August patent filings stayed consistent with June and July in the retail space, as opposed to the usual summer slowdown. Frequent filers included Aeritas, Consolidated Transaction Processing, Digi Portal, Display Technologies, Internet Media Interactive, Intertrust Technologies, Modern Font Applications, Landmark Technology, Sonohm Licensing, Symbology, Transaction Secure 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.

Symbology Innovations, LLC v. Natural Nectar Inc., et al. (E.D.N.Y., D. Del., C.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Claims:         Infringement


  • Natural Nectar Inc.
  • Clinical Innovations, LLC
  • Onsolve, LLC
  • Rodan & Fields, LLC
  • Western Digital Corp
  • California Baby, Inc.

Plaintiff:      Symbology Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Budo Law

Patent:         8,424,752 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device)

Aeritas, LLC v. The Wendy’s Company (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claims:         Infringement


  • The Wendy’s Company
  • 7-Eleven, Inc.

Plaintiff:      Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     The Mort Law Firm

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

Landmark Technology A, LLC v. The Essential Baking Company, Inc. (W.D. Wash., S.D. Ohio.) (multiple cases).

Claims:         Infringement


  • The Essential Baking Company, Inc.
  • The Miami Corporation

Plaintiff:      Landmark Technology A, LLC

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

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

Intertrust Technologies Corporation v. AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claims:         Infringement


  • AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
  • Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
  • Regal Entertainment Group

Plaintiff: Intertrust Technologies Corporation

Pls. Cnsl:     Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Ward Smith & Hill

Patents:       6,157,721 (Systems and methods using cryptography to protect secure computing environments); 6,640,304 (Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection); 6,785,815 (Methods and systems for encoding and protecting data using digital signature and watermarking techniques); 7,340,602 (Systems and methods for authenticating and protecting the integrity of data streams and other data); 7,406,603 (Data protection systems and methods); 7,694,342 (Systems and methods for managing and protecting electronic content and applications); 8,191,157 (Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection); 8,191,158 (Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection); 8,526,610 (Methods and apparatus for persistent control and protection of content); 8,931,106 (Systems and methods for managing and protecting electronic content and applications); 9569627 (Systems and methods for governing content rendering, protection, and management applications)

CXT Systems, Inc. v. Neiman Marcus Group Ltd., LLC d/b/a Neiman Marcus Last Call (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claims:         Infringement


  • Neiman Marcus Group Ltd., LLC d/b/a Neiman Marcus Last Call
  • General Nutrition Corporation
  • Steven Madden, Ltd.

Plaintiff:      CXT Systems, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:     Truelove Law Firm; Brown Rudnick

Patents:       6,493,703 (System and method for implementing intelligent online community message board); 6,571,234 (System and method for managing online message board); 7,016,875 (Single sign-on for access to a central data repository); 7,257,581 (Storage, management and distribution of consumer information); 8,260,806 (Storage, management and distribution of consumer information); RE45661 (Online content tabulating system and method)

Modern Font Applications LLC v. Alaska Airlines, Inc. (D. Utah; C.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Judges:        District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald; Magistrate Judge Karen E. Scott

Claims:         Infringement


  • Alaska Airlines, Inc.
  • The Habit Restaurants, LLC

Plaintiff:      Modern Font Applications LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     One LLP; Kunzler Bean & Adamson

Patent:         9,886,421 (Allowing operating system access to non-standard fonts in a network document)

eCeipt LLC v. Dillard’s Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:         Infringement


  • Dillard’s Inc.
  • Jos A Bank Clothiers, Inc.

Plaintiff:      eCeipt LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     The Mort Law Firm

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

WordLogic Corporation et al v. JC Penney Company, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:         Infringement

Defendant: JC Penney Company, Inc.


  • 602531 British Columbia Ltd.
  • WordLogic Corporation

Pls. Cnsl:     OhanianIP

Patent:         7,681,124 (Data entry for personal computing devices)

V. Sattui Winery v. Landmark Technology A, LLC (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:          District Judge James Donato

Claims:         Declaratory Judgment

Defendant: Landmark Technology A, LLC

Plaintiff:      V. Sattui Winery

Pls. Cnsl:     Lamkin IP Defense

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

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Conagra Brands, Inc. (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:          District Judge Sara L. Ellis

Claims:         Infringement

Defendant: Conagra Brands, 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)

Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC v. Walmart Inc. (D. Del.).

Claims:         Infringement


  • Walmart Inc. f/k/a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • eBay Inc.

Plaintiff:      Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     Devlin Law Firm

Patents:       8,374,956 (Internet transactions based on user-specific information); 8,396,743 (Sending targeted product offerings based on personal information); 8,533,047 (Internet business transaction processor); 8,712,846 (Sending targeted product offerings based on personal information); 8,775,255 (Internet business transaction processor)

Visible Connections LLC v. Blue Jeans Network, Inc. (C.D. Cal.).

Claims:         Infringement

Defendant:  Blue Jeans Network, Inc.

Plaintiff:      Visible Connections, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     Connor Kudlac Lee; SML Avvocati

Patents:       6,665,392 (Associating data connections with conference call telephone); 7,284,203 (Method and apparatus for application sharing interface)

Sonohm Licensing LLC v. GreatCall, Inc. (multiple cases) (D.Del., E.D. Tex.).

Claims:        Infringement


  • GreatCall, Inc.
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Fry’s Electronics, Inc.

Plaintiff:      Sonohm Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     Direction IP Law; Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patents:       6,651,207 (Method and system for improving voice quality in cordless communications); 7,106,705 (Method and communications systems for transmitting data for a combination of several services via jointly used physical channels); 8,843,641 (Plug-in connector system for protected establishment of a network connection)

Digi Portal LLC v. Booking Holdings Inc., et al. (multiple case) (D. Del.).

Claims:         Infringement


  • Booking Holdings Inc.
  • CarGurus, Inc.
  • News America Marketing Digital LLC
  • Trulia, LLC
  •, LLC

Plaintiff:      Digi Portal LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     Direction IP Law; Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patens:         5,983,227 (Dynamic page generator); 7,171,414 (Dynamic page generator); 7,565,359 (Dynamic page generator); 8,352,854 (Dynamic page generator); 9,626,342 (Dynamic page generator)

Display Technologies, LLC v. Furrion LLC (N.D. Ind.).

Claims:         Infringement

Defendant: Furrion LLC

Plaintiff:      Display Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     Kizzia Johnson; Bradshaw Law

Patent:         9,300,723 (Enabling social interactive wireless communications)

Transaction Secure, LLC v. Formstack, LLC (S.D. Ind.).

Judges:        District Judge Sarah Evans Barker; Magistrate Judge Matthew P. Brookman

Claims:         Infringement

Defendant: Formstack, LLC

Plaintiff:      Transaction Secure, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     Watson LLP; Bradshaw Law

Patent:         8,738,921 (System and method for authenticating a person’s identity using a trusted entity)