October was fairly busy. Frequent fliers included Advanced Transactions, Aeritas, AML IP, Bassfield IP, Communication Interface Technologies, Digi Portal, Noblewood IP, and Ridgeview IP.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history. Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see. I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape. So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

* Note I am catching up on a backlog because of some very busy IP litigation over the last year or so.

Advanced Transactions, LLC v. Marco’s Pizza Holdings, LLC et al (E.D. Va.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Marco’s Franchising, LLC
  • Marco’s Pizza Holdings, LLC

Plaintiff:        Advanced Transactions, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Daignault Iyer

Patents:         10,783,529 (Third-party provider method and system); 7,065,555 (System and method related to generating and tracking an email campaign); 7,386,594 (System and method related to generating an email campaign); 7,693,950 (System and method related to generating and tracking an email campaign); 7,979,057 (Third-party provider method and system); 8,150,736 (Global electronic commerce system); 8,175,519 (Third-party provider method and system); 9,747,608 (Third-party provider method and system)

Aeritas, LLC v. Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. et al (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright 

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:    

  • Panda Express, Inc. 
  • Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. 

Plaintiff:        Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patents:         7,706,819 (Mixed-mode interaction); 8,055,285 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,888,107 (Mixed-mode interaction)

AML IP LLC v. Ace Hardware Corporation (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).         

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Ace Hardware Corporation 
  • BPS Direct, LLC d/b/a Bass Pro Shops 
  • Small Luxury Hotels of the World Management, Inc. 

Plaintiff:        AML IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey LLP

Patent:           6,876,979 (Electronic commerce bridge system)

Bassfield IP LLC v. Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).            

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. 
  • Total Quality Logistics, LLC 

Plaintiff:        Bassfield IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law

Patent:           6,641,053 (Foreground/background document processing with dataglyphs)

Communication Interface Technologies, LLC v. International Dairy Queen, Inc. (multiple cases) (C.D. Cal.).

Judges:           District Judge Dolly M. Gee; Magistrate Judge Michael R. Wilner; Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick; District Judge Stephen V. Wilson; Judge Christina A. Snyder   

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • International Dairy Queen, Inc.
  • Lego System A/S
  • Starbucks Corporation 

Plaintiff:        Communication Interface Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Law Offices of Seth W. Wiener

Patents:         6,574,239 (Virtual connection of a remote unit to a server); 8,266,296 (Application-layer evaluation of communications received by a mobile device); 8,291,010 (Virtual connection of a remote unit to a server)

Diatek Licensing LLC v. LEGO System A/S (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:            District Judge Alan D. Albright 

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Lego System A/S  

Plaintiff:        Diatek Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kent & Risley

Patents:         7,079,752 (Process for recording a scrambled MPEG stream); 8,195,828 (Method for discontinuous transmission, in sections, of data in a network of distributed stations, as well as a network subscriber station as a requesting appliance for carrying out a method such as this, and a network subscriber station as a source appliance for carrying out a method such as this)

Digi Portal LLC v. FedEx Corporation (multiple cases) (D. Del.).           

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • FedEx Corporation
  • Getaround, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Digi Portal LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; Napoli Shkolnik

Patents:         5,983,227 (Dynamic page generator); 7,171,414 (Dynamic page generator); 7,565,359 (Dynamic page generator); 8,352,854 (Dynamic page generator); 9,626,342 (Dynamic page generator)

Distributed Media Solutions, LLC v. AMC Networks Inc. (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     AMC Networks, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Distributed Media Solutions, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt; King & Wood Mallesons

Patents:         6,697,811; 7,133,922; 7,739,714; 8,046,672 (Method and system for delivering technology agnostic rich media content within an email, banner ad, and web page); 8,122,004 (Generating and providing rich media presentations optimized for a device over a network); 8,437,389; 8,482,384

Noblewood IP LLC v. AutoZone, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:            District Judge Orlando L. Garcia

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     AutoZone, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Noblewood IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           7,941,553 (Method and device for streaming a media file over a distributed information system)

Optinetix (Israel) Ltd. v. Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:            District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Family Dollar Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Optinetix (Israel) Ltd.

Pls. Cnsl:        Budo Law

Patent:           7,349,668 (Systems and methods for embedding commercial information into broadcast media)

Ridgeview IP LLC v. Anthology Inc. (N.D. Tex.).

Judge:            District Judge Karen Gren Scholer

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Anthology, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Ridgeview IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Garteiser Honea

Patent:           6,983,270 (Method and apparatus for displaying database search results)

Ridgeview IP LLC v. Cvent Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Cvent Inc.

Plaintiff:        Ridgeview IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Garteiser Honea

Patent:           6,983,270 (Method and apparatus for displaying database search results)

NPE activity ramped back up in September, as it often does as summer ends and kids go back to school.* Frequent filers included Advanced Transactions, Aeritas, Cedar Lane, Gratuity Solutions, Lexos Media, Optinetix, Push Data, S3G Technology, and Traxcell.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history. Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see. I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape. So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

* Note I am catching up on a backlog because of some very busy IP litigation over the last year or so.

Advanced Transactions, LLC v. Regis Corporation et al (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Regis Corporation
  • Supercuts Corporate Shops, Inc. d/b/a Supercuts, Cost Cutters, Roosters, and SmartStyle SuperCuts, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Advanced Transactions, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Daignault Iyer

Patents:          10,783,529 (Third-party provider method and system); 7,065,555 (System and method related to generating and tracking an email campaign); 7,386,594 (System and method related to generating an email campaign); 7,693,950 ( System and method related to generating and tracking an email campaign); 7,979,057 (Third-party provider method and system); 8,150,736 (Global electronic commerce system); 8,175,519 (Third-party provider method and system); 9,747,608 (Third-party provider method and system)

Aeritas, LLC v. Staples, Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland 

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Office Depot, LLC
  • Staples, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patents:          7,706,819 (Mixed-mode interaction); 8,055,285 (Mixed-mode interaction); 8,620,364 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,888,107 (Mixed-mode interaction)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Watchnet, Inc. (W.D.N.Y.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Watchnet, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law

Patents:          6,473,527 (Module and method for interfacing analog/digital converting means and JPEG compression means); 6,972,790 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,537,242 (Host interface for imaging arrays)

Gratuity Solutions LLC et al v. Toast, Inc. (D. Mass.).

Judge:             District Judge Patti B. Saris

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Toast, Inc.

Plaintiffs:

  • Gratuity Solutions LLC
  • Gratuity, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Arrowood

Patents:          10,726,436 (System and method for managing gratuities); 9,741,050 (System and method for managing gratuities)

Lexos Media IP, LLC. v. ABT Electronics, Inc. (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Mary M. Rowland

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     ABT Electronics, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Lexos Media IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Buether Joe & Counselors; Fuksa Khorshid

Patents:          5,995,102 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image); 6,118,449 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image)

Lower48 IP LLC v. Shopify Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Shopify Inc.

