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U.S. Ethernet Innovations, LLC
v. Texas Instruments Incorporated et. al.

Complaint for Patent Infringement
Civil Action No. 6:11-cv-00491-LED, the Hon. Leonard Davis presiding.
Filed on Sept. 15, 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas;

Plaintiffs

v.
U.S. Ethernet Innovations
Ward & Smith Law Firm; Longview, TX
Jack Wesley Hill
Thomas John Ward

Defendants

Brother International
Canon
Texas Instruments

Patents in case

  • 5,434,872: “Apparatus for automatic initiation of data transmission” by Petersen et. al. and assigned to 3Com Corporation. Prosecuted by Haynes & Davis. Includes 26 claims (4 indep.). Was application 07/920,893. Filed 7/28/1992 & Granted 7/18/1995.
  • 5,299,313: “Network interface with host independent buffer management” by Petersen et. al. and assigned to 3COM Corporation. Prosecuted by Haynes; Mark A.. Includes 29 claims (4 indep.). Was application 07/921,519. Filed 7/28/1992 & Granted 3/29/1994.
  • 5,307,459: “Network adapter with host indication optimization” by Petersen et. al. and assigned to 3Com Corporation. Prosecuted by Haynes & Davis. Includes 53 claims (7 indep.). Was application 07/920,898. Filed 7/28/1992 & Granted 4/26/1994.
  • 5,732,094: “Method for automatic initiation of data transmission” by Petersen et. al. and assigned to 3Com Corporation.. Includes 53 claims (6 indep.). Was application 08/715,253. Filed 9/16/1996 & Granted 3/24/1998.

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