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)

 

After a break, I am back at the monthly patent litigation reports starting with catching up on some of the backlog. As usual, the NPEs slowed down as the holidays approached. Frequent filers included Aperture Net, Digi Portal, and Social Positioning Input 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.

Alvao Digital, LLC v. Ticketmaster LLC et al. (W.D. Tex.).  

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • 3TEN, LLC
  • Austin City Limits Enterprises, LLC
  • C3 Presents LLC
  • Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
  • Stratus Properties, Inc.
  • Ticketmaster LLC
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Texas at San Antonio

Plaintiff:         Alvao Digital, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Garteiser Honea

Patents:          10,185,918 (Apparatus and method for selling a ticket to an event and/or to a portion of an event or venue); 7,899,717 (Apparatus and method for selling a ticket to an event and/or to a portion of an event or venue)

Aperture Net LLC v. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).  

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Stanley Black & Decker, 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)

Auth Token LLC v. American Express Company (W.D. Tex., E.D. Tex., N.D. Ohio, D. Del., S.D.N.Y., W.D.N.Y.,).

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; District Judge Benita Y. Pearson

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • American Express Company
  • Bank of America, NA
  • Capital One Financial Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
  • BMO Harris Bank, NA
  • Citigroup Inc.
  • HBSC USA, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank, National Association
  • Visa Inc.
  • PNC Bank, NA f/k/a BBVA USA
  • Regions Bank
  • Truist Financial Corporation
  • US Bank NA
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA
  • Mastercard International Incorporated
  • TD Bank, NA
  • The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
  • M&T Bank Corporation
  • Washington Federal Bank, National Association

Plaintiff:         Auth Token LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sand Sebolt & Wernow; Gawthrop Greenwood

Patents:          8,375,212 (Method for personalizing an authentication token); 8,688,990 (Method for personalizing an authentication token)

Authorization Wallet, LLC v. Nordstrom, Inc. (multilpe cases) (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Starbucks Corporation

Plaintiff:         Authorization Wallet, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey & Schwaller

Patent:            9,292,852 (System and method for applying stored value to a financial transaction)

Digi Portal LLC v. Steven Madden, Ltd. (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Steven Madden, Ltd.

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)

Implicit, LLC v. The Home Depot, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     The Home Depot, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Implicit, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

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

Longbeam Technologies Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al. (D.Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • com, Inc.
  • Amazon Web Services, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Longbeam Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Daignault Iyer

Patents:          10,715,316 (System and method for delivering information in a communication network using location identity); 7,512,989 (Data loader using location identity to provide secure communication of data to recipient devices); 7,660,418 (Cryptographic system and method for geolocking and securing digital information); 8,472,627 (System and method for delivering encrypted information in a communication network using location indentity and key tables)

Maplebear Inc. d/b/a Instacart v. GreatGigz Solutions, LLC (S.D. Fla.).

Judge:             District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks

Claims:           Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:     GreatGigz Solutions, LLC

Plaintiff:         Maplebear Inc. d/b/a Instacart

Pls. Cnsl:        Fish & Richardson; Waldman Barnett

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)

R2 Solutions LLC v. FedEx Corporate Services, Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • FedEx Corporate Services, Inc.
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • com BV
  • com Transport Limited
  • Agoda Company Pte. Ltd.
  • Redfin Corporation

Plaintiff:         R2 Solutions LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Nelson Bumgardner Conroy

Patents:          7,370,011 (Financial information portal); 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: 9,805,097 (Method and system for providing a search result)

Social Positioning Input Systems, LLC v. Lonestar Tracking, LLC (S.D. Tex., W.D. Tex., S.D.N.Y., N.D. Cal.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Lonestar Tracking, LLC
  • Manning NavComp, Inc.
  • Nexcelerate, LLC d/b/a Btracking.Com
  • Mojio USA, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Social Positioning Input Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson; SML Avvocati

Patent:            9,261,365 (Device, system and method for remotely entering, storing and sharing addresses for a positional information device)

