February patent filings continued relatively steadily from January. Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, eCeipt, Internet Media Interactive, and Landmark Technology.

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.

eCeipt LLC v. HomeGoods, Inc. (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     HomeGoods, Inc.

Plaintiff:        eCeipt LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

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

Lone Star Targeted Advertising, LLC v. Point It!, Inc. (W.D. Wash.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:     Point It!, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Lone Star Targeted Advertising, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Banie & Ishimoto

Patent:           6,301,619 (System and method for providing service of sending real time electronic information to selected individual viewers of transmitted video or computerized signals)

Landmark Technology A, LLC v. US SafetyGear, Inc. (N.D. Ohio).

Judge:            District Judge Benita Y. Pearson

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:     US SafetyGear, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Landmark Technology A, LLC

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

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

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. PetMed Express, Inc. (S.D. Fla.).

Judges:           District Judge Beth Bloom; Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart; Judge John J. Tharp, Jr.

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • PetMed Express, Inc.
  • Pier 1 Imports (US), Inc.

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)

Geographic Location Innovations LLC v. Michaels Stores, Inc. (N.D. Tex.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judge:            District Judge Jane J. Boyle; District Judge Virginia M. Kendall; District Judge Ruben Castillo

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:  

  • Michaels Stores, Inc.
  • True Value Company
  • ECHO, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Geographic Location Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson; Rabicoff Law

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

Coding Technologies, LLC v. Visible Changes Inc. (E.D. Tex.; S.D. Tex.; N.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; District Judge Ed Kinkeade

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Visible Changes Inc.
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • RectorSeal Corporation

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson

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

Aeritas, LLC v. Chick-Fil-A, Inc. et al.  (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • CFA Properties, Inc.
  • CFA Servco, Inc.
  • Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patents:          7,706,819 (Mixed-mode interaction); 8,055,285 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,390,435 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,888,107 (Mixed-mode interaction)

Vindolor, LLC v. Lululemon Athletica, Inc., et al. (W.D. Tex.).   

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Lululemon Athletica, Inc.
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.

Plaintiff:        Vindolor, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           6,213,391 (Portable system for personal identification based upon distinctive characteristics of the user)

Digital Retail Apps, Inc. v. HEB Grocery Company, LP (W.D. Tex.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     HEB Grocery Company, LP

Plaintiff:        Digital Retail Apps, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Sheridan Ross; Toler Law Group

Patents:          9,262,781 (System and method for facilitating secure self payment transactions of retail goods); 9,934,506 (System and method for facilitating secure self payment transactions of retail goods)

As they do most years, patent filings increased after a slow holiday / year-end season as NPEs returned to work. Frequent filers included Anuwave, Coding Technology, Flectere, Hawk Technologies, Internet Media Interactive, Secure Cam, Soundview Innovations, and Uniloc.

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.

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Whitesboro Independent School District (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:            District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Whitesboro Independent School District

Plaintiff:         Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson

Patent:           RE43462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system)

Coding Technologies, LLC v. Hyland’s, Inc., et al. (C.D. Cal.; N.D. Cal.; S.D.N.Y; S.D. Cal.; E.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte; Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen; Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley; District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel; Magistrate Judge Linda Lopez; District Judge Troy L. Nunley; Judge Deborah Barnes

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Hyland’s, Inc.
  • TP-Link USA Corporation
  • Delta Electronics (Americas) Ltd.
  • Driscoll’s Inc.
  • Iconix Ecom, LLC d/b/a Ocean Pacific
  • Apogee Electronics Corporation
  • Brighton Collectibles, Inc.
  • Zego Inc.
  • Carbon2Cobalt
  • JLab, LLC
  • Blue Diamond Almond Growers

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Watson LLP

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

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Morgan Stanley (S.D.N.Y.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:     Morgan Stanley

Plaintiff:         Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        Niro Scavone Haller & Niro

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)

OHVA, Inc. v. PayStand Inc., et al. (D. Del.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • PayStand Inc.
  • Unified Payments, LLC

Plaintiff:        OHVA, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm; Rabicoff Law

Patent:           9,679,286 (Methods and apparatus for enabling secure network-based transactions)

Secure Cam, LLC v. Arecont Vision, LLC (D. Del.; N.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Judge:            Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Arecont Vision, LLC
  • Vivotek USA, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Secure Cam, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        O’Kelly Ernst & Joyce; Brandt Law Firm; Brandt Law Firm; Law Offices of Nicholas Ranallo

Patent:           6,698,021 (System and method for remote control of surveillance devices)

Flectere LLC v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, et al. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:            District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Target Corporation
  • United Parcel Service, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Flectere LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law

Patents:          6,272,506 (Computerized verification form processing system and method); 6,401,094 (System and method for presenting information in accordance with user preference)

Sound View Innovations, LLC v. AMC Networks, Inc. et al. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • AMC Networks, Inc.
  • AMC Premiere LLC
  • Digital Store LLC
  • IFC in Theaters LLC
  • IFC TV LLC
  • Shudder LLC
  • SundanceTV LLC
  • WE tv LLC
  • CBS Corporation
  • CBS Interactive Inc.
  • CBS News Inc.
  • CBS Sports Inc.
  • Showtime Digital, Inc.
  • Showtime Networks Inc.
  • CW Network LLC
  • HSN, Inc.
  • QVC, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Sound View Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Desmarais; Phillips Goldman McLaughlin & Hall

Patents:          5,806,062 (Data analysis system using virtual databases); 6,708,213 (Method for streaming multimedia information over public networks); 6,757,796 (Method and system for caching streaming live broadcasts transmitted over a network); 9,462,074 (Method and system for caching streaming multimedia on the internet); 6,125,371 (System and method for aging versions of data in a main memory database); 6,502,133 (Real-time event processing system with analysis engine using recovery information)

Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Bitmovin, Inc., et al. (D. Del.). (multiple cases).       