Plaintiff:         Lower48 IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm; Daignault Iyer

Patents:          10,140,349 (Method and/or system for transforming between trees and strings); 11,100,070 (Manipulation and/or analysis of hierarchical data); 11,194,777 (Manipulation and/or analysis of hierarchical data); 7,681,177 (Method and/or system for transforming between trees and strings)

OHVA, Inc. v. MagTek, Inc. (E.D. Pa., W.D. Tex.).  

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • MagTek, Inc.
  • Electronic Merchant Systems, LLC 
  • Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd.  

Plaintiff:         OHVA, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Napoli Shkolnik

Patent:            9,679,286 (Methods and apparatus for enabling secure network-based transactions)

Optinetix (Israel) Ltd. v. Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Optinetix (Israel) Ltd.

Pls. Cnsl:        Loaknauth Law; Budo Law

Patent:            7,349,668 (Systems and methods for embedding commercial information into broadcast media)

Push Data LLC v. Fleet Fleet, Incorporated (multiple cases) (C.D. Cal.).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott; District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld, Jr.; District Judge Fernando M. Olguin; Magistrate Judge Margo A. Rocconi   

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Fleet Fleet, Incorporated
  • Gucci America, Inc. 
  • Guccio Gucci SpA 
  • The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. 
  • Ulta Beauty, Inc.   
  • Smashburger IP Holder LLC 
  • TGI Friday’s, Inc. 

Plaintiff:         Push Data LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Law Offices of Seth W. Wiener

Patents:          7,058,395 (Geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems); 7,212,811 (Geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems): 7,292,844 (Geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems); 6,983,139 (Geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems)

S3G Technology LLC v. Nordstrom, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Nordstrom, Inc.

Plaintiff:         S3G Technology LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Parker Bunt & Ainsworth

Patents:          10,261,774 (Modification of terminal and service provider machines using an update server machine); 9,081,897 (Modification of terminal and service provider machines using an update server machine); 9,940,124 (Modification of terminal and service provider machines using an update server machine)

Traxcell Technologies, LLC v. AfterShip, Inc. (W.D. Tex., S.D. Tex., S.D. N.Y.).

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland 

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • AfterShip, Inc.
  • Bird Rides, Inc. 
  • NeighborFavor, Inc. d/b/a Favor
  • Neutron Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Lime   
  • GoShare, Inc.
  • Helbiz, Inc. 
  • Curb Mobility, LLC
  • Maplebear Inc. d/b/a Instacart
  • Shopify Data Processing (USA), Inc 
  • FlightAware, LLC 

Plaintiff:         Traxcell Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey LLP

Patent:            10,820,147 (Mobile wireless device providing off-line and on-line geographic navigation information)

NPE activity saw an uncharacteristic increase in August,* a month that is usually sleepy presumably as people take family vacations and enjoy the summer. Frequent filers included AuthWallet, Bassfield IP, Cedar Lane Technologies, eCeipt, Innovaport, Lexos IP, Locket IP, Mallard IP, and Tranquility IP. 

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history. Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see. I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape. So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

* Note I am catching up on a backlog because of some very busy IP litigation over the last year or so.

Alto Dynamics, LLC v. Wayfair LLC (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Wayfair LLC

Plaintiff:         Alto Dynamics, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rozier Hardt McDonough

Patents:          6,604,100 (Method for converting relational data into a structured document); 7,152,018 (System and method for monitoring usage patterns); 7,392,160 (System and method for monitoring usage patterns); 7,657,531 (Systems and methods for state-less authentication); 8,051,098 (Systems and methods for state-less authentication); RE46,513 (Systems and methods for state-less authentication)

AuthWallet, LLC v. Omni Hotels Management Corporation (N.D. Tex., S. D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Brantley Starr; District Judge Sam A. Lindsay

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Omni Hotels Management Corporation
  • Hotels.com, LP
  • Small Luxury Hotels of the World Management, Inc.

Plaintiff:         AuthWallet, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey LLP

Patent:            8,099,368 (Intermediary service and method for processing financial transaction data with mobile device confirmation)

Avayla Licensing LLC v. Lifesize, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Lifesize, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Avayla Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm; McArthur Law

Patent:            9,253,445 (Terminal multipoint control unit, system and method for implementing high definition multiple pictures)

Bassfield IP LLC v. Jimmy Johns Franchisor SPV, LLC (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).  

Judges:           District Judge Robert Pitman; District Judge Kathleen Cardone; District Judge Fred Biery; District Judge Jason K. Pulliam

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Jimmy Johns Franchisor SPV, LLC
  • Paradies Lagardere @ AUS, LLC
  • Satellite Industries, Inc.
  • Success Foods Management Group, LLC

Plaintiff:         Bassfield IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law

Patent:            6,641,053 (Foreground/background document processing with dataglyphs)

eCeipt LLC v. Sams Club Texas LLC (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Lee Yeakel

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Sams Club Texas LLC

Plaintiff:         eCeipt LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:            8,643,875 (Receipt handling systems, print drivers and methods thereof)

Hitel Technologies LLC v. Perry Ellis Menswear, LLC d/b/a OriginalPenguin.com (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Perry Ellis Menswear, LLC d/b/a OriginalPenguin.com

Plaintiff:         Hitel Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:            7,689,617 (Dynamic learning for navigation systems)

iFixit Corporation v. Locket IP LLC (C.D. Cal.).

Claims:           Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:     Locket IP LLC

Plaintiff:         iFixit Corporation

Pls. Cnsl:        Offit Kurman

Patent:            10,514,832 (Method for locating regions of interest in a user interface)

Innovaport LLC v. Target Corporation (W.D. Wis.).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker; District Judge William M. Conley

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Target Corporation

Plaintiff:         Innovaport LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Boyle Fredrickson

Patents:          8,775,260 (Apparatus and method for providing product location information to customers in a store); 8,787,933 (Apparatus and method for providing product location information to customers in a store); 9,489,690 (Apparatus and method for providing product location information to customers in a store); 9,990,670 (Apparatus and method for providing product location information to customers in a store)

Lexos Media IP, LLC v. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (E.D. Tex., N.D. Tex., D. Kan.).

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; District Judge Sam R. Cummings

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Ulta Beauty, Inc.
  • Gap Inc.
  • Ace Hardware Corporation
  • MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Overstock.com, Inc.
  • Wal-Mart.com USA LLC
  • Walmart Inc. f/k/a Walmart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Lexos Media IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Buether Joe & Counselors; Fisher Patterson Sayler & Smith; Buether Joe & Counselors

Patents:          5,995,102 Server system and method for modifying a cursor image); 6,118,449 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image)

Mallard IP LLC v. Advantech Corporation (N.D. Ill.).

Judges:           District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer; District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Advantech Corporation
  • Fujitsu America, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Mallard IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kent & Risley; Direction IP Law

Patent:            6,603,330 (Configuring digital functions in a digital configurable macro architecture)

Tranquility IP LLC v. NetApp, Inc. (D. Colo., N.D. Ill.)

