January filings continued to be pleasantly slow. Frequent filers included Anuwave, Freenys, Guyzar, Hawk Technology Systems, LGRT Pro, Reflection Code, Shipping & Transit, and Symbology.

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Ruby Sands LLC v. Southwest Bank, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Southwest Bank
  • Texas Trust Credit Union

Plaintiff: Ruby Sands LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Zimmerman & Paray

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

Symbology Innovations, LLC v. CustomInk, LLC, (E.D. Vir.; N.D. Ill.; E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges: District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen; Magistrate Judge Robert J. Krask; Senior District Judge Henry C. Morgan, Jr.; District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr.; Magistrate Judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan; District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee; District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema; Magistrate Judge Ivan D Davis; District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • CustomInk, LLC
  • Jasco Products Company LLC
  • Lego Systems, Inc.
  • Continental Tire North America
  • Mars, Incorporated
  • Paper Source, Inc.
  • Delsey Luggage Inc.
  • Ergotron, Inc.
  • Harman International Industries, Incorporated d/b/a/ JBL
  • Moen Incorporated
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • Smart, LLC d/b/a Smart Tuition
  • TCL Corporation
  • Technogym USA Corp.
  • TEN: The Enthusiast Network Magazines, LLC d/b/a Motor Trend

Plaintiff: Symbology Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: McNeeley Hare & War; Andreou & Casson; and Ferraiuoli

Patents: 7,992,773 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device); 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).

Reflection Code LLC v. Cabeau Inc., (E.D. Mich.) (multiple cases).

Judges: District Judge Paul D. Borman; Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti; Magistrate Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis; District Judge Victoria A. Roberts; District Judge Bernard A. Friedman; District Judge Judith E. Levy

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Cabeau Inc.
  • The Wendy’s Company
  • Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
  • DJI Technology Inc.

Plaintiff: Reflection Code LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Jackier Gould

Patents: 7,963,446 (Bar code device); 8,733,657 (Barcode device); and 8,763,907 (Barcode device).

Fabletics, LLC v. Landmark Technology, LLC, (N.D. Cal.).

Judges: District Judge Beth Labson Freeman; Magistrate Judge Howard R. Lloyd

Claim: Declaratory Judgment

Defendant: Landmark Technology, LLC

Plaintiff: Fabletics, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Mitchell + Company

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

LGRT Pro LLC v. Linen ‘n Things Center, Inc., (D.N.J.) (multiple cases).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Leda D. Wettre; District Judge Susan D. Wigenton

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Linen ‘n Things Center, Inc.
  • Bare Necessities

Plaintiff: LGRT Pro LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Zimmerman Law Group

Patent: 6,895,554 (Method of document assembly).

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

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • com, Inc.
  • Federation International de Football Association
  • Heineken USA, Inc.
  • Lamps Plus, Inc.
  • Mayor League Soccer, LLC
  • PetSmart, Inc.
  • Rakuten Kobo, Inc.
  • TuneIn, Inc.
  • Zazzle, Inc.

Plaintiff: Guyzar LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Ferraiuoli

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

Winn Solutions, LLC v. Shipping & Transit, LLC, (S.D. Cal.).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Jill L. Burkhardt; District Judge Larry Alan Burns

Claim: Declaratory Judgment

Defendant: Shipping and Transit, LLC

Plaintiff: Winn Solutions, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Bauz IP Law

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).

Anuwave LLC v. ABC Bank, (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judges: District Judge Sara L. Ellis; District Judge Jorge L. Alonso

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • ABC Bank
  • First Busey Corporation
  • Evergreen Bank Group
  • First Bank of Highland Park

Plaintiff: Anuwave LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Andreou & Casson; and Ferraiuoli

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

Horizon Technology, LLC v. Shipping and Transit, LLC, (C.D. Cal.).

Judges: District Judge Percy Anderson; Magistrate Judge Alexander F. MacKinnon

Claim: Declaratory Judgment

Defendant: Shipping and Transit, LLC

Plaintiff: Horizon Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Manatt Phelps & Phillips

Patents: 6,317,060 (Base station system and method for monitoring travel of mobile vehicles and communicating notification messages); and 6,415,207 (System and method for automatically providing vehicle status information).

Ebeling Associates, Inc. v. Shipping and Transit, LLC, (N.D.N.Y.).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart; District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby

Claim: Declaratory Judgment

Defendant: Shipping and Transit, LLC

Plaintiff: Ebeling Associates, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Lee Palmateer Law Offices

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).

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Spartannash Company, (E.D. Mich.).

Judges: District Judge Linda V. Parker; Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Stafford

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Spartannash Company

Plaintiff: Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Marc Shulman & Associates

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