Patent litigation continued to grow in June with large filings by Data Carriers, Genaville, Graham Springs and Oberalis. Repeat filers included Cascades Branding, eDekka, Eclipse IP, EMG Technology, Hawk Technologies, Landmark Technologies, and Shipping & Transit, T-Rex Properties.

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Shipping & Transit, LLC v. LELO, Inc., (N.D. Cal.; C.D. Cal.; S.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Marcia G. Cooke; District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks; District Judge Beth Bloom; District Judge James I. Cohn; Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins; District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg; District Judge Kenneth A. Marra; Bling Jewelry Inc.

Claim:             Infringement


  • LELO, Inc.
  • Bellami Hair, LLC
  • Cheater Five, Inc. d/b/a Pointer Footwear
  • Load Delivered Logistics, LLC
  • Bud K Worldwide, Inc.
  • BH Cosmetics, Inc. (Declaratory Plaintiff)
  • Rakuten Commerce, LLC (Declaratory Plaintiff)

Plaintiff:        Shipping & Transit, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Leslie Robert Evans & Associates

Patents:          6,904,359 (Notification systems and methods with user-definable notifications based upon occurrence of events); 6,975,998 (Package delivery notification system and method); 7,030,781 (Notification system and method that informs a party of vehicle delay); 7,400,970 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle);and 6,952,645 (System and method for activation of an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting status of vehicle travel).

Graham Springs LLC v. Advanced Media Corporation d/b/a, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

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

Claim:            Infringement


  • 123Print, Inc.
  • Adorama Pix LLC
  • Beaucoup Wedding Favors, Inc.
  • BlueCotton, Inc.
  • CafePress Inc.
  • CanvasPop LLC
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • CustomInk, LLC
  • BEL USA LLC d/b/a
  • FedEx Office and Print Services, Inc.
  • Printograph, Inc. d/b/a
  •, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Graham Springs LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Austin Hansley PLLC

Patent:            5,524,085 (Multimedia job tickets for printing machines).

T-Rex Property AB v. Disselkoen Properties, Inc. et al, (W.D. Mich., S.D.N.Y., S.D. Ohio, N.D. Okla.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer; Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King; District Judge Edmund A Sargus; Magistrate Judge Paul J. Cleary; District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell

Claim:             Infringement


  • Big D’s Leasing, LLC
  • Disselkoen Properties, Inc.
  • Grand Rapids Outdoors, LLC
  • GR Displays, LLC
  • Randy Disselkoen Properties, LLC
  • Captivate, LLC
  • Barnes Advertising Corporation
  • Stokely Outdoor Advertising, Inc.

Plaintiff:        T-Rex Property AB

Pls. Cnsl:        Farney Daniels; Farney Daniels; and Head Johnson & Kachigian

Patents:          7,382,334 (Digital information system); and RE 39,470 (Digital information system).

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Monticello Banking Company, (E.D. Ky., S.D.N.Y., D. Nev., S.D. Fla., E.D. Cal., N.D.W.V.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Gregory F. VanTatenhove; District Judge Katherine Polk Failla; District Judge Miranda M. Du; Magistrate Judge Carl W. Hoffman; District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga; Magistrate Judge Sandra M. Snyder; District Judge Gina M. Groh; District Judge Jose E. Martinez

Claim:             Infringement


  • Monticello Banking Company
  • Strand Book Store, Inc.
  • International Market Centers, LP
  • Colorado Belle Gaming, LLC
  • Stronach Group Limited Partnership
  • Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
  • Vassar College
  • Valley Health System
  • Bellini Condominium Association, Inc.
  • Castle Management, LLC

Plaintiff:        Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Henderson Dantone; The James Law Firm; Law Office of Raffi A. Nahabedian; Lipscomb Eisenberg & Baker; Lockridge Grindal Nauen; and Mani Ellis & Layne

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

Internet Media Interactive Corporation v. General Nutrition Investment Company, (D. Del.).

