Monday, November 3, 2014

eDekka, Ebags Resolve Patent Dispute

Case Filed: Sep 18 2014

Case Closed: Oct 29 2014

Court: District Court of Texas

Judge: Rodney Gilstrap

Case Summary:

eDekka LLC (eDekka), a Texas based company filed a case against Ebags Inc. (Ebags), a Colorado based Delaware corporation alleging that the latter has infringed one of their US patents.

Patent in Suit:

Patent Number
Issue Date
Expiration Date[i]
Current Assignee[ii]
Random access information retrieval utilizing user-defined labels
Jul 24, 2001
Jul 24, 2018
eDekka LLC

The ‘674 patent relates to method and apparatus for hierarchically storing information thatmay be input in the form of audio input such as speech, music, etc. or facsimile (FAX) or text, or combinations thereof.

As in Complaint:

The complaint alleged that Ebags infringed the ‘674 patent by making and/or using Ebag’s website and its associated websites that include “shopping cart” functionality that are covered by one or more claims of the ‘674 patent. The infringing aspects were indicated as webpages and functionality within Ebag’s website.
eDekka added that it has been damaged by the foregoing acts of infringement of its patents by the defendant and will continue to be damaged by such infringement unless enjoined by this Court.

District Court Judgment:

Plaintiff Edekka and defendant Ebags filed joint stipulation for dismissal. Court ordered dismissal with prejudice of all claims and counterclaims asserted by the other party with all costs and fees to be incurred by the respective parties.

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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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