iLife Technologies Files Texas Patent Infringement Lawsuits Over
Company's patents allow position and movement monitoring, evaluation in
industrial, consumer applications
DALLAS, Dec. 19, 2012
DALLAS, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys from the Dallas-based law firm
Munck Wilson Mandala have filed federal patent infringement lawsuits on behalf
of North Texas-based iLife Technologies, seeking to halt the unauthorized use
of the company's patented inventions for groundbreaking technology that allows
electronic devices in consumer and industrial applications to evaluate and
report the movement and position of monitored items.
Four separate lawsuits filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Texas allege infringement of eight iLife patents by defendants
OnAsset Intelligence Inc., Philips Electronics North America, Philips
Lifeline, Lifeline Systems Company, Pioneer Security Services Inc., Bay Area
Vital-Link Inc., ActiveCare Inc. and Safeguardian Inc.
"iLife has been a client of the firm for more than a dozen years," says
attorney William Munck, Managing Partner of Munck Wilson Mandala, "and we are
proud to represent our longtime client in these important actions."
"We chose Munck Wilson Mandala because of the firm's deep understanding of
this technology and proven track record representing inventors in high-stakes
litigation," says inventor and iLife CEO Michael Lehrman.
According to the complaint, the defendants are using iLife's patented
technology without consent for consumer and home healthcare products,
including those that allow for remote monitoring of elderly users to ensure
that they have care in the event that they fall or become disabled and are
unable to seek help. In industrial applications, the technology also can
monitor and track in-transit containers or cargo.
"This technology has many important applications," says Munck Wilson Mandala
partner Wallace Dunwoody, "including helping seniors to live independently
with safety and peace-of-mind, but that is just one embodiment of a broader
"iLife's developers were visionaries," says Munck Wilson Mandala name partner
Michael Wilson, who filed the lawsuits on behalf of iLife. "iLife recognized
the value of these inventions and patented them. These lawsuits seek to
enforce the law and stop infringers from using iLife's patents for their own
The lawsuits are iLife Technologies Inc. v. OnAsset Intelligence Inc., No.
3:12-cv05155-M; iLife Technologies Inc. v. Lifeline Systems Company, Philips
Electronics North America, and Philips Lifeline, No. 3:12-cv05157-N; iLife
Technologies Inc. v. Pioneer Security Services Inc. and Bay Area Vital-Link
Inc., No. 3:12-cv05162-K; and iLife Technologies Inc. v. ActiveCare Inc.
and Safeguardian Inc., No. 3:12-cv05161-L.
The iLife patents are U.S. Patent Nos. 6,307,481; 6,501,386; 6,703,939;
6,864,796; 7,095,331; 7,145,461; and 7,479,890. They cover systems and methods
for evaluating movement of a body relative to an environment. According to the
patents, the "body" refers to any object whose movement or position can be
evaluated relative to its environment. The "environment," in turn, may best be
thought of as the conditions and influences that determine the behavior of the
physical system in which the body is located.
Munck Wilson Mandala is a technology-focused law firm with offices in Dallas
and Marshall, Texas, with an emphasis on patent, trade secret and other
intellectual property disputes. The firm offers full-service counsel in the
areas of intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation,
intellectual property portfolio development, corporate transactions and
securities, and employment law. Munck Wilson Mandala represents clients from
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For more information on the iLife patent infringement lawsuits, please contact
Mark Annick at 800-559-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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