July patent filings stayed consistent with July in the retail space, as opposed to the usual summer slowdown. Frequent filers included Aeritas, AlexSam, Coding Technologies, Lupercal, Parallel Networks, Symbology, Transaction Secure, TMI Solutions, and WordLogic.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database.  Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history.  Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see.  I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape.  So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

AlexSam, Inc. v. Aetna Inc. (D. Conn.).  

Judge:            District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Aetna Inc.

Plaintiff:        AlexSam, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Whitmyer IP Group; Heninger Garrison Davis; Insight

Patent:           6000608 (Multifunction card system)

Anuwave LLC v. Coinbase, Inc. (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Coinbase, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Anuwave LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Ferraiuoli

Patent:           8295862 (Method and system to enable communication through SMS communication channel)

TMI Solutions LLC v. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc., et al. (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement


  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc.
  • CVS Health Corporation
  • Etsy, Inc.
  • H&M Group, LLC
  • Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
  • The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Mary Kay, Inc.
  • OfficeMax Incorporated

Plaintiff:        TMI Solutions LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm; Nelson Bumgardner Albritton

Patents:          9484077 (Providing services from a remote computer system to a user station over a communications network); 9484078 (Providing services from a remote computer system to a user station over a communications network)

OHVA, Inc. v. National Bankcard Inc. (S.D.N.Y.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     National Bankcard Inc.

Plaintiff:        OHVA, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law

Patent:           9679286 (Methods and apparatus for enabling secure network-based transactions)

Coding Technologies, LLC v. Foster Farms, LLC (D. Colo., W.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claims:          Infringement


  • Foster Farms, LLC
  • Genesis Today, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson

Patent:           8540159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern)

Lupercal LLC v. Comerica Bank (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Comerica Bank

Plaintiff:        Lupercal LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           9386094 (System, method and apparatus for media submission)

Browse3D LLC v. Carter’s, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Carter’s, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Browse3D LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           10031897 (System and method for web browsing)

Aeritas, LLC v. The Home Depot, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     The Home Depot, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           7706819 (Mixed-mode interaction); 8055285 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9888107 (Mixed-mode interaction)

Parallel Networks Licensing, LLC v. Superior Turnkey Solutions Group, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Superior Turnkey Solutions Group, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Parallel Networks Licensing, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patents:          5894554 (System for managing dynamic web page generation requests by intercepting request at web server and routing to page server thereby releasing web server to process other requests); 6415335 (System and method for managing dynamic web page generation requests)

Motion Offense, LLC v. Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. et al. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:          Infringement


  • Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.
  • Sprouts Farmers Market Texas, LP d/b/a Sprouts Farmers Market

Plaintiff:        Motion Offense, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sprinkle IP Law Group; Toler Law Group

Patents:          10013158 (Methods, systems, and computer program products for sharing a data object in a data store via a communication); 10021052 (Methods, systems, and computer program products for processing a data object identification request in a communication)

Transaction Secure, LLC v. GitHub, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Claims: Infringement


  • GitHub, Inc.
  • Stripe, Inc.
  • Fitbit, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Transaction Secure, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Watson LLP

Patent:           8738921 (System and method for authenticating a person’s identity using a trusted entity)

Wordlogic Corporation et al. v. Nordstrom, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Nordstrom, Inc.


  • 602531 British Columbia Ltd.
  • WordLogic Corporation

Pls. Cnsl:        OhanianIP

Patent:           7681124 (Data entry for personal computing devices)

Symbology Innovations, LLC v. Foodfirst Global Restaurants, Inc. (S.D. Ohio).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Foodfirst Global Restaurants, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Symbology Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sand Sebolt & Wernow; Budo Law

Patent:           8424752 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device)