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Bitmovin, Inc.
  • Brightcove Holdings, Inc.
  • Brightcove Inc.
  • Dailymotion, Inc.
  • Dailymotion SA
  • Telestream LLC
  • Vudu, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Uniloc 2017 LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Farnan; Feinberg Day Alberti Lim & Belloli

Patents:          6,470,345 (Replacement of substrings in file/directory pathnames with numeric tokens); 6,519,005 (Method of concurrent multiple-mode motion estimation for digital video); 6,628,712 9Seamless switching of MPEG video streams); 6,895,118 (Method of coding digital image based on error concealment); 9,721,273 (System and method for aggregating and providing audio and visual presentations via a computer network); 8,407,609 (System and method for providing and tracking the provision of audio and visual presentations via a computer network)

Guada Technologies LLC v. BPS Direct, LLC, et al. (D. Del).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • BPS Direct, LLC
  • Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.
  • Sport Supply Group, Inc.
  • Uncommongoods, LLC
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Guada Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; Devlin Law Firm

Patent:           7,231,379 (Navigation in a hierarchical structured transaction processing system)

Anuwave LLC v. Honeywell International Inc. (D. Del.; E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).               

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:

  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • UVNV, Inc.
  • Vanderbilt, LLC
  • Entergy Texas, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Anuwave LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sand Sebolt & Wernow; Devlin Law Firm; Ferraiuoli

Patent:           8,295,862 (Method and system to enable communication through SMS communication channel)

December filings stayed low, as the NPEs continued their traditional holiday/year-end quiet period. Frequent filers included NetSoc, Sapphire Crossing, and Uniloc.

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.

Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Netflix, Inc. (C.D. Cal.).

 Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Netflix, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Uniloc 2017 LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Feinberg Day Alberti Lim & Belloli

Patents:          6,895,118 (Method of coding digital image based on error concealment); 9,721,273 (System and method for aggregating and providing audio and visual presentations via a computer network)

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Caesars Entertainment Corp. (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Caesars Entertainment Corp.

Plaintiff:        Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        O’Kelly Ernst & Joyce; 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)

OHVA, Inc. v. CardFlight, Inc. (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     CardFlight, Inc.

Plaintiff:        OHVA, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm; Rabicoff Law

Patent:            9,679,286 (Methods and apparatus for enabling secure network-based transactions)

Sapphire Crossing LLC v. The NPD Group, Inc. (E.D.N.Y).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     The NPD Group, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Sapphire Crossing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Law Offices of Nicholas Ranallo

Patent:           6,891,633 (Image transfer system)

NetSoc, LLC v. Teladoc Health, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.; S.D.N.Y.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:  

  • Teladoc Health, Inc.
  • LinkedIn Corporation
  • Quora, Inc.
  • Yahoo! Inc.

Plaintiff:        NetSoc, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey & Schwaller; Law Office of David J. Hoffman

Patents:          9,978,107 (Method and system for establishing and using a social network to facilitate people in life issues); 7,565,344 (Method and system for establishing and using a social network to facilitate people in life issues)

MV3 Partners LLC v. Kohl’s Corporation, et al. (W.D. Tex.).      

Judge:            District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Kohl’s Corporation
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.

Plaintiff:        MV3 Partners LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kasowitz Benson Torres; Mann Tindel & Thompson; Haley & Olson

Patent:           8,863,223 Mobile set top box

Encoditech LLC v. Bushnell Holdings, Inc., et al. (D. Del.).         

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Bushnell Holdings, Inc.
  • Dexcom, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Encoditech LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm; Rabicoff Law

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

November filings dropped, as the NPEs settled in for the holidays. Frequent filers included Guada Technologies, Guyzar, Internet Media Interactive, Sapphire Crossing, Symbology Innovations, and Uniloc.

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.

Uniloc 2017 LLC, et al. v. ESPN, Inc., et al. (C.D. Cal.; N.D. Cal.).

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Thomas S Hixson

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • ESPN, Inc.
  • Hulu, LLC
  • Box, Inc.

Plaintiffs:

  • Uniloc 2017 LLC
  • Uniloc Licensing USA LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Feinberg Day Alberti Lim & Belloli; Prince Lobel Tye

Patents:          6,519,005 (Method of concurrent multiple-mode motion estimation for digital video); 6,895,118 (Method of coding digital image based on error concealment); 9,721,273 (System and method for aggregating and providing audio and visual presentations via a computer network); 6,470,345 (Replacement of substrings in file/directory pathnames with numeric tokens)

Sapphire Crossing LLC v. Groupon, Inc. (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:            District Judge Jorge L. Alonso

Claims:         Infringement

Defendant:  Groupon, Inc.

