Case Filed: May 04, 2013
Case Closed: Jun 30, 2014
Judge: Leonard P. Stark
Court: Delaware District Court
Florida-based non-practicing entity, Technology Innovations Associates launched a complaint against Samsung Electronics and Telecommunications accusing them of infringing two of their U.S. patents that support computer control software system for the management of data objects.
The patents at issued were: US7840619 and US8280932 both entitled ‘Computer system for automatic organization, indexing and viewing of information from multiple sources,’ issued on Nov 23, 2010 and Oct 02, 2012, respectively. The patents expire[i] by Jul 16, 2023 and Technology Innovations Associates are the current assignee[ii] of the patents (source: MaxVal’s Assignment Database).
The ‘619 and ‘932 patents relate to computer data processing systems that include CPUs configured with software-based information management system such as: file system browsers; database storage, organization, accessing and retrieval systems, digital asset management systems, internet- or intranet-based search engines and similar information services and systems.
As in Complaint:
Technology Innovations alleged that Samsung infringed (either directly or through their subsidiaries) by manufacturing products running the Android and Windows Phone operating systems that come with pre-installed applications including Gmail, Contacts and Calendar that utilize a hierarchical data viewing system enabling the user to easily remain oriented to the level of a list they are viewing while scrolling through the items in that list.
Some of the accused products (smart phones and tablets) listed in the complaint were: Galaxy Note II, Rugby Pro, Appeal, Nexus S, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Note 10.1, ATIV Odyssey, Focus 2, Focus S and Focus Flash.
Samsung’s infringement has caused monetarily damaged and Technology Innovations requested for adequate compensation of no less than a reasonable royalty, the complaint said.
District Court Proceedings:
The parties settled the case and a stipulation was filed by Technology Innovations requesting the court to dismiss the case. The court granted the stipulation ordering all claims be dismissed with prejudice. Each party will bear its own costs and fees. Further details of the agreement were not disclosed.
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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.