Ward Participations BV v. American Express Company (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • American Express Company
  • Bank of America Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
  • Citigroup Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA
  • Wells Fargo & Company

Plaintiff:         Ward Participations BV

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey & Schwaller

Patents:          10,992,480 (Method and system for performing a transaction and for performing a verification of legitimate access to, or use of digital data); 11,063,766 (Method and system for performing a transaction and for performing a verification of legitimate access to, or use of digital data)

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April patent filings showed the typical recessionary increase, as the NPEs crank up activity in a rough economy. Frequent filers included Cedar Lane, Coding Technologies, Communication Interface Technologies, Electronic Receipts Delivery Systems, Location Based Services, and Symbology.

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.

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Clarifai, Inc. (S.D.N.Y., W.D. Tex., N.D. Cal.).

Judge:            District Judge Robert Pitman, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:    

  • Clarifai, Inc.
  • Corel, Inc.
  • Eyeris Entertainment

Plaintiff:        Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Budo Law

Patent:           6,904,168 (Workflow system for detection and classification of images suspected as pornographic); 6,700,999 (System, method, and apparatus for multiple face tracking); 6,972,774 (Image processing system for inserting plurality of images into composite area, and medium); 7,292,261 (Virtual reality camera); 7,733,368 (Virtual reality camera); 8,031,223 (Virtual reality camera); RE44087 (Presenting panoramic images with geometric transformation)

Coding Technologies, LLC v. Zuca, Inc. (N.D. Cal., N.D. Tex., D. Neb.)

Judge:            District Judge Sam A. Lindsay; Magistrate Judge Michael D. Nelson

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:    

  • ZUCA, Inc.
  • Samsonite Corporation
  • Hyvee, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        SML Avvocati; Kizzia Johnson; Goosmann Law Firm

Patent:  8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern)

Communication Interface Technologies, LLC v. PepsiCo, Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).        

Judge:            District Judge Sean D. Jordan

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Rent-A-Center, Inc.
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • Yum! Brands, Inc.
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
  • Cinemark USA, Inc.
  • Capital One Financial Corporation
  • American Messaging Services, LLC

Plaintiff:        Communication Interface Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patent:           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)

Corrino Holdings LLC v. Expedia Group, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:            District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Expedia Group, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Corrino Holdings LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        DiMuro Ginsberg

Patent:           6,741,188 (System for dynamically pushing information to a user utilizing global positioning system); 7,716,149 (Method, device, and program product for a social dashboard associated with a persistent virtual environment); 7,843,332 (System for dynamically pushing information to a user utilizing global positioning system); 7,847,685 (System for dynamically pushing information to a user utilizing global positioning system); 7,958,104 (Context based data searching); 9,152,734 (Systems and methods for identifying intersections using content metadata); 9,262,533 (Context based data searching)

Electronic Receipts Delivery Systems, LLC v. Carter’s, Inc. . (multiple cases) (N.D. Ohio, D. Del.).

Judge:            District Judge Sara Lioi; District Judge Benita Y. Pearson

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Carter’s, Inc.
  • JC Penney Corporation, Inc.
  • Menard, Inc.
  • The Children’s Place, Inc.
  • American Airlines Group Inc.

Plaintiff:        Electronic Receipts Delivery Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sand Sebolt & Wernow; Chong Law Firm

Patent:           8,820,635 (Processing a transaction by a terminal)

Estech Systems, Inc. v. PlainsCapital Bank (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:

  • PlainsCapital Bank
  • Target Corporation
  • Regus International

Plaintiff:         Estech Systems, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Williams Simons & Landis

Patent:           7,068,684 (Quality of service in a voice over IP telephone system); 7,123,699 (Voice mail in a voice over IP telephone system); 8,391,298 (Phone directory in a voice over IP telephone system); 6,067,349 (Dialing using caller ID)

Honeyman Cipher Solutions LLC v. Adidas American Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:            District Judge Robert Pitman

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Adidas American Inc.
  • Asics Digital Inc.
  • Evernote Corporation
  • PayPal, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Honeyman Cipher Solutions LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law

Patent:  5,991,399 (Method for securely distributing a conditional use private key to a trusted entity on a remote system)

Human Differential Intelligence LLC v. Cigna Corporation (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.). 