Plaintiff:       Sapphire Crossing LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:     Rabicoff Law

Patent:          6,891,633 (Image transfer system)

Confident Technologies, Inc. v. Best Buy Co., Inc. (S.D. Cal.).

Judges:          District Judge Larry Alan Burns; Magistrate Judge Linda Lopez

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:  Best Buy Co., Inc.

Plaintiff:       Confident Technologies, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl.:     San Diego IP Law Group

Patent:          8,621,578 (Methods and systems for protecting website forms from automated access)

realZOOM LLC v. Nike, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.).    

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Nike, Inc.
  • Pier 1 Imports (US), Inc.

Plaintiff:        realZOOM LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       SML Avvocati PC

Patent:           7,774,712 (Methods and systems for displaying an enlarged image)

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Lifeway Foods, Inc. (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:            District Judge Charles P. Kocoras

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Lifeway Foods, Inc.

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)

 Symbology Innovations LLC v. Converse, Inc., et al. (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Converse, Inc.
  • Vital Farms, Inc.
  • Pilot Corporation of America

Plaintiff:        Symbology Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Devlin Law Firm; Ferraiuoli

Patent:           8,936,190 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device); 8,651,369 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable device)

Guyzar LLC v. Yelp Inc., et al. (D. Del.).    

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Yelp Inc.
  • Gold’s Gym International, Inc.
  • Rockstar Games, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Guyzar LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Devlin Law Firm; Rabicoff Law

Patent:           5,845,070 (Security system for internet provider transaction)

Guada Technologies LLC v.  Boar’s Head Provision Co., Inc., et al. (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Boar’s Head Provision Co., Inc.
  • CafePress Inc.
  • Fresh Direct Holdings, Inc.
  • Teespring, Inc.
  • Wayfair Inc.

Plaintiff:        Guada Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Direction IP Law; Devlin Law Firm

Patent:            7,231,379 (Navigation in a hierarchical structured transaction processing system)

October filings remained steady.  Frequent filers included Anuwave, Internet Media Interactive, Landmark Technology, Location Based Services, MobilePay, PersonalWeb Technologies, Secure Cam, and Symbology Innovations.

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.

Secure Cam, LLC v. Hanwha International Corporation, et al. (D.N.J.; D. Del.; N.Y.S.D.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Hanwha International Corporation
  • Babysense, LLC
  • Yuneec USA, Inc.
  • Kintronics, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Secure Cam, LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Stamoulis & Weinblatt; The Brandt Law Firm; Devlin Law Firm; Rabicoff Law; Law Office of Nicholas Ranallo

Patents:          6698021 (System and method for remote control of surveillance devices); 7257158; (System for transmitting video images over a computer network to a remote receiver)

MobilePay LLC v. Bank of America, NA, et al. (E.D. Tex.; W.D. Tex.).  

Judges:           District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske; District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Bank of America, NA
  • Intuit Inc.
  • Mindbody, Inc.
  • PayPal, Inc.
  • Bank of America Merchant Services, LLC

Plaintiff:        MobilePay LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           9800706 (Electronic device input/output system and method)

M2M Solutions LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (D. Del.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:     Amazon.com, Inc.

Plaintiff:        M2M Solutions LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Barclay Damon; Bayard

Patents:          10038989 (System and method for remote asset management); 9961477 (System and method for remote asset management)

Symbology Innovations LLC v. Salsa Publishing, Inc., et al. (S.D. Fla.; M.D. Fla.; D. Del.).

Judges:           District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell; Magistrate Judge Sean P. Flynn

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Salsa Publishing, Inc.
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • Odyssey Toys LLC
  • Packaging Corporation of America
  • That’s It Nutrition LLC

Plaintiff:         Symbology Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Ferraiuoli; Devlin Law Firm

Patents:          8424752 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device); 8936190 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device); 8651369 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable device)

Corrino Holdings LLC v. Facebook, Inc., et al. (C.D. Cal.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Facebook, Inc.
  • Foursquare Labs, Inc.
  • Instagram, Inc.
  • Instagram, LLC
  • Snap Inc.

Plaintiff:        Corrino Holdings LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Devlin Law Firm; Lee Sullivan Shea & Smith

Patents:          6353398 (System for dynamically pushing information to a user utilizing global positioning system); 7525450 (System for dynamically pushing information to a user utilizing global positioning system); 7716149 (Method, device, and program product for a social dashboard associated with a persistent virtual environment); 7843331 (System for dynamically pushing information to a user utilizing global positioning system); 7847685 (System for dynamically pushing information to a user utilizing global positioning system); 7958104 (Context based data searching); 7982599 (System for dynamically pushing information to a user utilizing global positioning system); 9262533 (Context based data searching); 9767164 (Context based data searching)

Landmark Technology, LLC v. Kanan Enterprises, Inc. (N.D. Ohio).

Judge:             District Judge Dan Aaron Polster

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:     Kanan Enterprises, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Landmark Technology, LLC

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

Patent:            6289319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system)

Orcinus Holdings, LLC v. Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (N.D. Cal.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:     Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Orcinus Holdings, LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Baker Botts

Patent:           7567541 (System and method for personal data backup for mobile customer premises equipment)

Location Based Services, LLC v. Google, LLC (D. Del.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:     Google, LLC

Plaintiff:        Location Based Services, LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Bayard; Ni Wang & Massand

Patents:          7729708 (Method and system for interactive mapping to provide goal-oriented instructions); 7734073 (Image mapping to provide visual geographic path); 8107691 (Image mapping to provide visual geographic path); 8805027 (Image mapping to provide visual geographic path); 9286729 (Image mapping to provide visual geographic path)

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Morningstar, Inc. (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:             Senior District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:   Morningstar, Inc.

