Once again, June was a quieter month, with a few frequent flier trolls, including Unified Messaging Solutions, CardSoft and MacroSolve, filing additional suits. 

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.

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.


 Unified Messaging Solutions, LLC v. The Doll Palace Corp. (S.D.N.Y.) (multiple cases).


  • The Doll Palace Corp.
  • Sportsvite, LLC
  • CMI Marketing, Inc.
  • Radio One, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Unified Messaging Solutions, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher & Hays and The Simon Law Firm


Mag-Nif, Inc. v. Ace Hardware Corp., 1-12-cv-01500 (N.D. Ohio) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement 


  • ACE Hardware Corporation
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Amazon Technologies, Inc.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • BestBuy.com, LLC
  • Kohl’s Corporation
  • Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • MerchSource LLC
  • Sears, Roebuck & Co.
  • Target Corporation
  • Walgreen Co.

Plaintiff:         Mag-Nif, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Gallagher & Dawsey

Patent:           6,524,179 (Cylindrical coin bank).


Ganas, LLC v. Dell Inc. et al, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).   

Claim:             Infringement 


  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
  • Alcoa, Inc.
  • Ansys, Inc.
  • Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
  • Avaya, Inc.
  • Burroughs Payment Systems, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dell, Inc.
  • Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.
  • F5 Networks, Inc.
  • FedEx Corporation
  • InterSystems Corporation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Motorola Mobility, Inc.
  • Nokia, Inc.
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Salesforce.com, Inc.
  • The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
  • Transunion Corp.
  • UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
  • Vocus, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Ganas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Antonelli Harrington & Thompson

Patents:          7,007,094 (Object oriented communications system over the internet); 7,136,913 (Object oriented communication among platform independent systems across a firewall over the internet using HTTP-SOAP); and 7,325,053 (Object oriented communication among platform-independent systems over networks using SOAP).


CardSoft (Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors), LLC v. The Gores Group, LLC et al, (E.D. Tex.). 

Claim:             Infringement 


  • Equinox Payments, LLC
  • The Gores Group, LLC

Plaintiff:         CardSoft (Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors), LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Cozen O’Connor and The Davis Firm

Patents:          6,934,945 (Method and apparatus for controlling communications); and 7,302,683 (Method and apparatus for controlling communications).


DietGoal Innovations LLC v. Allrecipes.com, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).  

Claim:             Infringement 


  • Allrecipes.com, Inc.
  • Bravo Media LLC (Division of NBC Universal Media, LLC)
  • CalorieKing Wellness Solutions, Inc.
  • ConAgra Foods, Inc.
  • Scripps Network, LLC d/b/a Food.com
  • General Mills Sales, Inc.
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Nestle USA, Inc.
  • Nutrisystem, Inc.
  • SparkPeople, Inc.
  • Taco Mayo Franchise Systems, Inc.
  • Time, Inc.
  • Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • WebMD LLC
  • Whataburger Restaurants LLC  

Plaintiff:         DietGoal Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Buether Joe & Carpenter 

Patent:           6,585,516 (Method and system for computerized visual behavior analysis, training, and planning).


Hand Held Products, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al, (D. Del.). 

Claim:             Infringement 


  • A9.com, Inc.
  • A9 Innovations LLC
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • AmazonFresh LLC
  • AMZN Mobile LLC
  • Quidsi, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Hand Held Products, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Richards Layton & Finger and Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi

Patent:           6,015,088 (Decoding of real time video imaging).


Benefit Funding Systems LLC et al v. Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc., (D. Del.). 

Claim:             Infringement   


  • Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc.
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • US Bancorp


  • Benefit Funding Systems LLC
  • Retirement Capital Access Management Company LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Farnan LLP

Patent:           6,625,582 (Method and system for converting a designated portion of future social security and other retirement payments to current benefits).


MacroSolve, Inc. v. LQ Management LLC, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Judge:             District Judge Leonard Davis

Claim:             Infringement 


  • LQ Management LLC
  • Target Corporation

Plaintiff:         MacroSolve, Inc.

 Pls. Cnsl:        Antonelli Harrington & Thompson

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