Judges:           Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter; District Judge Charles R. Norgle, Sr.; District Judge Edmond E. Chang

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • NetApp, Inc.
  • Cambium Networks, Inc.
  • HMS Industrial Networks, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Tranquility IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law

Patent:            8,272,037 (Flexible WLAN access point architecture capable of accommodating different user devices)

NPE activity quieted in July after a busy June.* Frequent filers included Advanced Transactions, Cedar Lane Technologies, M4siz, Noblewood IP, Savannah Licensing, and Sunflower Licensing.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history. Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see. I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape. So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

* Note I am catching up on a backlog because of some very busy IP litigation over the last year or so.

Advanced Transactions, LLC v. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. et al (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  1. Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
  2. E-Advance, LLC d/b/a AdvanceAutoParts.com

Plaintiff:         Advanced Transactions, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Daignault Iyer

Patents:          10,783,529 (Third-party provider method and system; 7,065,555 (System and method related to generating and tracking an email campaign); 7,386,594 (System and method related to generating an email campaign); 7,693,950 (System and method related to generating and tracking an email campaign); 7,979,057 (Third-party provider method and system); 8,150,736 (Global electronic commerce system); 8,175,519 (Third-party provider method and system); 9,747,608 (Third-party provider method and system)

Bungalow Living, Inc. v. Locket IP LLC (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim

Claims:           Declaratory Judgment

Defendants:  Locket IP LLC

Plaintiff:         Bungalow Living, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Patent:           10,514,832 (Method for locating regions of interest in a user interface)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Moog, Inc. (W.D.N.Y., W.D. Tex., E.D. Tex., S.D. Tex.).

Judges:           Judge Alia Moses; District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Moog, Inc.
  • ParkHelp USA, Inc.
  • Oinone Technology, LLC
  • R. Stahl, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law

Patents:         6,473,527 (Module and method for interfacing analog/digital converting means and JPEG compression means); 6,972,790 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,537,242 (Host interface for imaging arrays)

Context Directions LLC v. Avis Budget Group, Inc. et al (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Avis Budget Group, Inc.
  • Avis Rent A Car System LLC
  • Budget Rent A Car System Inc.
  • Alamo Rent-A-Car, LLC
  • EAN Holdings, Inc.
  • EAN Holdings, LLC d/b/a Enterprise Rent A Center
  • National Car Rental System LLC

Plaintiff:         Context Directions LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Budo Law

Patents:          10,142,791 (Method and system for context awareness of a mobile device); 11,057,738 (Adaptive context detection in mobile devices); 9,807,564; (Method for detecting context of a mobile device and a mobile device with a context detection module)

Lexos Media IP, LLC v. Office Depot, Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • CDW LLC
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Lexos Media IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Buether Joe & Counselors

Patents:          5,995,102 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image); 6,118,449 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image)

M4siz Limited v. Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).  

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation
  • J. Crew Group, Inc.
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Gap Inc.
  • G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. d/b/a G-III Leather Fashions, Inc. 
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co. d/b/a Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. 
  • Victoria’s Secret & Co. d/b/a Victoria’s Secret Stores, LLC
  • Under Armour, Inc.
  • Authentic Brands Group, LLC 

Plaintiff:         M4siz Limited

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey LLP

Patent:            6,526,402 (Searching procedures)

Noblewood IP LLC v. DallasNews Corporation (N.D. Tex., S.D. Tex.).

Judge:             Judge Ada Brown

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • DallasNews Corporation
  • Southern Newspapers Inc.

Plaintiff:         Noblewood IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chong Law Firm; PRA Law

Patent:            7,941,553 (Method and device for streaming a media file over a distributed information system)

Savannah Licensing LLC v. Hubzu USA, Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).  

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Hubzu USA, Inc. 
  • Ross Stores, Inc. 

Plaintiff:         Savannah Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm; Chong Law Firm

Patent:            9,454,777 (Measuring and improving the quality of a user experience upon receiving a frustration event package)

Sunflower Licensing LLC v. Central Security Group – Nationwide, Inc. d/b/a Alert360 (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).  

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Central Security Group – Nationwide, Inc. d/b/a Alert360  
  • Observint Technologies Inc. 
  • Vivint, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Sunflower Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kent & Risley

Patents:          6,487,528 (Method and apparatus for encoding or decoding audio or video frame data); 7,398,005 (Trick mode playback of recorded video)

NPE activity sped up in June. Frequent filers included Advanced Transactions, Buffalo Patents, Cedar Lane Technologies, Locket IP, Lexos Media, M4siz, RFCyber, and Savannah Licensing.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history. Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see. I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape. So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

Adaptive Avenue Associates, Inc. v. Overstock.com, Inc. (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Overstock.com, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Adaptive Avenue Associates, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; Chong Law Firm

Patents:          7,171,629 (Customizable web site access system and method therefore); 7,428,707 (Customizable web site access system and method therefore)

Advanced Transactions, LLC v. Fiesta Mart, LLC et al. (W.D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Bodega Latina Corporation d/b/a El Super, Smart & Final Holdings, Inc.
  • Chedraui USA, Inc.
  • Fiesta Mart, LLC
  • Grupo Comercial Chedraui, SAB de CV
  • Smart & Final Stores LLC

Plaintiff:         Advanced Transactions, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Daignault Iyer

Patents:          10,783,529 (Third-party provider method and system); 7,065,555 (System and method related to generating and tracking an email campaign); 7,386,594 (System and method related to generating an email campaign); 7,693,950 (System and method related to generating and tracking an email campaign); 7,979,057 (Third-party provider method and system); 8,150,736 (Global electronic commerce system); 8,175,519 (Third-party provider method and system); 9,747,608 (Third-party provider method and system)

Buffalo Patents, LLC v. ZTE Corporation (W.D. Tex., E.D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • ZTE Corporation
  • Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages LLC
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Cafection Ventures Inc. f/k/a Cafection Enterprises, Inc.
  • Evoca SpA
  • Nespresso USA, Inc.
  • Nestle Nespresso SA
  • Nestle USA, Inc.
  • Nestl SA

Plaintiff:         Buffalo Patents, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Antonelli Harrington & Thompson

Patents:          7,187,670 (Communications terminal, a system and a method for internet/network telephony); 7,408,915 (Communications terminal, a system and a method for internet/network telephony); 8,611,328 (Communications terminal, a system and a method for internet/network telephony); 9,001,816 (Communications terminal, a system and a method for internet/network telephony); 7,664,885 (Communication system with automatic configuration of the communication interface)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Ekin LLC (S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y, W.D. Tex., W.D. Wash., E.D. Va.).

Judges:           District Judge Ann M. Donnelly; Magistrate Judge James R. Cho; District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland; District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema; Magistrate Judge John F. Anderson

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Ekin LLC
  • IPVideo Corporation
  • Bird Home Automation, Gmbh
  • Digital Data Communications GmbH
  • VIDEOR E. Hartig GmbH
  • i3 International, Inc
  • Mobotix Corporation
  • Latecoere International, Inc.
  • Hitron Systems, Inc.
  • Fuho Technology Co., Ltd.
  • GeoVision, Inc.
  • AVer Information Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Dynacolor Inc.
  • Dynacom Communications Inc.
  • EverFocus Co., Ltd.
  • Logipix Ltd.
  • Hi Sharp Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Lumens Digital Optics Inc.
  • Matrix Comsec Pvt. Ltd.
  • Lorex Technology, Inc.
  • Longse Technology Limited

Plaintiff:         Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Mann Law Group; Rabicoff Law

Patents:          6,972,790 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,537,242 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 6,473,527 (Module and method for interfacing analog/digital converting means and JPEG compression means)

Locket IP LLC v. Nordstrom, Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).  

