The trolls continued to lay low in August.  Repeat filers included EMG Technologies and SFA Systems. 

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RevoLaze LLC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.(N.D. Ohio) (multiple cases).

Judges:    District Judge Patricia A. Gaughan; District Judge Donald C. Nugent; District Judge James S. Gwin; District Judge Dan Aaron Polster; District Judges Solomon Oliver, Jr

Claim:     Infringement


  • American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
  • The Buckle, Inc.
  • H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB
  • H&M Hennes & Mauritz LP
  • BBC Apparel Group, LLC
  • Gotham Licensing Group, LLC
  • DL 1961 Premium Denim Inc.
  • Eddie Bauer LLC
  • 1724982 Alberta ULC d/b/a Buffalo David Bitton
  • Buffalo International ULC
  • Eddie Bauer LLC
  • Koos Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Fashion Box SpA
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc
  • Guess?, Inc.
  • Roberto Cavalli SpA d/b/a Just Cavalli
  • VF Corporation
  • The Gap, Inc.

Plaintiff:        RevoLaze LLC

Pls Cnsl:         Dentons

Patents:          5,990,444 (Laser method and system of scribing graphics); 6,140,602 (Marking of fabrics and other materials using a laser); 6,252,196 (Laser method of scribing graphics); 6,664,505 (Laser processing of materials using mathematical tools); 6,819,972 (Material surface processing with a laser that has a scan modulated effective power to achieve multiple worn looks); 6858815 (Denim designs from laser scribing).

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Hideaway Restaurant, Inc., (E.D. Okla.; W.D. PA; M.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Joy Flowers Conti; Magistrate Judge Gheri Polster Chappell; Magistrate Judge Douglas N. Frazier

Claim:            Infringement


  • Hideaway Restaurant, Inc.
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Chico’s FAS, Inc.

Plaintiff:       Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls Cnsl:       Lockridge Grindal Nauen; and Lipscomb Eisenberg & Baker

Plaintiff:       Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:       Carlson Lynch; and Lockridge Grindal Nauen

Patent:           RE 43,462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system).

SFA Systems, LLC v. Certona Corporation (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           Senior District Judge Claude M. Hilton; Magistrate Judge Thomas Rawles Jones, Jr.

Claims:          Infringement; Declaratory Judgment


  • Dell Inc.
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Google Inc.
  • Groupon, Inc.
  • Netflix, Inc.
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  •, LP
  • Ji-Soo Lee
  • Porto Technology, Co., Ltd.
  • Porto Technology, LLC


  • SFA Systems, LLC
  • TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

Pls Cnsl:         Spangler Law; Stamoulis & Weinblatt; and Smith Gambrell & Russell

Patents:          6,067,525 (Integrated computerized sales force automation system); 7,941,341 (Sales force automation system and method); and 6,532,413 (Method and apparatus for providing time-variant geographical information and a user device therefor).

Inventor Holdings, LLC v. Gameloft, Inc., (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement


  • Glu Mobile Inc.
  • Kabam, Inc.
  • Inc.
  • ngmoco, LLC
  • Rovio Animation Company
  • Supercell, Inc

Plaintiff:        Inventor Holdings, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:           8,784,198 (Method and apparatus for conducting or facilitating a promotion).

EMG Technology, LLC v. Gilt Groupe Holdings, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim:         Infringement


  • Sally Beauty Supply LLC

Plaintiff:        EMG Technology, LLC

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

Patents:          6,600,497 (Apparatus and method to navigate interactive television using unique inputs with a remote control); and 7,194,698 (Method to advertise and search on television for web content using a simplified interface).