Patent litigation continued its growth trend in July with large filings from Data Carriers, Location Services, Phoenix Licensing, Shipping & Transit, Symbology and Turn IP. Additional repeat filers included Cascades, Hawk Technologies, and T-Rex Properties. As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history. Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see. I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape. So, I am very open to ways to improve the report for you. Cascades Publishing Innovation, LLC v. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business, (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases). Judges:  District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman; District Judge Marvin E. Aspen Claim:   Infringement Defendants:

  • CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Business
  • Reed Elsevier, Inc.

Plaintiff:  Cascades Publishing Innovation, LLC Pls Cnsl:  Niro Haller & NiroPatents:  8,386,484 (Maltweb multi-axis viewing interface and higher level scoping); 8,972,846 (MALTweb multi-axis viewing interface and higher level scoping); and 8,983,955 (Maltweb multi-axis viewing interface and higher level scoping).Symbology Innovations, LLC v. Allstate Insurance Company, (E.D. Tex.).Claim:  Infringement Defendants:

  • The Allstate Corporation
  • American Express Company
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Inc.
  • Wellmark, Inc. d/b/a Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa
  • Wellmark of South Dakota, Inc. d/b/a Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota
  • Cigna Corporation
  • Cigna Dental Health, Inc.
  • Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Pinnacle Foods Inc.
  • Government Employees Insurance Company d/b/a GEICO
  • JetBlue Airways Corporation
  • Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston
  • Liberty Mutual Group Inc.
  • OppenheimerFunds, Inc.
  • Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • RE/MAX, LLC
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • TAG Heuer USA
  • TD Bank Group
  • TD Bank, NA
  • TD Bank US Holding Company
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank
  • Unilever United States, Inc.

Plaintiff:  Symbology Innovations, LLC Pls Cnsl:  Brown Fox Kizzia & JohnsonPatents:          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). Uniloc USA, Inc. et al v. Autodesk, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). Claim:   Infringement Defendants:

  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • eClinicalWorks, LLC
  • Pulse Systems, Inc.

Plaintiffs:

  • Uniloc Luxembourg SA
  • Uniloc USA, Inc.

Pls Cnsl:  Warren Rhoades; and Etheridge Law Group Patents:  7,783,523 (Automated pricing system); 8,515,820 (Automated pricing system); 5,682,526 (Method and system for flexibly organizing, recording, and displaying medical patient care information using fields in a flowsheet); and 5,715,451 (Method and system for constructing formulae for processing medical data). Bessette et al v. CVS Health Corporation, (E.D. Tex.). Claim:  Infringement Defendants:

  • CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
  • Walgreen Co.
  • Wal-Mart.com, Inc.
  • Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiffs:

  • Bessette Intellectual Property, LLC
  • Luc Bessette

Pls Cnsl:   Ni Wang & Massand Patents:  6,775,670 (Method and apparatus for the management of data files); 7,856,456 (System and method for electronically managing medical data files); and 8,296,333 (System and method for electronically managing medical data files). Shipping & Transit, LLC v. Logistic Dynamics, Inc., (S.D. Fla.; D. Del.; D. Conn.) (multiple cases). Judges:  District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks; District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga; District Judge Joan A. Lenard; District Judge Jose E. Martinez; District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg; Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins; District Judge James I. Cohn; District Judge William J. Zloch; District Judge Victor A. Bolden Claim:   Infringement Defendants:

  • Logistic Dynamics, Inc.
  • Abaqus Inc.
  • Executive Gift Shoppe
  • Supreme New York
  • Lyft, Inc.
  • Ice, Inc.
  • Shoebuy.com, Inc.
  • Choxi.com, Inc. f/k/a Nomorerack.com, Inc.
  • iHerb, Inc. d/b/a iHerb.com
  • Hot Topic, Inc. a/k/a Hot Topic, Inc. of California
  • GovX, Inc. (Declaratory Judgment Plaintiff)
  • Mystic Logistics, LLC (Declatory Judgement Plaintiff)

Plaintiff:  Shipping & Transit, LLC Pls Cnsl:  Leslie Robert Evans & Associates; WRM Law; Kyle Harris; Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell; and Robinson & ColePatent:  7,400,970 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle; 6,317,060 (Base station system and method for monitoring travel of mobile vehicles and communicating notification messages); 6,904,359 (Notification systems and methods with user-definable notifications based upon occurance of events); 6,952,645 (System and method for activation of an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting status of vehicle travel); 6,952,645 (System and method for activation of an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting status of vehicle travel); and 7,030,781 (Notification system and method that informs a party of vehicle delay). Location Services IP, LLC v. OpenTable, Inc., (E.D. Tex.). Claim:  InfringementDefendants:

  • Uber Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Uber
  • YellowPages.com LLC
  • YP Holdings, LLC
  • YP LLC
  • DiningIn.com, Inc.
  • DiningIn LLC
  • GrubHub Holdings Inc.
  • GrubHub Inc. d/b/a Grubhub Seamless d/b/a Grubhub d/b/a Seamless d/b/a AllMenus
  • TripAdvisor LLC
  • Yelp! Inc.
  • HotPads, Inc.
  • Trulia, Inc.
  • Zillow Group, Inc.
  • Zillow, Inc.
  • Lyft, Inc.

