The trolls seemed to return from an early summer break in July.  Frequent fliers during July included Ameranth, Internet Patents Corp., and Parallel Iron, Cronos and EMG. 

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 a particular case, how your Judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history.

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Ameranth, Inc. v. Hyatt Hotels Corporation et al, (S.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement


  • Hyatt Corporation
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
  • Best Western International, Inc.
  • Marriott
  • Renaissance Hotel Operating Company
  • The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
  • Hotel Tonight, Inc.
  •, LP
  • Kayak Software Corporation
  • Mobo Systems, Inc.
  • NAAMA Networks, Inc.
  •, Inc.
  • Orbitz, LLC
  • StubHub, Inc.
  • Subtledata, Inc.
  • Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
  • TicketMaster, LLC
  •, LP
  • Usablenet, Inc.
  • Fandango, Inc.
  • Wanderspot LLC
  • Hotwire, Inc.
  • Expedia, Inc.
  • Micros Systems, Inc.
  • ATX Innovation, Inc.
  • EMN8, Inc.
  • Hilton

Plaintiff:         Ameranth, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Caldarelli Hejmanowski & Page, Fabiano Law Firm, Osborne Law and Watts Law Offices

Patents:          6,384,850 (Information management and synchronous communications system with menu generation); 6,871,325 (Information management and synchronous communications system with menu generation); and 8,146,077 (Information management and synchronous communications system with menu generation, and handwriting and voice modification of orders).


Internet Patents Corporation v. eBags, Inc. et al, (N.D. Cal.). 

Claim:             Infringement 


  • eBags, Inc.
  • TellApart, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Internet Patents Corporation

Pls. Cnsl:        Internet Patents Corporation and Winstead

Patent:            6,898,597 (Event log).


Parallel Iron, LLC v. Orbitz, LLC, (E.D. Del.).

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     Orbitz, LLC

Plaintiff:         Parallel Iron, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Bayard

Patents:          7,197,662 (Methods and systems for a storage system); 7,543,177 (Methods and systems for a storage system); and 7,958,388 (Methods and systems for a storage system).


Cronos Technologies, LLC v. Fossil, Inc., (E.D. Tex.). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     Fossil, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Cronos Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Gillam & Smith and Heninger Garrison & Davis

Patent:           5,664,110 (Remote ordering system).


EMG Technology, LLC v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement


  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • American Express Company
  • Visa, Inc.
  • MasterCard Incorporated

Plaintiff:         EMG Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell and Parker Bunt & Ainsworth

Patent:           7,441,196 (Apparatus and method of manipulating a region on a wireless device screen for viewing, zooming and scrolling internet content).


Digitech Image Technologies, LLC v. AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH et al, (C.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement 


  • AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • B&H Foto & Electronics Corp.
  •, Inc.
  • Canon, Inc.
  • Casio Computer Co.
  • Fujifilm Corporation
  • General Electric Company
  • General Imaging Company
  • Hasselblad USA Inc.
  • Leaf Imaging, Ltd.
  • Leica Camera, Inc.
  • Mamiya Digital Imaging Co., Ltd.
  • Micro Electronics, Inc.
  •, Inc.
  • Nikon Corporation
  • Nikon, Inc.
  • Olympus Corporation
  •, Inc.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Pentax Ricoh Imaging Co. Ltd.
  • Ricoh Company, Ltd.
  • Sakar International, Inc.
  • Sigma Corporation
  • Sony Corporation
  • Target Corporation
  • Victor Hasselblad AB

Plaintiff:         Digitech Image Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Collins Edmonds Pogorzelski Schlather & Tower

Patent:            6,128,415 (Device profiles for use in a digital image processing system).


I2Z Technology, LLC v. Orbitz Worldwide, Inc., (N.D. Ill.).  

Judge:             District Judge John F. Grady

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.

Plaintiff:         I2Z Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Greer Burns & Crain

Patent:           5,345,551 (Method and system for synchronization of simultaneous displays of related data sources).


Data Carriers, LLC v. Archos LLC, (E.D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement 


  • Archos LLC
  • AT&T, Inc.
  •, Inc.
  • CDW Corporation
  • Flixster, Inc.
  • Hulu, LLC
  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
  • LinkedIn Corp.
  • Monster Worldwide, Inc.
  • Netflix, Inc.
  • Newegg, Inc.
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Orbitz Worldwide LLC
  •, Inc.
  • SAP America, Inc.
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Staples, Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • The Home Depot, Inc.
  • The Home Depot USA, Inc.
  • Trip Advisor LLC
  • VIZIO, Inc.
  • Walgreen Co.
  • USA, LLC
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Yelp, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Data Carriers, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Bayard, and Russ August & Kabat

Patent:           5,388,198 (Proactive presentation of automating features to a computer user).


CodePro Innovations, LLC v. Safeway, Inc., (E.D. Del.).

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     Safeway, Inc.

Plaintiff:         CodePro Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patents:          5,717,866 (Method for comparative analysis of consumer response to product promotions); and 5,924,078 (Consumer-provided promotional code actuatable point-of-sale discounting system).


TradeRisks, Inc. v. Fiserv, Inc., (E.D. Del.).

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     Fiserv, Inc.

Plaintiff:         TradeRisks, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Allen & Overy, and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Patents:          7,395,232 (Method and system for providing financial functions); and 7,962,389 (Method and system for providing financial functions).