July was an active month for NPE filings. Frequent filers included Hawk Technology, Shipping & Transit, Symbology and T-Rex Properties.

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T-Rex Property AB v. GPS Industries, LLC, (E.D. Tex.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judges:District Judge Joan B. Gottschall; District Judge Andrea R. Wood; District Judge Ron Clark

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • GPS Industries, LLC
  • Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
  • Clear TV Media USA, Inc.
  • Monster Vision, LLC d/b/a Monster Media
  • Admirable, LLC
  • Table Top Media, LLC
  • Barco, Inc.
  • Quality Systems Technology, Inc.
  • Four Winds Interactive LLC
  • Screenvision Direct, Inc.
  • Screenvision Exhibition, Inc.
  • Screenvision, LLC
  • AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.

Plaintiff: T-Rex Property AB; Spence PC;

Pls. Cnsl: Farney Daniels

Patents: 6,430,603 (System for direct placement of commercial advertising, public service announcements and other content on electronic billboard displays); 7,382,334 (Digital information system); and RE 39,470 (Digital information system).

Shipping and Transit LLC v. GeoMetrix USA Inc., (C.D. Cal.; S.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • GeoMetrix USA Inc.
  • SFG, LLC
  • Efuego Corp.
  • Greyhound Lines, Inc.
  • Fairprice Tobacco, Inc.
  • CD Universe
  • Wireless Links, Inc.
  • Geogre Trucking & Warehouse, Inc.

Plaintiff: Shipping and Transit, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Newport Trial Group; Leslie Robert Evans & Associates; Schneider Rothman IP Law Group

Patents: 6,415,207 (System and method for automatically providing vehicle status information); 6,763,299 (Notification systems and methods with notifications based upon prior stop locations); 6,904,359 (Notification systems and methods with user-definable notifications based upon occurance of events); and 7,400,970 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle).

Lit v. Apple Inc., (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judges:District Judge John Robert Blakey; District Judge Charles R. Norgle, Sr.; District Judge Manish S. Shah; District Judge Milton I. Shadur; District Judge Robert W. Gettleman

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Apple Inc.
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Shutterfly, Inc.
  • Walgreen Co.
  • Zazzle, Inc.

Plaintiff: Samuel Lit

Pls. Cnsl: Wawrzyn & Jarvis

Patent: 8,793,330 (Information display system and method).

Virginia Innovation Sciences, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., (E.D. Va.).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Michael S. Nachmanoff; District Judge Liam O’Grady

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Amazon.com, Inc.

Plaintiff: Virginia Innovation Sciences, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: DiNovo Price Ellwanger & Hardy; and Hausfeld

Patents: 7,899,492 (Methods, systems and apparatus for displaying the multimedia information from wireless communication networks); 8,050,711 (Methods, systems and apparatus for displaying the multimedia information from wireless communication networks); 8,135,398 (Method and apparatus for multimedia communications with different user terminals); 8,712,471 (Methods, systems and apparatus for displaying the multimedia information from wireless communication networks); 8,903,451 (Methods, systems and apparatus for displaying the multimedia information from wireless communication networks); 8,948,814 (Methods, systems and apparatus for displaying the multimedia information from wireless communication networks); 9,118,794 (Methods, systems and apparatus for displaying the multimedia information from wireless communication networks); 9,286,853 (Methods, systems and apparatus for displaying the multimedia information from wireless communication networks); 9,355,611 (Methods, systems and apparatus for displaying the multimedia information from wireless communication networks); and 9,369,844 (System and method for providing locally applicable internet content with secure action requests and item condition alerts).

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

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

Claims: Infringement; Amended Complaint

Defendants:

  • APMEX, Inc.
  • Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management, Inc.
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • Guitar Center, Inc.
  • Musician’s Friend, Inc.
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Saks Incorporated

Plaintiff: Lexos Media IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Buether Joe & Carpenter

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); and 7,111,254 (System for replacing a cursor image in connection with displaying the contents of a web page).

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. The Dress Barn, Inc., (M.D. Fla.).

Judges: District Judge Gregory A. Presnell; Magistrate Judge Thomas B. Smith

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: The Dress Barn, Inc.

Plaintiff: Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Lipscomb Eisenberg & Baker

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

Plano Encryption Technologies, LLC v. Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.

