Amazon, B&N Hit With Patent Suit Over Kindle, Nook

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT) -- Patent holder Hopewell Culture & Design claims Amazon.com Inc., Barnes & Noble Inc. and four others ripped off its patented design for double-click functionality in smartphones and tablets, according to separate lawsuits filed Friday in Texas federal court.

Hopewell says Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook allow users to double click or double tab interactive visual elements, infringing aspects of its U.S. Patent No. 7,171,625, called “Double-Clicking a point-and-click interface apparatus to enable a new interaction with content represented by an active visual display element.”...
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Case Title

Hopewell Culture & Design LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc.


Case Number

2:12-cv-00690

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Roy S. Payne

Date Filed

October 26, 2012


Case Title

Hopewell Culture & Design LLC v. Barnes & Noble, Inc.


Case Number

2:12-cv-00691

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Rodney Gilstrap

Date Filed

October 27, 2012


Case Title

Hopewell Culture & Design LLC v. Coby Electronics Corp.,


Case Number

2:12-cv-00692

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Rodney Gilstrap

Date Filed

October 27, 2012


Case Title

Hopewell Culture & Design LLC v. Lenovo (United States) Inc.


Case Number

2:12-cv-00693

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Roy S. Payne

Date Filed

October 27, 2012


Case Title

Hopewell Culture & Design LLC v ViewSonic Corp


Case Number

2:12-cv-00694

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Rodney Gilstrap

Date Filed

October 27, 2012


Case Title

Hopewell Culture & Design LLC v. Vizio, Inc.


Case Number

2:12-cv-00695

Court

Texas Eastern

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Rodney Gilstrap

Date Filed

October 27, 2012

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