June continued May’s trend of reduced filings.  Repeat filers included Inventor Holdings, LBS Innovations, NeoMedia Technologies and Antennatech.

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Advanced Marketing Systems, LLC v. The Kroger Company, (N.D. Tex.).

Judge:            District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:     The Kroger Company

Plaintiff:        Advanced Marketing Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Bracewell & Giuliani; and Miles & Stockbridge

Patents:          8,219,445 (Promotion processor and management system); 8,370,199 (Promotion processor and management system); and 8,538,805 (Promotion on processor and management system).

SimpleAir, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:     Amazon.com, Inc.

Plaintiff:        SimpleAir, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Capshaw DeRieux; and Dovel & Luner

Patents:          7,035,914 (System and method for transmission of data); 8,090,803 (System and method for transmission of data); 8,572,279 (System and method for transmission of data); 8,601,154 (System and method for transmission of data); and 8,639,838 (System and method for transmission of data).

Inventor Holdings, LLC v. Sears Holdings Corporation et al,  (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement


  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Sears Holdings Management Corporation
  • Sam’s West, Inc. d/b/a Sam’s Club
  • Target Corporation

Plaintiff:        Inventor Holdings, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Bayard; and Russ August & Kabat

Patent:           6,381,582 (Method and system for processing payments for remotely purchased goods); and 5,970,470 (System and method for establishing and managing subscription purchase agreements including commitments to purchase goods over time at agreed upon prices).

Rogers & Brown Custom Brokers, Inc. v. Eclipse IP, LLC, (D.S.C.).

Judge:             District Judge Richard M. Gergel

Claim:             Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:     Eclipse IP, LLC

Plaintiff:        Rogers & Brown Custom Brokers, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Barnwell Whaley Patterson and Helms

Patents:          7,479,899 (Notification systems and methods enabling a response to cause connection between a notified PCD and a delivery or pickup representative); 7,482,952 (Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications); and 7,876,239 (Secure notification messaging systems and methods using authentication indicia).

LBS Innovations, LLC v. Foursquare Labs, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple caases).

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne

Claim:             Infringement


  • Foursquare Labs, Inc.
  • GasBuddy OpenStore, LLC
  • Berroco, Inc.
  • Boa-Franc, Inc.
  • Clark Equipment Company
  • Discount Tire Co., Inc.
  • Doosan Infracore International, Inc.
  • Mirage Flooring, Inc.
  • Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack of Delaware, Inc.
  • Pizzeria Uno Corporation
  • Rain Bird Corporation
  • Transworld Entertainment Corporation
  • UMB Bank, NA

Plaintiff:        LBS Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Buether Joe & Carpenter

Patent:           6,091,956 (Situation information system).

NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. v. Just Born, (D. Colo.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement


  • Marriott International, Inc.

Plaintiff:        NeoMedia Technologies, Inc.

Pls Cnsl:         Global IP Law Group

Patent:           8,131,597 (System and method for using an ordinary article of commerce to access a remote computer).

Antennatech, LLC v. AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement


  • AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
  • BP America, Inc.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Container Store Group, Inc.
  • Jack In The Box, Inc.
  • Jamba, Inc.
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Regal Entertainment Group
  • Sunoco, Inc.
  • The Home Depot, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Antennatech, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:           8,112,131 (Radiative focal area antenna transmission coupling arrangement).

Traffic Information, LLC v. Ally Financial, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne

Claim:             Infringement


  • The Allstate Corporation
  • BeBe Stores, Inc.
  • Fandango, LLC
  • Farmers Group, Inc.
  • Hyatt Corporation
  • Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
  • Michaels Stores, Inc.
  • Smoothie King Co., Inc.
  • State Farm International Services, Inc.
  • WebMD, LLC

Plaintiff:        Traffic Information, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Capshaw DeRieux; and Polasek Quisenberry & Errington

Patent:           6,785,606 (System for providing traffic information agent); 7,634,666 (Crypto-engine for cryptographic processing of data); 7,757,298 (Method and apparatus for identifying and characterizing errant electronic files); and 8,215,816 (Light emitting panel assemblies).