The NPEs continued their Patent litigation continued their late summer vacation in September with repeat filings from Hawk Technology, Rothschild, and Shipping & Transit. There were also multiple filings from Minero and Reflection Code.

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Device Enhancement LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., (D. Del.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Amazon.com, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Device Enhancement LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Desmarais; and Farnan

Patent:            7,747,683 (Method and system for operating applications for remote terminal devices).

Shipping and Transit, LLC v. The Antigua Group, Inc., et al, (C.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh; Magistrate Judge John E. McDermott; District Judge Margaret M. Morrow

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • The Antigua Group, Inc.
  • C3 Concepts, Inc.
  • Russell Brands, LLC
  • Maravia Corporation of Idaho d/b/a Cascade Outfitters

Plaintiff:        Shipping and Transit, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Newport Trial Group

Patent:            7,400,970 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle).

Rothschild Digital Media Innovations, LLC v. G5 Entertainment AB, (S.D. Fla.; E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Marcia G. Cooke; District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr.

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • G5 Entertainment AB
  • Gameloft SA
  • Blue Tree Systems, Inc.
  • Skypatrol, LLC
  • Marathon Data Operating Co., LLC
  • Limo Anywhere, LLC
  • Quartix, Inc.
  • Meitrack America Corporation Guardian Alarm Company
  • AFA Protective Systems, Inc.
  • Life360, Inc.
  • Alohar Mobile Inc.

Plaintiffs:

  • Rothschild Digital Media Innovations, LLC
  • Rothschild Location Technologies LLC
  • Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya; Ni Wang & Massand; Kizzia & Johnson

Patent:            6,101,534 (Interactive, remote, computer interface system); 8,606,503 (vice, system and method for remotely entering, storing and sharing addresses for a positional information device); and 8788090 (System and method for creating a personalized consumer product).

Reflection Code LLC v. 1-800 Flowers.com, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • 1-800 Flowers.com, Inc.
  • Abbey Carpet Co., Inc.
  • GEICO Corporation
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • JC Penney Corporation, Inc.
  • Kohler Co.
  • L’Oreal USA, Inc.
  • Brinker International, Inc.
  • Chili’s, Inc.
  • CVS Health Corporation
  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Reflection Code LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm

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

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. American Bank of Texas NA, (E.D. Tex.; N.D. Tex.; W.D.N.C.; ) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; District Judge Jane J. Boyle; Magistrate Judge David Keesler; District Judge Frank D. Whitney

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • American Bank of Texas, NA
  • Galleria Mall Investors LP
  • Gaston College

Plaintiff:        Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Law Office of David Bailey; Lockridge Grindal Nauen; and Wilson Law

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

Internet Media Interactive Corporation v. Cuisinarts Corporation et al, (D. Del.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Conair Corporation
  • Cuisinarts Corporation

Plaintiff:        Internet Media Interactive Corporation

Pls. Cnsl         Niro Haller & Niro; and O’Kelly Ernst & Bielli

Patent:            6,049,835 (System for providing easy access to the World Wide Web utilizing a published list of preselected Internet locations together with their unique multi-digit jump codes).

NextCard, LLC v. Synchrony Financial, (M.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich; Magistrate Judge Anthony E. Porcelli; District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr.; Magistrate Judge Thomas B. Smith

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Synchrony Financial
  • Navy Federal Credit Union

Plaintiff:        NextCard, LLC

Pls. Cnsl         Fee & Jeffries

Patents:          6,405,181 (Method and apparatus for real time on line credit approval); 6,567,791 (Method and apparatus for a verifiable on line rejection of an application for credit); 6,718,313 (Integrating live chat into an online credit card application); 7,143,063 (Method and apparatus for a verifiable on line rejection of an applicant for credit); and 9,089,608 (Controlled release formulations of levodopa and uses thereof).

Monster Patents, LLC v. Enplug, Inc., (S.D.N.Y.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Enplug, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Monster Patents, LLC

Pls. Cnsl         Epstein Drangel

Patents:          8,615,565 (Automatic content retrieval based on location-based screen tags); and 8,880,649 (Automatic content retrieval based on location-based screen tags).

Minero Digital, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al, (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • Aluratek, Inc.
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Anker Tech Corporation
  • ATEN Technology, Inc.
  • Belkin International, Inc.
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • eForCity Corporation
  • Fry’s Electronics, Incorporated
  • HooToo Inc.
  • Hottest Deals Ever d/b/a HDE
  • IC INTRACOM USA, Inc.
  • inland Products, Inc.
  • j5create
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • PC Gear Head, LLC
  • Plugable Technologies
  • Rosewill, Inc.
  • Sabrent USA
  • Sentey Inc.
  • SHARKK
  • SIIG, Inc.
  • Staples, Inc.
  • StarTech.com USA LLP
  • Targus Store, USA
  • Tripp Lite
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Minero Digital, LLC

Pls. Cnsl         Law Offices of Ronald W. Burns

Patent:            5,675,811 (Method for transmitting information over an intelligent low power serial bus).

T-Rex Property AB v. Total Outdoor Corp., (N.D. Ill.; M.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly; Magistrate Judge David A. Baker; District Judge Gregory A. Presnell

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Total Outdoor Corp.
  • Maxmedia Outdoor Advertising LLC

Plaintiff:        T-Rex Property AB

Pls. Cnsl         Burke Warren MacKay & Serritella; Farney Daniels; and Hill Rugh Keller & Main

Patents:          7,382,334 (Digital information system); RE 39,470 (Digital information system).

St. Isidore Research, LLC v. Ally Bank, (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Ally Bank
  • Ally Financial Inc.
  • United Services Automobile Association

Plaintiff:        St. Isidore Research, LLC

Pls. Cnsl         Capshaw DeRieux; and Russ August & Kabat

Patents:          7,904,360 (System and method for verification, authentication, and notification of a transaction); and 8,589,271 (System and method for verification, authentication, and notification of transactions).

Vega v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. et al, (W.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Xavier Rodriguez

Claim:            Infringement

Defendants:

  • American Express Company
  • American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
  • Compass Bank
  • Discover Bank
  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • USAA Federal Savings Bank

Plaintiff:        Edwin Vega d/b/a Printomatik

Patent:            7,708,191 (Telebanking apparatus for transferring money or cash value between two parties in the same country or across national borders, for paying bills and browsing the internet).