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Dollar General Corporation
  • E-Advance, LLC d/b/a AdvanceAutoParts.com
  • Office Depot LLC

Plaintiff:         Locket IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patents:          10,514,832 (Method for locating regions of interest in a user interface); 9,990,112 (Method and apparatus for locating regions of interest in a user interface)

Lexos Media IP, LLC v. eBay Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     eBay Inc.

Plaintiff:         Lexos Media IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Buether Joe & Counselors

Patents:          5,995,102 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image); 6,118,449 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image)

M4siz Limited v. The ODP Corporation (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).  

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • The ODP Corporation
  • Wayfair Inc.
  • Sears Holdings Management Corporation d/b/a SHMC, Inc.
  • Retail Ecommerce Ventures, LLC
  • Albertsons LLC
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Pottery Barn, Inc.
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc. d/b/a Pottery Barn
  • PetSmart LLC
  • Aldi Inc.
  • Aldi (Texas) LLC
  • H-E-B, LP f/k/a H-E-B Grocery Company, LP

Plaintiff:         M4siz Limited

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey LLP

Patent:            6,526,402 (Searching procedures)

Nearby Systems LLC v. CVS Health Corporation et al. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • CVS Health Corporation
  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
  • Rent-A-Center, Inc.
  • Deli Management, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Nearby Systems LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rozier Hardt McDonough

Patents:          10,469,980 (Mashing mapping content displayed on mobile devices); 9,532,164 (Mashing mapping content displayed on mobile devices)

RFCyber Corp. v. Visa USA Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Visa USA Inc.

Plaintiff:         RFCyber Corp.

 Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm; Fabricant

Patents:          8,118,218 (Method and apparatus for providing electronic purse); 8,448,855 (Method and apparatus for funding an electronic purse); 9,189,787 (Method and apparatus for conducting e-commence and m-commence); 9,240,009 (Mobile devices for commerce over unsecured networks)

S3G Technology LLC v. QuikTrip Corporation d/b/a QuikTrip (E.D. Tex., W.D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne; District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • QuikTrip Corporation d/b/a QuikTrip
  • Ace Hardware Corporation
  • Lululemon USA Inc.
  • Michaels Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff:         S3G Technology LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Parker Bunt & Ainsworth

Patents:          11,210,082 (Modification of terminal and service provider machines using an update server machine); 8,572,571 (Modification of terminal and service provider machines using an update server machine); 9,940,124 (Modification of terminal and service provider machines using an update server machine); 10,387,140 (Modification of terminal and service provider machines using an update server machine); 9,304,758 (Modification of terminal and service provider machines using an update server machine); 9,081,897 (Modification of terminal and service provider machines using an update server machine); 10,831,468 (Modification of terminal and service provider machines using an update server machine)

Savannah Licensing LLC v. Envoy, Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).         

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Envoy, Inc.
  • Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc.
  • Sauce Labs, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Savannah Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:            9,454,777 (Measuring and improving the quality of a user experience upon receiving a frustration event package)

NPEs started their summer vacation early with a relatively light May. Frequent filers included Bassfield IP, Cedar Lane Technologies, Consolidated Transaction Processing, DataQuill, Digital Verification Systems, eCeipt, Lexos Media, Noblewood IP, NorthStar Systems, and Route Guidance Systems.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history. Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see. I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape. So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

 Bassfield IP LLC v. Starbucks Corporation (W.D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Starbucks Corporation

Plaintiff:         Bassfield IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law

Patent:           6,641,053 (Foreground/background document processing with dataglyphs)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Brickcom Corporation (W.D. Tex., N.D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland

District Judge Sam R. Cummings

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    

  • Brickcom Corporation
  • Costar Technologies, Inc.
  • Avycon
  • Cop Security System Corp.
  • Johnson Controls International plc

Plaintiff:         Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:         Kizzia Johnson; Rabicoff Law

Patent:            6,473,527 (Module and method for interfacing analog/digital converting means and JPEG compression means); 6,972,790 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,537,242 (Host interface for imaging arrays)

Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC v. At Home Stores LLC (multiple cases) (N.D. Ill.).

Judges:           District Judge Virginia M. Kendall; District Judge Gary Feinerman; District Judge Edmond E. Chang; Senior District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber; District Judge Joan B. Gottschall; District Judge John Robert Blakey

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    

  • At Home Stores LLC
  • The Buckle, Inc.
  • Shoe Show, Inc.
  • Designer Brands Inc. d/b/a DSW
  • Carter’s, Inc.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.
  • Johnny Was, LLC
  • lululemon athletica Inc.

Plaintiff:         Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Devlin Law Firm

Patent:            8,396,743 (Sending targeted product offerings based on personal information); 8,712,846 (Sending targeted product offerings based on personal information)

Context Directions LLC v. Fossil Group, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Fossil Group, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Context Directions LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Budo Law

Patent:            10,142,791 (Method and system for context awareness of a mobile device); 11,057,738 (Adaptive context detection in mobile devices); 9,807,564 (Method for detecting context of a mobile device and a mobile device with a context detection module)

DataQuill Limited v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    

  • com, Inc.
  • com Services LLC
  • Amazon Digital Services LLC

Plaintiff:         DataQuill Limited

Pls. Cnsl:         Farnan; Global IP Law Group

Patent:            6,058,304 (Data entry system)

Digi Portal LLC v. Tilly’s, Inc. (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Tilly’s, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Digi Portal LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Direction IP Law; Chong Law Firm

Patent:            5,983,227 (Dynamic page generator); 7,171,414 (Dynamic page generator); 7,565,359 (Dynamic page generator); 8,352,854 (Dynamic page generator); 9,626,342 (Dynamic page generator)

Digital Verification Systems, LLC v. DocsCorp LLC (W.D. Pa.).

Judge:             District Judge David S. Cercone

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    DocsCorp LLC

Plaintiff:         Digital Verification Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Falcucci Marquardt Legal

Patent:            9,054,860 (Digital verified identification system and method)

eCeipt LLC v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).            

