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AlmondNet, Inc., et al. v. Facebook, Inc.

Case Summary

On August 27, 2021, AlmondNet, Inc. and Intent IQ, LLC (collectively, “Plaintiff” or “AlmondNet”), represented by James Milkey, Marc A. Fenster and Reza Mirzaie of Russ August & Kabat filed an intellectual property lawsuit against Facebook, Inc. (“Defendant” or “Facebook”), seeking injunctive relief, monetary damages, pre-judgment and post-judgment interests, cost and other such reliefs for the alleged infringement of the United States Patents owned by the Plaintiff. This case was filed in the United States District Court in the Western District of Texas with Judge Alan D. Albright presiding.

 

This is an action for alleged patent infringement by Plaintiff of the U.S. Patents which generally relate to novel internet / network based advertising systems and methods: U.S. Patent No.  7,822,639; U.S. Patent No. 7,979,307; U.S. Patent No. 822,639; U.S. Patent No. 8,244,582; U.S. Patent No. 8,244,586; U.S. Patent No. 8,671,139; U.S. Patent No. 8,677,398; U.S. Patent No. 8,775,249; U.S. Patent No. 8,959,146; U.S. Patent No. 9,508,089; and U.S. Patent No. 9,830,615 (collectively, the “Asserted Patents”) owned by Plaintiff. 

 

In the complaint, the Plaintiff alleged that, “On information and belief, Defendant makes, uses, offers for sale, sells, and/or imports certain products (“Accused Products”), such as, e.g., Facebook’s advertising platform, that directly infringe, literally and/or under the doctrine of equivalents, claims of the ’586 patent.”

 

The Plaintiff also alleged that, “The infringement of the ’586 Patent is also attributable to Defendant. Defendant (and/or users of the Accused Products) directs and controls use of the Accused Products to perform acts that result in infringement the ’586 Patent, conditioning benefits on participation in the infringement and establishing the timing and manner of the infringement.”

 

Further, the Plaintiff alleged that, “Defendant’s infringement has been and is willful. Through at least the interactions as detailed in Plaintiff’s Factual Allegations, Facebook knew of the ‘586 Patent long and the infringing nature of the accused Products before this suit was filed. Despite Facebook’s knowledge of the Asserted Patents, Facebook continues to infringe. In doing so, Facebook. Knew, or should have known, that its conduct amounted to infringement of the ’586 patent. Accordingly, Facebook is liable for willful infringement. Defendant also knowingly and intentionally induces infringement of claims of the ‘586 patent in violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271(b).”

 

Similar claims are made with reference to the alleged infringement of the other Asserted Patents.

 

There are ten claims for relief laid down by the Plaintiff, one for the alleged infringement of each Asserted Patent.

 

In the prayer for relief, the Plaintiff has requested the Court to pass a judgment in favor of AlmondNet that the Defendant has infringed, either literally and/or under the doctrine of equivalents, each of the Asserted Patents; including permanent injunctive relief and an award of damages, costs, expenses, and pre-judgment and post-judgment interest; a judgment and order requiring the Defendant to provide an accounting and to pay supplemental damages to AlmondNet, including without limitation, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest; an award of attorneys’ fees pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 285 or as otherwise permitted by law; any and all other relief as the Court may deem appropriate and just under the circumstances

 

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Case Details

  • Case Number:

    6:21-CV-00896

  • Filing Date:

    08/27/2021

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Intellectual Property - Patent

Judge Details

Presiding Judge

Alan D Albright

 

Party Details

Plaintiffs

AlmondNet, Inc.

Intent IQ, LLC

Defendant

Facebook, Inc.

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorneys

Reza Mirzaie

Attorney at Russ August & Kabat

12424 Wilshire Blvd., 12Th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90025

James Milkey

Attorney at Russ August & Kabat

12424 Wilshire Boulevard, 12Th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Marc A. Fenster

Attorney at Russ August & Kabat

12424 Wilshire Blvd., 12Th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

Court Documents

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(#6) Summons Issued as to Facebook, Inc.. (lad) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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(#5) RULE 7 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by AlmondNet, Inc. and Intent IQ, LLC. (Mirzaie, Reza) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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Civil Cover Sheet

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Docket Entries

  • 08/27/2021
  • DocketCase assigned to Judge Alan D Albright. CM WILL NOW REFLECT THE JUDGE INITIALS AS PART OF THE CASE NUMBER. PLEASE APPEND THESE JUDGE INITIALS TO THE CASE NUMBER ON EACH DOCUMENT THAT YOU FILE IN THIS CASE. (lad) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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  • Docket(#6) Summons Issued as to Facebook, Inc.. (lad) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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  • 08/27/2021
  • DocketAll parties shall comply with the Standing Orders located at https://www.txwd.uscourts.gov/judges-information/standing-orders/. (lad) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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  • Docket(#5) RULE 7 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by AlmondNet, Inc. and Intent IQ, LLC. (Mirzaie, Reza) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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  • Docket(#4) NOTICE OF RELATED CASES by AlmondNet, Inc. and Intent IQ, LLC re #1 Complaint,, (Mirzaie, Reza) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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  • Docket(#3) Notice of Filing of Patent/Trademark Form (AO 120). AO 120 forwarded to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. (Mirzaie, Reza) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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  • Docket(#2) REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS by AlmondNet, Inc. and Intent IQ, LLC. (Mirzaie, Reza) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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  • Docket(#1) COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT AGAINST FACEBOOK, INC. ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number 0542-15164246), filed by AlmondNet, Inc. and Intent IQ, LLC. (Attachments: #1 Exhibit 1, #2 Exhibit 2, #3 Exhibit 3, #4 Exhibit 4, #5 Exhibit 5, #6 Exhibit 6, #7 Exhibit 7, #8 Exhibit 8, #9 Exhibit 9, #10 Exhibit 10, #11 Exhibit 11, #12 Exhibit 12, #13 Exhibit 13, #14 Exhibit 14, #15 Exhibit 15, #16 Exhibit 16, #17 Exhibit 17, #18 Exhibit 18, #19 Exhibit 19, #20 Exhibit 20, #21 Civil Cover Sheet)(Mirzaie, Reza) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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