NPE activity was light in March.* Frequent filers included Advanced Transactions, Locket IP, Rothschild, and Tron Holdings.

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.

McWane, Inc. et al v. Locket IP LLC (N.D. Ala.)

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Nicholas A. Danella

Claims:           Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:     Locket IP LLC


  • McWane Plant and Industrial, LLC
  • McWane, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Maynard Cooper & Gale

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

Advanced Transactions, LLC v. The Gap, Inc. (W.D. Tex.)

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     The Gap, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Advanced Transactions, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Daignault Iyer

Patent:            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)

Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC v. Afterlight Collective, Inc. (E.D. Cal.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Afterlight Collective, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Garteiser Honea

Patent:            8,437,797 (Wireless image distribution system and method)

Tron Holdings, LLC v. Booking Holdings Inc. f/k/a Priceline Group Inc. (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Booking Holdings Inc. f/k/a Priceline Group Inc.

Plaintiff:         Tron Holdings, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Napoli Shkolnik

Patent:            9,524,513 (System and method of advertising for use on internet and/or digital networking capable devices); 9,870,575 (Advertising during the loading of content)

Jabaa, LLC v. Publix Super Markets, Inc. (N.D. Ga.).

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Jabaa, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kent & Risley

Patent:            7,480,637 (Internet transaction authentication apparatus, method, and system for improving security of internet transactions)

Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC v. Exclusive Group LLC d/b/a Binatone North America (multiple cases) (D. Del.).

Claims:           Infringement


  • Exclusive Group LLC d/b/a Binatone North America
  • The Teaching Company, LLC

Plaintiff:         Rothschild Broadcast Distribution Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Garteiser Honea; Phillips McLaughlin & Hall

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