Claim:            Infringement


  • GNC Holdings, Inc.
  • Select Comfort Corporation

Plaintiff:        Internet Media Interactive Corporation

Pls. Cnsl:        Niro Haller & Niro; and O’Kelly Ernst & Bielli

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).

NexusCard, Inc. v. Brookshire Grocery Company, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

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

Claim:             Infringement


  • Brookshire Grocery Company
  • CVS Caremark Corporation
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Walgreen Co.

Plaintiff:        NexusCard, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Siprut; and Spangler Law

Patent:            5,924,080 (Computerized discount redemption system).

Oberalis LLC v. Cabela’s Incorporated, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:            Infringement


  • CDW Corporation
  • Coastal Contacts Inc.
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.
  • Dillard’s, Inc.
  • eBags, Inc.
  • Eddie Bauer LLC
  • Karmaloop, Inc.
  • Lululemon Athletica Inc.
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • One Kings Lane Inc.
  • Orchard Brands Corp.
  • Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.
  • QVC, Inc.
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Barneys New York, Inc.
  • Benchmark Brands, Inc.
  • Big Fish Games, Inc.
  • Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.
  • CafePress Inc.
  • Carter’s, Inc.
  • Cheaper Than Dirt, Inc.
  • Crocs, Inc.
  • Deckers Outdoor Corporation
  • Edible Arrangements, LLC
  • EVINE Live Inc.
  •, Inc.
  • Lamps Plus, Inc.
  • Oakley, Inc.
  • Sally Beauty Supply LLC
  • Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • The Orvis Company Inc.
  • The Swiss Colony, LLC
  • The Tire Rack, Inc.
  • Toys “R” Us, Inc.
  • US Auto Parts Network, Inc.
  • Victoria’s Secret Direct Brand Management, LLC
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
  • Zazzle Inc.

Plaintiff:        Oberalis LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Scheef & Stone; and Corcoran IP Law

Patent:            5,911,140 (Method of ordering document clusters given some knowledge of user interests).

Data Carriers, LLC v. Astellas Pharma US, Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:            Infringement


  • Essar, Inc.
  • BP Energy Company
  • Sasol (USA) Corporation
  • Eurofins Scientific Inc.
  • Calpine Corporation
  • Schlumberger Technology Corporation
  • ConocoPhillips Company
  • Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
  • Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
  • Plains All American Pipeline, LP
  • Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
  • Whiting Petroleum Corporation
  • Suncor Energy (USA) Inc.
  • Westar Energy, Inc.
  • Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc.
  • Weatherford International, LLC

Plaintiff:        Data Carriers, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Austin Hansley PLLC

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

Genaville LLC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Co., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement


  • Caleres, Inc.
  • The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc.
  • The Dress Barn, Inc.
  • The Container Store Group, Inc.
  • GameFly, Inc.
  • General Nutrition Centers, Inc.
  • Gilt Groupe, Inc.
  • The Home Depot USA, Inc.
  • The Net-A-Porter Group, LLC
  • NFL Enterprises LLC
  • O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
  • PureFormulas, Inc.
  • Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • Restoration Hardware, Inc.
  • Saks Direct, LLC
  • School Specialty, Inc.
  • Sierra Trading Post, Inc.
  • Systemax, Inc.
  • Vera Bradley Sales, LLC
  • VF Corporation
  • Wayfair LLC
  • WW Grainger, Inc.
  • Zones, Inc.
  • Zale Corporation

Plaintiff:        Genaville LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Corcoran IP Law

Patent:           5,999,927 (Method and apparatus for information access employing overlapping clusters).

BSG Tech LLC v. Alibris, Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:            Infringement


  • American Apparel, Inc.
  • American Musical Supply, Inc.
  • Arlington Contact Lens Service, Inc.
  •, Inc.
  • CTD, Inc.
  • eBags, Inc.
  • iHerb, Inc.
  • Monoprice, Inc.
  • New Moosejaw, LLC
  • OpticsPlanet, Inc.
  •, Inc.
  • Power Equipment Direct Inc.
  • Wayfair LLC
  •, Inc.

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); and 6,243,699 (Systems and methods of indexing and retrieving data).