October continued at a slight uptick in filings, like September.  Frequent filers included Blackbird Technologies, Coding Technologies, Grecia, Guyzar, Hybrid Audio, Internet Media Interactive, Kroy IP, Landmark Technology, Rothschild, and Voit Technologies.

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Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Allstate Insurance Company (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr.; District Judge Robert W. Gettleman;

Claim:            Infringement


  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • American InterContinental University, Inc.
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        Haller Law

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).

Kroy IP Holdings, LLC v. Groupon Inc. (D. Del.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Groupon, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Kroy IP Holdings, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kasowitz Benson Torres; and Potter Anderson & Corroon

Patent:            6,061,660 (System and method for incentive programs and award fulfillment).

Grecia v. Discover Financial Services, Inc. (N.D. Ill.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Discover Financial Services, Inc.

Plaintiff:        William Grecia

Pls. Cnsl:        Wawrzyn & Jarvis

Patents:          8,402,555 (Personalized digital media access system (PDMAS); 8,533,860 (Personalized digital media access system–PDMAS part II); and 8,887,308 (Digital cloud access (PDMAS part III)).

Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC v. Slomin’s Inc. (E.D.N.Y.; D. Utah) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge David Nuffer

Claim:             Infringement


  • Slomin’s Inc.
  • Vivint, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Watson LLP; Kizzia Johnson; and Shaver & Swanson

Patents:          8,204,437 (Wireless image distribution system and method); 8,437,797 (Wireless image distribution system and method); and 8,594,722 (Wireless image distribution system and method).

Coding Technologies, LLC v. FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. (S.D. Fla.; S.D.N.Y.; M.D. Fla.; D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge K. Michael Moore; District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr.; District Judge Federico A. Moreno; Magistrate Judge Dave Lee Brannon; District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks; District Judge Anne C. Conway; Magistrate Judge Thomas B. Smith; Magistrate Judge Gregory J. Kelly; Magistrate Judge Carol Mirando; District Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr.; Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson;  District Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger; Magistrate Judge Joel B. Toomey; District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich; Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson; Magistrate Judge Thomas B. McCoun, III; District Judge Mary S. Scriven; District Judge Steven D. Merryday; Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone; District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell; Magistrate Judge Anthony E. Porcelli; District Judge Susan C. Bucklew; Magistrate Judge Julie S. Sneed

Claim:             Infringement


  • FCB Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Copart, Inc.
  • Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
  • Cross Match Technologies, LLC
  • Alcoa Corporation
  • Flipboard, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
  • Philip Morris International, Inc.
  • International Business Machines Corporation
  • WZ Franchise Corp.
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Wilsonart LLC
  • Arthrex, Inc.
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Acosta, Inc.
  • Kforce, Inc.
  • HSN, Inc.
  • Masonite Corporation
  • Rooms To Go.com, Inc.
  • RTG Furniture Corp.
  • TECO Energy, Inc.
  • Acuity Brands, Inc.
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP
  • Blackboard, Inc.
  • Calix, Inc.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
  • Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
  • Digi International, Inc.
  • Dupont De Nemours and Company, LLC
  • ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, LLC

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Watson LLP

Patents:          8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern); and 9,240,008 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern).

Cumberland Systems LLC v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell; District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim:            Infringement


  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
  • AT&T Mobility LLC
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Texas Freight Services, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Cumberland Systems LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chaudhari Law

Patent:            8,023,647 (Password self encryption method and system and encryption by keys generated from personal secret information).

Guyzar LLC v. Executive Gift Shoppe (S.D.N.Y.; E.D. Tex.; E.D.N.Y.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:            Infringement


  • Executive Gift Shoppe
  • com
  • com, Inc.
  • Al’s Formal Wear
  • Nikon Inc.

Plaintiff:        Guyzar LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Zimmerman Law Group

Patent:            5,845,070 (Security system for internet provider transaction).

