Similar to January, February saw some frequent flier trolls, including ArrivalStar, Landmark Technology, Maxim Integrated Products, Round Rock Research, and Select Retrieval, filing additional suits.  And there were some less frequent trolls that filed large numbers of cases this month, including Ameranth, Execware, MacroSolve, Patent Group, Soverain Software, and Unified Messaging Solutions. 

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 ways to improve the report for you.

Landmark Technology, LLC v. Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Judge:             District Judge Leonard Davis

Claim:             Infringement


  • Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.
  • Coldwater Creek, Inc.
  • New York & Company, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Landmark Technology, LLC

Counsel:         Gregory S. Cordrey; Stanley M. Gibson; Charles Ainsworth; Robert Christopher Bunt

Patents:          5,576,951; 6,289,319; 7,010,508.

ArrivalStar SA et al. v. Zale Corporation, (S.D. Fla.). 

Judge:             District Judge Donald L. Graham

Claim:             Infringement 


  • Zale Corporation
  • Safeway, Inc.
  • British Airways PLC Corporation
  • Sephora USA, Inc.
  •  Linens Holdings Co.
  • Gucci America, Inc.
  • Coach, Inc.
  • Estee Lauder, Inc.


  • ArrivalStar SA
  • Melvino Technologies Limited

Counsel:         McMahon Law Firm

Patents:          6,748,320 (Advance notification systems and methods utilizing a computer network) ; 6,904,359 (Notification systems and methods with user-definable notifications based upon occurrence of events); 6,952,645 (System and method for activation of an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting status of vehicle travel); and 7,400,970 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle).

Select Retrieval, LLC v. Benchmark Brands, Inc., (N.D. Ga.). 

Judge:             District Judge J. Owen Forrester

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     Benchmark Brands, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Select Retrieval, LLC

Counsel:         The Maxim Law Firm

Patent:            6,128,617 (Data display software with actions and links integrated with information).

Walker Digital, LLC v., Inc., (D. Del.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement 


  •, Inc.
  • Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • Expedia, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Walker Digital, LLC

Counsel:         Agility IP Law; Bayard

Patent:           8,112,359 (Pre-sale data broadcast system and method).

TQP Development, LLC v. British Airways, PLC, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement 


  • British Airways, PLC
  •, Inc.
  • Moneygram International, Inc.
  • NetSpend Corporation

Plaintiff:         TQP Development, LLC

Counsel:         Ni Law Firm; Russ August & Kabat; Spangler Law

Patent:           5,412,730 (Encrypted data transmission system employing means for randomly altering the encryption keys).

Stambler v. Newegg, Inc., (E.D. Tex.). 

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Newegg, Inc.

Counsel:         Leon Stambler; Eric Miller Albritton; Ronald Allen Dubner; Brent Nelson Bumgardner; Christie Brow Lindsey; Edward R Nelson III; Ryan P Griffin; Thomas Christopher Cecil; T John Ward, Jr.

Patent:           5,936,541 (Method for securing information relevant to a transaction).

MacroSolve, Inc. v. GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. et al., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement


  • GEICO Casualty Company
  • Geico Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Government Employees Insurance Company
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • AOL, Inc.
  • Six Continents Hotels, Inc.

Plaintiff:         MacroSolve, Inc.

Counsel:         Kris Y. Teng; Larry Dean Thompson, Jr.; Matthew J. Antonelli; Zachariah S. Harrington

Patent:           7,822,816 (System and method for data management).

Pinpoint Incorporated v. Sears Roebuck and Co., (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             Judges Lefkow & St. Eve


  • Sears, Roebuck & Co.
  • Staples, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Pinpoint Incorporated

Counsel:         Ashley E LaValley; Brian E Yaan; Oliver D Yang; Paul C Gibbons; Paul K Vickrey; Raymond P Niro

Patents:          5,754,938 (Pseudonymous server for system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects); 7,853,600 (System and method for providing access to video programs and other data using customer profiles); and 8,056,100 (System and method for providing access to data using customer profiles).

E-Contact Technologies, LLC v. Bluehost, Inc. et al, (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:             Infringement


  • A2 Hosting, Inc.
  • Bluehost, Inc.

Plaintiff:         E-Contact Technologies, LLC

Counsel:         Hao Ni; Steven Moore V; Timothy T Wang

Patent:           5,347,579 (Personal computer diary).

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. v. Southwest Airlines, Co., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement 


  • Southwest Airlines, Co.
  • UnionBanCal Corporation
  • Union Bank, NA
  • QVC, Inc.
  • Comerica, Inc.
  • Groupon, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

Counsel:         Agility IP Law; North Weber & Baugh; Spangler Law

Patents:          5,940,510 (Transfer of valuable information between a secure module and another module); 5,949,880 (Transfer of valuable information between a secure module and another module); 6,105,013 (Method, apparatus, system and firmware for secure transactions); and 6,237,095 (Apparatus for transfer of secure information between a data carrying module and an electronic device.

EMG Technology, LLC v. Macy’s, Inc., (E.D. Tex.). 

Judge:             District Judge Leonard Davis

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     Macy’s, Inc.

Plaintiff:         EMG Technology, LLC

Counsel:         Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell; Parker Bunt & Ainsworth

Patents:          7,020,845 (Navigating internet content on a television using a simplified interface and a remote control); 7,441,196 (Apparatus and method of manipulating a region on a wireless device screen for viewing, zooming and scrolling internet content).

CEATS, Inc. v. Expedia, Inc., (E.D. Tex.). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     Expedia, Inc.

Plaintiff:         CEATS, Inc.

Counsel:         The Heartfield Law Firm

Patents:          7,454,361 (Individual seat selection ticketing and reservation system); 7,548,866 (Individual seat selection ticketing and reservation system); 7,548,870 (System and method for selecting and reserving airline seats); 7,660,728 (System and method for selecting and reserving airline seats); 7,660,729 (System and method for selecting and reserving airline seats); and 7,664,663 (System and method for displaying airline seats).