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    

  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC

Plaintiff:         eCeipt LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         The Mort Law Firm

Patent:            8,643,875 Receipt handling systems, print drivers and methods thereof)

Lexos Media IP, LLC v. Target Corporation (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Target Corporation

Plaintiff:         Lexos Media IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Buether Joe & Counselors

Patent:           5,995,102 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image); 6,118,449 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image)

Noblewood IP LLC v. Wolters Kluwer US Corporation (D.Del., E.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    

  • Wolters Kluwer US Corporation
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, LLC

Plaintiff:         Noblewood IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Budo Law; Chong Law Firm

Patent:            7,941,553 (Method and device for streaming a media file over a distributed information system)

NorthStar Systems LLC v. Best Buy Co., Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    

  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Xiaomi Communications Co., Ltd.
  • Xiaomi Corporation
  • Xiaomi Inc.
  • Walgreen Co. d/b/a Walgreens
  • adidas AG

Plaintiff:         NorthStar Systems LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Truelove Law Firm; Rubino Law; Fabricant; Rubino IP

Patent:            6,614,349 (Facility and method for tracking physical assets); 6,995,708 (Local positioning system); 7,327,312 (Position privacy in an electronic device); 7,817,085 (Position privacy in an electronic device); 8,014,943 (Method and system for displaying social networking navigation information); 8,032,297 (Method and system for displaying navigation information on an electronic map); 8,335,254 (Advertisements over a network); 8,717,231 (Position privacy in an electronic device); 8,805,416 (Method and system for mobile device selectively reporting of GPS position information to others); 9,609,283 (Mobile unit communication via a network)

Route Guidance Systems LLC v. MyPizza Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Slice (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:             District Judge John J. Tharp, Jr.

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    MyPizza Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Slice

Plaintiff:         Route Guidance Systems LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patent:           6,917,876 (Route guidance for vehicles)

Tiare Technology, Inc. v. Best Buy Co., Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    

  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Panera Bread Company
  • Panera, LLC
  • Whataburger Restaurants LLC

Plaintiff:        Tiare Technology, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Davis Firm

Patent:           10,157,414 (Patron service system and method); 11,195,224 (Patron service system and method); 8,682,729 (Patron service system and method)

Triumvirate Systems LLC v. Zulily, LLC (S.D. Ohio).

Judges:           District Judge Edmund A. Sargus; Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Zulily, LLC

Plaintiff:         Triumvirate Systems LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Sand Sebolt & Wernow

Patent:            8,005,747 (Method and apparatus for generating a sale offer over an electronic network system)

April showed a slight uptick as NPEs typically do during the beginning of the second quarter, although not a substantial increase. Frequent filers included Aperture Net, Cedar Lane Technologies, Digi Portal, Display Technologies, Internet Media Interactive, R2 Solutions, Sockeye Licensing and Transcend Shipping Systems.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history. Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see. I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape. So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

 Adaptive Avenue Associates, Inc. v. MySpace LLC (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     MySpace LLC

Plaintiff:         Adaptive Avenue Associates, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; Chong Law Firm

Patents:          7,171,629 (Customizable web site access system and method therefore); 7,428,707 (Customizable web site access system and method therefore)

Alto Dynamics, LLC v. GoBrands, Inc. et al (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:              

  • GoBrands, Inc.
  • GoBrands Texas, LLC

Plaintiff:   Alto Dynamics, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rozier Hardt McDonough

Patents:          6,604,100 (Method for converting relational data into a structured document); 6,662,190 (Learning automatic data extraction system); 6,691,103 (Method for searching a database, search engine system for searching a database, and method of providing a key table for use by a search engine for a database); 6,757,662 (Method and system for display advertisement qualification and notification); 7,152,018 (System and method for monitoring usage patterns); 7,392,160 (System and method for monitoring usage patterns); 7,657,531 (Systems and methods for state-less authentication); 8,051,098 (Systems and methods for state-less authentication); RE46,513 (Systems and methods for state-less authentication)

Aperture Net LLC v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Alaska Airlines, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Aperture Net LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm; Chong Law Firm

Patent:            6,711,204 (Channel sounding for a spread-spectrum signal)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Adaptive Recognition America Corporation (D. Del., D.N.J., W.D. Wash., E.D.N.Y., W.D. Tex., E.D. Va.).

Judges:     District Judge John Michael Vazquez; District Judge Pamela K. Chen; Magistrate Judge Taryn A. Merkl; District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:   

  • Adaptive Recognition America Corporation
  • Alcatraz AI, Inc.
  • Commend Inc.
  • Firstech, LLC
  • Vicon Industries Inc.
  • LaVision Inc.
  • Advanced Technology Video, Inc.
  • AxxonSoft US, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Gawthrop Greenwood; Mann Law Group;

Patents:               6,473,527 (Module and method for interfacing analog/digital converting means and JPEG compression means); 6,972,790 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,537,242 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,165,867 (Methods for translating a device command)

Diatek Licensing LLC v. Red Bull Media House North America, Inc. (N.D. Ga., W.D. Tex.).

Judge:                         District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Red Bull Media House North America, Inc.
  • Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Plaintiff:         Diatek Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kent & Risley

Patents:               7,079,752 (Process for recording a scrambled MPEG stream); 8,195,828 (Method for discontinuous transmission, in sections, of data in a network of distributed stations, as well as a network subscriber station as a requesting appliance for carrying out a method such as this, and a network subscriber station as a source appliance for carrying out a method such as this)

Digi Portal LLC v. Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. (multiple cases) (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:   

  • Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.
  • GameStop, Inc.
  • Expedia Group, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Digi Portal LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; Chong Law Firm

Patents:               5,983,227 (Dynamic page generator); 9,626,342 (Dynamic page generator); 7,171,414 (Dynamic page generator); 7,565,359 (Dynamic page generator); 8,352,854 (Dynamic page generator)

Display Technologies, LLC v. BOSS International Group, Inc. (multiple cases) (C.D. Cal.).          

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:   

  • BOSS International Group, Inc.
  • Bionime USA Corporation

Plaintiff:         Display Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        SML Avvocati

Patent:                 9,300,723 (Enabling social interactive wireless communications)

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Future US LLC et al. (D.D.C., D. Del.).

Claims: Infringement

Defendants:   

  • Future US Holdings Inc.
  • Future US LLC
  • Brinker International, Inc. d/b/a Maggiano’s Little Italy

Plaintiff:         Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        Haller Law; O’Kelly & O’Rourke; Haller Law

Patent:                 6,049,835 (System for providing easy access to the World Wide Web utilizing a published list of preselected Internet locations together with their unique multi-digit jump codes)

Linfo IP LLC v. Gartner, Inc. et al (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:   

  • Gartner, Inc.
  • Software Advice, Inc.
  • Penney OpCo LLC d/b/a JCPenny
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Sephora USA, Inc.
  • EC Barton & Company d/b/a Home Outlet
  • Torrid LLC

Plaintiff:         Linfo IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey

Patent:                 9,092,428 (System, methods and user interface for discovering and presenting information in text content); 9,430,131 (System, methods, and user interface for organizing unstructured data objects)

R2 Solutions LLC v. American Airlines, Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).    

Judge:                         District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:   

  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • CVS Health Corporation
  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
  • Hilton International Holding, LLC
  • Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
  • Citigroup Inc.

