Monday, December 30, 2013

Lakshmi Arunachalam Withdraws IP Suit against Home Depot

Case Filed: Aug 12, 2013

Case Closed: Dec 23, 2013

Court: Texas Eastern District Court

Judge: Rodney Gilstrap

Case Summary:
Lakshmi Arunachalam filed an infringement suit against Home Depot accusing them of infringing their patented technology relating to a method and apparatus for providing real-time, two-way transactional capabilities on the web. The patent involved in the suit was: US8346894 entitled ‘real-time web transactions from web applications’, issued on Jan 01, 2013 and expiring[i] by Aug 05, 2016. Lakshmi is the owner of the ‘894 patent with all substantive rights in and to that patent.

According to the complaint, the ’894 patent discloses the technology underlying web commerce and real-time web based transactions that are embodied in defendant’s accused products and services. Defendant provides real-time web transactions from web applications that are accessible through its website, which was believed to be the accused products and services.

Plaintiff filed voluntary dismissal, pursuant to which the Court ordered that all claims and counterclaims to be dismissed without prejudice.  It was further ordered that attorneys’ fees, expense and costs be incurred by the parties themselves.

See 2:13-cv-00613 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.

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