Judge:            District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Cigna Corporation
  • The Gap, Inc.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
  • CVS Health Corporation

Plaintiff:        Human Differential Intelligence LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        DiNovo Price

Patent:           8,752,141 (Methods for presenting and determining the efficacy of progressive pictorial and motion-based CAPTCHAs); 9,192,861 (Motion, orientation, and touch-based CAPTCHAs)

Location Based Services, LLC v. Booking.com (USA) Inc. (N.D. Fla., S.D. Fla., D. Del., N.D. Cal.).

Judge:            District Judge Allen C. Winsor, Magistrate Judge Martin A. Fitzpatrick, District Judge Darrin P. Gayles

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:    

  • com (USA) Inc.
  • Deere & Company
  • HUGO BOSS Fashions, Inc.
  • Phillips 66 Company
  • com US, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Location Based Services, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sand Sebolt & Wernow; Chong Law Firm; SML Avvocati

Patent:           9,702,713 (Map-based guide system and method)

S3G Technology LLC v. Chick-Fil-A, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:            District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Chick-Fil-A, Inc.

Plaintiff:        S3G Technology LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Parker Bunt & Ainsworth

Patent:           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)

Stragent, LLC v. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (multiple cases) (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
  • BMW of North America, LLC
  • Daimler North American Corporation
  • Daimler Trucks North America LLC
  • Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

Plaintiff:        Stragent, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        O’Kelly & Ernst; Meagher Emanuel Laks Goldberg & Liao

Patent:           10,002,036 (System, method and computer program product for sharing information in a distributed framework); 10,031,790 (System, method and computer program product for sharing information in a distributed framework); 10,248,477 (System, method and computer program product for sharing information in a distributed framework); 9,705,765 (System, method and computer program product for sharing information in a distributed framework)

Symbology Innovations, LLC v. Celebrity Cruises Inc. (multiple cases) (S.D. Fla., C.D. Cal., N.D. Cal., D. Del., N.D. Ohio).  

Judge:            District Judge Rodney Smith; District Judge Dan Aaron Polster; District Judge Benita Y. Pearson

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Celebrity Cruises Inc.
  • NCL Corporation Ltd.
  • Fabletics, LLC
  • Houdini Inc. d/b/a Wine Country Gift Baskets
  • 23andMe, Inc.
  • ThreeSixty Brands Group LLC d/b/a Sharper Image
  • IPIC Theatres, LLC
  • L’Occitane, Inc.
  • Under Armour, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Symbology Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sand Sebolt & Wernow; Karish & Bjorgum; Chong Law Firm

Patent:           8,424,752 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device)

Syte-Visual Conception Ltd. v. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (D.N.J.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

Plaintiff:        Syte-Visual Conception Ltd.

Pls. Cnsl:        Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Patent:           9,412,182 (System and process for automatically finding objects of a specific color)

March patent filings were relatively low. The NPEs also had to shelter in place for a bit before starting the typical recessionary increase in patent filings. Frequent filers included Cedar Lane, Coding Technologies, Internet Media Interactive, Landmark Technology, Rothschild, and Symbology.

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.

 Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Progress Solar Solutions, LLC (E.D.N.C.).

Judge:             District Judge Richard E. Myers, II

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:   Progress Solar Solutions, LLC

Plaintiff:        Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Eldreth Law Firm

Patent:           8,733,963 (Portable solar light tower); 9,428,100 (Portable solar light tower)

Coding Technologies, LLC v. Qualtrics, LLC, et al. (D. Del.).      

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:

  • Qualtrics, LLC
  • CNH Industrial American LLC
  • Eventbrite, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chong Law Firm

Patent:           8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern)

Geographic Location Innovations LLC v. ViaMichelin North America LLC (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    ViaMichelin North America LLC

Plaintiff:        Geographic Location Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chong Law Firm

Patent:           7,917,285 (Device, system and method for remotely entering, storing and sharing addresses for a positional information device)

 Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Shopify Inc. (D. Del., S.D. Fla.).

