The trolls continued to lay low in September.  Repeat filers included Eclipse IP (in a DJ filing) and PanTaurus.

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Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Justice Family Group, LLC, (S.D.W.V.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judge:            District Judge Charles R. Norgle, Sr.

Claim:            Infringement


  • Justice Family Group, LLC
  • Gold Coast Group, Ltd. d/b/a The Talbott Hotel

Plaintiff:        Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls Cnsl:         Lockridge Grindal Nauen; Mani Ellis & Layne; and Schulz Law

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

PanTaurus LLC v. Bank of America Corporation (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement

  • Bank of America, NA
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Incorporated
  • Chevron Corp.
  • Citibank Corporation
  • Citibank, NA
  • Citicorp
  • Citigroup Inc.
  • eHarmony, Inc.
  • E*TRADE Financial Corporation
  • Facebook, Inc.
  • Hulu, LLC
  • Chase Bank USA, NA
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • JP Morgan Securities LLC
  • LinkedIn Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Spotify Sweden AB
  • Spotify USA, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, NA
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Plaintiff:        PanTaurus LLC

Pls Cnsl:         Tadlock Law Firm

Patent:           6,272,533 (Secure computer system and method of providing secure access to a computer system including a stand alone switch operable to inhibit data corruption on a storage device).

Internet Media Interactive Corporation v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., (N.D. Ill.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:   Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Plaintiff:        Internet Media Interactive Corporation

Pls. Cnsl:        Niro Haller & Niro

Patent:           6,049,835(System for providing easy access to the World Wide Web utilizing a published list of preselected Internet locations together with their unique multi-digit jump codes).

BSG Tech LLC v. Folica, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:            Infringement


  • Folica, Inc.
  • ModCloth, Inc.
  • HM Wallace, Inc. d/b/a
  •, LLC
  • VMR Products, LLC d/b/a

Plaintiff:       BSG Tech LLC

Pls. Cnsl:       Direction IP Law

Patents:         6,035,294 (Wide access databases and database systems); 6,195,652 (Self-evolving database and method of using same); 6,243,699 (Systems and methods of indexing and retrieving data); and 5,831,669 (Facility monitoring system with image memory and correlation).

Incase Designs, Corp v. Eclipse IP LLC, (C.D. Cal.)

Claim:             Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:   Eclipse IP LLC

Plaintiff:        Incase Designs Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:       Mitchell + Company

Patents:          7,119,716 (Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications); 7,479,899 (Notification systems and methods enabling a response to cause connection between a notified PCD and a delivery or pickup representative); and 7,876,239 (Secure notification messaging systems and methods using authentication indicia).