February patent filings continued relatively steadily from January. Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, eCeipt, Internet Media Interactive, and Landmark Technology.

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eCeipt LLC v. HomeGoods, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     HomeGoods, Inc.

Plaintiff:        eCeipt LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           8,643,875 (Receipt handling systems, print drivers and methods thereof)

Lone Star Targeted Advertising, LLC v. Point It!, Inc. (W.D. Wash.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:     Point It!, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Lone Star Targeted Advertising, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Banie & Ishimoto

Patent:           6,301,619 (System and method for providing service of sending real time electronic information to selected individual viewers of transmitted video or computerized signals)

Landmark Technology A, LLC v. US SafetyGear, Inc. (N.D. Ohio).

Judge:            District Judge Benita Y. Pearson

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:     US SafetyGear, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Landmark Technology A, LLC

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

Patent:           7,010,508 (Automated multimedia data processing network)

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. PetMed Express, Inc. (S.D. Fla.).

Judges:           District Judge Beth Bloom; Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart; Judge John J. Tharp, Jr.

Claim:            Infringement


  • PetMed Express, Inc.
  • Pier 1 Imports (US), 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)

Geographic Location Innovations LLC v. Michaels Stores, Inc. (N.D. Tex.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judge:            District Judge Jane J. Boyle; District Judge Virginia M. Kendall; District Judge Ruben Castillo

Claim:            Infringement


  • Michaels Stores, Inc.
  • True Value Company
  • ECHO, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Geographic Location Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson; Rabicoff Law

Patent:            7,917,285 (Device, system and method for remotely entering, storing and sharing addresses for a positional information device)

Coding Technologies, LLC v. Visible Changes Inc. (E.D. Tex.; S.D. Tex.; N.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; District Judge Ed Kinkeade

Claim:            Infringement


  • Visible Changes Inc.
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • RectorSeal Corporation

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson

Patent:            8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern)

Aeritas, LLC v. Chick-Fil-A, Inc. et al.  (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:            Infringement


  • CFA Properties, Inc.
  • CFA Servco, Inc.
  • Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patents:          7,706,819 (Mixed-mode interaction); 8,055,285 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,390,435 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,888,107 (Mixed-mode interaction)

Vindolor, LLC v. Lululemon Athletica, Inc., et al. (W.D. Tex.).   

Claims:          Infringement


  • Lululemon Athletica, Inc.
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.

Plaintiff:        Vindolor, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           6,213,391 (Portable system for personal identification based upon distinctive characteristics of the user)

Digital Retail Apps, Inc. v. HEB Grocery Company, LP (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     HEB Grocery Company, LP

Plaintiff:        Digital Retail Apps, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Sheridan Ross; Toler Law Group

Patents:          9,262,781 (System and method for facilitating secure self payment transactions of retail goods); 9,934,506 (System and method for facilitating secure self payment transactions of retail goods)