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Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 1:11-cv-00792-UNA; no judge yet assigned.
Filed on Sept. 9, 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware;

Plaintiffs

v.
Intellectual Ventures
Farnan LLP; Wilmington, DE
Brian E. Farnan
Rosemary Jean Piergiovanni

Patents in case

  • 6,121,960: “Touch screen systems and methods” by Carroll et. al. and assigned to ViA, Inc.. Prosecuted by Patterson, Thuente & Skaar, P.A.. Includes 30 claims (3 indep.). Was application 08/919,527. Filed 8/28/1997 & Granted 9/19/2000.
  • 6,023,081: “Semiconductor image sensor” by Drowley et. al. and assigned to Motorola, Inc.. Prosecuted by Hightower; Robert F. Huffman; A. Kate. Includes 4 claims (2 indep.). Was application 08/970,720. Filed 11/14/1997 & Granted 2/8/2000.
  • 7,733,368: “Virtual reality camera” by Teo. Prosecuted by Perkins Coie LLP. Includes 22 claims (4 indep.). Was application 11/935,344. Filed 11/5/2007 & Granted 6/8/2010.
  • 6,979,587: “Image sensor and method for fabricating the same” by Lee and assigned to Hynix Semiconductor Inc.. Prosecuted by Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP. Includes 10 claims (4 indep.). Was application 10/330,287. Filed 12/30/2002 & Granted 12/27/2005.
  • 5,844,264: “Charge-coupled device image sensor” by Shinji and assigned to LG Semicon Co., Ltd.. Prosecuted by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Includes 21 claims (3 indep.). Was application 08/530,676. Filed 9/19/1995 & Granted 12/1/1998.
  • 6,412,953: “Illumination device and image projection apparatus comprising the device” by Tiao et. al. and assigned to Industrial Technology Research Institute.. Includes 12 claims (1 indep.). Was application 09/411,625. Filed 10/1/1999 & Granted 7/2/2002.
  • 5,754,348: “Method for context-preserving magnification of digital image regions” by Soohoo and assigned to Planetweb, Inc.. Prosecuted by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Includes 11 claims (4 indep.). Was application 08/645,853. Filed 5/14/1996 & Granted 5/19/1998.
  • 6,181,836: “Method and system for non-destructive image editing” by Delean and assigned to MGI Software Corporation. Prosecuted by Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman. Includes 16 claims (4 indep.). Was application 08/933,798. Filed 9/19/1997 & Granted 1/30/2001.
  • 6,221,686: “Method of making a semiconductor image sensor” by Drowley et. al. and assigned to Motorola, Inc.. Prosecuted by Huffman; A. Kate. Includes 34 claims (4 indep.). Was application 09/493,366. Filed 1/28/2000 & Granted 4/24/2001.

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