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California Institute of Technology v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. et al

Case Summary

On December 3, 2021, the California Institute of Technology (“Caltech” or “Plaintiff”), represented by Daniel J. Shih of Susman Godfrey, LLP, filed an intellectual property lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (together, “Samsung” or “Defendants”), seeking damages, pre- and post- judgement interests and other reliefs for the Defendants’ alleged infringement of the United States Patents owned by the Plaintiff. This case was filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas with Judge Rodney Gilstrap presiding.

 

The Plaintiff filed this complaint for the alleged infringement of the United States Patents: United States Patent No. 7,116,710 (the “’710 patent”), United States Patent No. 7,421,032 (the “’032 patent”), United States Patent No. 7,716,552 (the “’552 patent”), United States Patent No.  7,916,781 (the “’781 patent”), and United States Patent No. 8,284,833 (the “’833 patent”) (collectively, “the Asserted Patents”) owned by the Plaintiff.

 

In their complaint, the Plaintiff alleged that, “Samsung manufactures, uses, imports, offers for sale, and/or sells Wi-Fi products that incorporate encoders and/or decoders claimed in the Asserted Patents (“Accused Products”). The Accused Products include, but are not limited to, mobile phones (e.g., Samsung Galaxy S series, Note series, A series, Z series, and XCover series), tablets (e.g., Samsung Galaxy Tab series, Tab A series, Tab E series, and Tab S series), computers (e.g., Samsung Galaxy Book series and Chromebook series), Wi-Fi-enabled watches (e.g., Samsung Galaxy Watch series and Watch Active series), Wi-Fi-enabled TVs (e.g., Samsung TVs with Smart TV functionality), Wi-Fienabled appliances (e.g., Samsung refrigerators with Wi-Fi connectivity), and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices.”

 

The Plaintiff further alleged that, “In violation of 35 U.S.C. § 271(a), Samsung has infringed the ’710 patent by making, using, selling, offering for sale, and/or importing into the United States, without authority, the Accused Products which practice each and every limitation of at least claim 20 of the ’710 patent. Samsung has infringed literally and/or under the doctrine of equivalents.”

 

The Plaintiff also alleged that, “On information and belief, the Accused Products comply with the 802.11n, 802.11ac, and/or 802.11ax standards and the 12 LDPC error correction codes defined in those standards. In addition, on information and belief, the Accused Products are implemented in a manner that not only complies with the 802.11n, 802.11ac, and/or 802.11ax standards, but also infringes the ’710 patent.”

 

Similar allegations have been made by the Plaintiff with reference to the alleged infringement of other Patents-in-suit. 

 

There are five claims for relief laid down by the Plaintiff, one for the alleged infringement of each of the Patents-in-suit.

 

In their prayer for relief, the Plaintiff requested the Court for a judgement that Defendants have infringed each of the Asserted Patents, with damages adequate to compensate Caltech for the Defendants’ infringement of the Asserted Patents pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 284 together with pre- and post-judgment interest; to declare this action to be exceptional pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 285 including attorneys’ fees and costs of suit; and any other relief the Court deems just.

 

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Case Details

  • Case Number:

    2:21-CV-00446

  • Filing Date:

    12/03/2021

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Intellectual Property - Patent

Judge Details

Presiding Judge

Rodney Gilstrap

 

Party Details

Plaintiff

California Institute of Technology

Defendants

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorney

Daniel J Shih

Attorney at Susman Godfrey, LLP - Seattle

1201 Third Avenuesuite 3800

Seattle, WA 98101

 

Court Documents

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(#1) COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT against SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number 0540-8694643.), filed by California Institute of Technology. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet, #2 Exhibit A (U.S. Patent No. 7,116,710), #3 Exhibit B (U.S. Patent No. 7,421,032), #4 Exhibit C (U.S. Patent No. 7,716,552), #5 Exhibit D (U.S. Patent No. 7,916,781), #6 Exhibit E (U.S. Patent No. 8,284,833), #7 Exhibit F (IRA Codes paper), #8 Exhibit G (Design Methods paper))(Shih, Daniel) (Entered: 12/03/2021)

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Civil Cover Sheet

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Exhibit A (U.S. Patent No. 7,116,710)

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Exhibit B (U.S. Patent No. 7,421,032)

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Exhibit C (U.S. Patent No. 7,716,552)

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Exhibit D (U.S. Patent No. 7,916,781)

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Exhibit E (U.S. Patent No. 8,284,833)

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Exhibit F (IRA Codes paper)

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Exhibit G (Design Methods paper)

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(#2) Notice of Filing of Patent/Trademark Form (AO 120). AO 120 mailed to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. (Attachments: #1 AO120 Form)(Shih, Daniel) (Entered: 12/03/2021)

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AO120 Form

#3

(#3) CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by California Institute of Technology (Shih, Daniel) (Entered: 12/03/2021)

#4

(#4) SUMMONS Issued as to SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC. c/o CT Corporation System, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.. (Attachments: #1 Summons(es) Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.)(nkl, ) (Entered: 12/03/2021)

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Summons(es) Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Docket Entries

  • 12/03/2021
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  • Docket(#4) SUMMONS Issued as to SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC. c/o CT Corporation System, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.. (Attachments: #1 Summons(es) Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.)(nkl, ) (Entered: 12/03/2021)

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  • DocketIn accordance with the provisions of 28 USC Section 636(c), you are hereby notified that a U.S. Magistrate Judge of this district court is available to conduct any or all proceedings in this case including a jury or non-jury trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. The form #Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge is available on our website. All signed consent forms, excluding pro se parties, should be filed electronically using the event Notice Regarding Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge. (nkl, ) (Entered: 12/03/2021)

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  • DocketCase Assigned to District Judge Rodney Gilstrap. (nkl, ) (Entered: 12/03/2021)

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  • Docket(#3) CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by California Institute of Technology (Shih, Daniel) (Entered: 12/03/2021)

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  • Docket(#2) Notice of Filing of Patent/Trademark Form (AO 120). AO 120 mailed to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. (Attachments: #1 AO120 Form)(Shih, Daniel) (Entered: 12/03/2021)

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  • 12/03/2021
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  • Docket(#1) COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT against SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number 0540-8694643.), filed by California Institute of Technology. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet, #2 Exhibit A (U.S. Patent No. 7,116,710), #3 Exhibit B (U.S. Patent No. 7,421,032), #4 Exhibit C (U.S. Patent No. 7,716,552), #5 Exhibit D (U.S. Patent No. 7,916,781), #6 Exhibit E (U.S. Patent No. 8,284,833), #7 Exhibit F (IRA Codes paper), #8 Exhibit G (Design Methods paper))(Shih, Daniel) (Entered: 12/03/2021)

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