Monday, June 10, 2013

Court Dismisses Hotwire Lawsuit against Logitech

Case Filed: Nov 13, 2009

Case Closed: Jun 05, 2013

Judge: Roslyn O Silver

Court: Arizona District Court

Other Plaintiff: Igo Inc.

Case Summary:
A patent infringement suit was filed against Logitech by Hotwire Development claiming that their patent was infringed. The patent involved in this suit is US6527241 entitled Apparatus for cooling a laptop computer, issued on Mar 04, 2003 and expiring[1] by Nov 20, 2021. The patent is currently assigned[2] to Igo (source: MaxVal’s Assignment Database) and as per the complaint Hotwire Development is the exclusive licensee of the patent. The complaint alleged that Logitech infringes the ‘241 patent by manufacturing and marketing Cooling Pad N100. 

The case was initially stayed and later in May the parties filed a stipulated motion of dismissal. Pursuant to the dismissal filed, the Court ordered the case to be dismissed without prejudice. It was also ordered that if the claims of the ’241 patent are reissued, the plaintiffs can re-file the case only after six-years. The 6 year term will be calculated from November 13, 2009, the case filed date.

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[1] 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.
[2] 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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