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Express Card Systems LLC
v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 6:13-cv-00012; no judge yet assigned.
Filed on Jan. 4, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas;

Plaintiffs

v.
Express Card Systems
Tadlock Law Firm; Plano, TX
Charles Craig Tadlock

Defendants

Patents in case

  • 5,552,994: “System for printing social expression cards in response to electronically transmitted orders” by Cannon et. al. Prosecuted by Dorr, Carson, Sloan & Birney, PC. Includes 28 claims (2 indep.). Was application 08/090,803. Granted 9/3/1996.
  • 5,748,484: “System for printing social expression cards in response to electronically transmitted orders” by Cannon et. al. Prosecuted by Dorr, Carson, Sloan & Birney, P.C.. Includes 39 claims (3 indep.). Was application 08/598,208. Granted 5/5/1998.

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