Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Technology Innovations brings lawsuit against HTC

Plaintiff: Technology Innovations Associates
Defendant: HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc.

On Mar 01, 2013, a patent infringement case (1:13-cv-00348) was filed in the Delaware District Court. The patents involved in this case are US7840619 (Computer system for automatic organization, indexing and viewing of information from multiple sources) and US8280932 (Computer system for automatic organization, indexing and viewing multiple objects from multiple sources). The ‘619 patent was issued on Nov 09, 2010 and the ‘932 patent Oct 02, 2012 and both of these patents expire[i] by Jul 16, 2023. As per the complaint, Technology Innovations is the exclusive licensee of the patents.
Plaintiff alleges that the defendants have infringed the patents-in-suit by manufacturing and marketing the products running Android operating system that come with pre-installed applications including Gmail, Contacts, and Calendar, that utilize a hierarchical data viewing system that enables a user to easily remain oriented to the level of a list he/she is viewing while scrolling through items in that list. Accused products include at least the following HTC brand smart phones, tablets, and/or devices: Droid DNA, HTC One SV, HTC One X+, HTC EVO 4G LTE, HTC One X, HTC One VX, HTC One S, Droid Incredible 4G LTE, HTC One V, HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC Vivid, HTC Rezound, HTC Sensation, HTC Hero S, and HTC Rhyme. HTC Windows Phone 8X, HTC Titan II, HTC Radar 4G, and HTC Trophy. These products are said to be covered by the claims of the ’619 and ‘932 patents.

Plaintiff has filed other cases on the same day asserting the same patents.
Case Number
Huawei Technologies
Kyocera Corporation
LG Electronics
Pantech Corp
T-Mobile USA
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[i] 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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