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GeoTag Inc
v. Starbucks Corp et. al.

Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 8:13-cv-00023-LSC-FG3, the Hon. Laurie Smith Camp presiding.
Filed on Jan. 15, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska;

Plaintiffs

v.
Geotag
Charles Van Cleef;
Charles Van Cleef

Direction Ip Law;
David R. Bennett

Collins, Edmonds Law Firm;
John J. Edmonds
Stephen F. Schlather

Buether, Joe Law Firm;
Christopher M. Joe
Mark D. Perantie

Tadlock Law Firm;
Keith B. Smiley
Charles C. Tadlock

Mount, Stoelker Law Firm;
Daniel S. Mount
Kevin M. Pasquinelli

Defendants

ILITCH Holdings
Dunkin' Brands
Great Harvest Bread
Dunkin Donuts
Franchise World Headquarters
Moe's Southwest Grill
Pizzeria UNO
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Mswg
DD IP Holder
AFC Enterprises
Alston, Bird Law Firm;
Kamran Jivani
Derek S. Neilson

CEC Entertainment Concepts
Baker, Mckenzie Law Firm;
Brian C. McCormack
Mark D. Taylor

CEC Entertainment
Little Ceasar Enterprises
Mr. Gatti's
Conley, Rose Law Firm;
Stewart Mesher
Charles J. Rogers

Moe's
Dla Piper Law Firm;
Brian K. Erickson
John M. Guaragna

Jack In The Box
Fish, Richardson Law Firm;
Michael A. Bittner
Jane J. Du
Neil J. McNabnay
Wasif H. Qureshi

Burger King
CICI Enterprises
California Pizza Kitchen
Heartfield Law Firm;
J Thad Heartfield
M Dru Montgomery

Mama Jim's Pizza
Whaley, Letteer Law Firm;
Robert D. Whaley

Darden Concepts
Williams, Morgan Law Firm;
Danny L. Williams

GMRI
Deli Management
Akin, Gump Law Firm;
David M. Stein

Heartfield Law Firm;
J Thad Heartfield

Panera Bread Company
Alston, Bird Law Firm;
Jason W. Cook
Kamran Jivani
Robert L. Lee

Nixon, Peabody Law Firm;
Russell J. Genet
Jason C. Kravitz
Jodi R. Wine

Panera
Papa Johns
Dacus Law Firm;
Deron R. Dacus
Shannon M. Dacus

Alston, Bird Law Firm;
Jason W. Cook
Kamran Jivani
Robert L. Lee
Derek S. Neilson
Adam D. Swain

Papa Johns International
Applebee's IP
Yarbrough, Wilcox Law Firm;
Debra E. Gunter
Herbert A. Yarbrough

Amster, Rothstein Law Firm;
Benjamin Charkow
Anthony F. Lo Cicero
Richard S. Mandaro

Applebee's International
IHop
Ihop Ip
Bob Evans Farms
Baker, Mckenzie Law Firm;
Brian C. McCormack
Mark D. Taylor

K&L Gates Law Firm;
Jennifer K. Ayers
Michael J. Bettinger
Christy V. LaPierre
Steven G. Schortgen
Irene I. Yang

Bob Evans Restaurants of Michigan
Domino's Pizza
Siebman, Reynolds Law Firm;
Lawrence A. Phillips
Clyde M. Siebman

Brooks, Kushman Law Firm;
Frank A. Angileri
Thomas W. Cunningham
John S. Le Roy

Godfather's Pizza
Cline, Williams Law Firm;
Andre R. Barry
Mary Ann Novak

Wolfe, Tidwell Law Firm;
James C. Tidwell

Saltgrass
Dacus Law Firm;
Deron R. Dacus
Shannon M. Dacus

Fulbright, Jaworski Law Firm;
Charles S. Baker
Mark T. Garrett
Brandy S. Nolan

Oceanaire Restaurant Company
Landry's
Claim Jumper Acquisition Company
Oceanaire
Dacus Law Firm;
Deron R. Dacus
Shannon M. Dacus

Fulbright, Jaworski Law Firm;
Mark T. Garrett

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Dacus Law Firm;
Deron R. Dacus
Shannon M. Dacus

Wyatt, Tarrant Law Firm;
Matthew A. Williams

Cinnabon
Dla Piper Law Firm;
Ryan W. Cobb
Brian K. Erickson
John M. Guaragna
Thomas J. Hindman
Henning Schmidt

Jones, Day Law Firm;
Robert W. Kantner

Moe's Franchisor
Doctor's Associates
Fish, Richardson Law Firm;
Michael A. Bittner
Jane J. Du
Neil J. McNabnay
Wasif H. Qureshi

K&L Gates Law Firm;
Jennifer K. Ayers
Michael J. Bettinger
Christy V. LaPierre
Steven G. Schortgen
Irene I. Yang

Pizza Inn
Gillam, Smith Law Firm;
Melissa R. Smith

Mcguire, Craddock Law Firm;
J Thomas Scott
David L. Woods

DineEquity
Yarbrough, Wilcox Law Firm;
Debra E. Gunter
Herbert A. Yarbrough

Potter, Minton Law Firm;
Allen F. Gardner

Amster, Rothstein Law Firm;
Benjamin Charkow
Anthony F. Lo Cicero
Richard S. Mandaro

McDonald's
Wilson, Robertson Law Firm;
Jennifer P. Ainsworth

Williams, Morgan Law Firm;
Brian K. Buss
Christopher N. Cravey
Terry D. Morgan
Danny L. Williams
David K. Wooten

K&L Gates Law Firm;
Jennifer K. Ayers
Michael J. Bettinger
Christy V. LaPierre
Steven G. Schortgen
Irene I. Yang

Darden Restaurants
Williams, Morgan Law Firm;
Danny L. Williams
Brian K. Buss
Christopher N. Cravey
Terry D. Morgan

Wilson, Robertson Law Firm;
Jennifer P. Ainsworth

Albritton Law Firm;
Michael A. Benefield

Savrick, Schumann Law Firm;
C Robert Dorsett

Starbucks
Wilson, Robertson Law Firm;
Jennifer P. Ainsworth

Williams, Morgan Law Firm;
Brian K. Buss
Christopher N. Cravey
Terry D. Morgan
Danny L. Williams
David K. Wooten

Albritton Law Firm;
Michael A. Benefield

Bracewell, Giuliani Law Firm;
Michael Chibib

Nixon, Peabody Law Firm;
Russell J. Genet
Jason C. Kravitz
Jodi R. Wine

Brinker International
Dacus Law Firm;
Deron R. Dacus
Shannon M. Dacus

Heartfield Law Firm;
J Thad Heartfield
M Dru Montgomery

Nixon, Peabody Law Firm;
Russell J. Genet
Jason C. Kravitz
Jodi R. Wine

Alston, Bird Law Firm;
Jason W. Cook
Kamran Jivani
Robert L. Lee
Derek S. Neilson
Frank G. Smith
Adam D. Swain

Farney, Daniels Law Firm;
John L. Hendricks

Patents in case

  • 5,930,474: “Internet organizer for accessing geographically and topically based information” by Dunworth et. al. and assigned to Z Land LLC. Prosecuted by Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP. Includes 39 claims (4 indep.). Was application 08/595,026. Filed 1/31/1996 & Granted 7/27/1999.

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