Sunday, December 9, 2012

Lawsuit Summary - Technology Licensing Company vs. Apple

Technology Licensing Company (AKA TLC) (plaintiff) filed a complaint against Apple (defendant) for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court of California (case no 3:12-cv-06124) on Monday, December 03, 2012.
Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. 

The patent US5734862 involved is this suit is currently assigned[*] to TLC (source: Maxval’s Assignment Database). The patent entitled System for selectively buffering and displaying relevant frames from interleaving frames associated with respective animation sequences stored in a medium in response to user selection was issued on March 31, 1998 and expires[†] by March 31, 2015.

The ‘862 patent covers interactive seamless branching of the type used in CDROM and DVD productions. For example, a scene change from a first scene to a second scene made in response to a user selection during playback of the first scene is likely to fall within the domain of the ‘862 patent.

Plaintiff claims that the defendant has infringed the above patent by using the technology or method that is embodied in the ‘862 patent. The complaint does not specify the infringing product(s). 

TLC has recently filed patent infringement case against the below companies:

Case Number
Date Filed
ON Corporation US
Dismissed with prejudice

Dismissed with prejudice
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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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