Category Archives: Representative Matters

Ramey & Schwaller files new lawsuit against Repro-Med Systems, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller has filed a new lawsuit in the United States District Court – Eastern District of Texas alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,808,576 for our client EMED Technologies Corporation.  The technology is related to devices and methods for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a medical needle. In an embodiment, a device includes a central body portion, a medical needle having a sharp tip, a pair of wings in attachment to the central body portion, and a hook-and-loop fastening system disposed on at least one of the wings, and configured to selectively attach the wings together with the medical needle positioned between the wing so as to protect a user from the sharp tip of the medical needle.  In another embodiment, a method includes withdrawing a sharp tip of a medical needle from a patient, closing a pair of wings with the medical needle positioned between the wings, and fastening the wings together with the medical needle positioned between the wings so as to protect the user from the sharp tip of the medical needle.

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Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals.

Ramey & Schwaller asserts second patent against AirBnB in the Eastern District of Texas for its use of the AirBnB website

Ramey & Schwaller, for its client Global Equity management (S.A.) Ltd., alleges AirBnB infringes both United States Patent No. 7,356,677 (“the ‘677 patent”) entitled “Computer System Capable of Fast Switching Between Multiple Operating Systems and Applications” and United States Patent No. 6,690,400 (“the ‘400 patent”) entitled “Graphic User Interface for Resources Management of Super Operating System Based Computers” through its use of a website with a graphical user interface (“GUI”) for the administration and management of www.airbnb.com.

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with a national client base from our Houston, Texas, office. We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

Ramey & Schwaller’s client sues travel sites and E-bay for patent infringement over GUI technology

As reported by LAW360, on January 29, 2016, Bill Ramey of Ramey & Schwaller sued Travelocity, Trivago, Hipmunk, Trip Advisor, Orbitz, Hotwire, Expedia, Hotels, CruiseShipCenters, and E-bay for infringing at least claim 1 of U.S. Pat. No. 6,690,400.  The link to the article can be found a:  http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/753070?nl_pk=f1238b0a-a698-4779-8d61-df4ed2863e79&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ip

The ’400 patent patented virtualization technology “helped the development of Internet advertising and information accessing from multiple data sources.”[The] patent further claims a “method of accessing additional relevant information from [a] GUI by simply clicking on the information links.”  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cited the patent as prior art several times since it was issued in 2004, and Global Equity has fostered innovation of related technology patented in China.

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with a national client base from our Houston, Texas, office. We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

 

Ramey & Schwaller settles patent infringement claims against the Priceline Group, Kayak.com and Priceline.com

Ramey & Schwaller settled its client Global Equity Management S.A.’s patent infringement claims over U.S. Patent No. 6,690,400 against the Priceline Group, Kayak.com and Priceline.com in the Eastern District of Texas.  The claims of the ’400 patent are directed towards a graphic user interface for resource management of multiple operating systems.  Managing Partner Bill Ramey stated, “I am happy the parties were able to amicably resolve this dispute.”

The cases were  Global Equity Management S.A. v. the PriceLine Group et al. pending in the Eastern District of Texas, under cause number 2:15-cv-1704; Global Equity Management S.A. v. the PriceLine Group et al., under cause number 2:15-cv-1705; and, Global Equity Management S.A. v. the PriceLine Group et al., under cause number 2:15-cv-1703.

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with a national client base from our Houston, Texas, office. We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

Ramey & Schwaller settles clients’ nuisance claims resulting from zombie property owned by Bank of America!

Bill Ramey of Ramey & Schwaller  settled all claims stemming from a zombie property located at the Ponderosa Townhomes in Houston, Texas.  The zombie property was decreasing the value of the adjoining neighbors’ townhomes.  A settlement was reached with Bank of America, the owner of the zombie property, that resulted in Plaintiffs dropping all claims and dismissing their lawsuit with prejudice.  Bill stated that “I am very happy that we were able to help our clients resolve this zombie property issue.  Market value loss should be considered by all potential plaintiffs when there is such an issue.”

Bill Ramey Accepts Advisory Council Position with Texas A&M’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship

Bill Ramey was appointed to the Advisory Council for Texas A&M’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.  His term begins January 1, 2015.  The Advisory Council provides advice and counsel to the center’s leadership team. Composed of companies with a vested interest in the success of entrepreneurs and tomorrow’s business leaders, the Advisory Council ensures that the business community is an integral part of the center’s activities. Leading accounting, banking, consulting, human resources, insurance, investment and legal organizations participate along with recognized, active entrepreneurs.

Ramey & Browning is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with a national client base from our Houston, Texas, office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

Ramey & Browning settles patent infringement case in the Southern District of Texas

Bill Ramey, of Ramey & Browning, settled a patent infringement case styled KI Ventures, LLC v. Fry’s Electronics et al. over technology related to weapon shaped gun controllers.  The settlement was satisfactory to the Plaintiff.  The case number was Civil Action No. 4:13-cv-01407 pending in the Southern District of Texas.  Ramey & Browning represented the Plaintiffs.

Federal Circuit Says Disobeyed Order Not Enough To Kill IP Suit

Law360, New York (August 28, 2014, 7:58 PM ET) — The Federal Circuit on Thursday vacated the dismissal of an infringement suit accusing Fry’s Electronics and a video game device manufacturer of flouting a patent over a gun-shaped video game controller, saying a Texas federal judge wrongly tossed the suit because the patent holder failed to comply with a court order.

In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel for the Federal Circuit ruled that Judge Lynn N. Hughes abused her discretion when she dismissed KI Ventures LLC’s suit against retailer Fry’s Electronics and CTA Digital Inc.

William Ramey, managing partner of Ramey & Browning, represented KI Ventures.

For the complete article, visit Law360.com

Ramey & Browning is a full-service Intellectual Property and Litigation law firm located in Houston’s museum district, just outside downtown.

Ramey & Browning sues Veteran’s Administration

On July 29, 2014, Ramey & Browning filed a lawsuit styled Jewel Honey-Love, Individually, and as a representative of the Estate of Larry Lavon Love, against the Veteran’s Administration and Acuity Hospital of Houston, for damages associated with the wrongful death of Mr. Love, in the Southern District of Texas under cause No. 4:14-cv02185.

Opposer Texas Children’s Hospital Prevails at TTAB over Applicant U.T. Physicians

On June 16, 2014, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board handed Ramey & Browning client Texas Children’s Hospital a decisive win when the opposition of U.T. Physicians trademark application for Texas Fetal Center was sustained over Texas Children’s Hospital’s Trademark for Texas Children’s Fetal Center.  The opposition was terminated in TCH’s favor when U.T. Physicians abandoned its attempt to register its trademark for the Texas Fetal Center.