Digonex Technologies Sue QCUE Inc. for Patent Infringement of Ticket Pricing Software

Indianapolis, IN – Patent attorneys for Digonex Technologies, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana has filed a patent infringement suit in the Southern District of Indiana alleging that Qcue Inc., of Austin, Texas infringed patent numbers of the 8,095,424 and 8,112,303, which have been issued by the US Patent Office.

The plaintiff claims that the defendants sell dynamic pricing software products aimed at pricing tickets for events by a variety of names “Dynamic Pricing Dashboard,” “the Qcue Product,” and “software-based dynamic pricing solution” that infringe the patents held by Digonex.Digonex.jpg The technology is apparently marketed to sports teams and event promoters. The complaint alleges that Qcue has sold infringing products to Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and NASCAR. The complaint makes two claims of patent infringement and seeks a declaration of infringement, an injunction, damages, attorney fees and costs. The complaint also alleges that Qcue has the specific intent to induce others to infringe Digonex’s patents.

Practice Tip: The complaint alleges that Qcue has referenced the two Digonex patents in a Qcue patent application pending before the US Patent Office. This, in part, is Digonex’s “evidence” of willful infringement.  Also, Patent Office’s records reveal that in prosecuting the  8,095,424 patent it submitted an Information Disclsosure Statement on September 30, 2011, after the claims had been allowed.  However, the Patent Office refused to consider the IDS becuase it did not comply with Patent Office regulations.  Therefore, there may be some question regarding the validity of this patent. 

This case has been assigned to Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson and Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue of the Southern District of Indiana, and assigned case no. 1:12-cv-00380-JMS-DKL.Digonex Tech v Qcue Inc..

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