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Dallas Buyers Club, LLC Sues Another 350 Does in the Northern District of Illinois

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC filed nine more cases against 350 Does. These cases seek to enforce the copyright in the film “Dallas Buyers Club” (makes sense).  The individual cases are:

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-39 (Case No. 2014-CV-2153)

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-41 (Case No. 2014-CV-2156)

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-39 (Case No. 2014-CV-2158)

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-36 (Case No. 2014-CV-2162)

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-45 (Case No. 2014-CV-2163)

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-34 (Case No. 2014-CV-2165)

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-46 (Case No. 2014-CV-2168)

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-37 (Case No. 2014-CV-2169)

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-33 (Case No. 2014-CV-2170)

This brings the total number of Does sued in the Northern District of Illinois to 457.

If you are identified by your ISP as the Doe in a file sharing lawsuit, the following article contains some helpful tips on how to deal with these kinds of suits:

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-5-Steps-You-Need-to-Take-When-You-Receive-an-ISP-Subpoena-Letter&id=7696216

Atty Ad:  The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC with offices in Naperville and Chicago, has successfully defended numerous file sharing cases alleging the use of Bit Torrent to copy movies, music, software and other content other the Internet.  Call (630) 318-2606 or (312) 981-5004 today for a free consultation if you have received a subpoena letter from your ISP.

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC Sues 107 Does in the Northern District of Illinois

Dallas Buyers Club, LLC has filed two cases against 107 Does. These cases seek to enforce the copyright in the film “Dallas Buyers Club” (makes sense).  The individual cases are:

Dalls Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-55 (Case No. 2014-CV-1638)

Dalls Buyers Club, LLC v. Does 1-52 (Case No. 2014-CV-1639)

If you are identified by your ISP as the Doe in a file sharing lawsuit, the following article contains some helpful tips on how to deal with these kinds of suits:

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-5-Steps-You-Need-to-Take-When-You-Receive-an-ISP-Subpoena-Letter&id=7696216

Atty Ad:  The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC with offices in Naperville and Chicago, has successfully defended numerous file sharing cases alleging the use of Bit Torrent to copy movies, music, software and other content other the Internet.  Call (630) 318-2606 or (312) 981-5004 today for a free consultation if you have received a subpoena letter from your ISP.

Innovatio Files a New Suit against Texas Instruments

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Innovatio, which made headlines for threatening to sue nearly every commercial user of 802.11 or WiFi technology, filed suit against Texas Instruments on March 4 in the Northern District of Illinois.  Texas Instruments is one of the leading suppliers of 802.11 compliant chips.  Given the Northern District’s ruling in the last case, Innovatio has an excellent case for requiring TI (and every other WiFi company) to pay a royalty.  

Given that TI is probably liable, and the royalty rate was set at a pretty reasonable rate by the Court in the last case, this case probably settles pretty quick.

Countryman Nevada, LLC Sues 286 Does in the Northern District

Countryman Nevada has filed seven lawsuits suing a total of 286 Doe Defendants who are accused of copying the movie “The Unnecessary Death of Charlie Countryman” using BitTorrent.

The cases are:

Countryman Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-42 (Case No. 2014-1380)

Countryman Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-46 (Case No. 2014-1381)

Countryman Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-51 (Case No. 2014-1382)

Countryman Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-42 (Case No. 2014-1383)

Countryman Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-50 (Case No. 2014-1384)

Countryman Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-36 (Case No. 2014-1386)

Countryman Nevada, LLC v. Does 1-19 (Case No. 2014-1388)

If you are identified by your ISP as a Doe Defendant in a file sharing lawsuit, this article contains some helpful tips on how to deal with these kinds of suits:

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-5-Steps-You-Need-to-Take-When-You-Receive-an-ISP-Subpoena-Letter&id=7696216

Atty Ad:  The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC with offices in Naperville and Chicago, has successfully defended numerous file sharing cases alleging the use of Bit Torrent to copy movies, music, software and other content other the Internet.  Call (630) 318-2606 or (312) 981-5004 today for a free consultation if you have received a subpoena letter from your ISP.

TCYK Sues 69 Does in the Northern District

TCYK, LLC, which filed one of the largest recent mass copyright enforcement campaigns in recent memory last May, has filed three additional cases against 69 Does.  As before, these cases seek to enforce the copyright in the film “The Company You Keep.”  The individual cases are:

TCYK, LLC v. Does 1-21 (Case No. 2013-CV-1376)

TCYK, LLC v. Does 1-23 (Case No. 2013-CV-1377)

TCYK, LLC v. Does 1-25 (Case No. 2013-CV-1379)

If you are identified by your ISP as the Doe in a file sharing lawsuit, the following article contains some helpful tips on how to deal with these kinds of suits:

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-5-Steps-You-Need-to-Take-When-You-Receive-an-ISP-Subpoena-Letter&id=7696216

Atty Ad:  The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC with offices in Naperville and Chicago, has successfully defended numerous file sharing cases alleging the use of Bit Torrent to copy movies, music, software and other content other the Internet.  Call (630) 318-2606 or (312) 981-5004 today for a free consultation if you have received a subpoena letter from your ISP.

10 New Mass Torrent Filings in the Northern District of Illinois

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Just when it seemed like mass-torrent filings were a thing of the past, TCYK and Countryman Nevada sued 355 Does in 10 separate suits on February 26.  The suits all appear to be standard file sharing cases, all alleging that various unnamed parties copied a copyright holder’s movie using BitTorrent. 

Given standard schedules, subpoena letters will be going to Comcast, Wide Open West, and U-Verse subscribers in 4-7 weeks.

If you are identified by your ISP as a Doe Defendant in a file sharing lawsuit, you may want to review this article, which contains some helpful tips on how to deal with these kinds of suits:

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-5-Steps-You-Need-to-Take-When-You-Receive-an-ISP-Subpoena-Letter&id=7696216

Atty Ad:  The Law Offices of Konrad Sherinian, LLC with offices in Naperville and Chicago, has successfully defended numerous file sharing cases alleging the use of Bit Torrent to copy movies, music, software and other content other the Internet.  Call (630) 318-2606 or (312) 981-5004 today for a free consultation if you have received a subpoena letter from your ISP.

1. Innovatio’s Innovative Patent Case Blows Up

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This was the classic case of “in like a lion and out like a lamb.”

Innovatio almost pulled off one of the most innovative patent campaigns in history.  In particular, Innovatio negotiated control of an extremely potent portfolio of WiFi patents invented by Broadcom engineers.  Instead of using those patents to go after WiFi equipment manufacturers, like Motorola, Cisco, Netgear and others, it went after numerous WiFi end users.  Coffee shops, hotels, and other venues all received letters, or even had lawsuits filed against them.  And the message was always the same – pay us a nominal sum, like $2500, and all of this pain can go away.  This strategy, which had been employed so successfully by Jerome Lemolsen many years ago, paid some early dividends for Innovatio.

Eventually, however, the major manufacturers stepped in.  While they raised the usual defenses; i.e., noninfringement, invalidity, etc., they also argued that the patents were subject to RAND licensing terms due to Broadcom’s participation in various standards processes.  It was this argument that eventually caused Innovatio’s case to explode.  Back in October, the Court ruled that Innovatio’s patents were subject to RAND terms, and set a very low royalty per device.  The settlements began to role in shortly thereafter.  Instead of the billions it was hoping to garner, Innovatio ended up pulling in a few million dollars.