Judge:            District Judge Ursula Ungaro

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:

  • Shopify Inc.
  • Lennar Corporation

Plaintiff:        Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        O’Kelly & Ernst; 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)

Landmark Technology A, LLC v. Tom Bihn, Inc. (W.D. Wash.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Tom Bihn, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Landmark Technology A, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Banie & Ishimoto

Patent:            7,010,508 (Automated multimedia data processing network)

Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC v. AMC Premiere LLC (D. Del.) (multiple case).         

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • AMC Premiere LLC
  • Deezer, Inc.
  • LiveXLive Media, Inc.
  • Project Panther US, LLC
  • World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chong Law Firm

Patent:           8,856,221 (System and method for storing broadcast content in a cloud-based computing environment)

Symbology Innovations, LLC v. Blackbaud, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Claims:            Infringement

Defendant:    Blackbaud, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Symbology Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Budo Law

Patent:           8,424,752 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device)

NPEs slowed down in early February, but picked back up later in the month ahead of the pandemic. Frequent filers included Aeritas, Browse3D, Cedar Lane, Coding Technologies, Encoditech, Internet Media Interactive, Landmark Technology, Reflection Code, and Rothschild.

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.

Aeritas, LLC v. Doctor’s Associates, Inc., et al.  (W.D. Tex.).       

Judge:            District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Doctor’s Associates, Inc.
  • Franchise World Headquarters, LLC
  • Subway Sandwich Shops, Inc.
  • Subway Subs, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patents:         10,362,160 (Mixed-mode interaction); 8,055,285 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,390,435 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,888,107 (Mixed-mode interaction)

Browse3D LLC v. ASICS America Corporation (W.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).   

Judge:            District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • ASICS America Corporation
  • Victoria’s Secret Stores, LLC
  • Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation

Plaintiff:        Browse3D LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           10,031,897 (System and method for web browsing)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Elite Brands Inc. (S.D.N.Y., C.D. Cal., N.D. Cal.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Elite Brands Inc.
  • Chicony America Group, Inc.
  • Blackmagic Design Inc.

Plaintiff:        Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Budo 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)

 Coding Technologies, LLC v. Cengage Learning, Inc., et al. (D. Del.).    

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Cengage Learning, Inc.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:           8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern)

Encoditech LLC v. Fluke Electronics Corporation (D. Del., S.D.N.Y.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Fluke Electronics Corporation
  • Precor Incorporated
  • Clover Network, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Encoditech LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Rabicoff Law

Patent:           6,321,095 (Wireless communications approach)

Hunter Fan Company v. Landmark Technology A, LLC (W.D. Tenn.).

Claims:           Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:    Landmark Technology A, LLC

Plaintiff:         Hunter Fan Company

Pls. Cnsl:         Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

Patents:          6,289,319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system); 7,010,508 (Automated multimedia data processing network)

 Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Jo-Ann Stores, LLC (M.D. Fla., N.D. Ill.).

Judge:            Magistrate Judge Sheri Polster Chappell; Magistrate Judge Nicholas P. Mizell; District Judge Charles R. Norgle, Sr.

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Jo-Ann Stores, LLC
  • Express, Inc.
  • Express LLC

Plaintiff:        Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        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)

Landmark Technology A, LLC v. Sterling Paper Co. (S.D. Ohio).

Judges:           District Judge James L. Graham; Magistrate Judge Chelsey M. Vascura

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Sterling Paper Co.

Plaintiff:        Landmark Technology A, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sand Sebolt & Wernow; Banie & Ishimoto

Patent:           7,010,508 (Automated multimedia data processing network)

Reflection Code LLC v. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judge:            District Judge Andrea R. Wood

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Illinois Tool Works Inc.
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • Tampico Beverages, Inc.
  • Walgreen Co.
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
  • Mondelez Global LLC
  • Mondelez International, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Reflection Code LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patents:          7,963,446 (Bar code device); 8,733,657 (Barcode device); 8,763,907 (Barcode device)

Rothschild Digital Confirmation, LLC v. Servicechannel.com, Inc., et al. (D. Del.).             

