NPEs stayed busy entering the fourth quarter. Frequent filers included AlexSam, Consolidated Transaction Processing, Cascades Branding, Devine Licensing, Express Mobile, Geographic Location Innovations, Guada Technologies, and Symbology.

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Symbology Innovations, LLC v. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (M.D. Fla., S.D. Fla., S.D. of Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Steven D. Merryday; Magistrate Judge Julie S. Sneed; District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks; Magistrate Judge Dave Lee Brannon

Claims:          Infringement


  • Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.
  • Night Owl SP, LLC
  • Firstline Manufacturing, Corp.

Plaintiff:        Symbology Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sand Sebolt & Wernow

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

Proxense, Inc. v. CVS Health Corporation (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases) (N.D. Ill.).            

Claims:          Infringement


  • CVS Health Corporation
  • Walmart Inc. f/k/a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Proxense, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        McCaulley Dowell

Patent:           8,340,672 (Wireless network synchronization of cells and client devices on a network)

Be TopNotch Wyoming, LLC v. My Wedding Workbook, LLC d/b/a Planning Pod (D. Colo.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     My Wedding Workbook, LLC d/b/a Planning Pod

Plaintiff:        Be TopNotch Wyoming, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chavous Intellectual Property Law

Patent:           9,373,104 (Assign photographers on an event invite and automate requesting, uploading, and sharing of photos and videos for an event)

Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, et al. (multiple cases) (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement


  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • The Home Depot, Inc.
  • JC Penney Company, Inc.
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patents:          8,396,743 (Sending targeted product offerings based on personal information); and 8,712,846 (Sending targeted product offerings based on personal information)

Express Mobile, Inc. v., Ltd. et al. (N.D. Cal.).

Claims:          Infringement


  • com, Inc.
  • com Ltd.

Plaintiff:        Express Mobile, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm; Steptoe & Johnson

Patents:          6,546,397 (Browser based web site generation tool and run time engine); 7,594,168 (Browser based web site generation tool and run time engine); 9,063,755 (Systems and methods for presenting information on mobile devices); 9,471,287 (Systems and methods for integrating widgets on mobile devices); and 9,928,044 (Systems and methods for programming mobile devices)

AlexSam, Inc. v. Simon Property Group, LP (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:            District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Simon Property Group, LP

Plaintiff:        AlexSam, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Heninger Garrison Davis; Insight

Patent:           6,000,608 (Multifunction card system)

Cascades Branding Innovation LLC v. Ace Hardware Corporation (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:            District Judge Andrea R. Wood

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Ace Hardware Corporation

Plaintiff:        Cascades Branding Innovation LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Flachsbart & Greenspoon

Patents:          7,768,395 (Brand mapping); 8,106,766 (Brand mapping); and 8,405,504 (Brand mapping)

Scanning Technologies Innovations LLC v. Shopkeep, Inc. (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Shopkeep, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Scanning Technologies Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:           9,934,528 (Systems and methods for indicating the existence of accessible information pertaining to articles of commerce)

Geographic Location Innovations LLC v. Juno USA, LP (multiple cases) (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement


  • Juno USA, LP
  • Mobike, Inc.
  • Via Transportation, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Geographic Location Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

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

Devine Licensing LLC v. Penske Truck Leasing Co., LP (E.D. Pa.).

Judges:           District Judge Michael M. Baylson

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Penske Truck Leasing Co., LP

Plaintiff:        Devine Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Rabicoff Law

Patent:           6,339,769 (Query optimization by transparently altering properties of relational tables using materialized views)

Driessen v. Walmart Inc. f/k/a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (D.D.C).

Judge:            District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Walmart Inc. f/k/a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff:        James L. Driessen

Pls. Cnsl:        James L Driessen (pro se)

Patent:           10,304,052 (Retail point of sale (RPOS) apparatus for internet merchandising)

Guada Technologies LLC v. Dupont De Nemours, Inc. (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement


  • Dupont De Nemours, Inc.
  • Munchkin, Inc.
  • Newell Brands Inc.

Plaintiff:        Guada Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:           7,231,379 (Navigation in a hierarchical structured transaction processing system)