Plaintiff:         R2 Solutions LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Nelson Bumgardner Conroy

Patent:                 7,698,329 (Method for improving quality of search results by avoiding indexing sections of pages); 8,190,610 (MapReduce for distributed database processing); 8,209,317 (Method and apparatus for reconstructing a search query); 8,341,157 (System and method for intent-driven search result presentation); 7,370,011 (Financial information portal)

RFC Lenders of Texas, LLC v. United Supermarkets, LLC (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     United Supermarkets, LLC

Plaintiff:         RFC Lenders of Texas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Fresh IP

Patent:            7,430,471 (Method and system for monitoring a vehicle)

Sockeye Licensing TX LLC v. Walmart Inc. f/k/a Walmart Stores, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Walmart Inc. f/k/a Walmart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Sockeye Licensing TX LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law

Patents:               8,135,342 (System, method and apparatus for using a wireless cell phone device to create a desktop computer and media center); 9,547,981 (System, method and apparatus for using a wireless device to control other devices)

Transcend Shipping Systems, LLC v. Premier Trailers, LLC d/b/a Premier Trailer Leasing (E.D. Tex.).

Judges:     District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Premier Trailers, LLC d/b/a Premier Trailer Leasing

Plaintiff:         Transcend Shipping Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Garteiser Honea

Patents:               10,181,109 (Apparatus and method for providing shipment information); 10,796,268 (Apparatus and method for providing shipment information); 7,253,731 (Apparatus and method for providing shipment information); 7,482,920 (Apparatus and method for providing shipment information); 9,847,029 (Apparatus and method for providing shipment information)

Wireless Discovery LLC v. Coffee Meets Bagel, Inc. (multiple cases) (D. Del.).              

Defendants:   

  • Coffee Meets Bagel, Inc.
  • Down App, Inc.
  • eHarmony, Inc.
  • Grindr, Inc.
  • Hily Corp.
  • The League App, Inc.
  • The Meet Group, Inc.
  • Zoosk, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Wireless Discovery LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey; Chong Law Firm

Patent:            9,264,875 (Location-based discovery of network members by personal attributes for alternate channel communication)

 

March was the busiest month of the first quarter. Frequent filers included Cedar Lane Technologies, Digi Portal, Implicit, Internet Media Interactive, Liberty Peak Ventures, Linfo IP, mCom IP, Noblewood IP, and Recog IP.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history. Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see. I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape. So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

AML IP LLC v. Amy’s Hallmark (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).     

Judge:             District Judge Sean D. Jordan

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Amy’s Hallmark
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • Hallmark Licensing, LLC
  • Bath & Body Works, LLC
  • Atwood Distributing, LP
  • Atwoods Ranch & Home
  • Beauty Brands, Inc.
  • Beauty Brands, LLC
  • Big Lots Stores, Inc. d/b/a Big Lots, Inc.
  • The Buckle, Inc.
  • Zale Corporation

Plaintiff:         AML IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey

Patent:            6,876,979 (Electronic commerce bridge system)

Caselas, LLC v. Capital One, NA (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).   

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Capital One, NA
  • Comerica Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Frost Bank
  • Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union

Plaintiff:         Caselas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Garteiser Honea

Patents:          7,529,698 (Apparatus and method for providing transaction history information, account history information, and/or charge-back information); 7,661,585 (Apparatus and method for providing transaction history information, account history information, and/or charge-back information); 9,117,206 (Apparatus and method for providing transaction history information, account history information, and/or charge-back information); 9,117,230 (Apparatus and method for providing transaction history information, account history information, and/or charge-back information); 9,715,691 (Apparatus and method for providing transaction history information, account history information, and/or charge-back information)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. 3xlogic, Inc. (D. Del.).

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne; District Judge Kevin McNulty

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • 3xlogic, Inc.
  • VOXX Electronics Corporation
  • FirsTech, Inc.
  • Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Carrier Global Corporation
  • CBC America LLC
  • Thorlabs, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law;Gawthrop Greenwood

Patents:          6,473,527 (Module and method for interfacing analog/digital converting means and JPEG compression means); 6,972,790 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,537,242 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,165,867 (Methods for translating a device command)

Creative Magnetic Solutions LLC v. Jack in the Box Inc. (S.D. Cal.).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Butcher; District Judge Todd W. Robinson

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Jack In The Box Inc.

Plaintiff:         Creative Magnetic Solutions LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Law Offices of David Alan Makman; Wawrzyn LLC

Patents:          7,870,687 (Signage apparatus having simple magnet-based structure for ease of modification); 8,205,369 (Signage apparatus having simple magnet-based structure for ease of modification); 8,464,447 (Signage apparatus having simple magnet-based structure for ease of modification)

DatRec, LLC v. GE Healthcare, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     GE Healthcare, Inc.

Plaintiff:         DatRec, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey

Patent:            8,381,309 (Methods and systems for secure communication over a public network)

Digi Portal LLC v. The Knot Worldwide Inc. (D.Del).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • The Knot Worldwide Inc.
  • Rexel USA, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Digi Portal LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; Chong Law Firm

Patents:          5,983,227 (Dynamic page generator); 7,171,414 (Dynamic page generator); 7,565,359 (Dynamic page generator); 8,352,854 (Dynamic page generator); 9,626,342 (Dynamic page generator)

Fintech Innovations Associates LLC v. PayPal, Inc. (multiple cases) (N.D. Ill.).

Judges:           District Judge Franklin U. Valderrama; District Judge Edmond E. Chang; District Judge Charles P. Kocoras; District Judge Joan H. Lefkow

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • PayPal, Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • PNC Bank, NA
  • Bank of America, NA
  • JPMorgan Chase, NA

Plaintiff:         Fintech Innovations Associates LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Wawrzyn LLC

Patent:            D945,453 (Display screen portion with animated graphical user interface)

Hawaii Life Real Estate Services, LLC v. Locket IP, LLC (D. Haw.).

Judges:           District Judge Susan Oki Mollway; Magistrate Judge Kenneth J. Mansfield

Claims:           Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:     Locket IP, LLC

Plaintiff:         Hawaii Life Real Estate Services, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher; Offit Kurman

Patent:            10,514,832 (Method for locating regions of interest in a user interface)

Hitel Technologies LLC v. BB Opco LLC (W.D. Tex.).     

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • BB Opco LLC
  • Bonobos, Inc.
  • Claire’s Stores, Inc.
  • James Avery Craftsman, Inc.
  • Recreational Equipment, Inc.
  • Zale Corporation

Plaintiff:         Hitel Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:            7,689,617 (Dynamic learning for navigation systems)

Implicit, LLC v. Ace Hardware Corporation (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Ace Hardware Corporation

Plaintiff:         Implicit, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patent:            8,856,185 (Method and system for attribute management in a namespace)

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Brightcove Inc. (D.Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Brightcove Inc.

Plaintiff:         Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        O’Kelly & O’Rourke; Haller Law

Patent:            6,049,835 (System for providing easy access to the World Wide Web utilizing a published list of preselected Internet locations together with their unique multi-digit jump codes)

Liberty Peak Ventures, LLC v. Comerica Incorporated et al. (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Comerica Bank
  • Comerica Incorporated

Plaintiff:         Liberty Peak Ventures, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Bragalone Olejko Saad

Patents:          6,886,101 (Privacy service); 7,953,671 (Methods and apparatus for conducting electronic transactions); 8,572,712 (Device independent authentication system and method); 8,794,509 (Systems and methods for processing a payment authorization request over disparate payment networks); 8,851,369 ( Systems and methods for transaction processing using a smartcard); 9,195,985 (Method, system, and computer program product for customer-level data verification)

Linfo IP, LLC v. Big Lots Stores, Inc. (W.D. Tex., S. D. Tex.).    

