As they do most years, patent filings increased after a slow holiday / year-end season as NPEs returned to work. Frequent filers included Anuwave, Coding Technology, Flectere, Hawk Technologies, Internet Media Interactive, Secure Cam, Soundview Innovations, and Uniloc.
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Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Whitesboro Independent School District (E.D. Tex.).
Judge: District Judge Rodney Gilstrap
Defendant: Whitesboro Independent School District
Plaintiff: Hawk Technology Systems, LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Kizzia Johnson
Patent: RE43462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system)
Coding Technologies, LLC v. Hyland’s, Inc., et al. (C.D. Cal.; N.D. Cal.; S.D.N.Y; S.D. Cal.; E.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).
Judges: Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte; Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen; Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley; District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel; Magistrate Judge Linda Lopez; District Judge Troy L. Nunley; Judge Deborah Barnes
- Hyland’s, Inc.
- TP-Link USA Corporation
- Delta Electronics (Americas) Ltd.
- Driscoll’s Inc.
- Iconix Ecom, LLC d/b/a Ocean Pacific
- Apogee Electronics Corporation
- Brighton Collectibles, Inc.
- Zego Inc.
- JLab, LLC
- Blue Diamond Almond Growers
Plaintiff: Coding Technologies, LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Watson LLP
Patent: 8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern)
Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Morgan Stanley (S.D.N.Y.).
Defendant: Morgan Stanley
Plaintiff: Internet Media Interactive Corp.
Pls. Cnsl: Niro Scavone Haller & Niro
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)
OHVA, Inc. v. PayStand Inc., et al. (D. Del.).
- PayStand Inc.
- Unified Payments, LLC
Plaintiff: OHVA, Inc.
Pls. Cnsl: Devlin Law Firm; Rabicoff Law
Patent: 9,679,286 (Methods and apparatus for enabling secure network-based transactions)
Secure Cam, LLC v. Arecont Vision, LLC (D. Del.; N.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).
Judge: Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler
- Arecont Vision, LLC
- Vivotek USA, Inc.
Plaintiff: Secure Cam, LLC
Pls. Cnsl: O’Kelly Ernst & Joyce; Brandt Law Firm; Brandt Law Firm; Law Offices of Nicholas Ranallo
Patent: 6,698,021 (System and method for remote control of surveillance devices)
Flectere LLC v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, et al. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).
Judge: District Judge Rodney Gilstrap
- Costco Wholesale Corporation
- FedEx Corporation
- Target Corporation
- United Parcel Service, Inc.
Plaintiff: Flectere LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Rabicoff Law
Patents: 6,272,506 (Computerized verification form processing system and method); 6,401,094 (System and method for presenting information in accordance with user preference)
Sound View Innovations, LLC v. AMC Networks, Inc. et al. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).
- AMC Networks, Inc.
- AMC Premiere LLC
- Digital Store LLC
- IFC in Theaters LLC
- IFC TV LLC
- Shudder LLC
- SundanceTV LLC
- WE tv LLC
- CBS Corporation
- CBS Interactive Inc.
- CBS News Inc.
- CBS Sports Inc.
- Showtime Digital, Inc.
- Showtime Networks Inc.
- CW Network LLC
- HSN, Inc.
- QVC, Inc.
Plaintiff: Sound View Innovations, LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Desmarais; Phillips Goldman McLaughlin & Hall
Patents: 5,806,062 (Data analysis system using virtual databases); 6,708,213 (Method for streaming multimedia information over public networks); 6,757,796 (Method and system for caching streaming live broadcasts transmitted over a network); 9,462,074 (Method and system for caching streaming multimedia on the internet); 6,125,371 (System and method for aging versions of data in a main memory database); 6,502,133 (Real-time event processing system with analysis engine using recovery information)
Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Bitmovin, Inc., et al. (D. Del.). (multiple cases).
- Bitmovin, Inc.
- Brightcove Holdings, Inc.
- Brightcove Inc.
- Dailymotion, Inc.
- Dailymotion SA
- Telestream LLC
- Vudu, Inc.
Plaintiff: Uniloc 2017 LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Farnan; Feinberg Day Alberti Lim & Belloli
Patents: 6,470,345 (Replacement of substrings in file/directory pathnames with numeric tokens); 6,519,005 (Method of concurrent multiple-mode motion estimation for digital video); 6,628,712 9Seamless switching of MPEG video streams); 6,895,118 (Method of coding digital image based on error concealment); 9,721,273 (System and method for aggregating and providing audio and visual presentations via a computer network); 8,407,609 (System and method for providing and tracking the provision of audio and visual presentations via a computer network)
Guada Technologies LLC v. BPS Direct, LLC, et al. (D. Del).
- BPS Direct, LLC
- Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.
- Sport Supply Group, Inc.
- Uncommongoods, LLC
- Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Plaintiff: Guada Technologies LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Direction IP Law; Devlin Law Firm
Patent: 7,231,379 (Navigation in a hierarchical structured transaction processing system)
Anuwave LLC v. Honeywell International Inc. (D. Del.; E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).
- Honeywell International Inc.
- UVNV, Inc.
- Vanderbilt, LLC
- Entergy Texas, Inc.
Plaintiff: Anuwave LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Sand Sebolt & Wernow; Devlin Law Firm; Ferraiuoli
Patent: 8,295,862 (Method and system to enable communication through SMS communication channel)