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Grecia Estate Holdings LLC v. Facebook, Inc.

Case Summary

On June 28, 2021, Plaintiff Grecia Estate Holdings LLC (“Grecia” or “Plaintiff”) represented by H. Artoush Ohanian and Matthew M. Wawrzyn of WAWRZYN LLC, filed an intellectual property - patent lawsuit for alleged patent infringement against Facebook Inc. (“Facebook” or “Defendant”). This case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas with Judge Alan D. Albright presiding. 

 

In the complaint, the Plaintiff alleged “On March 19, 2013, United States Patent No. 8,402,555 was duly and legally issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The ’555 Patent is titled “Personalized digital media access system (PDMAS). Grecia Estate Holdings LLC is the owner of ’555 Patent and has all right, title and interest in the ’555 patent, including all rights to enforce and prosecute actions for infringement and to collect damages for all relevant times against infringers of the ’555 Patent. Accordingly, Grecia possesses the exclusive right and standing to prosecute the present action for infringement of the ’555 Patent by Defendant.

 

The Plaintiff also alleged “At the time the ’555 patent was filed, there existed various problems in traditional Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems. Previous systems and methods suffered from a few notable shortcomings. For example, in previous systems, in some cases content can terminate access after a set amount of time, or the process can break if the provider of the DRM server ever ceases to offer services. (Ex. A at 1:51-53.) The inventions disclosed in the ’555 patent addressed such problems and discloses the world’s first “Access Management System” which in 2010 were not well-understood, routine, or conventional.”

 

The Plaintiff further alleged “Defendant makes, uses, offers for sale and sells in the U.S. and to 2.8 billion active users globally, products, systems, and/or services that infringe the Patent-in-Suit, including, but not limited to its Messenger app and Facebook Pay (collectively, the “Accused Product” or “Accused Instrumentality”).”

 

There are two claims for relief laid down by the Plaintiff. The first is for alleged infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,402,555. The second claim is for alleged direct infringement of 35 U.S.C. § 271(a).

 

In the prayer for relief, the Plaintiff requests the Court to order judgment that Facebook Inc. has directly infringed Claim 16 of the ’555 patent; award a reasonable royalty; award pre-judgment interest and post-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law; award injunctive relief, including a preliminary injunction; and award such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and proper.

 

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Case Details Parties Documents Dockets

 

Case Details

  • Case Number:

    6:21-CV-00677

  • Filing Date:

    06/28/2021

  • Case Status:

    Pending - Other Pending

  • Case Type:

    Intellectual Property - Patent

Judge Details

Presiding Judge

Alan D Albright

 

Party Details

Plaintiff

Grecia Estate Holdings LLC

Defendant

Facebook, Inc.

Attorney/Law Firm Details

Plaintiff Attorney

Henry Artoush Ohanian

Attorney at OhanianIP

604 West 13Th Street

Austin, TX 78701

Defendant Attorney

Sarah E. Piepmeier

Attorney at Perkins Coie LLP

505 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

 

Court Documents

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(#9) STATUS REPORT - CASE READINESS by Grecia Estate Holdings LLC. (Ohanian, Henry) (Entered: 09/13/2021)

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Proposed Order Granting Facebook's Request for the Court to Take Judicial N

8 #13

Request for the Court to Take Judicial Notice of Certain Documents

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Exhibit K

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Exhibit J

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Exhibit I

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Exhibit H

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Exhibit G

8 #7

Exhibit F

8 #6

Exhibit E

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Exhibit D

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Exhibit C

8 #3

Exhibit B

8 #2

Exhibit A

8 #1

Declaration of Sarah E. Piepmeier

#8

(#8) MOTION to Dismiss by Facebook, Inc.. (Attachments: #1 Declaration of Sarah E. Piepmeier, #2 Exhibit A, #3 Exhibit B, #4 Exhibit C, #5 Exhibit D, #6 Exhibit E, #7 Exhibit F, #8 Exhibit G, #9 Exhibit H, #10 Exhibit I, #11 Exhibit J, #12 Exhibit K, #13 Request for the Court to Take Judicial Notice of Certain Documents, #14 Proposed Order Granting Facebook's Request for the Court to Take Judicial Notice of Certain Documents)(Piepmeier, Sarah) (Entered: 09/07/2021)

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Proposed Order

#7

(#7) Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by Facebook, Inc.. (Attachments: #1 Proposed Order)(Piepmeier, Sarah) (Entered: 07/21/2021)

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Docket Entries

  • 09/13/2021
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  • Docket(#9) STATUS REPORT - CASE READINESS by Grecia Estate Holdings LLC. (Ohanian, Henry) (Entered: 09/13/2021)

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  • 09/07/2021
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  • Docket(#8) MOTION to Dismiss by Facebook, Inc.. (Attachments: #1 Declaration of Sarah E. Piepmeier, #2 Exhibit A, #3 Exhibit B, #4 Exhibit C, #5 Exhibit D, #6 Exhibit E, #7 Exhibit F, #8 Exhibit G, #9 Exhibit H, #10 Exhibit I, #11 Exhibit J, #12 Exhibit K, #13 Request for the Court to Take Judicial Notice of Certain Documents, #14 Proposed Order Granting Facebook's Request for the Court to Take Judicial Notice of Certain Documents)(Piepmeier, Sarah) (Entered: 09/07/2021)

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  • 08/14/2021
  • DocketReset Deadlines: Facebook, Inc. answer due 9/7/2021. (ls) (Entered: 08/16/2021)

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  • 08/14/2021
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  • DocketText Order GRANTING #7 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer entered by Judge Alan D Albright. The deadline for Defendant Facebook, Inc. to answer or otherwise respond is extended until and including Tuesday, September 7, 2021. (This is a text-only entry generated by the court. There is no document associated with this entry.) (re) (Entered: 08/14/2021)

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  • 07/21/2021
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  • Docket(#7) Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by Facebook, Inc.. (Attachments: #1 Proposed Order)(Piepmeier, Sarah) (Entered: 07/21/2021)

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  • 07/21/2021
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  • Docket(#6) RULE 7 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by Facebook, Inc.. (Piepmeier, Sarah) (Entered: 07/21/2021)

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  • 07/21/2021
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  • Docket(#5) NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Sarah E. Piepmeier on behalf of Facebook, Inc.. Attorney Sarah E. Piepmeier added to party Facebook, Inc.(pty:dft) (Piepmeier, Sarah) (Entered: 07/21/2021)

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  • 06/28/2021
  • 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: 06/28/2021)

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  • Docket(#4) Summons Issued as to Facebook, Inc.. (lad) (Entered: 06/28/2021)

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  • 06/28/2021
  • DocketAll parties shall comply with the Standing Orders located at https://www.txwd.uscourts.gov/judges-information/standing-orders/. (lad) (Entered: 06/28/2021)

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  • 06/28/2021
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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. (Ohanian, Henry) (Main Document 3 replaced on 6/28/2021) (lad). (Entered: 06/28/2021)

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  • 06/28/2021
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  • Docket(#2) REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS by Grecia Estate Holdings LLC. (Ohanian, Henry) (Main Document 2 replaced on 6/28/2021) (lad). (Entered: 06/28/2021)

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  • 06/28/2021
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  • Docket(#1) COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number 0542-14959507), filed by Grecia Estate Holdings LLC. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet, #2 Exhibit A - US Pat. No. 8,402,555, #3 Exhibit B - Claim Chart)(Ohanian, Henry) (Attachment 1 replaced on 6/28/2021) (lad). (Entered: 06/28/2021)

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