Monday, December 31, 2012

Lawsuit against Samsung Telecommunications

Plaintiff: Concinnitas

Defendant: Samsung Telecommunications America and Samsung Electronics America

Case Number: 2:12-cv-00824

Date Filed: December 28, 2012

Court: Texas Eastern District Court

Patent-in-Suit: US7805542 

The ‘542 patent is currently assigned[*] to George W Hindman (source: Maxval’s Assignment Database). The patent entitled Mobile unit attached in a mobile environment that fully restricts access to data received via wireless signal to a separate computer in the mobile environment was issued on September 28, 2010 and expires[†] on February 24, 2018. Concinnitas is the owner with all substantive rights to the ’542 patent.

The patent describes a method for input/output management in a mobile environment. One embodiment includes a mobile unit comprising one processor, a data bus interface and a computer readable memory to store unique hardware identification. The mobile unit can receive a wireless signal and communicate a set of data across the data bus. The persistent unique hardware identification of the mobile unit is used to restrict access to data received at the mobile unit via the wireless signal.

About the Parties:
Concinnitas is a limited liability company.

Samsung Telecommunications America, which is also known as Samsung Mobile and Samsung Wireless, researches, develops and markets a variety of personal and business communications products throughout North America including handheld wireless phones, wireless communications infrastructure systems and enterprise communication systems. Founded in 1996, Samsung Telecommunications America is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.
As in Complaint:
Plaintiff alleges that the defendants manufactures and sells products including Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Rugby Smart, Captivate Glide, Rugby Pro, Ruby II, Galaxy Tab that infringe the methods claimed in the ’542 patent.

Other Cases Filed:
Concinnitas has filed suit against Sierra Wireless (2:12-cv-00823) on December 28, 2012 which is pending. 

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[*] MaxVal offers Patent Assignment Alert service where subscribers receive email alerts when assignments relating to target applications, patents or entities of interest are recorded.
[†] Expected expiration date. Patent Term Estimator is a free web-based tool that automatically calculates patent terms and expiration dates for U.S. utility patents.

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