May was quiet except for a handful of frequent NPE filers, including BSG Tech, Hawk Technology, T-Rex Properties and Uniloc.

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T-Rex Property AB v. ContextMedia Inc. et al, (N.D. Ill.; E.D. Tex.; W.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges: District Judge Joan H. Lefkow; District Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr.; District Judge Virginia M. Kendall; District Judge Thomas M. Durkin

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • ContextMedia Health, LLC
  • ContextMedia Inc.
  • JCDecaux North America Holdings, Inc.
  • JCDecaux North America, Inc.
  • Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
  • ECM Media, LLC
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
  • Adaptive Micro Systems LLC
  • Health Media Network, LLC

Plaintiff: T-Rex Property AB

Pls. Cnsl: Spence PC; 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).

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc., (D. Md.; C.D. Cal; W.D.N.C.) (multiple cases).

Judges: District Judge James K. Bredar, District Judge Christina A. Snyder; Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Wistrich

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc.
  • Centinela Valley Union High School District
  • Carolina Tractor & Equipment Company

Plaintiff: Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Janet, Jenner & Suggs; Lockridge Grindal Nauen; Lipscomb Eisenberg & Baker; and Howard Law;

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

Shipping and Transit, LLC v. Financial Graphic Services, Inc., (C.D. Cal.; S.D. Fla.; D.N.J.) (multiple cases).

Judges:Magistrate Judge Alexander F. MacKinnon; District Judge William J. Zloch; Magistrate Judge Dave Lee Brannon; District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks; Law Office of Vincent J. LaPaglia

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Financial Graphic Services, Inc.
  • com, LLC
  • Moftware, Inc.
  • Arlington Contact Lens Service, Inc. d/b/a AC Lens.com
  • Diakon Logistics, Inc.
  • Vera Bradley, Inc.
  • Incuboom, Inc. d/b/a BaxterBoo.com
  • Conn’s, Inc. d/b/a Conns.com
  • com, LLC

Plaintiff: Shipping and Transit, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Newport Trial Group; Leslie Robert Evans & Associates; and Law Office of Vincent J. LaPaglia

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).

Scanning Technologies Innovations, LLC v. Quetzal POS, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

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

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Quetzal POS
  • ERPLY Limited
  • NCR Corporation
  • Clover Network, Inc.
  • Shopify, Inc.
  • Vend Limited
  • Realtime POS, Inc.
  • Revel Systems, Inc.

Plaintiff: Scanning Technologies Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Kizzia Johnson

Patent: 9,053,498 (Systems and methods for indicating the existence of accessible information pertaining to articles of commerce).

Uniloc USA, Inc. et al v. Centennial Medical Center LLC, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Centennial Medical Center LLC
  • Tenet Healthcare Corporation
  • HealthSouth Corporation
  • HealthSouth Plano Rehabilitation Hospital LLC
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
  • Texas Health Resources
  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
  • MinuteClinic, LLC
  • Medical Information Technology, Inc.
  • Viztek LLC
  • Picis, Inc.
  • QuadraMed Corporation
  • N Harris Computer Corporation
  • Optum Clinical Solutions, Inc.
  • OptumInsight, Inc.
  • CompuGroup Medical, Inc.
  • Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
  • Practice Fusion, Inc.
  • Amazing Charts, LLC
  • McKesson Corporation
  • McKesson Specialty Health
  • McKesson Technologies Inc.
  • Google Inc.
  • Line Corp.
  • Line Euro-Americas Corp.
  • Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
  • com, Inc.
  • Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Home Box Office, Inc.
  • Hulu, LLC
  • Netflix, Inc.
  • Valve Corporation
  • Kakao Corp.
  • Tencent America, LLC
  • Tencent Holdings Ltd

Plaintiffs:

  • Uniloc Luxembourg, SA
  • Uniloc USA, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Etheridge Law Group

Patents: 5,682,526 (Method and system for flexibly organizing, recording, and displaying medical patient care information using fields in a flowsheet); 5,715,451 (Method and system for constructing formulae for processing medical data); 7,804,948 (System and method for initiating a conference call); 7,853,000 (System and method for initiating a conference call); 8,571,194 (System and method for initiating a conference call); and 8,566,960 (System and method for adjustable licensing of digital products).

BSG Tech LLC v. AutoZone Southeast, LP a/k/a AutoZone.com, Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

Judge: District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • AutoZone Southeast, LP a/k/a AutoZone.com, Inc.
  • BuySeasons, Inc.
  • Harry and David, LLC
  • Rakuten USA, Inc.
  • Staples, Inc.

Plaintiff: BSG Tech LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Direction IP Law

Patents: 6,035,294 (Wide access databases and database systems); 6,195,652 (Self-evolving database and method of using same); and 6,243,699 (Systems and methods of indexing and retrieving data).

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

Judge: District Judge Ron Clark

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Webs, 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).

Cypaleo LLC v. Best Buy Co., Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

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

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Getac, Inc.
  • Giga-Byte Global Business Corporation
  • Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
  • MSI Computer Corp.
  • Panasonic Corporation of North America
  • Razer USA, Ltd.

Plaintiff: Cypaleo, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Kizzia Johnson

Patent: 5,638,427 (Operator-controlled interactive communication device).

dunnhumby Ltd. v. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. et al, (N.D. Ill.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Walgreen Co.
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Plaintiff: dunnhumby Ltd.

Pls. Cnsl: Robins Kaplan; and Senak Keegan Gleason Smith & Michaud

Patent: 8,214,246 (Method for performing retail sales analysis).

Freeny et al v. Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc. et al, (E.D. Tex.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Nebraska Furniture Mart, Inc.
  • TXFM, Inc.

Plaintiffs:

  • Bryan E Freeny
  • Charles C Freeny, III
  • James P Freeny

Pls. Cnsl: Banys; and Truelove Law Firm

Patents: 6,076,071 (Automated synchronous product pricing and advertising system); and 6,513,016 (Automated synchronous product pricing and advertising system).