NPE activity quieted in July after a busy June.* Frequent filers included Advanced Transactions, Cedar Lane Technologies, M4siz, Noblewood IP, Savannah Licensing, and Sunflower Licensing.

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.

* Note I am catching up on a backlog because of some very busy IP litigation over the last year or so.

Advanced Transactions, LLC v. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. et al (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:           Infringement


  1. Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
  2. E-Advance, LLC d/b/a

Plaintiff:         Advanced Transactions, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Daignault Iyer

Patents:          10,783,529 (Third-party provider method and system; 7,065,555 (System and method related to generating and tracking an email campaign); 7,386,594 (System and method related to generating an email campaign); 7,693,950 (System and method related to generating and tracking an email campaign); 7,979,057 (Third-party provider method and system); 8,150,736 (Global electronic commerce system); 8,175,519 (Third-party provider method and system); 9,747,608 (Third-party provider method and system)

Bungalow Living, Inc. v. Locket IP LLC (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim

Claims:           Declaratory Judgment

Defendants:  Locket IP LLC

Plaintiff:         Bungalow Living, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Patent:           10,514,832 (Method for locating regions of interest in a user interface)

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Moog, Inc. (W.D.N.Y., W.D. Tex., E.D. Tex., S.D. Tex.).

Judges:           Judge Alia Moses; District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne

Claims:           Infringement


  • Moog, Inc.
  • ParkHelp USA, Inc.
  • Oinone Technology, LLC
  • R. Stahl, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff 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)

Context Directions LLC v. Avis Budget Group, Inc. et al (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claims:           Infringement


  • Avis Budget Group, Inc.
  • Avis Rent A Car System LLC
  • Budget Rent A Car System Inc.
  • Alamo Rent-A-Car, LLC
  • EAN Holdings, Inc.
  • EAN Holdings, LLC d/b/a Enterprise Rent A Center
  • National Car Rental System LLC

Plaintiff:         Context Directions LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Budo Law

Patents:          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)

Lexos Media IP, LLC v. Office Depot, Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claims:           Infringement


  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Lexos Media IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Buether Joe & Counselors

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

M4siz Limited v. Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).  

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

Claims:           Infringement


  • Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation
  • J. Crew Group, Inc.
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Gap Inc.
  • G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. d/b/a G-III Leather Fashions, Inc. 
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co. d/b/a Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. 
  • Victoria’s Secret & Co. d/b/a Victoria’s Secret Stores, LLC
  • Under Armour, Inc.
  • Authentic Brands Group, LLC 

Plaintiff:         M4siz Limited

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey LLP

Patent:            6,526,402 (Searching procedures)

Noblewood IP LLC v. DallasNews Corporation (N.D. Tex., S.D. Tex.).

Judge:             Judge Ada Brown

Claims:           Infringement


  • DallasNews Corporation
  • Southern Newspapers Inc.

Plaintiff:         Noblewood IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chong Law Firm; PRA Law

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

Savannah Licensing LLC v. Hubzu USA, Inc. (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).  

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement


  • Hubzu USA, Inc. 
  • Ross Stores, Inc. 

Plaintiff:         Savannah Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm; Chong Law Firm

Patent:            9,454,777 (Measuring and improving the quality of a user experience upon receiving a frustration event package)

Sunflower Licensing LLC v. Central Security Group – Nationwide, Inc. d/b/a Alert360 (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).  

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

Claims:           Infringement


  • Central Security Group – Nationwide, Inc. d/b/a Alert360  
  • Observint Technologies Inc. 
  • Vivint, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Sunflower Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kent & Risley

Patents:          6,487,528 (Method and apparatus for encoding or decoding audio or video frame data); 7,398,005 (Trick mode playback of recorded video)