NovelPoint Tracking Targets Sony Ericsson over Xperia Ion


NovelPoint Tracking (plaintiff) registered a complaint against Sony Ericsson for patent infringement in the U.S.District Court of Texas (case no. 2:12-cv-00756) on Friday, December 04, 2012. 

Sony Mobile Communications manufactures electronics products for the consumer and professional markets. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. 

The patent US6442485 involved in this is suit is currently assigned[*] to  NovelPoint Tracking LLC (source: Maxval’s Assignment Database). The patent entitled Method and apparatus for an automatic vehicle location, collision notification, and synthetic voice was issued on August 27, 2012 and expires[†] by June 12, 2020. 

Plaintiff says that defendant infringes the above patent by selling products including (Xperia Ion, see Fig.1) that constitute a material part of the invention mentioned in the patent-in-suit.
Fig. 1

NovelPoint Tracking has filed suit against the following companies:
 

Company

Case
Number

Date
Filed

Status

Coolpad Technologies

12/04/2012

Pending

12/04/2012

Pending

12/03/2012

Pending

12/03/2012

Pending

12/02/2012

Pending

12/02/2012

Pending

12/02/2012

Pending

12/02/2012

Pending

11/12/2012

Pending

11/12/2012

Pending

11/12/2012

Pending

11/12/2012

Pending

10/31/2012

Pending

04/02/2012

Dismissed without prejudice
 
If you are interested in knowing more about the cases filed by NovelPoint Tracking, please contact us .For more details, visit MaxVal-IP and subscribe to our Litigation Alerts.



[*]  MaxVal offers Patent Assignment Alert service where subscribers receive email alerts when assignments relating to target applications, patents or entities of interest are recorded.

[†] Expected expiration date. Patent Term Estimator is a free web-based tool that automatically calculates patent terms and expiration dates for U.S. utility patents.

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