June continued on pace with the rest of Q2. Frequent filers included Hawk Technology, Shipping & Transit and T-Rex Properties.

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Triple7Vaping.Com, LLC et al v. Shipping and Transit, LLC, (S.D. Fla.; C.D. Cal.; W.D. Wis.) (multiple cases).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Dave Lee Brannon; District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks; District Judge Beth Bloom; District Judge Kenneth A. Marra; District Judge William J. Zloch; District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald; Magistrate Judge Michael R. Wilner; District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas; Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow; Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins; District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg; Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow; Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins; Magistrate Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum; District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg

Claim: Declaratory Judgment; Infringement

Defendants:

  • Com, LLC
  • Jason W. Cugle
  • Skyline Vapor Lounge, LLC
  • WOV, LLC
  • Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC
  • Crunchyroll, Inc.
  • Jacksam Corporation d/b/a Blackoutx.com
  • Invitation Consultants, Inc.
  • Loginext Solutions Inc.
  • Neptune Cigars, Inc.
  • Nonin Medical, Inc.
  • Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
  • Blue Ridge Net Publishing, Inc. d/b/a WeatherShack.com
  • Stickers Galore, Inc. d/b/a Acherryontop.com
  • Online Stores, LLC
  • Targus Group International, Inc.
  • Tanner Goods
  • Baby Supermall, LLC
  • Laneaxis, Inc.
  • Eyefreight Inc.
  • com, Inc.
  • com, Inc.
  • Hawk Applications Corp.
  • Holabird Sports, LLC
  • Need Supply Company, LLC
  • Metrogistics, LLC
  • iCONTROL Inc.
  • Tonzof, Inc.
  • PINC Solutions, Inc.
  • com, Inc.
  • SunFrog, LLC
  • Oden Industries, Inc.
  • Discount Electronics, Inc.
  • Leatherology, Inc.
  • com
  • Mason Companies, Inc.
  • Spice Jungle, LLC
  • Monkey Sports, Inc.
  • 1A Auto, Inc.
  • LD Products, Inc.
  • Thrifty Drug Stores, Inc.
  • AceRoute Field Services d/b/a AceRoute Software
  • Eastern Shipping Worldwide, Inc.
  • iGlobal, LLC
  • Auctane LLC d/b/a ShipStation

Plaintiff: Shipping and Transit, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Electronic Frontier Foundation; Kaplan Young & Moll Parron; Turner Boyd; Leslie Robert Evans & Associates; Newport Trial Group; Schneider Rothman IP Law Group; Grant’s Law Firm; and Merchant & Gould

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); 7,400,970 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle); and 6,317,060 (Base station system and method for monitoring travel of mobile vehicles and communicating notification messages).

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, (E.D. Pa.; S.D. Miss; M.D. Fla.; N.D. Ill.; N.D. Miss.; E.D. Tex.; N.D. Tex.; E.D. Wis.; D.P.R.) (multiple cases).

Judges:District Judge Juan R. Sanchez; Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball; District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III; District Judge Gregory A. Presnell; Magistrate Judge Thomas B. Smith; District Judge John J. Tharp, Jr.; Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander; District Judge Debra M. Brown; District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School
  • Liberty Bank & Trust Company
  • Bob Evans Farms, LLC
  • The Walsh Group, Ltd.
  • Piggly Wiggly, LLC
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • W2007 MVP Dallas, LLC
  • City of Green Bay
  • Green Bay Brown County Professional Football Stadium District
  • The Green Bay Packers, Inc.
  • Sheraton PR Management, LLC

Plaintiff: Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Fiore & Barber; Henderson & Dantrone; Lipscomb Eisenberg & Baker; Media Litigation Firm; Law Office of David Bailey; and Raul Gonzalez Toro Law Offices

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

EMG Technology, LLC v. Etsy, Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

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

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Etsy, Inc.

Plaintiff: EMG Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Parker Bunt & Ainsworth

Patents: 6,600,497 (Apparatus and method to navigate interactive television using unique inputs with a remote control); and 7,194,698 (Method to advertise and search on television for web content using a simplified interface).

Symbology Innovations, LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • AT&T Mobility LLC
  • AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
  • Auntie Anne’s LLC
  • Falcon Safety Products, Inc.
  • Kwikset Corporation
  • NETGEAR, Inc.
  • Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
  • Waterpik, Inc.

Plaintiff: Symbology Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Kizzia Johnson

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).

T-Rex Property AB v. Cinemark USA, Inc., (E.D. Tex.; S.D.N.Y.; D. Minn.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judges:District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III; District Judge Ron Clark; District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; District Judge John Robert Blakey; Spence PC

Claims:Infringement; and Declaratory Judgment

Defendants:

  • Cinemark USA, Inc.
  • Broadsign International, LLC
  • Prismview, LLC
  • Cedar Fair LP
  • AutoNetTV Media, Inc.
  • National CineMedia, LLC
  • Regal Entertainment Group

Plaintiff: T-Rex Property AB

Pls. Cnsl: Farney Daniels; Brown Rudnick;

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); RE 39,470 (Digital information system).

North Star Innovations Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., (E.D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • com, Inc.
  • GoPro, Inc.
  • Sharp Electronics Corporation

Plaintiff: North Star Innovations Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Farnan; and Friedman Suder & Cooke

Patents: 5,892,777 (Apparatus and method for observing the mode of a memory device); and 7,043,479 (Remote-directed management of media content).

Falkon Treasures LLC v. adidas America Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

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

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • adidas America Inc.
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc.
  • Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation
  • GameStop, Inc.
  • Limited Stores, LLC

Plaintiff: Falkon Treasures LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Direction IP Law

Patent: 6,233,682 (Distribution of musical products by a web site vendor over the internet).

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

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

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • The Home Depot, Inc.
  • HSN, Inc.
  • Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
  • Kmart Corporation

Plaintiff: Mantis Communications, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Capshaw DeRieux; and Russ August & Kabat

Patents: 7,403,788 (System and method to initiate a mobile data communication utilizing a trigger system); 7,792,518 (System and method to initiate a mobile data communication utilizing a trigger system); 8,131,262 (System and method to initiate a mobile data communication utilizing a trigger system); 8,437,784 (System and method to initiate a mobile data communication utilizing a trigger system); 8,761,732 (System and method to initiate a mobile data communication utilizing a trigger system); 8,938,215 (System and method to initiate a mobile data communication utilizing a trigger system); and 9,092,803 (System and method to initiate a mobile data communication utilizing a trigger system).

Adaptive Avenue Associates, Inc. v. Sally Beauty Supply LLC, (E.D. Tex.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Sally Beauty Supply LLC

Plaintiff: Adaptive Avenue Associates, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Spence PC; and The Davis Firm

Patent: 7,171,629 (Customizable web site access system and method therefore).

Encoditech LLC v. Under Armour, Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Under Armour, Inc.
  • LVMH Watch & Jewelry USA Inc.

Plaintiff: Encoditech LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt

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