Plaintiff: Plano Encryption Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Capshaw DeRieux; and The Pitcock Law Group

Patents: 5,974,550 (Method for strongly authenticating another process in a different address space); and 5,991,399 (Method for securely distributing a conditional use private key to a trusted entity on a remote system).

Symbology Innovations, LLC v. Best Buy Co., Inc. et al, (S.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Judges:District Judge William J. Zloch; District Judge Darrin P. Gayles; District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas; Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow; District Judge Beth Bloom

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • com, LLC
  • Best Buy Stores, LP
  • Brother International Corporation
  • Freshpoint, Inc.
  • PGA Tour, Inc.
  • Nextera Energy, Inc.

Plaintiff: Symbology Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Schneider Rothman IP Law Group

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).

AstraZeneca AB et al v. Aurobindo Pharma Limited et al, (D.N.J.).

Claim: Infringement – ANDA

Defendants:

  • Aurobindo Pharma Limited
  • Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc.

Plaintiffs:

  • Aktiebolaget Hassle
  • AstraZeneca AB
  • AstraZeneca LP
  • Zeneca, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Covington & Burling; and McCarter & English

Patents: 6,369,085 (Form of S-omeprazole); and 7,411,070 (Form of S-omeprazole).

LMG 3 Marketing and Development Corp. v. Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG et al., (E.D.N.Y.).

Judges: District Judge Dora Lizette Irizarry; District Judge Vera M. Scanlon

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
  • Ascensia Diabetes Care US, Inc.

Plaintiff: LMG 3 Marketing and Development Corp.

Pls. Cnsl: O’Reilly IP

Patents: 8,195,479 (Maintaining person’s medical history in self-contained portable memory device); and 8,195,480 (System for maintaining person’s medical history in portable memory device).

Dummen NA, Inc. v. Proven Winners North America LLC et al, (S.D. Ohio).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Preston Deavers; District Judge Michael H. Watson

Claim: Declaratory Judgment

Defendants:

  • Plant21, LLC
  • Proven Winners North America LLC

Plaintiff: Dummen NA, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Bricker & Eckler; and The Webb Law Firm

Patent: 9,313,959 (Calibrachoa plant with radially symmetric coloration).

Guyzar, LLC v. Alibaba.com, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

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

Claims: Amended Complaint; Infringement

Defendants:

  • com
  • Babolat VS North America, Inc.
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Callaway Golf Company
  • Glassdoor, Inc.
  • Houzz Inc.
  • Indeed, Inc.
  • MediaFire, LLC
  • Monster Worldwide, Inc.
  • Myspace LLC
  • New Balance Athletics, Inc.
  • Reebok International Ltd.
  • Scribd, Inc.
  • Thrillist Media Group, Inc.
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc., d/b/a West Elm

Plaintiff: Guyzar, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Ferraiuoli

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

Semantic Search Technologies LLC v. Aldo US, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Aldo US, Inc.
  • APMEX, Inc.
  • Fry’s Electronics, Inc.
  • Gander Mountain Company
  • Golfsmith International, Inc.
  • Good Sam Enterprises, LLC
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc.
  • O’Reilly Automotive, Inc.
  • Sheplers, Inc.
  • Shop MA, Inc.
  • SKECHERS USA, Inc.
  • The Orvis Company Inc.
  • Pep Boys – Manny Moe & Jack, Inc.
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Zillow, Inc.
  • Guess?, Inc.
  • Bose Corporation

Plaintiff: Semantic Search Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Tadlock Law Firm

Patents: 8,793,237 (Computer-aided extraction of semantics from keywords to confirm match of buyer offers to seller bids); 8,880,497 (Computer-aided extraction of semantics from keywords to confirm match of buyer offers to seller bids); 9,069,860 (Computer-aided extraction of semantics from keywords to confirm match of buyer offers to seller bids); and 9,378,521 (Computer-aided extraction of semantics from keywords to confirm match of buyer offers to seller bids).

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

Judges: Magistrate Judge John D. Love; District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Macy’s, Inc.

Plaintiff: Aeritas, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: DelGiorno IP Law

Patents: 7,706,819 (Mixed-mode interaction); 8,055,285 (Mixed-mode interaction); and 8,620,364 (Mixed-mode interaction); and 9,390,435 (Mixed-mode interaction).