Thursday, February 28, 2013

IvySkin Sued over iPhone, iPad Case Covers

Plaintiff: Technology Advancement Group (TAG)

Defendant: IvySkin LLC

Case Number: 2:13-cv-00089

Date Filed: Feb 19, 2013

Court: Virginia Eastern District Court

Patent Number
Current Assignee[*]
Issue Date
Expiration Date[†]
As per face page
Apr 21, 2009
Jan 21, 2025
System for protecting a portable computing device
As per face page
Nov 30, 2010
Jan 21, 2025
System for protecting a portable computing device
Mar 04, 2008
Nov 05, 2019
System for protecting a portable computing device
Table information sourced from MaxVal’s Assignment Database

The patents generally describe a system for protecting a portable computing device which allows use of the device without exposing any of the integrated components to potentially harmful operational conditions.

The Parties:
TAG engages in the engineering, manufacture, integration, and lifecycle management of information technology solutions for the federal government, defense, and commercial industries. Its products include servers and workstations, including rack mount servers, small form factor computers, and ATR servers; LCD monitors and keyboards for various applications

IvySkin is an industry endorsed accessories design house for handheld devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Macbooks.

As in Complaint:
Plaintiff alleges that defendant designs and markets protective cases for portable computing devices such as Wrangler®, Denali® and SmartCase® for iPhones and iPads that infringe the claims covered in the above patents. 

Other Cases Filed:
TAG has filed a case ( 3:12-cv-00110) against Klearkase, LLC on Feb 13, 2012 for the patents US7522412 and US7843686 which was recently closed. If you are interested in knowing more about the case filed, please contact us. 
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