NPEs slowed down in early February, but picked back up later in the month ahead of the pandemic. Frequent filers included Aeritas, Browse3D, Cedar Lane, Coding Technologies, Encoditech, Internet Media Interactive, Landmark Technology, Reflection Code, and Rothschild.

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.

Aeritas, LLC v. Doctor’s Associates, Inc., et al.  (W.D. Tex.).       

Judge:            District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:          Infringement


  • Doctor’s Associates, Inc.
  • Franchise World Headquarters, LLC
  • Subway Sandwich Shops, Inc.
  • Subway Subs, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patents:         10,362,160 (Mixed-mode interaction); 8,055,285 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,390,435 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,888,107 (Mixed-mode interaction)

Browse3D LLC v. ASICS America Corporation (W.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).   

Judge:            District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:          Infringement


  • ASICS America Corporation
  • Victoria’s Secret Stores, LLC
  • Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation

Plaintiff:        Browse3D LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           10,031,897 (System and method for web browsing)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Elite Brands Inc. (S.D.N.Y., C.D. Cal., N.D. Cal.).

Claims:          Infringement


  • Elite Brands Inc.
  • Chicony America Group, Inc.
  • Blackmagic Design Inc.

Plaintiff:        Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Budo Law

Patents:         6,473,527 (Module and method for interfacing analog/digital converting means and JPEG compression means); 6,972,790 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,537,242 (Host interface for imaging arrays)

 Coding Technologies, LLC v. Cengage Learning, Inc., et al. (D. Del.).    

Claims:          Infringement


  • Cengage Learning, Inc.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:           8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern)

Encoditech LLC v. Fluke Electronics Corporation (D. Del., S.D.N.Y.).

Claims:          Infringement


  • Fluke Electronics Corporation
  • Precor Incorporated
  • Clover Network, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Encoditech LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Rabicoff Law

Patent:           6,321,095 (Wireless communications approach)

Hunter Fan Company v. Landmark Technology A, LLC (W.D. Tenn.).

Claims:           Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:    Landmark Technology A, LLC

Plaintiff:         Hunter Fan Company

Pls. Cnsl:         Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

Patents:          6,289,319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system); 7,010,508 (Automated multimedia data processing network)

 Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Jo-Ann Stores, LLC (M.D. Fla., N.D. Ill.).

Judge:            Magistrate Judge Sheri Polster Chappell; Magistrate Judge Nicholas P. Mizell; District Judge Charles R. Norgle, Sr.

Claims:          Infringement


  • Jo-Ann Stores, LLC
  • Express, Inc.
  • Express LLC

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. Sterling Paper Co. (S.D. Ohio).

Judges:           District Judge James L. Graham; Magistrate Judge Chelsey M. Vascura

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Sterling Paper Co.

Plaintiff:        Landmark Technology A, LLC

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

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

Reflection Code LLC v. Illinois Tool Works Inc. (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judge:            District Judge Andrea R. Wood

Claims:          Infringement


  • Illinois Tool Works Inc.
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • Tampico Beverages, Inc.
  • Walgreen Co.
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
  • Mondelez Global LLC
  • Mondelez International, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Reflection Code LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patents:          7,963,446 (Bar code device); 8,733,657 (Barcode device); 8,763,907 (Barcode device)

Rothschild Digital Confirmation, LLC v., Inc., et al. (D. Del.).             

Claims:          Infringement


  • com, Inc.
  • Terrago Technologies, Inc.
  • Field Agent, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Rothschild Digital Confirmation, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Chavous Intellectual Property Law

Patent:           7,456,872 (Device and method for embedding and retrieving information in digital images)