Patent filings remained quiet in April. Frequent filers included Cascades Branding, Coding Technologies, eCeipt, Geographic Location Innovations, Grecia, Internet Media Interactive, and Landmark Technology.
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Aido Mobility LLC v. Macy’s, Inc. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).
- Macy’s, Inc.
- Dow Jones & Company, Inc. d/b/a The Wall Street Journal
- Walmart Apollo, LLC
- Wal-Mart.com, Inc.
Plaintiff: Aido Mobility LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Devlin Law Firm; Nelson Bumgardner Albritton
Patents: 6,983,139 (Geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems); 7,058,395 (Geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems); 7,212,811 (Geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems); 7,292,844 (Geographical web browser, methods, apparatus and systems)
Grecia v. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, et al. (S.D.N.Y) (multiple cases).
- The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
- Citibank, NA
- Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
- TIAA, FSB member FDIC
Plaintiff: William Grecia
Pls. Cnsl: Wawrzyn & Jarvis
Patent: 8,887,308 (Digital cloud access (PDMAS part III))
Modern Font Applications v. Smith d/b/a Chick-Fil-A at Centerville FSU #3259 et al. (D. Utah) (multiple cases).
Judges: District Judge Ted Stewart; Magistrate Judge Dustin B. Pead; Magistrate Judge Evelyn J. Furse;
- Chick-Fil-A, Inc.
- Kelli Kristina Smith d/b/a Chick-Fil-A at Centerville FSU #3259
- Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
- WW Grainger, Inc.
- Dine Brands Global, Inc.
- Peak Restaurant Partners, LLC
Plaintiff: Modern Font Applications LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Kunzler Bean & Adamson
Patent: 9,886,421 ( Allowing operating system access to non-standard fonts in a network document)
Sound View Innovations, LLC v. Delta Air Lines, Inc. (D. Del.).
- Delta Air Lines, Inc.
- Vudu, Inc.
- Walmart Inc.
Plaintiff: Sound View Innovations, LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Desmarais; Phillips Goldman McLaughlin & Hall
Patents: 5,806,062 (Data analysis system using virtual databases); 6,502,133 (Real-time event processing system with analysis engine using recovery information); 6,725,456 (Methods and apparatus for ensuring quality of service in an operating system); 7,426,715 (Shutting down a plurality of software components in an ordered sequence); 6,708,213 (Method for streaming multimedia information over public networks)
Slyce Acquisition Inc. v. Syte – Visual Conception Ltd. et al. (W.D. Tex.).
Judge: District Judge Alan D. Albright
- Kohl’s Corporation
- Syte – Visual Conception Ltd.
Plaintiff: Slyce Acquisition Inc.
Pls. Cnsl: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Patent: 9,152,624 (Systems and methods for visual presentation and navigation of content using data-based image analysis)
eCeipt LLC v. Old Navy, LLC (W.D. Tex.).
Judge: District Judge Alan D. Albright
- Old Navy, LLC
- Kendra Scott, LLC
Plaintiff: eCeipt LLC
Pls. Cnsl: The Mort Law Firm
Patent: 8,643,875 (Receipt handling systems, print drivers and methods thereof)
Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (M.D. Fla.).
Judge: District Judge John E. Steele
Defendant: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, 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)
Landmark Technology A, LLC v. Woodland Foods, Ltd. (N.D. Ill.).
Judge: District Judge Virginia M. Kendall
Defendant: Woodland Foods, Ltd.
Plaintiff: Landmark Technology A, LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Rabicoff Law
Patent: 7,010,508 (Automated multimedia data processing network)
Cascades Branding Innovation LLC v. True Value Company (N.D. Ill.).
Judge: District Judge Edmond E. Chang
Defendant: True Value Company
Plaintiff: Cascades Branding Innovation LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Flachsbart & Greenspoon
Patents: 7,768,395 (Brand mapping); 8,106,766 (Brand mapping); 8,405,504 (Brand mapping)
Andra Group, LP v. Victoria’s Secret Stores, LLC et al. (E.D. Tex.).
Judges: District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III; Magistrate Judge Kimberly C. Priest Johnson
- L Brands, Inc.
- Victoria’s Secret Direct Brand Management, LLC
- Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management, Inc.
- Victoria’s Secret Stores, LLC
Plaintiff: Andra Group, LP
Pls. Cnsl: Nix Patterson; Mastrogiovanni Mersky & Flynn; Griffith Barbee
Patent: 8,078,498 Virtual showroom system and method
Geographic Location Innovations LLC v. GameStop Corporation (N.D. Tex., C.D. Cal.). (multipal cases)
Judge: District Judge David C. Godbey
- GameStop Corporation
- Condor Outdoor Product, Inc.
- Colorproof Haircare, LLC
Plaintiff: Geographic Location Innovations LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Kizzia Johnson; Budo 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. Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (N.D. Tex.) (multicple cases).
Judges: District Judge Jane J. Boyle; District Judge Karen Gren Scholer
- Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.
- Chili’s, Inc.
Plaintiff: Coding Technologies, LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Kizzia Johnson
Patent: 8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern
Guada Technologies LLC v. Floor and Decor Outlets of America, Inc., et al. (D.Del.). (multiple cases).
- Floor and Decor Outlets of America, Inc.
- HSN, Inc.
- Big 5 Corp.
Plaintiff: Guada Technologies LLC
Pls. Cnsl: Direction IP Law; Devlin Law Firm
Patent: 7,231,379 (Navigation in a hierarchical structured transaction processing system)