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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September patent filings increased from the summer months, as they usually do. Kids go back to school, adults wrap up summer vacations and NPEs get back to filing suits.. Frequent filers included Billingnetwork Patent, Consolidated Transaction Processing, Geographic Location Innovations, Guada Technologies, Interface IP Holdings, Internet Media Interactive, Modern Font Applications, and Symbology.

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August patent filings stayed consistent with June and July in the retail space, as opposed to the usual summer slowdown. Frequent filers included Aeritas, Consolidated Transaction Processing, Digi Portal, Display Technologies, Internet Media Interactive, Intertrust Technologies, Modern Font Applications, Landmark Technology, Sonohm Licensing, Symbology, Transaction Secure and WordLogic.

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June patent filings saw an uptick in the retail space. Frequent filers included Aeritas, Internet Media Interactive, Secure Cam, and Symbology.

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.


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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.

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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. 

April continued the 2018 trend of very slight increases, while NPE activity remained slow, presumably waiting for an Oil States decision to determine whether PTAB proceedings were constitutional (spoiler alert – they are constitutional, at least on the narrow ground put before the Supreme Court).  Frequent filers included CXT Systems, Grecia, Hawk Technology, Internet Media