Monday, December 24, 2012

LG Sued for Patent Infringement

Plaintiff: Eon Corp IP Holdings

Defendant: LG Electronics Mobilecomm

Case Number: 6:12-cv-00941

Date Filed: December 19 2012

Patents-in-Suit: US5388101 and US5592491

Patent Number
Current Assignee[*]
Issued Date
Expiration Date[†]

Feb 07, 1995
Oct 26, 2012
Interactive nationwide data service communication system for stationary and mobile battery operated subscriber units

Jan 07, 1997
Jan 07, 2014
Wireless modem
Table information sourced from Maxval’s Assignment Database.

The ‘101 patent, with Dinkins as sole inventor, describes a multi-faceted communication structured designed to enable two-way wireless digital signals to be exchanged between two or more base stations. The technology covered in this patent include individual low power subscriber units that transmit and receive wireless digital information from a network of cells to provide customers with a range of interactive and wireless data services. 

The ‘491 patent, a continuation-in-part of the ‘101, describes enabling communication in a two-way network between subscribers and a network base station or hub by switching via multiple paths.

About the Parties:
Eon is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eon Corporation, formerly known as TV Answer. Eon Corporation designs and develops wireless telemetry technologies. The company provides remote telemetry solution for monitoring, configuring, and controlling of networks and devices from remote locations; VendVisEon, a wireless modem for vending machines; and video and data transmission solutions. It caters to wireless communication, vending, and utility industries. 

LG Electronics Mobilecomm USA (which does business as LG Mobile Phones) manufactures and markets cell phones, portable wireless-enabled PCs, and related accessories. The company also provides sales and marketing support in North America for its parent organization LG Electronics, a Korea-based manufacturer of consumers’ electronics, information technology, and communications products. LG Mobile Phones markets and distributes its products through partnerships with leading wireless carriers, including AT&T Mobility and Verizon, as well as retail outlets such as Best Buy.
As in Complaint:

Plaintiff alleges that the defendant infringes the above patent by marketing wireless devices including Fusic LX550, Lotus LX600, Lotus Elite LX610, LX160, LX290, LX370, LX400, Marquee, MM585, Muziq LX570, Optimus, Optimus S LS670, Rumor, Rumor Touch, Rumor 2, Bliss UX700, Genesis, Rhythm UX585, Tritan UX840, UX380, Ally, Chocolate, Chocolate 3, Chocolate Touch, Dare, Decoy, Enlighten, enV, enV2, enV Touch, enV3 VX9200, Lucid, Octane, VN530, Revolution VS910, Spectrum, Venus, Versa, Vortex VS660, Voyager, VX8100, VX8300, VX8350, VX8360, VX8600, VX8700, VX9400, Viper, etc., that constitute a material portion of the patented inventions. 

Other Cases filed:
Eon Corp has filed cases against the following companies:
Case Number
Date Filed
Pantech Wireless
ASUSTeK Computer
MetroPCS Communications
Table information sourced from Maxval’s Litigation Database.
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[†] 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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