NPEs stayed busy entering the fourth quarter. Frequent filers included AlexSam, Consolidated Transaction Processing, Cascades Branding, Devine Licensing, Express Mobile, Geographic Location Innovations, Guada Technologies, and Symbology.

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Patent litigation continued to grow in June with large filings by Data Carriers, Genaville, Graham Springs and Oberalis. Repeat filers included Cascades Branding, eDekka, Eclipse IP, EMG Technology, Hawk Technologies, Landmark Technologies, and Shipping & Transit, T-Rex Properties.

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May looked a lot like April – busy. Repeat filers included Cascades Branding, eDekka, Eclipse IP, EMG Technology, Hawk Technologies, Landmark Technologies, and Shipping and Transit.

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After a legislation-fueled spike of cases in April, the trolls slowed considerably in May.  Repeat filers included Cascades Branding, Clear With Computers, Eclipse IP, Olivistar, and TQP Development.

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March continued to be a pleasantly slow months for trolls.  Repeat filers included Cascades Branding, Eclipse IP, Hawk Technology, Marshall Feature Recognition, and SFA Systems.

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September saw an uptick in troll filings, as you would expected as children get back to school and summer vacations end.  There were a number of the usual suspects — Activsion TV, Cronos, MacroSolve, Cascades Branding and Eclipse IP.

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July saw several frequent fliers filed actions — Ameranth, ArrivalStar, Arunachalam, Eclipse IP, Clouding IP, Cascades Branding, and UbiComm.

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The trolls eased into the holidays.  A few frequent fliers stayed busy: Eclipse IP, Pragmatus and Clear With Computers. 

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Patent trolls took their summer vacation in July, but returned to work in August.  There was a bit of a lull toward the end of the month, but it was still active. As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a powerful 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 and 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 ways to improve the report for you. SFA Systems, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., (3 E.D. Texas cases)

  • Claim: Infringement
  • Defendants:
    • Amazon.com, Inc.
    • Buy.Com, Inc.
    • Dollar Tree, Inc.
    • Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.
    • DSW, Inc.
    • Meijer, Inc.
    • New York & Company
    • Rite Aid Corporation
    • Symantec Corporation
    • Target Corporation
    • TigerDirect, Inc.
    • Zappos.com, Inc.
    • Zappos Development, Inc.
    • BarnesandNoble.com LLC
    • Barnes & Noble, Inc.
    • Gander Mountain Company
    • Newegg.com Inc.
    • Newegg Inc.
    • Overton’s Inc.
    • BigMachines, Inc.
    • CareStream Health, Inc.
    • Enterasys Networks, Inc.Ricoh Americas Corporation
  • Plaintiff: SFA Systems, LLC
  • Counsel: Russ August & Kabat
  • Patent: 7,941,341
  • Comments: This is a suit based upon a newly issued patent filed against the existing entities in a prior suit accusing technology that identifies additional items a user may want to purchase based upon prior actions on a website.

Technology Innovations, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., 1-11-cv-00690 (D. Del.)

  • Claim:              Infringement
  • Defendant: Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Plaintiff: Technology Innovations, LLC
  • Counsel: Goldstein & Lipski and Morris James
  • Patents: 5,517,407 and 7,429,965
  • Comment: Device for including enhancing information with printed information and method for electronic searching thereof

Meridian Enterprises Corporation v. Rewards Network, Inc., 4-11-cv-01377 (E.D. Mo.)

  • Claim:              Infringement
  • Defendant: Rewards Network Inc
  • Plaintiff: Meridian Enterprises Corporation
  • Counsel: Brown & James and Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry
  • Patent: 6,222,914
  • Comment: System and method for administration of an incentive award system having a delayed award payment using a credit instrument
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