Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rotatable Technologies Brings Lawsuit against Citgo Petroleum

Plaintiff: Rotatable Technologies

Defendant: Citgo Petroleum

Summary: A patent infringement case (2:13-cv-00108) was filed in the Texas Eastern District Court on 9th of Feb. The patent involved in this suit is US6326978 entitled Display Method for Selectively Rotating Windows on a Computer Display is currently assigned[i] to Rotatable Technologies (sourced from Maxval’s Assignment Database). The patent was issued on December 04, 2001 and expires[ii] on April 20, 2019. 

The complaint states that defendant’s applications for iOS including Citgo Lubricants and Store Finder infringe the patent-in-suit. The following cases were filed on the same day involving the same patent against other assignees: 

  • Rotatable Technologies vs. Fossil  (2:13-cv-00109)
  • Rotatable Technologies vs. Lennox Industries (2:13-cv-00110)
  • Rotatable Technologies vs. The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (2:13-cv-00111)

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[i] MaxVal offers Patent Assignment Alert service where subscribers receive email alerts when assignments relating to target applications, patents or entities of interest are recorded.
[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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