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Elite Gaming Tech LLC v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. et al

Case Summary

On August 27, 2021, Elite Gaming Tech LLC (“Plaintiff”), represented by Vincent J. Rubino, III of Fabricant LLP, filed an intellectual property lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co., LTD and Samsung Electronics America (collectively “Defendant” or “Samsung”), seeking damages and injunctive relief along with costs and attorneys’ fees for alleged infringement of the United States Patents owned by Plaintiff. This case was filed in the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Texas.

 

The Plaintiff filed the complaint for the alleged infringement of the U.S. Patent No. 9,940,025 (the “’025 Patent”); U.S. Patent No. 7,702,847 (the “’847 Patent”); U.S. Patent No. 8,312,209 (the “’209 Patent”); U.S. Patent No. 8,631,196 (the “’196 Patent”); U.S. Patent No. 7,689,785 (the “’785 Patent”); U.S. Patent No. 7,679,604 (the “’604 Patent”); U.S. Patent No. 8,502,775 (the “’775 Patent”); U.S. Patent No. 6,505,088 (the “’088 Patent”) (collectively, Patents-in-suit) owned by Plaintiff. 

 

In the complaint, the Plaintiff alleged that, “Third-parties Western Digital (“WD”) and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (“HGST”) supply Hard Disk Drives (“HDDs”) that implement the infringing technologies. These Hard Disk Drives include WD Blue, Black, Red, Purple, and Gold drives, as well as HGST Ultrastar, Travelstar, Deskstar, Endurastar, and Cinemastar drives. Samsung makes, uses, sells, and/or imports computers, such as desktops, laptops, tablets, and servers that include one or more WD and/or HGST HDDs. For example, upon information and belief, these infringing computers include the Samsung computers that include one or more WD and/or HGST HDDs, such as the HGST Travelstar 5k1500.”

 

The Plaintiff further alleged that, “The ’025 Patent generally relates to a digital storage element configured for access by a user responsive to a native control code. The technology described in the ’025 Patent was developed by Curtis H. Bruner, Lance R. Carlson, and Jeffrey E. Mast. For example, the technology is implemented by infringing servers, laptops, tablets, phones, and PCs that monitor the user interaction and transfer selected data from digital data storage arrangements to solid-state memory.”

 

The Plaintiff further alleged that, “The ’847 Patent generally relates to a digital storage element configured for access by a user responsive to a native control code. The technology described in the ’847 Patent was developed by Curtis H. Bruner, Lance R. Carlson, and Jeffrey E. Mast. For example, the technology is implemented by infringing servers, laptops, PCs, phones, and tablets that contain a digital data storage arrangement with a user access arrangement configured to receive a user interaction, and a processing arrangement configured to interpret the user interaction in a way that defines a command to access a set of data in the digital data storage arrangement.”

 

The Plaintiff has made similar claims for alleged infringement of the other Patents-in-suit.

 

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

 

In the prayer for relief, the Plaintiff has requested the Court to pass a judgement declaring that the Defendants have directly or indirectly infringed one or more claims of each Patents-in-Suits along with awarding damages and permanent enjoinment for the infringement of the Patents-in-Suits. The Plaintiff also requested the Court for awarding costs and attorneys’ fees pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 285 or any other relief that the Court deems just and proper.

 

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Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    2:21-CV-00338

  • Filing Date:

    08/27/2021

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Intellectual Property - Patent

 

Party Details

Plaintiff

Elite Gaming Tech LLC

Defendants

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC.

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorney

Vincent J Rubino, III

Attorney at Fabricant LLP - NY

230 Park Avenue, 3Rd Floor W.

New York, NY 10169

 

Court Documents

#4

(#4) NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Vincent J Rubino, III on behalf of Elite Gaming Tech LLC (Rubino, Vincent) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

#3

(#3) CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Elite Gaming Tech LLC identifying Corporate Parent Alpha Alpha Intellectual Partners LLC for Elite Gaming Tech LLC. (Rubino, Vincent) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

#2

(#2) Notice of Filing of Patent/Trademark Form (AO 120). AO 120 mailed to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. (Rubino, Vincent) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

1 #1

Civil Cover Sheet

#1

(#1) COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT against SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number 0540-8559098.), filed by Elite Gaming Tech LLC. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Rubino, Vincent) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

 

Docket Entries

  • 08/27/2021
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  • Docket(#4) NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Vincent J Rubino, III on behalf of Elite Gaming Tech LLC (Rubino, Vincent) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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  • 08/27/2021
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  • Docket(#3) CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Elite Gaming Tech LLC identifying Corporate Parent Alpha Alpha Intellectual Partners LLC for Elite Gaming Tech LLC. (Rubino, Vincent) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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  • 08/27/2021
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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. (Rubino, Vincent) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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  • 08/27/2021
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  • Docket(#1) COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT against SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number 0540-8559098.), filed by Elite Gaming Tech LLC. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Rubino, Vincent) (Entered: 08/27/2021)

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