Plaintiffs:       Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl.:       Haller Law

Patent:           6049835 (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)

PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC et al. v. PopSugar, Inc., et al. (N.D. Cal.; S.D.N.Y.).            

Claims: Infringement

Defendants:

  • PopSugar, Inc.
  • Optimizely, Inc.
  • Hootsuite, Inc.
  • Ziff Davis, LLC

Plaintiffs:

  • PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC
  • Level 3 Communications, LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Maceiko IP; Stubbs Alderton & Markiles; Level 3 Communications, LLC; Kent Beatty & Gordon

Patents:          6928442 (Enforcement and policing of licensed content using content-based identifiers); 7802310 (Controlling access to data in a data processing system); 8099420 (Accessing data in a data processing system)

Anuwave LLC v. Cradlepoint, Inc., et al. (D. Del.; S.D. Ohio).     

Judge:             District Judge Michael R. Barrett

Claims:           Infringement

Defendants:

  • Cradlepoint, Inc.
  • Digi International Inc.
  • Johnson Controls Security Solutions, LLC
  • Federal Equipment Company

Plaintiff:        Anuwave LLC

Pls. Cnsl.:       Devlin Law Firm; Ferraiuoli; Sand & Sebolt; Ferraiuoli

Patent:           8295862 (Method and system to enable communication through SMS communication channel)

September filings remained steady.  Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, Internet Media Interactive, Landmark Technology, Personal Web Technologies, Secure Cam, and Uniloc.

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.

DKR Consulting, LLC v. Pinterest, Inc. (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:           Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:   Pinterest, Inc.

Plaintiff:        DKR Consulting, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:       DNL Zito; and RBV Law Firm

Patent:           9,679,298 (System and method for distributing multimedia content)

Display Technologies, LLC v. Como Audio, LLC (D. Del.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:   Como Audio, LLC

Plaintiff:        Display Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Bayard; and Spencer Fane

Patent:           9,300,723 (Enabling social interactive wireless communications)

Magnacross LLC v. ABP International, Inc. (N.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Sam A. Lindsay

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:    ABP International, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Magnacross LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; and Kizzia Johnson

Patent:           6,917,304 (Wireless mutliplex data transmission system)

Landmark Technology, LLC v. A M Leonard, Inc. (S.D. Ohio; W.D. Wash.).

Judge:            District Judge Thomas M. Rose

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • A M Leonard, Inc.
  • Thrift Books Global, LLC
  • Thrift Books LLC

Plaintiff:        Landmark Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sand & Sebolt; Banie & Ishimoto

Patent:           6,289,319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system)

PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC et. al. v. Goodreads, LLC (N.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Claims: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Goodreads, LLC
  • Imgur, Inc.
  • Intuit Inc.
  • Patreon, Inc.
  • Slack Technologies, Inc.

Plaintiff:

  • Level 3 Communications, LLC
  • PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Maceiko IP; Level 3 Communications, LLC; Stubbs Alderton & Markiles

Patents:          6,928,442 (Enforcement and policing of licensed content using content-based identifiers); 7,802,310 (Controlling access to data in a data processing system); 7,945,544 (Similarity-based access control of data in a data processing system); 8,099,420 (Accessing data in a data processing system)

Secure Cam, LLC v. Imagestore US Inc. (E.D.N.Y., C.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Judges:          District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks; Magistrate Judge Dave Lee Brannon

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Imagestore US Inc.
  • Hikvision USA, Inc.
  • Johnson Controls Security Solutions, LLC

Plaintiff:        Secure Cam, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Mavronicolas & Dee; The Brandt Law Firm; Watson LLP; Ausley & McMullen;

Patents:          7,257,158 (System for transmitting video images over a computer network to a remote receiver); 6,698,021 (System and method for remote control of surveillance devices)

Uniloc 2017 LLC et. al. v. Cardo Systems, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:            District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:

  • Cardo Systems, Inc.
  • Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • Terrano, LLC

Plaintiffs:

  • Uniloc 2017 LLC
  • Uniloc Licensing USA LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Prince Lobel Tye; Nelson Bumgardner Albritton

Patents:          6,405,027 (Group call for a wireless mobile communication device using bluetooth); 8,484,089 (Method and system for a hosted digital music library sharing service)

 Search and Social Media Partners, LLC v. Expensify, Inc. (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:           Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:  Expensify, Inc.

Plaintiff:       Search and Social Media Partners, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:      Chassman & Seelig; Meister Seelig & Fein

Patents:         8,583,448 (Method and system for verifying websites and providing enhanced search engine services; 9,692,739 (Search engine system, method, and device)

Lone Star Targeted Advertising, LLC v. Connekt Media, Inc. et. al. (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:           Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore

Claims:         Infringement

Defendants:

  • Connekt Colorado, Inc.
  • Connekt IP Corp.
  • Connekt Media, Inc.

