Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Data Carriers and Samsung et al. reach Settlement

Data Carriers, a non-practicing company that a holds number of technology patents, had filed lawsuits against Samsung, Barnes & Noble, HTC and AT&T in Mar, 2013 in the District Court of Delaware, which have now come to a close. The suits were filed for infringement of US patent number 5388198 entitled ‘Proactive presentation of automating features to a computer user’. The patent was issued on Feb 07 1995 and expired[i] on Apr 16, 2012. The patent is currently assigned[ii] to Data Carriers and was previously owned by Symantec (Source: MaxVal’s Assignment Database). 

The complaint stated that the defendants make use of the autocomplete features (technology claimed ‘198 patent) in their website, smartphones, tablets, notebooks, Chromebooks, media players, and tablet computers.

It appears that the parties have settled the cases and reached an agreement. Upon their requests for dismissal, the Court ordered Dismissal With Prejudice of all claims by Plaintiff Data Carriers and Dismissal Without Prejudice of all counterclaims by Defendants Samsung, Barnes & Noble, HTC and AT&T.

To know more about the cases, please see 1:12-cv-00933, 1:12-cv-00330, 1:12-cv-00346 and 1:12-cv-00335.

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

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