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Big Lots Stores, Inc.
  • Corridor Wine, Inc. d/b/a Total Wine & More
  • Amy’s Hallmark Shop
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • Hallmark Licensing, LLC
  • Pentair Filtration Solutions, LLC
  • Pentair plc

Plaintiff:         Linfo IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey & Schwaller

Patent:            9,430,131 (System, methods, and user interface for organizing unstructured data objects)

Lupercal LLC v. BancorpSouth Bank (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     BancorpSouth Bank

Plaintiff:         Lupercal, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:            9,386,094 (System, method and apparatus for media submission)

mCom IP, LLC v. CIBC Bank USA (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     CIBC Bank USA

Plaintiff:         mCom IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey

Patent:            8,862,508 (System and method for unifying e-banking touch points and providing personalized financial services)

Noblewood IP LLC v. Dotdash Meredith, Inc. (D. Del.).   

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Dotdash Meredith, Inc.
  • Everyday Health, Inc.
  • Ziff Davis, Inc. f/k/a j2 Global, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Noblewood IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Budo Law; Chong Law Firm

Patent:            7,941,553 (Method and device for streaming a media file over a distributed information system)

Onscreen Dynamics, LLC v. Avis Budget Group, Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Avis Budget Group, Inc.
  • Hertz Vehicles, LLC

Plaintiff:         Onscreen Dynamics, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patents:          9,395,917 (Electronic display with a virtual bezel); 9,645,663 (Electronic display with a virtual bezel)

Pharmaca Integrated Pharmacy, Inc. v. Locket IP, LLC (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu

Claims:           Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:     Locket IP, LLC

Plaintiff:         Pharmaca Integrated Pharmacy, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Fenwick & West; Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds

Patent:            9,836,190 (Method and apparatus for restricting user operations when applied to cards or windows)

Recog IP LLC v. Recreational Equipment, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Recreational Equipment, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Recog IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law

Patent:            7,296,062 (Method for generating a presentation for re-locating an information page that has already been called)

Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC v. H&M System Software, Inc. (D.N.J.).

Judge:             District Judge Noel L. Hillman

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     H&M System Software, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Law Office of Mark A. Kriegel

Patent:            8,437,797 (Wireless image distribution system and method)

Rubin v. Kahoot! ASA et al. (W.D. Tex.).  

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:   

  • Kahoot! ASA
  • Kahoot Edu, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Aviel D. Rubin

Pls. Cnsl:        Davis Firm; Vasquez Benisek & Lindgren

Patent:            9,064,376 (Utilization of multiple devices to secure online transactions)

Virtual Creative Artist, LLC v. Meta Platforms, Inc. f/k/a Facebook, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Meta Platforms, Inc. f/k/a Facebook, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Virtual Creative Artist, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law

Patents:          10,339,576 Revenue-generating electronic multi-media exchange and process of operating same); 9,501,480 (Revenue-generating electronic multi-media exchange and process of operating same)

Wepay Global Payments LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (N.D. Ill., W.D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Franklin U. Valderrama; District Judge Elaine E. Bucklo; Senior District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • com, Inc.
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Apple Inc.
  • Tesla, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Wepay Global Payments LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        OhanianIP; Wawrzyn LLC

Patent:            D930,702 (Display screen portion with animated graphical user interface)

February saw a slight increase over January as the NPE’s warmed into Q1. Frequent filers included Cedar Lane Technologies, Digi Portal, Internet Media Interactive, Linfo IP, M4siz, Noblewood IP, Swirlate, and Transcend Shipping Systems.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history. Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see. I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape. So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

 2BCom, LLC v. Walmart Inc. (M.D. Fla.).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Sean P. Flynn; District Judge William F. Jung

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Walmart Inc.

Plaintiff:         2BCom, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Zoe Bernstein Law

Patents:          6,831,444 (External storage device, and remaining battery amount notifying method in the same); 6,885,643 (Method and device for facilitating efficient data transfer via a wireless communication network); 6,928,166 (Radio communication device and user authentication method for use therewith); 7,127,210 (Wireless communication apparatus)

Adim8, LLC v. Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Adim8, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Eureka Intellectual Property Law

Patents:          8,107,940 (System and method for providing advertising on a mobile device); 8,787,895 (System and method for providing advertising on a device)

AML IP, LLC v. Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).          

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Ashley Furniture Industries
  • Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.
  • The Cato Corporation

Plaintiff:         AML IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey & Schwaller

Patents:          6,876,979 (Electronic commerce bridge system)

Aspiration Innovation, Inc. v. Subaru Corporation et. al. (N.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Terry R. Means

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Subaru Corporation
  • Subaru of America, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Aspiration Innovation, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Budo Law

Patent:            8,489,563 (Meta-configuration of profiles)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Costar Technologies, Inc. (W.D. Tex., W.D.N.Y, D. Del., S.D. Tex., D.N.J., D. Colo.).

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; District Judge Stanley R. Chesler; Magistrate Judge Nina Y. Wang; Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Costar Technologies, Inc.
  • Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd.
  • Crevis Co., Ltd.
  • Videology Imaging Solutions Inc.
  • Magic Leap, Inc.
  • PathPartner Technology Pvt. Ltd.
  • Opto Engineering SRL
  • Ikegami Electronics (USA), Inc.
  • Phase One A/S
  • Vicon Industries, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Gawthrop Greenwood

Patents:          6,972,790 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,537,242 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 6,473,527 (Module and method for interfacing analog/digital converting means and JPEG compression means); 6,700,999 (System, method, and apparatus for multiple face tracking)

Counterflo AB v. Amazon.com, Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).            

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • com, Inc.
  • com Services, Inc.
  • Walmart Inc.

Plaintiff:         Counterflo AB

Pls. Cnsl:        Capshaw DeRieux; Stroock Stroock & Lavan

Patents:          8,791,829 (Visualisation arrangement)

Digital Verification Systems, LLC v. Lightico, Inc. (E.D.N.Y).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Lightico, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Digital Verification Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson

Patents:          9,054,860 (Digital verified identification system and method)

Digi Portal LLC v. Volcom, LLC (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:   Volcom, LLC

Plaintiff:         Digi Portal LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; Chong Law Firm

Patents:          5,983,227 (Dynamic page generator); 7,171,414 (Dynamic page generator); 7,565,359 (Dynamic page generator); 8,352,854 (Dynamic page generator); 9,626,342 (Dynamic page generator)

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Trusted Media Brands, Inc. (S.D.N.Y, D. Del., N.D. Ill.).

Judge:             District Judge John J. Tharp, Jr.

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Trusted Media Brands, Inc.
  • FCA US LLC
  • CNA Financial Corporation

Plaintiff:         Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        O’Kelly & O’Rourke; Haller Law

Patents:          6,049,835 (System for providing easy access to the World Wide Web utilizing a published list of preselected Internet locations together with their unique multi-digit jump codes)

Linfo IP, LLC v. Bloomingdale’s, Inc. (N.D. Tex., S.D. Tex., W.D. Tex.).  