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • com, Inc.
  • Terrago Technologies, Inc.
  • Field Agent, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Rothschild Digital Confirmation, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Chavous Intellectual Property Law

Patent:           7,456,872 (Device and method for embedding and retrieving information in digital images)

January 2020 was a typical start to a new year. NPEs started out slow and built up filings in the back half of the month. Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, Encoditech, Internet Media Interactive, Reflection Code, S3G and Symbology Innovations.

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.

Aeritas, LLC v. Air Canada (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Air Canada

Plaintiff:         Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         The Mort Law Firm

Patents:         10,362,160 (Mixed-mode interaction); 7,209,903 (Method and system for facilitation of wireless e-commerce transactions); 7,706,819 (Mixed-mode interaction); 7,933,589 (Method and system for facilitation of wireless e-commerce transactions); 8,620,364 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,390,435 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,888,107 (Mixed-mode interaction)

 Aido Mobility LLC v. CVS Health Corporation (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).        

Judges:           District Judge Jorge L. Alonso; District Judge Charles P. Kocoras; Magistrate Judge Mary M. Rowland; District Judge Charles R. Norgle, Sr.

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • CVS Health Corporation
  • Sephora USA, Inc.
  • Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
  • Walgreen Co.
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • Yelp, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Aido Mobility LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Nelson Bumgardner Albritton

Patents:          6,983,139 (Geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems); 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)

Browse3D LLC v. Macy’s, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:            Infringement

Defendant:    Macy’s, Inc. d/b/a Bloomingdale’s

Plaintiff:         Browse3D LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           10,031,897 (System and method for web browsing)

Coding Technologies, LLC v. Mississippi Power Company (S.D. Miss., N.D. Tex.).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker; District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr.; District Judge Brantley Starr; District Judge Sam A. Lindsay

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:  

  • Mississippi Power Company
  • American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Schneider Electric USA, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        McDavid & Associates; Kizzia Johnson

Patent:           9,240,008 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern); 8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern)

Encoditech LLC v. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Andrea R. Wood, District Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr.

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:  

  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • The Swatch Group (US) Inc.

Plaintiff:        Encoditech LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law

Patent:           6,321,095 (Wireless communications approach)

Intelligent Agency, LLC v. Neighborfavor, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:   Neighborfavor, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Intelligent Agency, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Emanuelson Firm

Patents:         9,286,610 (Method and apparatus for a principal / agent based mobile commerce); 9,439,035 (Method, system, and apparatus for managing attributes and functionalities of areas exhibiting density of users); 9,894,476 (Method, system and apparatus for location-based machine-assisted interactions)

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Unilever PLC (D. Del.).

Claims:            Infringement

Defendant:    Unilever PLC

Plaintiff:         Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:         O’Kelly & Ernst; 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)

 Reflection Code LLC v. Carter’s, Inc. (N.D. Ill.).

Judges:           District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman; Magistrate Judge Mary M. Rowland

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Carter’s, Inc.
  • Conagra Brands, Inc.
  • The Hershey Company

Plaintiff:        Reflection Code LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patents:         7,963,446 (Bar code device); 8,733,657 (Barcode device); 8,763,907 (Barcode device)

S3G Technology LLC v. Whataburger Restaurants LLC (E.D. Tex., W.D Tex.).

Judge:            District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Whataburger Restaurants LLC
  • Qv21 Technologies, 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); 8,572,571 (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)

Symbology Innovations LLC v. Isagenix Worldwide, Inc. (D. Del., C.D. Cal., S.D. Fla.).

Judge:            District Judge K. Michael Moore

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Isagenix Worldwide, Inc.
  • Reflexis Systems, Inc.
  • Ascentis Corporation
  • NovaTime Technology Inc.
  • For Life Products, LLC

Plaintiff:        Symbology Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Budo Law; Sand Sebolt & Wernow

Patent:           8,424,752 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device)