Plaintiff:      Lone Star Targeted Advertising, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     Banie & Ishimoto

Patent:         6,301,619 System and method for providing service of sending real time electronic information to selected individual viewers of transmitted video or computerized signals

Guild Forest LLC v. Myspace LLC, et al. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claims: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Myspace LLC
  • Spotify USA Inc.
  • Pinterest, Inc.
  • Snap Inc.
  • IFwe Inc.

Plaintiff:        Guild Forest LLC

Pls. Cnsl:       Devlin Law Firm; Kizzia Johnson

Patent:           8,046,697 (System and method for customizing an interface related to accessing, manipulating and viewing internet and non-internet related information)

Digi Portal LLC v. LinkedIn Corporation, et al.  (D. Del.) (multiple cases).        

Claims:          Infringement

Defendants:  

  • LinkedIn Corporation
  • Quotient Technology, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Digi Portal LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; Devlin Law Firm

Patent:           8,352,854 (Dynamic page generator)

As it often does, August saw a slight increase in filings, presumably as NPEs prime their deal flow for the fall.  Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, Express Mobile, Guyzar, Hawk Technology, Landmark Technology, Personalweb Technologies, Symbology, and Uniloc.

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.

Personalweb Technologies, LLC et al. v. Dollar Shave Club, et al. (C.D. Cal; N.D. Cal; E.D. Del.; E.D.N.Y.; S.D.N.Y.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Dollar Shave Club
  • Kongregate, Inc.
  • Shopify, Inc.
  • Shopify (USA), Inc.
  • Braze, Inc.
  • Strava, Inc.
  • Peek Travel, Inc.
  • com, LLC
  • com, Inc.
  • Le Tote, Inc.
  • Mavenlink, Inc.
  • NRT LLC
  • NRT New York LLC d/b/a Citi Habitats
  • ShareFile LLC
  • StartDate Labs, Inc.
  • tastytrade, Inc.
  • Treehouse Island, Inc.
  • Brooklyn Brewery Corporation
  • WeWork Companies Inc.
  • Valassis Communications, Inc.

Plaintiffs:

  • Level 3 Communication, LLC
  • PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Level 3 Communications, LLC; Farnan; Stubbs Alderton & Markiles; Maceiko IP; PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC; Kent Beatty & Gordon

Patents:          6,928,442 (Enforcement and policing of licensed content using content-based identifiers); 7,802,310 (Controlling access to data in a data processing system); 7,945,544 (Similarity-based access control of data in a data processing system); and 8,099,420 (Accessing data in a data processing system)

Uniloc USA, Inc. et al. v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Ron Clark; District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

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

Plaintiffs:

  • Uniloc 2017, LLC
  • Uniloc Licensing USA LLC
  • Uniloc USA, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Etheridge Law Group

Patents:          6,253,201(Scalable solution for image retrieval); 6,944,221(Buffer management in variable bit-rate compression systems); 6,993,182 (Method and apparatus for detecting scene changes in video using a histogram of frame differences)

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Canton Public School District (S.D. Miss; E.D. Ky.).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball; District Judge Carlton W. Reeves; District Judge Gregory F. VanTatenhove

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Canton Public School District
  • Duke Energy Kentucky Inc.

Plaintiff:        Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Henderson Dantone

Patent:           RE43,462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system)

Express Mobile, Inc. v. Blackstone Technology Group Inc., et al. (N.D. Cal.; E.D. Del.). (multiple cases).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero; Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte; Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James; Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley; Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Blackstone Technology Group Inc.
  • Huge, LLC
  • Code and Theory LLC
  • Globant, LLC
  • Globant, SA
  • Pantheon Systems Inc.
  • Svitla Systems Inc.
  • SoftVision Inc.
  • Happiest Minds Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Alloy Marketing and Promotions, LLC
  • Big Spaceship LLC
  • Blue State Digital Inc.
  • Born Group, Inc.
  • DreamHost, LLC
  • Hill Holliday LLC
  • Hostway Services, Inc.
  • iCrossing, Inc.
  • Liquid Web, LLC
  • Martin Retail Group, LLC
  • Mondo International, LLC
  • McCann Relationship Marketing, LLC d/b/a MRM McCann
  • Namecheap, Inc.
  • Publicis Hawkeye, Inc.
  • Rackspace Hosting, Inc.
  • Gaddis Partners, Ltd. d/b/a T3
  • The Stephenz Group Inc.

Plaintiff:        Express Mobile, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm; and Law Offices of Seth W. Wiener

Patents:          6,546,397 (Browser based web site generation tool and run time engine; and 7,594,168 (Browser based web site generation tool and run time engine).

Landmark Technology, LLC v. Eloquii Design, Inc. (S.D. Ohio; D. Haw; D. Or.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Edmund A. Sargus; Magistrate Judge Chelsey M. Vascura; Magistrate Judge Kevin S.C. Chang; Magistrate Judge Alan C. Kay

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Eloquii Design, Inc.
  • Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee Co., Ltd.
  • Azure Farms, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Landmark Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Banie & Ishimoto; Sand & Sebolt; Thomas Bush Law Office; Harris Bricken

Patent:           6,289,319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system)

Fall Line Patents, LLC v. Pizza Hut, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Pizza Hut, Inc.
  • Pizza Hut of America, LLC
  • Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc.
  • Zoe’S Kitchen Usa, LLC
  • AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
  • American Multi-Cinema, Inc.
  • Boston Market Corporation
  • Regal Cinemas, Inc.
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • McDonald’s USA, LLC
  • Panda Express, Inc.
  • Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • Papa John’s International, Inc.
  • Star Papa, LP

Plaintiff:        Fall Line Patents, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Antonelli Harrington & Thompson

Patent:           9,454,748 (System and method for data management)

Guyzar LLC v. Airbnb, Inc., et al. (E.D. Del.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judge:            District Judge Elaine E. Bucklo

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Airbnb, Inc.
  • StubHub, Inc.
  • TracFone Wireless, Inc.
  • Nike, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Guyzar LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; and Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:           5,845,070 (Security system for internet provider transaction)

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. (W.D.N.Y.; M.D. Fla.).

