By Dennis Crouch
Cassidian Communications v. microData GIS (E.D. Tex. 2013). Last week an Eastern District of Texas jury found all of Cassidian’s asserted “multiple-call-center” claims invalid. See U.S. Patent No. 6,744,858. According to Michael C. Smith, the E.D. Texas results for 2013 are “four plaintiff verdicts in fifteen infringement trials this year.”
Meanwhile, Princeton Digital Image settled another infringement case. This time with Toys R Us. PDI’s patent is US Patent No. 4,813,056 that allegedly covers “encoding image data into JPEG files for the purposes of producing JPEG images of products” for use on a website. The Patent was originally owned by GE and has now expired. PDI is in the process of collecting back-damages.