April was another busy month for NPE filings. Frequent filers included Hawk Technology, Kobace, Landmark Technology and Shipping & Transit.

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Shipping and Transit, LLC v. Tyson’s Mens Wear Inc., (C.D. Cal.; S.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Tyson’s Mens Wear Inc.
  • Coastermatic Inc.
  • Chapel Headware LLC
  • Chapel Headware LP
  • Makeup Geek, LLC
  • Notifii, LLC
  • NFI Industries, Inc. a/k/a NFI Interactive Logistics, LLC
  • Ride Charge, Inc. d/b/a GoCurb.com
  • McNutt Automotive Logistics, LLC d/b/a McNuttTransport.com
  • State Logistics Services, Inc.

Plaintiff: Shipping and Transit, LLC

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

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).

Pls. Cnsl: Leslie Robert Evans & Associates

Landmark Technology, LLC v. G Stage Love.com Inc., (S.D. Cal.).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks; District Judge John A. Houston

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: G Stage Love.com Inc.

Plaintiff: Landmark Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Banie & Ishimoto

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

LGRT Pro LLC v. Euromarket Designs, Inc. d/b/a Crate & Barrel, (E.D. Tex.).

Judge: District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Euromarket Designs, Inc. d/b/a Crate & Barrel
  • Ethan Allen Global, Inc.
  • Mattress Firm, Inc.
  • Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
  • Select Comfort Corporation

Plaintiff: LGRT Pro LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Corcoran IP Law

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

Kobace LLC v. Balsam Hill LLC, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Balsam Hill LLC
  • Bailey Banks & Biddle, Inc.
  • Dese Enterprise Inc. d/b/a Amiclubwear
  • Montgomery Ward, Inc.
  • US Auto Parts Network, Inc.
  • Foot Locker Retail, Inc.
  • Online Stores, LLC
  • Arlington Contact Lens Service, Inc.
  • Belk, Inc.
  • Zumiez, Inc.
  • Cabela’s Incorporated
  • com, Inc.
  • Sports Warehouse
  • Claire’s Stores Incorporated
  • Action Village, Inc.
  • Staples, Inc.
  • RevZilla Motorsports, LLC
  • Helzberg Diamond Shops, Inc.
  • Genesco, Inc.

Plaintiff: Kobace LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Chaudhari Law

Patent: 8,626,818 (System and method for generating user contexts for targeted advertising).

Location Services IP, LLC v. Angie’s List, Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

Judge: District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Angie’s List, Inc.
  • Burger King Corp.
  • Hilton Worldwide, Inc.
  • KFC Corporation
  • Pizza Hut, Inc.
  • Taco Bell Corp.
  • Yum! Brands, Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • Walgreen Co.
  • Quality is Our Recipe, LLC
  • The Wendy’s Co.
  • Wendy’s International, LLC

Plaintiff: Location Services IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Collins Edmonds Schlather & Tower

Patents: 6,202,023 (Internet based geographic location referencing system and method); 6,356,834 (Geographic location referencing system and method); and 8,935,220 (Unified geographic database and method of creating, maintaining and using the same).

Express Mobile Inc. v. BigCommerce, Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

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

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: BigCommerce, Inc.

Plaintiff: Express Mobile Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Brent Coon & Associates; and Devlin Law Firm

Patents: 6,546,397 (Browser based web site generation tool and run time engine); and 7,594,168 (Browser based web site generation tool and run time engine).

T-Rex Property AB v. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. et al, (N.D. Tex.).

Judge: District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • AC Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Georgia AC Holdings, Inc.
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Plaintiff: T-Rex Property AB

Pls. Cnsl: Carstens & Cahoon; and 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).

Retrospection Marketing LLC v. BPS Direct, LLC, (E.D. Tex.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • BPS Direct, LLC
  • Foot Locker, Inc.

Plaintiff: Retrospection Marketing LLC

Pls. Cnsl: One LLP; and The Stafford Davis Firm

Patent: 7,296,062 (Method for generating a presentation for re-locating an information page that has already been called).

Cascades AV LLC v. Snell Limited d/b/a Snell Advanced Media, (N.D. Ill.).

Judge: District Judge John W. Darrah

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Snell Limited d/b/a Snell Advanced Media

Plaintiff: Cascades AV LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Flachsbart & Greenspoon

Patent: 9,071,723 (AV timing measurement and correction for digital television).

Bounce Exchange, Inc. v. Zeus Enterprise Ltd. et al, (E.D. Tex.).

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

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Gurwitch Products LLC
  • Metadot Corp.
  • Omni Hotels Management Corporation
  • Zeus Enterprise

Plaintiff: Bounce Exchange, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Fish & Richardson

Patents: 8,645,212 (Detection of exit behavior of an internet user); and 9,141,976 (Detection of exit behavior of an internet user).

eCeipt LLC v. GNC Holdings, Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

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

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: GNC Holdings, Inc.

Plaintiff: eCeipt LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent: 8,643,875 (Receipt handling systems, print drivers and methods thereof).

Arunachalam v. International Business Machines Corporation et al, (D. Del.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: International Business Machines Corporation

Plaintiff: Lakshmi Arunachalam

Pls. Cnsl: Lakshmi Arunachalam, pro se

Patent: 7,340,506 (Value-added network switching and object routing)

Internet Media Interactive Corporation v. Aldi Inc., (N.D. Ill.).

Judge: District Judge Sara L. Ellis

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Aldi Inc.

Plaintiff: Internet Media Interactive Corporation

Pls. Cnsl: Haller Law; and Noble IP

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).