Judges:           District Judge Paul G. Byron; Magistrate Judge Gregory J. Kelly

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
  • Universal City Development Partners, Ltd. d/b/a Universal Orlando Resort

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)

Symbology Innovations LLC v. Muji USA Limited, et al. (E.D. Del.; W.D. Wis.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge William M. Conley; Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Muji USA Limited
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • MBS Direct, LLC
  • Johnson Health Tech North America, Inc. d/b/a Matrix

Plaintiff:        Symbology Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ferraiuoli; and Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patents:          8,424,752 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device); 8651,369      (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable device); and 8,936,190 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device)

Modern Font Applications LLC v. Allegiant Travel (D. Utah; E.D. of Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Paul M. Warner

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Allegiant Travel Company
  • BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Modern Font Applications LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kunzler PC

Patent:           9,886,421 (Allowing operating system access to non-standard fonts in a network document)

Vindolor, LLC v. Restoration Hardware, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Restoration Hardware, Inc.
  • NTW, LLC d/b/a National Tire and Battery
  • Disney Store USA, LLC

Plaintiff:        Vindolor, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patent:           6,213,391 (Portable system for personal identification based upon distinctive characteristics of the user)

Aeritas, LLC v. Walmart Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Walmart Inc.

Plaintiff:        Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        DelGiorno IP Law

Patents:          7,706,819 (Mixed-mode interaction); 8055285 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,390,435 (Mixed-mode interaction); and 9888107 (Mixed-mode interaction)

Coding Technologies, LLC v. The Home Depot USA, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • The Home Depot USA, Inc.
  • Genesco, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson

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

The typical summer filing trend continued in July, NPEs appeared to be on a summer break as filings remained low.  Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, Internet Media Interactive and Landmark Technology.

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.

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (D. Del.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Charles P. Kocoras

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Boeing Company

Plaintiff:        Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        Haller Law; and O’Kelly Ernst & Joyce

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).

Coding Technologies, LLC v. Xymogen, Inc. (M.D. Fla.; N.D. Ga.; D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Gregory J. Kelly; District Judge Gregory A. Presnell; District Judge Anne C. Conway

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Xymogen, Inc.
  • Elmer’s Products Inc.
  • Primo Water Corporation
  • SOL Republic, Inc.
  • Delta Faucet Company

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Watson LLP; and Stamoulis & Weinblatt

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

Aeritas, LLC v. Best Buy Co., Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Best Buy Co., Inc.

Plaintiff:        Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        DelGiorno IP Law

Patents:          8,055,285 (Mixed-mode interaction); 9,390,435 (Mixed-mode interaction); and 9,888,107 (Mixed-mode interaction).

Sookbox Development LLC v. Walmart Inc. f/k/a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Walmart Inc. f/k/a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Fry’s Electronics, Inc.
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.

Plaintiff:        Sookbox Development LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Chaudhari Law

Patent:            9,497,137 (Digital content connectivity and control via a plurality of controllers that are treated discriminatively).

Allconnect, Inc. v. Consumer Brands, LLC (C.D. Cal.; W.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Lee Yeakel

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Consumer Brands, LLC
  • Microbrand Media, LLC
  • Kandela, LLC

Plaintiff:        Allconnect, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Morris Manning & Martin; and Russ August & Kabat

Patents:          8,346,624 (Systems and methods for recommending third party products and services); and 8,433,617 (Systems and methods for identifying third party products and services available at a geographic location).

Landmark Technology, LLC v. Learning Resources, Inc. (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:             District Judge Robert W. Gettleman

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Learning Resources, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Landmark Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law

Patent:            6,289,319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system).

UnoWeb Virtual, LLC v. Alibaba.com Hong Kong Limited (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • com Hong Kong Limited
  • com Limited
  • Sears Holdings Corporation

Plaintiff:        UnoWeb Virtual, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Capshaw DeRieux; and Carsten Law

Patents:          8,307,047 (Method of a first host of first content retrieving second content from a second host and presenting both contents to a user); 9,589,273 (Method of three-level hosting infrastructure); and 8,037,091 (Method of using a code to track user access to content).

Wapp Tech Limited Partnership et al v. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
  • Micro Focus International plc
  • Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America Corp.

Plaintiffs:

  • Wapp Tech Corp.
  • Wapp Tech Limited Partnership

Pls. Cnsl:        Toler Law Group

Patents:          8,924,192 (Systems including network simulation for mobile application development and online marketplaces for mobile application distribution, revenue sharing, content distribution, or combinations thereof); 9,298,864 (System including network simulation for mobile application development); and 9,971,678 (Systems including device and network simulation for mobile application development).

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Treasure Island, LLC, et al. (D. Nev.).

