Our Successes

Past Representative Licensing & Litigation Experience 

Telesonics Systems Inc. 
Telesonics Systems, Inc. v. Zenith Electronics Corp., N.D.Ill

An early case handled by Eugene M. Cummings was the representation of Telesonics Systems, the developer of the U.S. stereo sound television system.  This case resulted in one of the most successful patent licensing campaigns of its time. The patents owned by Telesonics, United States Patent Number 4,048,654 and 4,139,866, were both drafted by Eugene Cummings, and when Telesonics was unable to find a firm willing to represent it without a large upfront payment, Mr. Cummings agreed to represent Telesonics on a contingent fee basis.

Nissim Corp.
Attorneys from Eugene M. Cummings, P.C. represented Nissim Corp., a Florida-based engineering company, in the licensing of its DVD related patents to the consumer electronics industry. As a result of our extensive licensing efforts, nearly every major manufacturer that produces, markets, or sells DVD players in the United States now pays a royalty to Nissim. 

Orbsak, LLC
Orbsak, LLC v. Dell, Inc.,et al., E.D.Tx.
Orbsak, LLC v. Directv Group, Inc.,et al., E.D.Tx.
Orbsak, LLC v. General Instrument Corp., N.D.Ill.
 

Attorneys from Eugene M. Cummings, P.C. represented Orbsak, LLC, a California-based engineering group, in multiple patent infringement suits against the television and digital broadcast industry. In the course of litigation, every major manufacturer agreed to license the Orbsak patents. 

Feature Film Services, Inc.
Feature Film Services, Inc. v. Echostar Commc Corp., et al., N.D.Ill

Eugene M. Cummings represented Feature Film Services, LLC, a Chicago-based engineering firm, in the licensing and litigation of a portfolio of encryption patents.  After extensive litigation, all major distributors of television programming accepted licenses under the client's patents.  

 

Current Representative Licensing & Litigation Experience 

Finoc Design Consulting Oy
Finoc Design Consulting Oy v. 2 Wire Inc., et al., E.D.Tx.  

Eugene M. Cummings, P.C. is currently representing the Finnish company, FINOC Design Consulting Oy, in the enforcement of U.S. Patent No. 6,850,560 against manufacturers of DSL equipment.

Microlinc, LLC 
Microlinc, LLC v. Intel Corp., et al.,  E.D.Tx. 

Eugene M. Cummings, P.C. is currently representing Microlinc in the enforcement of U.S. Patent No. 6,009,488 against the computer industry.  Our firm successfully represented Microlinc in reexamination proceedings against this patent, which resulted in the confirmation of a key original claim as well as the issuance of additional claims further defining Microlinc's innovation in the field of packet based computer buses.

Premier International Associates 
Premier International Associates v. Microsoft Corp., et al., E.D.Tx. 
Premier International Associates v. Hewlett-Packard, et al., E.D.Tx.
Premier International Associates v. Apple Computer, E.D.Tx 

Attorneys from Eugene M. Cummings, P.C. represented Premier International Associates, LLC, a Chicago-based software company, against Apple Computer in a patent infringement suit. After a successful Markman hearing that eviscerated Apple’s invalidity and infringement defenses, Apple Computer was forced to take a license on terms favorable to Premier.  Eugene M. Cummings, P.C. is currently representing Premier in the enforcement of its patents against other industry leaders.

GraphOn Corp. 
GraphOn Corp. v. Juniper Networks, Inc., et al., E.D.Tx.  

Eugene M. Cummings, P.C. is currently representing GraphOn in the enforcement of its patent portfolio relating to firewall technology against industry leaders. 

Metamorfyx, LLC
Metamorfyx, LLC v. Logitech, Inc., N.D.Ill.
Metamorfyx, LLC v. Datadisk Technologies, N.D.Ill.
Metamorfyx, LLC v. Compusa, Inc., N.D.Ill.
Metamorfyx, LLC v. Bencole Int'l Inc., N.D.Ill.
Metamorfyx, LLC v. Tech Manufacturing Group, N.D.Ill.
Metamorfyx, LLC v. Micro Innovations, N.D.Ill.

Attorneys from Eugene M. Cummings, P.C. represented Metamorfyx, LLC, a California-based engineering group, in multiple patent infringement suits against the keyboard industry. In the course of litigation, nearly every major manufacturer of ergonomic keyboards agreed to license the Metamorfyx patents.

 

Patent Related Ventures 

Acoustic Technologies, LLC.
Acoustic Technologies, LLC is a manufacturer of a unique patent-pending loudspeaker which combines a single 3" high-efficiency full range driver with an ingenious enclosure, which serves as an amplifier and resonator to accurately reproduce a coherent, naturally synthesized sound over a large range of frequencies. These single-driver loudspeakers create a realistic three-dimensional listening experience over previously unattainable range of listening positions. Eugene M. Cummings is the Managing Member of Acoustic Technologies while members of Eugene M. Cummings, P.C. are currently involved in all aspects of the company from corporate formation and governance to the design, branding and patenting of the company's products.

IsoClear, Inc.
IsoClear, Inc. is a manufacturer of a patented contact lens cleaning system having compartments that include a biocompatible surface coating which removes contaminants from the surface of the lens. Eugene M. Cummings is the President of IsoClear while members of Eugene M. Cummings, P.C. are currently involved in all aspects of the company from corporate formation and governance to the design, branding and patenting of the company's products.

Sierra Election Systems, LLC (formerly, AutoMARK Technical Systems, LLC) 
AutoMARK Technical Systems, the manufacturer of a patented voter assist terminal of which over 50,000 units were sold for use in 37 states, provided voters with disabilities the ability to vote using a private and secure electronic ballot marking method.  Eugene M. Cummings invented this voter assist terminal and was the Founder and President of AutoMARK. Members of Eugene M. Cummings, P.C. were involved in many aspects of the company from corporate formation and governance to the design, branding and patenting of the company's products. AutoMARK's intellectual property was acquired by Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S), who still manufactures and sells AutoMARK branded and related products.  AutoMARK's successor company, Sierra Election Systems, LLC, still manufactures and sells voting equipment throughout the United States. Eugene M. Cummings currently serves as President of Sierra Election Systems.