March patent filings were relatively low. The NPEs also had to shelter in place for a bit before starting the typical recessionary increase in patent filings. Frequent filers included Cedar Lane, Coding Technologies, Internet Media Interactive, Landmark Technology, Rothschild, and Symbology.

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.

 Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Progress Solar Solutions, LLC (E.D.N.C.).

Judge:             District Judge Richard E. Myers, II

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:   Progress Solar Solutions, LLC

Plaintiff:        Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Eldreth Law Firm

Patent:           8,733,963 (Portable solar light tower); 9,428,100 (Portable solar light tower)

Coding Technologies, LLC v. Qualtrics, LLC, et al. (D. Del.).      

Claims:          Infringement


  • Qualtrics, LLC
  • CNH Industrial American LLC
  • Eventbrite, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chong Law Firm

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

Geographic Location Innovations LLC v. ViaMichelin North America LLC (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    ViaMichelin North America LLC

Plaintiff:        Geographic Location Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chong Law Firm

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

 Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Shopify Inc. (D. Del., S.D. Fla.).

Judge:            District Judge Ursula Ungaro

Claims:          Infringement


  • Shopify Inc.
  • Lennar Corporation

Plaintiff:        Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        O’Kelly & Ernst; 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. Tom Bihn, Inc. (W.D. Wash.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Tom Bihn, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Landmark Technology A, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Banie & Ishimoto

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

Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC v. AMC Premiere LLC (D. Del.) (multiple case).         

Claims:          Infringement


  • AMC Premiere LLC
  • Deezer, Inc.
  • LiveXLive Media, Inc.
  • Project Panther US, LLC
  • World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chong Law Firm

Patent:           8,856,221 (System and method for storing broadcast content in a cloud-based computing environment)

Symbology Innovations, LLC v. Blackbaud, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Claims:            Infringement

Defendant:    Blackbaud, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Symbology Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Budo Law

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