Judges:           District Judge Richard F. Boulware, II; Magistrate Judge George Foley, Jr.

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Treasure Island, LLC

Plaintiff:        Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Law Office of Kurt C. Lambeth

Patents:          RE 37,342 (Dual format digital video production system); and RE 43,462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system).

Chapterhouse, LLC v. Shopify, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Shopify, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Chapterhouse, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        The Mort Law Firm

Patents:          7,552,087 (Electronic transaction receipt system and method); 7,742,989 (Digital receipt generation from information electronically read from product); 8,112,356 (System and method for providing automated secondary purchase opportunities to consumers); and 8,606,698 (Electronic transaction receipt system and method).

Riggs Technology Holdings, LLC v. McGraw-Hill Education, Inc. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • McGraw-Hill Education, Inc.
  • Internet Brands, Inc.
  • Thomson Reuters USA Inc.

Plaintiff:        Riggs Technology Holdings, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; and Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:            7,299,067 (Methods and systems for managing the provision of training provided remotely through electronic data networks to users of remote electronic devices).

Blue Spike LLC v. Dish Network Corporation et al. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • DISH Network Corporation
  • DISH Network LLC
  • Dish Network Service LLC
  • American Airlines Group Inc.
  • American Airlines, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Blue Spike LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Garteiser Honea

Patents:          7,159,116 (Systems, methods and devices for trusted transactions); 7,287,275 (Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth); 7,475,246 (Secure personal content server); 8,224,705 (Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth); 8,473,746 (Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth); 8,538,011 (Systems, methods and devices for trusted transactions); 8,739,295 (Secure personal content server); 9,021,602 (Data protection method and device); 9,104,842 (Data protection method and device); 9,934,408 (Secure personal content server); RE 44,222 (Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth); RE 44,307 (Methods, systems and devices for packet watermarking and efficient provisioning of bandwidth); and 7,664,263 (Method for combining transfer functions with predetermined key creation).

After an increase in May, NPEs headed for summer breaks in June as filings slowed down.  Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, Hawk Technology, Internet Media Interactive and Landmark Technology.

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.

Shar Products Company v. Landmark Technology, LLC (E.D. Mich.).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti; District Judge George Caram Steeh

Claim:            Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:     Landmark Technology, LLC

Plaintiff:        Shar Products Company

Pls. Cnsl:        Bodman

Patent:            6,289,319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system).

Landmark Technology LLC v. Blade-Tech Industries, Inc. (W.D. Wash.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Blade-Tech Industries, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Landmark Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Banie & Ishimoto

Patent:            6,289,319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system).

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. DeSoto County School District, et. al. (N.D. Miss.; S.D. Miss.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Michael P. Mills; Magistrate Judge Roy Percy; Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden; Magistrate Judge John C. Gargiulo; District Judge Halil S. Ozerden; District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr.; Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • DeSoto County School District
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Premier Entertainment Biloxi, LLC d/b/a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
  • Gulfside Casino Partnership d/b/a Island View Casino
  • New Palace Casino, LLC d/b/a Palace Casino Resort

Plaintiff:        Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Henderson Dantone

Patent:            RE 43,462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system).

Coding Technologies, LLC v. American Express Company, et. al. (E.D. Tex.; N.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants

  • American Express Company
  • Cold Stone Creamery, Inc.
  • Omaha Steaks International, Inc.
  • SAS Institute, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson

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

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Boot Barn Holdings, Inc., et al. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.
  • Boot Barn, Inc.
  • A&S Brewing Collaborative LLC
  • Angry Orchard Cider Company, LLC

Plaintiff:        Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl:        Haller Law; and O’Kelly Ernst & Joyce

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).

Hertl Media, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., et. al. (N.D. Tex.; S.D. Tex.; D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Karen Gren Scholer

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • com, Inc.
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Bitmovin Inc.
  • Cox Communications, Inc.
  • Longtail Ad Solutions, Inc.
  • Netflix, Inc.
  • Telestream, LLC

Plaintiff:        Hertl Media, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kizzia Johnson; and Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:            9,324,365 (Multi-language buffering during media playback).

Eyetalk365, LLC v. Fry’s Electronics, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Fry’s Electronics, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Eyetalk365, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Klemchuk LLP

Patents:          9,866,802 (Communication and monitoring system); and 9,924,141 (Communication and monitoring system).

May saw an uptick in NPE filings.  Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, CXT Systems, eCeipt, Flectere, Hawk Technology, Landmark Technology, Symbology and Tangelo IP.

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.

Coding Technologies, LLC v. 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. (D. Del.; M.D. Fla.; N.D. Ga.; S.D.N.Y.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Gregory A. Presnell; Magistrate Judge Thomas B. Smith; District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr.; Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding; Magistrate Judge Mac R. McCoy; District Judge John E. Steele

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.
  • Control4 Corporation
  • Commercial Metals Company
  • Rexnord Corporation
  • School Specialty, Inc.
  • Pet Supermarket, Inc.
  • Skechers USA, Inc.
  • Soma Intimates, LLC
  • Crawford and Company
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Sakar International, Inc.
  • Robert Graham Retail LLC
  • Thomson Reuters Global Markets Inc.

Plaintiff:        Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patents:          8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern); and 9,240,008 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern).