Cellspin Soft, Inc. v. Fitbit, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement


  • Fitbit, Inc.
  • Moov Inc. d/b/a Moov Fitness Inc.
  • adidas America, Inc.
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Under Armour, Inc.
  • Fossil Group, Inc.
  • Misfit, Inc.
  • Garmin International, Inc.
  • Garmin USA, Inc.
  • Nikon Americas, Inc.
  • Nikon Inc.
  • TomTom, Inc.
  • TomTom North America
  • Canon USA, Inc.
  • GoPro, Inc.
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Panasonic Corporation of North America

Plaintiff:        Cellspin Soft, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Collins Edmonds Schlather & Tower

Patents:          8,738,794 (Automatic multimedia upload for publishing data and multimedia content); 8,892,752 (Automatic multimedia upload for publishing data and multimedia content); 9,749,847 (Automatic multimedia upload for publishing data and multimedia content; and 9,258,698 (Automatic multimedia upload for publishing data and multimedia content).

Berkeley*IEOR d/b/a B*IEOR v. WW Grainger, Inc. et al. (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:             District Judge Ronald A. Guzman

Claim:             Infringement


  • Teradata Operations, Inc.
  • WW Grainger, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Berkeley*IEOR d/b/a B*IEOR

Pls. Cnsl:        SpencePC

Patents:          7,596,521 (Process for determining object level profitability); 7,882,137 (Process for determining object level profitability); and 8,612,316 (Process for determining object level profitability).

Hybrid Audio, LLC v.  DirecTV, LLC (D. Del.; C.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement


  • Sonos Inc.
  • NVIDIA Corporation
  • DirecTV, LLC

Plaintiff:        Hybrid Audio, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm; and Law Offices of Seth W. Wiener

Patent:            RE 40,281 (Signal processing utilizing a tree-structured array).

Landmark Technology, LLC v. Anthony-Thomas Candy Company, (S.D. Ohio; W.D. Wash.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Chelsey M. Vascura; District Judge Michael H. Watson

Claim:             Infringement


  • Anthony-Thomas Candy Company
  • Gensco, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Landmark Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Banie & Ishimoto; and Sand & Sebolt

Patent:            6289319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system).

Pls. Cnsl:        Banie & Ishimoto

Guada Technologies LLC v. Gardens Alive, Inc. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement


  • Gardens Alive, Inc.
  • Gibson Brands, Inc.
  • J&P Park Acquisitions, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
  • Onkyo USA Corporation
  • Urban One, Inc.
  • Vice Media LLC

Plaintiff:        Guada Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; and Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:            7,231,379 (Navigation in a hierarchical structured transaction processing system).

Blackbird Tech LLC d/b/a Blackbird Technologies v. BMO Harris Bank NA (N.D. Ill.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     BMO Harris Bank NA

Plaintiff:        Blackbird Tech LLC d/b/a Blackbird Technologies

Pls. Cnsl:        Blackbird Tech LLC

Patents:          7,958,214 (Method for secure transactions utilizing physically separated computers); 8,285,832 (Method for secure transactions utilizing physically separated computers); and 9,424,848 (Method for secure transactions utilizing physically separated computers).

Confident Technologies, Inc. v. AXS Group LLC et al. (S.D. Cal.).

Judges:           District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel; Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin

Claim:             Infringement


  • AEG Facilities, LLC
  • AXS Group LLC

Plaintiff:        Confident Technologies, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        San Diego IP Law Group

Patent:            8,621,578 (Methods and systems for protecting website forms from automated access).

Publishing Technologies, LLC v. Capital One Investing, LLC (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim:            Infringement


  • Capital One Investing, LLC
  • FMR LLC d/b/a Fidelity Investments
  • Bank of America Corporation d/b/a Merrill Edge
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • TD Ameritrade Holdings Corporation d/b/a Scottrade

Plaintiff:        Publishing Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson

Patent:            7,908,342 (Method, apparatus and system for management of information content for enhanced accessibility over wireless communication networks).

First-Class Monitoring, LLC v. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (D. Del.; E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell; District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim:             Infringement


  • The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • BB&T Corporation

Plaintiff:        First-Class Monitoring, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:            6,014,089 (Method for transmitting data using a digital control channel of a wireless network).

Voit Technologies, LLC v. Amdep Holdings, LLC (S.D. Fla.).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Dave Lee Brannon; District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Amdep Holdings, LLC

Plaintiff:        VOIT Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Lipscomb & Partners

Patent:            6,226,412 (Secure digital interactive system for unique product identification and sales).