Judges:           District Judge Brantley Starr; District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Bloomingdale’s, Inc.
  • STIHL Incorporated
  • Kate Spade & Company LLC

Plaintiff:         Linfo IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey & Schwaller

Patent:            9,430,131 (System, methods, and user interface for organizing unstructured data objects)

M4siz Limited v. Best Buy Co., Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).           

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • Staples, Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • Walmart Inc.

Plaintiff:         M4siz Limited

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey & Schwaller

Patents:          6,526,402 (Searching procedures)

Noblewood IP LLC v. The New York Times Company (E.D. Tex, N.D. Tex., S.D.N.Y.).

Judge:             District Judge Jane J. Boyle

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • The New York Times Company
  • Virtucom, Inc.
  • Pure Barre, LLC
  • Wolters Kluwer NV

Plaintiff:         Noblewood IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Loaknauth Law; Budo Law

Patent:            7,941,553 (Method and device for streaming a media file over a distributed information system)

Route Guidance Systems LLC v. DoorDash, Inc. (multiple cases) (D.Del.).        

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • DoorDash, Inc.
  • Waitr Inc.
  • Maplebear Inc. d/b/a Instacart

Plaintiff:         Route Guidance Systems LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patents:          6,917,876 (Route guidance for vehicles)

Swirlate IP LLC v. Lantronix, Inc. (D. Del.)

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Lantronix, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Swirlate IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; Chong Law Firm

Patents:          7,154,961 (Constellation rearrangement for ARQ transmit diversity schemes); 7,567,622 (Constellation rearrangement for ARQ transmit diversity schemes)

Tiare Technology, Inc. v. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).     

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.
  • El Pollo Loco, Inc.
  • Freddy’s Holdings, Inc.
  • Freddy’s, LLC
  • McAlister’s LLC
  • Wingstop Holdings, Inc.
  • Wingstop Inc.

Plaintiff:         Tiare Technology, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Davis Firm

Patents:          10,157,414 (Patron service system and method); 11,195,224 (Patron service system and method); 8,682,729 (Patron service system and method)

Transcend Shipping Systems, LLC v. Sonoco Products Company (W.D. Tex).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Sonoco Products Company

Plaintiff:         Transcend Shipping Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Garteiser Honea

Patents:          10,181,109 (Apparatus and method for providing shipment information); 10,796,268 (Apparatus and method for providing shipment information); 7,253,731 (Apparatus and method for providing shipment information); 7,482,920 (Apparatus and method for providing shipment information); 9,847,029 (Apparatus and method for providing shipment information)

Wave Linx LLC v. Cincinnati Bell, Inc. (S.D. Ohio).

Judge:             District Judge Timothy S. Black

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Cincinnati Bell, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Wave Linx LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sand Sebolt & Wernow

Patent:            8,843,549 (Streaming method for transmitting telephone system notifications to internet terminal devices in real time)

Wordlogic Corporation et al v. Big Lots Stores, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Big Lots, Inc.
  • Big Lots Stores, Inc.

Plaintiffs:

  • 602531 British Columbia Ltd.
  • WordLogic Corporation

Pls. Cnsl:        Eureka Intellectual Property Law

Patents:          7,681,124 (Data entry for personal computing devices)

As usual, the NPEs slowed down as the holidays approached. Frequent filers included Bassfield IP, Cascades Branding, Cedar Lane, GreatGigz, and Recog IP.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database.  Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history.  Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see.  I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape.  So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

Bassfield IP LLC v. 7-Eleven, Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • Intercontinental Hotels Group Resources, LLC
  • Brinker International, Inc.
  • The Home Depot, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Bassfield IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Direction IP Law

Patent:            6,641,053 (Foreground/background document processing with dataglyphs)

Cascades Branding Innovation LLC v. Aldi, Inc (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Mary M. Rowland

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     ALDI, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Cascades Branding Innovation LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig

Patents:          7,768,395 (Brand mapping); 8,106,766 (Brand mapping); 8,405,504 (Brand mapping)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Walmart Inc. (W.D. Tex., D. Del., W.D.N.Y).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Walmart Inc.
  • BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Intevac, Inc.
  • Next Imaging, Inc.
  • The Chamberlain Group LLC
  • Gogogate Inc.
  • ASSA ABLOY, Inc.
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Quality Vision International Inc.

Plaintiff:         Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:         Rabicoff Law; Gawthrop Greenwood

Patents:          8,165,867 (Methods for translating a device command); 6,972,790 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,537,242 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,645,500 (Method and system for communicating between a remote printer and a server; 6,473,527 (Module and method for interfacing analog/digital converting means and JPEG compression means)

DataCloud Technologies, LLC v. Cequel Communications, LLC (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Cequel Communications, LLC d/b/a Suddenlink Communications

Plaintiff:         DataCloud Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Rozier Hardt McDonough

Patents:          6,560,613 (Disambiguating file descriptors); 7,209,959 (Apparatus, system, and method for communicating to a network through a virtual domain providing anonymity to a client communicating on the network); 7,246,351 (System and method for deploying and implementing software applications over a distributed network); RE44,723 (Regulating file access rates according to file type

DatRec, LLC v. AllegianceMD Software, Inc. (N.D. Okla.).

Judge:             District Judge Terence Kern; Magistrate Judge Susan E Huntsman

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    AllegianceMD Software, Inc.

Plaintiff:         DatRec, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Law Office of Edward L. White; Ramey & Schwaller

Patent:            8,381,309 (Methods and systems for secure communication over a public network)

Display Technologies, LLC v. Beurer North America, LP (S.D. Fla.).

Claims:            Infringement

Defendant:    Beurer North America, LP

Plaintiff:         Display Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Law Offices of Barbra Stern

Patent:            9,300,723 (Enabling social interactive wireless communications)

GreatGigz Solutions, LLC v. Christus Health (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:            Infringement

Defendant:    Christus Health

Plaintiff:         GreatGigz Solutions, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Garteiser Honea

Patents:          10,096,000 (Apparatus and method for providing job searching services, recruitment services and/or recruitment-related services); 6,662,194 (Apparatus and method for providing recruitment information); 7,490,086 (Apparatus and method for providing job searching services recruitment services and/or recruitment-related services); 9,760,864 (Apparatus and method for providing job searching services, recruitment services and/or recruitment-related services)

Implicit, LLC v. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Implicit, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patent:           8,856,185 (Method and system for attribute management in a namespace)

Jabaa, LLC v. Five Below, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:   Five Below, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Jabaa, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kent & Risley

Patent:           7,480,637 (Internet transaction authentication apparatus, method, and system for improving security of internet transactions)

Lennon Image Technologies, LLC v. Gucci America, Inc. et al (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Gucci America, Inc.
  • Guccio Gucci SpA

Plaintiff:        Lennon Image Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Buether Joe & Counselors

Patent:           6,624,843 (Customer image capture and use thereof in a retailing system)

Recog IP LLC v. Macy’s, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Macy’s, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Recog IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Direction IP Law

Patent:            7,296,062 (Method for generating a presentation for re-locating an information page that has already been called)