability.”  The patent is commonly related to gloves worn while playing hockey. While the suit was filed September 21, 2012, the parties stipulated to dismissal of the case with prejudice on January 15, 2014.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Genetic Technologies Limited v. Genesis Genetics Institute, LLC

Case Name: Genetic Technologies Limited v. Genesis Genetics Institute, LLC
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-14080-SFC-MKM
Date Filed: 9/5/2012
Judge: Hon. Sean F. Cox
Status: Closed

            Genetic Technologies Limited filed suit against Genesis Genetics Institute, LLC and Stanley Dickson, Jr. Christopher Darrow is named as an interested party for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,612,179 entitled “Intron Sequence Analysis Method for Detection of Adjacent and Remote Locus Alleles as Haplotypes.”  The patent is generally directed at genetic testing. While the suit was filed September 5, 2012, the parties stipulated to dismissal of the case with prejudice on June 17, 2013.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Joao Control and Monitoring Systems LLC v. Ford Motor Company

Case Name: Joao Control and Monitoring Systems LLC v. Ford Motor Company
Docket Number: 4:12-cv-14004-MAG-MAR
Date Filed: 9/11/2012
Judge: Hon. Mark A. Goldsmith
Status: Closed

            Joao Control and Monitoring Systems LLC filed suit against Ford Motor Company for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,917,405 entitled “Control Apparatus and Methods for Vehicles” and No. 6,549,130 entitled “Control Apparatus and Method for Vehicles and/or for Premises.”  Plaintiff alleges that Ford infringed on their patents when using them for its Ford Sync 911 software and hardware. On December 24, 2013, this and other cases between the parties were consolidated. The designated lead case number is now 13-13615.