PRESS RELEASE: CEIVA Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Patent Lawsuit Against Frame Media
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 7, 2009) - CEIVA Logic, Inc., (CEIVA) the leading provider of photo sharing services and connected digital photo frames, has filed a motion in federal district court in Los Angeles seeking a preliminary injunction against Frame Media, Inc. (Frame Media). The motion relates to CEIVA's pending lawsuit against Frame Media and Digital Spectrum Solutions (DSS) alleging they infringe CEIVA's U.S. Patent No. 6,442,573 entitled, "Method and Apparatus for Distributing Picture Mail to a Frame Device Community."
CEIVA's preliminary injunction motion asks the court to enjoin Frame Media from operating its web-based "FrameChannel" photo sharing and image distribution service, which CEIVA alleges directly infringes its patent, pending trial set for May, 2010. Ceiva also filed a motion for summary determination asking the court for a finding of patent infringement against Frame Media based on the present facts of the case. Both motions are scheduled for hearing on June 1, 2009.
CEIVA's motions are part of its pending federal lawsuit for patent infringement against Frame Media and DSS filed in June 2008, which asks the court for damages for patent infringement and for a permanent injunction to prevent Frame Media and DSS from making, using or selling systems or products that infringe CEIVA's patent. CEIVA is represented in the lawsuit by Gary Hecker of The Hecker Law Group in Los Angeles, CA. (www.hh.com)
CEIVA first introduced its revolutionary connected Digital Photo Frame™ and PicturePlan® photo sharing services in 2000. Ceiva obtained its first patent in 2002 and has additional patents pending.
About CEIVA Logic, Inc.
CEIVA Logic, Inc., www.ceiva.com, is the leading provider of connected digital photo frames and photo sharing services. CEIVA® enables families and friends to automatically receive photos sent by camera phone, email or through an online CEIVA account. Offering world-class personalized customer care, CEIVA Digital Photo Frames™ and the CEIVA photo sharing service is the only solution to allow effortless receipt, display, secure storage and sharing of digital photos. Patented technology from CEIVA is designed for ease-of-use while incorporating the benefits of digital photography into everyday life. CEIVA products are available through the CEIVA Store at www.ceiva.com and at select retailers globally. CEIVA Logic is based in Burbank, CA.
About The Hecker Law Group
The Hecker Law Group is one of the nation's leading intellectual property law firm boutiques. Founded in 1988, the firm's practice focuses on complex technology, internet, and entertainment matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, trade secrets, and entertainment transactions. The firm clients past and present are many of the world's leading technology and entertainment companies. The firm's litigation group handles matters before State and Federal Courts, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
(First posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 11:33 EDT)