Litigation against retailers was relatively quiet in January.  Repeat filers included ArrivalStar, Eclipse IP, Hawk Technologies, and Landmark Technology.

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 particular cases, 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.

Grecia v., Inc., (N.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Judges:            Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley; Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins

Claim:              Infringement


  •, Inc.
  • Sony Network Entertainment International LLC

Plaintiff:          William Grecia

Pls. Cnsl:         Siprut; and Wawrzyn

Patent:             8,887,308 (Digital cloud access (PDMAS part III)).

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc., (S.D. Cal., D. Conn.) (multiple cases).

Judges:            District Judge Larry Alan Burns; Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin; Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty; Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois; District Judge Ann D. Montgomery

Claim:              Infringement


  • La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc.
  • Kum & Go, LC
  • Bernick’s Full-Line Vending, Inc.

Plaintiff:          Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Lipscomb Eisenberg & Baker; Uhrich Law Firm; and Lockridge Grindal Nauen

Patent:             RE 4,3462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system).

Arunachalam v. Fremont Bancorporation et al, (N.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Judges:            Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte; Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero; Magistrate Judge Howard R. Lloyd

Claim:              Infringement


  • Fremont Bancorporation
  • Fremont Bank
  • Trinet, Inc.
  • Trulia, Inc.


  • Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam
  • Lakshmi Arunachalam

Pls. Cnsl:         Lakshmi Arunachalam, pro se

Patent:             8,271,339 (Method and apparatus for enabling real-time bi-directional transactions on a network).

ArrivalStar SA et al v. Pizza Hut of America, LLC, (S.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Judges:            District Judge Kenneth A. Marra; District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks; District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas; Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow

Claim:              Infringement


  • Pizza Hut of America, LLC
  • L’Oreal USA, Inc.
  • Urban Outfitters, Inc.
  • Demandware, Inc.


  • ArrivalStar SA
  • Melvino Technologies Limited

Pls. Cnsl:         Leslie Robert Evans & Associates; and Law Offices of Jason P Dollard

Patents:            6,904,359 (Notification systems and methods with user-definable notifications based upon occurance of events); 6,952,645 (System and method for activation of an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting status of vehicle travel); 7,400,970 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle); and 6,317,060 (Base station system and method for monitoring travel of mobile vehicles and communicating notification messages).

Eclipse IP LLC v. Kuehne + Nagel Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim:              Infringement


  • Kuehne + Nagel Inc.
  • SKYE Associates LLC
  • Stila Styles, LLC

Plaintiff:          Eclipse IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Olavi Dunne; and Tadlock Law Firm

Patents:            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).

Landmark Technology LLC v. Zillow, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim:              Infringement


  • Zillow, Inc.
  • ACE INA Holdings, Inc.
  • The Michaels Companies, Inc.
  • YOOX Corporation
  • Assurant, Inc.

Plaintiff:          Landmark Technology LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Parker Bunt & Ainsworth

Patent:             7,010,508 (Automated multimedia data processing network); 6,289,319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system); and 5576951 (Automated sales and services system).

Cherdak v. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., (E.D. Va.).

Judges:            Magistrate Judge Thomas Rawles Jones, Jr.; District Judge Liam O’Grady

Claim:              Infringement

Defendant:       Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Plaintiff:          Erik B. Cherdak

Pls. Cnsl:         Erik B Cherdak, pro se

Patent:             8,915,823 (System and method for processing information).

Data Carriers, LLC v. The AES Corporation, (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:              District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim:              Infringement


  • AGL Resources Inc.
  • Alliant Energy Corporation
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Cimarex Energy Co.
  • Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • DTE Energy Company
  • Edison International
  • Enbridge Inc.
  • EOG Resources, Inc.
  • Exelon Corporation
  • FirstEnergy Corp.
  • Hess Corporation
  • HollyFrontier Corporation

Plaintiff:          Data Carriers, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Austin Hansley

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

FO2GO LLC v. Adobe Systems Incorporated, (D. Del.).

Claim:              Infringement


  • Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • AOL Inc.
  • Box Inc.
  • Dropbox, Inc.
  • Instagram, LLC
  • LinkedIn Corporation
  • Myspace LLC
  •, Inc.
  • Photobucket Corporation
  • Pinterest, Inc.
  • Shutterfly, Inc.
  • SmugMug, Inc.
  • Twitter, Inc.
  • Snapchat, Inc.
  • Tumblr, Inc.
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Walgreen Co.

Plaintiff:          FO2GO LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Bayard; and Direction IP Law

Patent:             7,173,651 (Apparatus and system for prompt digital photo delivery and archival).