Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Amazon.Com

Plaintiff: Media Digital Inc.

Defendant: Amazon.Com Inc.

Case Number: 1:13-cv-00035

Date Filed: January 21, 2013

Court: New Hampshire District Court

Patent-in-Suit: US6101324

The patent US6101324 involved in this suit is currently assigned[i] to Media Digital (source: Maxval’s Assignment Database). The patent entitled Computer touch screen radio station control system was issued on August 08, 2000 and expires[ii] on August 08, 2017. 

The patent describes a computerized audio or video signal control system controlled by an announcer and having a display of the available signal sources and scheduled events which can be activated, mixed, faded and cued by the announcer in the scheduled order or in an order the announcer desires. The control system provides the correlation between the displayed source or event name, the devices necessary to air the source or event and the routing necessary to air the event or source and then activates the proper devices to perform the task. The control system additionally logs the events actually activated in order.

About the Parties:
Digital Media Inc. is engaged in manufacturing of phonograph records tapes and disks. is a global internet company and directly sells or acts as a platform for the sale of a broad range of products. These include books, music, videos and consumer electronics, clothing and household products. Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

As in Complaint:
Plaintiff alleges that defendant manufactures and markets touch-screen controlled tablets that include a media player and the ability to update a playlist of music, including Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD that infringe the claims in the ‘324 patent.
Other Case(s) Filed:
Plaintiff has filed other cases as listed below:

Case Number
Date Filed
Acer America Corporation
Toshiba America Information Systems
Lenovo (United States)
LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A
Table information sourced from Maxval’s Litigation Database.
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[ii] 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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