November filings slowed a bit from the September / October pace.  Frequent filers included Grecia, Hawk Technology, Pherah, Phoenix Licensing and Symbology.

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Grecia v. Adobe Systems Incorporated, (N.D. Ca.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim; District Judge Joan H. Lefkow; Senior District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber; District Judge Manish S. Shah; District Judge John Z. Lee; District Judge Robert W. Gettleman; District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan

Claim:             Infringement


  • Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Big Ten Network Services, LLC
  • Cablevision Systems Corporation
  • Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.
  • NFL Network Services, LLC
  • Starz Entertainment, LLC
  • Target Corporation

Plaintiff:         William Grecia

Pls. Cnsl:        Law Offices of Perry R. Clark; Wawrzyn & Jarvis

Patents:          8,402,555 (Personalized digital media access system (PDMAS); and 8,533,860 (Personalized digital media access system–PDMAS part II).

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Louisville Arena Authority, Inc., (W.D. Ky.; S.D. Fla.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr.; Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin; District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman; District Judge Ronald A. Guzman

Claim:             Infringement


  • Louisville Arena Authority, Inc.
  • 1450 Brickell, LLC
  • The Dow Hotel Company, LLC
  • Panduit Corp.

Plaintiff:         Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Henderson Dantone; Lipscomb Eisenberg & Baker; Media Litigation Firm

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

Triad Catalog Co., LLC d/b/a Soft Surroundings v. Landmark Technology, LLC, (E.D. Mo.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Landmark Technology, LLC

Plaintiff:         Triad Catalog Co., LLC d/b/a Soft Surroundings

Pls. Cnsl:        Haar and Woods; and Kirkland & Ellis

Patent:            6,289,319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system).

Internet Media Interactive Corporation v. Deere & Company d/b/a John Deere Company, (N.D. Ill.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Deere & Company d/b/a John Deere Company

Plaintiff:         Internet Media Interactive Corporation

Pls. Cnsl:        Haller Law; and Noble IP

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).

Pherah LLC v. NeoGrid North America LLC, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).        

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:             Infringement


  • NeoGrid North America LLC
  • Riversand Technologies, Inc.
  • Centric Software, Inc.
  • IFS North America, Inc.
  • Arena Solutions, Inc.
  • Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.
  • Aras Corporation
  • Siemens Corporation
  • Ecount, Inc.
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • iRise
  • TechExcel Inc

Plaintiff:         Pherah LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chaudhari Law

Patent:            RE 44,652 (Computer-readable data product for managing sales information).

Aeritas, LLC v. Walgreen Co., (E.D. Tex.).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge John D. Love; District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Walgreen Co.

Plaintiff:         Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        DelGiorno IP Law

Patents:          7,706,819 (Mixed-mode interaction); 8,055,285 (Mixed-mode interaction); and 9,390,435 (Mixed-mode interaction).

Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC v. Beachbody LLC, (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:             Infringement


  • Beachbody LLC
  • CBT Nuggets, LLC
  • com, Inc.
  • Pluralsight LLC
  • Starz Entertainment LLC
  • The Walt Disney Company

Plaintiff:         Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson

Patent:            8,856,221 (System and method for storing broadcast content in a cloud-based computing environment).

Serenitiva LLC v. SolarWinds, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim:             Infringement


  • SolarWinds, Inc.
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • 8×8, Inc.
  • WMPH Incorporated d/b/a
  • com, Inc.
  • American Express Company
  • Philips Electronics North America Corporation

Plaintiff:         Serenitiva LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chaudhari Law

Patent:            6,865,268 (Dynamic, real-time call tracking for web-based customer relationship management).

Venadium LLC v. New Avon, LLC, (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:             Infringement


  • New Avon, LLC
  • Groupon, Inc.
  • com, LP
  • Kayak, LLC
  • Redfin Corporation

Plaintiff:         Venadium LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Corcoran IP Law

Patent:            6,330,549 (Protected shareware).

Symbology Innovations, LLC v. First National Bank of Omaha, (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement


  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC d/b/a
  • The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. d/b/a Tylenol

Plaintiff:         Symbology Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Andreou & Casson; and Ferraiuoli

Patents:          7,992,773 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device); 8,424,752 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device); 8,651,369 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable device); and 8,936,190 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device).

Verify Smart Corp. v. Discover Financial Services, (D.N.J.; S.D.N.Y.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Mark Falk; District Judge John Michael Vazquez

Claim:             Infringement


  • Discover Financial Services
  • First Republic Bank

Plaintiff:         Verify Smart Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        Zimmerman Weiser & Paray

Patent:            8,285,648 (System and method for verifying a user’s identity in electronic transactions).

Virtual Immersion Technologies LLC v. Hyatt Corporation, (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim:             Infringement


  • Hyatt Corporation
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
  • NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Plaintiff:         Virtual Immersion Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patent:            6,409,599 (Interactive virtual reality performance theater entertainment system).

Smartrac IP BV v. Safeguard Business Systems, Inc. et al, (N.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn

Claim:             Infringement


  • Douglas Ritter
  • Safeguard Business Systems, Inc.
  • USFI Inc.

Plaintiff:         Smartrac IP BV

Pls. Cnsl:        Proskauer Rose; and Sayles Werbner

Patents:          6,088,230 (Procedure for producing a chip mounting board and chip-mounting board thus produced); and 6,233,818 (Method and device for bonding a wire conductor).

Phoenix Licensing, LLC et al v. Enova International, Inc. et al, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement


  • CashNetUSA
  • Enova International, Inc.
  • NetCredit
  • Greenlight Loans, Inc.
  • NationStar Mortgage, LLC
  • Continental Credit
  • Maverick Finance
  • Security Finance
  • Security Group, Inc.
  • Ditech Financial, LLC
  • Ditech Mortgage Corp.
  • Green Tree Servicing, LLC
  • Walter Financial, Inc.


  • LPL Licensing, LLC
  • Phoenix Licensing, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Capshaw DeRieux; and Russ August & Kabat

Patents:          5,987,434 (Apparatus and method for transacting marketing and sales of financial products); 6,999,938 (Automated reply generation direct marketing system); 7860744 (System and method for automatically providing personalized notices concerning financial products and/or services); 7,890,366 (Personalized communication documents, system and method for preparing same); 8,234,184 (Automated reply generation direct marketing system); 8,352,317 (System for facilitating production of variable offer communications); 8,738,435 (Method and apparatus for presenting personalized content relating to offered products and services); 7,856,375 (Customized communication document creation system and method); and 8,073,735 (System and method for automating financial document compliance).