Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dell, Inmotion Imagery Technologies Settle Patent Dispute over Video Indexing

Case Filed: Oct 02, 2012

Case Closed: Dec 09, 2013

Court: Texas Eastern District Court

Judge: Roy S. Payne

Case Summary:
Inmotion Imagery Technologies accused Dell of infringing 2 of their patents related to video indexing. According to our Litigation Database, Texas-based Inmotion sued 20 companies such as Samsung, Asus, Fujitsu, Netflix, etc. in the same court for infringing the same patent(s) since 2010.

In dispute were the patents US6526219 and US8150239 both entitled ‘Picture-based video indexing system’ issued on Feb 25, 2003 and Apr 03, 2012. The patents expire[i] by Nov 02, 2015 and are currently assigned[ii] to Inmotion (source: MaxVal’s Assignment Database).

The patents describe video indexing technologies that enable the use of pictures and motion images, which are representative of a recorded video program, to assist a user by displaying or navigating the contents of the recorded video program.

Inmotion alleged that Dell has infringed the ‘219 and ‘239 patents by making, using and offering products capable of indexing videos with images that are displayed in windows wherein at least one window displays motion imagery, such as Dell XPS laptop and other similar products.

The case is concluded as the parties entered into settlement agreement and filed joint motion to dismiss the case. The Court granted the motion filed and ordered all claims be dismissed with prejudice and counterclaims be dismissed without prejudice. The details of the settlement were not disclosed. Each party will bear its own costs and fees.

See 2:12-cv-00624 for more details. To get alerts on cases filed/closed, subscribe to our Litigation Alerts.

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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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