NPEs started their summer vacation early with a relatively light May. Frequent filers included Bassfield IP, Cedar Lane Technologies, Consolidated Transaction Processing, DataQuill, Digital Verification Systems, eCeipt, Lexos Media, Noblewood IP, NorthStar Systems, and Route Guidance Systems.

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 Bassfield IP LLC v. Starbucks Corporation (W.D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Starbucks Corporation

Plaintiff:         Bassfield IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law

Patent:           6,641,053 (Foreground/background document processing with dataglyphs)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Brickcom Corporation (W.D. Tex., N.D. Tex.).

Judges:           District Judge Alan D. Albright; Magistrate Judge Derek T. Gilliland

District Judge Sam R. Cummings

Claims:           Infringement


  • Brickcom Corporation
  • Costar Technologies, Inc.
  • Avycon
  • Cop Security System Corp.
  • Johnson Controls International plc

Plaintiff:         Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:         Kizzia Johnson; Rabicoff Law

Patent:            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)

Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC v. At Home Stores LLC (multiple cases) (N.D. Ill.).

Judges:           District Judge Virginia M. Kendall; District Judge Gary Feinerman; District Judge Edmond E. Chang; Senior District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber; District Judge Joan B. Gottschall; District Judge John Robert Blakey

Claims:           Infringement


  • At Home Stores LLC
  • The Buckle, Inc.
  • Shoe Show, Inc.
  • Designer Brands Inc. d/b/a DSW
  • Carter’s, Inc.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.
  • Johnny Was, LLC
  • lululemon athletica Inc.

Plaintiff:         Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Devlin Law Firm

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

Context Directions LLC v. Fossil Group, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Fossil Group, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Context Directions LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Budo Law

Patent:            10,142,791 (Method and system for context awareness of a mobile device); 11,057,738 (Adaptive context detection in mobile devices); 9,807,564 (Method for detecting context of a mobile device and a mobile device with a context detection module)

DataQuill Limited v., Inc. et al (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement


  • com, Inc.
  • com Services LLC
  • Amazon Digital Services LLC

Plaintiff:         DataQuill Limited

Pls. Cnsl:         Farnan; Global IP Law Group

Patent:            6,058,304 (Data entry system)

Digi Portal LLC v. Tilly’s, Inc. (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Tilly’s, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Digi Portal LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Direction IP Law; Chong Law Firm

Patent:            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)

Digital Verification Systems, LLC v. DocsCorp LLC (W.D. Pa.).

Judge:             District Judge David S. Cercone

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    DocsCorp LLC

Plaintiff:         Digital Verification Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Falcucci Marquardt Legal

Patent:            9,054,860 (Digital verified identification system and method)

eCeipt LLC v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).            

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement


  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC

Plaintiff:         eCeipt LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         The Mort Law Firm

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

Lexos Media IP, LLC v. Target Corporation (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Target Corporation

Plaintiff:         Lexos Media IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Buether Joe & Counselors

Patent:           5,995,102 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image); 6,118,449 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image)

Noblewood IP LLC v. Wolters Kluwer US Corporation (D.Del., E.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement


  • Wolters Kluwer US Corporation
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, LLC

Plaintiff:         Noblewood IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Budo Law; Chong Law Firm

Patent:            7,941,553 (Method and device for streaming a media file over a distributed information system)

NorthStar Systems LLC v. Best Buy Co., Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claims:           Infringement


  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Xiaomi Communications Co., Ltd.
  • Xiaomi Corporation
  • Xiaomi Inc.
  • Walgreen Co. d/b/a Walgreens
  • adidas AG

Plaintiff:         NorthStar Systems LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Truelove Law Firm; Rubino Law; Fabricant; Rubino IP

Patent:            6,614,349 (Facility and method for tracking physical assets); 6,995,708 (Local positioning system); 7,327,312 (Position privacy in an electronic device); 7,817,085 (Position privacy in an electronic device); 8,014,943 (Method and system for displaying social networking navigation information); 8,032,297 (Method and system for displaying navigation information on an electronic map); 8,335,254 (Advertisements over a network); 8,717,231 (Position privacy in an electronic device); 8,805,416 (Method and system for mobile device selectively reporting of GPS position information to others); 9,609,283 (Mobile unit communication via a network)

Route Guidance Systems LLC v. MyPizza Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Slice (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:             District Judge John J. Tharp, Jr.

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    MyPizza Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Slice

Plaintiff:         Route Guidance Systems LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patent:           6,917,876 (Route guidance for vehicles)

Tiare Technology, Inc. v. Best Buy Co., Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement


  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Panera Bread Company
  • Panera, LLC
  • Whataburger Restaurants LLC

Plaintiff:        Tiare Technology, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Davis Firm

Patent:           10,157,414 (Patron service system and method); 11,195,224 (Patron service system and method); 8,682,729 (Patron service system and method)

Triumvirate Systems LLC v. Zulily, LLC (S.D. Ohio).

Judges:           District Judge Edmund A. Sargus; Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:    Zulily, LLC

Plaintiff:         Triumvirate Systems LLC

Pls. Cnsl:         Sand Sebolt & Wernow

Patent:            8,005,747 (Method and apparatus for generating a sale offer over an electronic network system)