Electronic Receipts Delivery Systems, LLC v. The Fresh Market, Inc. (D. Del.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     The Fresh Market, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Electronic Receipts Delivery Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:            8,534,551 (System and method for issuing digital receipts for purchase transactions over a network).

eCeipt LLC v. Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne; District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Staples, Inc.

Plaintiff:        eCeipt LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

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

Recall Marketing LLC v. The Home Depot, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Staples, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Recall Marketing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law

Patent:            7,296,062 (Method for generating a presentation for re-locating an information page that has already been called).

Symbology Innovations LLC v. BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. (E.D. Del.; D. Mass.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
  • HarperCollins Publishers LLC d/b/a Epic Reads
  • Milestone AV Technologies LLC d/b/a SANUS
  • Newell Brands Inc. d/b/a Contigo
  • Cable Matters Inc.
  • Schumacher Electric Corporation
  • Golden Grain Company d/b/a Near East

Plaintiff:        Symbology Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ferraiuoli; Stamoulis & Weinblatt; and Andreou & Casson

Patents:          8,424,752 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device); 8,651,369 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable device); and 8,936,190 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device).

Tangelo IP, LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (D. Del.; E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • Tupperware Brands Corporation
  • James Avery Craftsman, Inc.

Plaintiff          Tangelo IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt; and Van Cleef Law Office

Patent:            8,429,005 (Method for determining effectiveness of display of objects in advertising images).

Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC v. Wayfair LLC (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Wayfair LLC

Plaintiff:        Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

Patents:          8,374,956 (Internet transactions based on user-specific information); 8,396,743 (Sending targeted product offerings based on personal information); 8,533,047 (Internet business transaction processor); 8,712,846 (Sending targeted product offerings based on personal information); and 8,775,255 (Internet business transaction processor).

Linksmart Wireless Technology, LLC v. Caesars Entertainment Corporation (D. Nev.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Miranda M. Du; Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe; Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe; District Judge Gloria M. Navarro; District Judge Richard F. Boulware, II; Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach; District Judge Kent J. Dawson; Magistrate Judge George Foley, Jr.

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Caesars Entertainment Corp.
  • Golden Nugget, Inc.
  • Landry’s Inc.
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp.
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Wynn Resorts, Limited

Plaintiff:        Linksmart Wireless Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Borghese Legal; and Russ August & Kabat

Patent:            RE 46,459 (User specific automatic data redirection system).

Spider Search Analytics LLC v. Oculus360, Inc. (N.D. Tex.; D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Oculus360, Inc.
  • Shareaholic, Inc.
  • Integral Ad Science, Inc.
  • Shutterstock, Inc.
  • Discover Financial Services
  • PayPal Holdings, Inc.
  • CityGrid Media, LLC

Plaintiff:        Spider Search Analytics LLC; and Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Pls. Cnsl:        Chaudhari Law

Patent:            7,454,430 (System and method for facts extraction and domain knowledge repository creation from unstructured and semi-structured documents).

FarmChem Corp. et al v. Landmark Technology (S.D. Iowa).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer; District Judge Stephanie M. Rose

Claim:             Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:     Landmark Technology, LLC

Plaintiffs:

  • FarmChem Corp.
  • Spal-USA, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        McKee Voorhees & Sease

Patent:            6,289,319 (Automatic business and financial transaction processing system).

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. City of Lansing, Michigan (W.D. Mich.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     City of Lansing, Michigan

Plaintiff:        Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Law Office of Neal J. Wilensky; and Marc Shulman & Associates

Patent:            RE 43,462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system).

Relativity Display LLC v. Staples, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants

  • Staples, Inc.
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • The Home Depot, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Relativity Display LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law

Patents:          6,301,584 (System and method for retrieving entities and integrating data); 6,868,525 (Computer graphic display visualization system and method); and 7,801,896 (Database access system).

Liberty Access Technologies Licensing LLC v. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. et al. (N.D. Ill.).

Judge:             District Judge Charles P. Kocoras

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
  • Park Hotels & Resorts Inc.
  • Park Intermediate Holdings LLC

Plaintiff:        Liberty Access Technologies Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Hill Kertscher & Wharton; and Nelson Bumgardner Albritton

Patents:          9,373,205 (Access control system and method for use by an access device); and 9,911,258 (Access control system and method for use by an access device).

Flectere LLC v. Academy, Ltd. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Academy, Ltd.
  • Sears Brands, LLC
  • Staples, Inc.
  • Office Depot, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Flectere LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law

Patents:          6,272,506 (Computerized verification form processing system and method); 6,401,094 (System and method for presenting information in accordance with user preference); and 6,415,284 (Intelligent forms for improved automated workflow processing).

CXT Systems, Inc. v. Conn’s, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne; District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Conn’s, Inc.
  • Fossil Group, Inc.
  • JC Penney Company, Inc.
  • Stage Stores, Inc.
  • Tailored Brands, Inc.

Plaintiff:        CXT Systems, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Brown Rudnick; and Truelove Law Firm

Patents:          6,412,012 (System, method, and article of manufacture for making a compatibility-aware recommendations to a user); 6,493,703 (System and method for implementing intelligent online community message board); 7,016,875 (Single sign-on for access to a central data repository); 7,257,581 (Storage, management and distribution of consumer information); 8,260,806 (Storage, management and distribution of consumer information); 6,571,234 (System and method for managing online message board); and RE 45,661 (Online content tabulating system and method).