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Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 6:11-cv-00604; no judge yet assigned.
Filed on Nov. 9, 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas;

Plaintiffs

v.
SmartPhone Technologies
Ward & Smith Law Firm; Longview, TX
Jack Wesley Hill
Thomas John Ward

Patents in case

  • 5,832,489: “Method and apparatus for synchronizing information on two different computer systems” by Kucala and assigned to 3 Com Corporation. Prosecuted by Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP. Includes 20 claims (4 indep.). Was application 08/947,216. Filed 10/8/1997 & Granted 11/3/1998.
  • 6,976,217: “Method and apparatus for integrating phone and PDA user interface on a single processor” by Vertaschitsch et. al. and assigned to PalmSource, Inc.. Prosecuted by Berry & Associates P.C.. Includes 21 claims (5 indep.). Was application 09/687,987. Filed 10/13/2000 & Granted 12/13/2005.
  • 6,466,236: “System and method for displaying and manipulating multiple calendars on a personal digital assistant” by Pivowar et. al. and assigned to Palm, Inc... Includes 27 claims (6 indep.). Was application 09/288,774. Filed 4/8/1999 & Granted 10/15/2002.
  • 6,956,562: “Method for controlling a handheld computer by entering commands onto a displayed feature of the.” by O'Hara et. al. and assigned to PalmSource, Inc... Includes 66 claims (2 indep.). Was application 09/574,720. Filed 5/18/2000 & Granted 10/18/2005.
  • 6,243,705: “Method and apparatus for synchronizing information on two different computer systems” by Kucala and assigned to Palm, Inc.. Prosecuted by Mahamedi; Van Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Includes 23 claims (5 indep.). Was application 09/132,815. Filed 8/12/1998 & Granted 6/5/2001.
  • 6,928,300: “Method and apparatus for automated flexible configuring of notifications and activation” by Skinner et. al. and assigned to PalmSource, Inc.. Prosecuted by Berry & Associates P.C.. Includes 20 claims (3 indep.). Was application 09/710,156. Filed 11/9/2000 & Granted 8/9/2005.

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