Indiana Patent Litigation: Texas Pharmaceutical Company Sues Indiana-Based Roche

Indianapolis, Indiana – Attorneys for Plaintiff, Blue Sky Networks, LLC of Plano, Texas filed suit in theBlogPhoto-1-184x300 Southern District of Indiana alleging that Defendant, Roche Diabetes Care, Inc., of Indianapolis, Indiana infringed its rights in United States Patent Nos. 6,484,027, (“the ‘027 Patent”), 6,865,372, (“the ‘372 Patent”), 8,265,691, (“the ‘691 Patent”), 8,346,169, (“the ‘169 Patent”), and 8,792,828 (“the ‘828 Patent”).  Plaintiff is seeking judgment, damages, and attorneys’ fees.

According to the complaint, “The Asserted Patents are directed to wireless mobile devices, such as handsets, peripherals, and computing devices, that operate via wireless short-range direct communication with other wireless devices. Such devices may also be enabled for simultaneous operation on a wireless network…and wireless short-range direct communication with other wireless devices.”

Plaintiff alleges that Defendant’s line of AccuCheck blood sugar meters infringe on the patents. Many of the meters are Bluetooth enabled, allowing them to communicate and transmit information to computers or other meters wirelessly.

Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that the manner in which the allegedly infringing devices search for and connect to other Bluetooth devices directly infringes claims of the patents.

Plaintiff has formally alleged infringement of the five listed patents and demanded a jury trial.

The case was assigned to District Judge Richard L. Young and Magistrate Judge Matthew P. Brookman in the Southern District and assigned Case 1:18-cv-00368-RLY-MPB.


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