Plaintiff:  Location Services IP, LLC PlsCnsl:  Collins Edmonds Pogorzelski 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). Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Friedman Properties, Ltd., (N.D. Ill.; N.D., Cal.; C.D. Cal.; M.D. Fla.; W.D. La.; S.D. N.Y.; W.D. Mo. (multiple cases). Judges:  District Judge Robert W. Gettleman; Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte; District Judge John Antoon, II; Magistrate Judge Gregory J. Kelly; District Judge Beth Phillips; District Judge Joan A. Lenard Claim:  Infringement Defendants:

  • Friedman Properties, Ltd.
  • City and County of San Francisco
  • Craig Realty Group Citadel, LLC
  • Orange County Government, Florida
  • Lafayette General Medical Center Inc.
  • Accor North America Corporation
  • Novotel Hotels USA, Inc.
  • CoxHealth
  • Northern Tool & Equipment Company, Inc.
  • Northwestern University
  • New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Plaintiff:  Hawk Technology Systems, LLC PlsCnsl:  Media Litigation Firm; Lipscomb Eisenberg & Baker; Henderson Dantone; The James Law Firm; Levy and Craig Patent:  RE 43,462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system). T-Rex Property AB v. Las Vegas Billboards, LLC, (D. Nev.). Judges:  District Judge Kent J. Dawson; Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen Claim:  Infringement Defendant:  Las Vegas Billboards, LLC Plaintiff:  T-Rex Property AB PlsCnsl:  Dickinson Wright; and Farney Daniels Patents:  7,382,334 (Digital information system); and RE 39,470 (Digital information system). Turn IP LLC v. Alliance Bank, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). Judge:  District Judge Rodney Gilstrap Claim:  Infringement Defendants:

  • Alliance Bank
  • Amegy Bank National Association
  • American Bank of Texas
  • Austin Bank National Association
  • Bank of Texas
  • BBVA Compass Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
  • First Bank & Trust East Texas
  • First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • First Republic Bank
  • First State Bank
  • First United Bank & Trust Co.
  • HSBC North America Holdings Inc.
  • Huntington State Bank
  • PlainsCapital Bank
  • Prosperity Bank
  • Regions Financial Corporation
  • Southside Bank
  • Synergy Bank SSB
  • TD Bank, NA
  • Texas Bank and Trust Company
  • US Bancorp Asset Management Inc.

Plaintiff:  Turn IP LLC PlsCnsl:  Austin Hansley PLLC Patent:  5,657,461 (User interface for defining and automatically transmitting data according to preferred communication channels). Supercell Oy v. Rothchild Digital Media Innovations, LLC, (W.D.Wash.). Claims:  Infringement Defendants:

  • Rothchild Digital Media Innovations, LLC (Declatory Judgment Plaintiff)
  • Iler Group, Inc.
  • Vantage Point Mapping, Inc. d/b/a Uber
  • Uber Technologies, Inc.

Plaintiff:  Supercell Oy PlsCnsl:  Fenwick & West; and Ni Wang & MassandPatent:  6,101,534 (Interactive, remote, computer interface system); 8,606,503 (Device, system and method for remotely entering, storing and sharing addresses for a positional information device); and 7,917,285 (Device, system and method for remotely entering, storing and sharing addresses for a positional information device).CryptoPeak Solutions, LLC v. 3M Company, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).Judges:  Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne; District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, IIIClaim:  Infringement Defendants:

  • Aetna Inc.
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc.
  • AOS, Inc. d/b/a Trading Block
  • Beach Trading Co. Inc. d/b/a buydig.com
  • Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • Commonwealth Annuity & Life Insurance Company
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Forethought Financial Group, Inc.
  • Livevol, Inc.
  • Netflix, Inc.
  • New Kapitall Holdings, LLC
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • optionsXpress, Inc.
  • Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.
  • PetSmart, Inc.
  • PetSmart Store Support Group, Inc.
  • Place Trade Financial, Inc.
  • Professional Trading Solutions, Inc. d/b/a Lightspeed Trading
  • Regal Securities, Inc. d/b/a eOption
  • Scottrade, Inc.
  • SogoTrade, Inc.
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • TradeStation Group, Inc.
  • Voya Services Company
  • VUDU, Inc.

Plaintiff:  CryptoPeak Solutions, LLC PlsCnsl:  Tadlock Law Firm Patent:  6,202,150 (Auto-escrowable and auto-certifiable cryptosystems). Data Carriers, LLC v. Edwards Lifesciences US, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). Judges:  Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne; District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III Claim:  Infringement Defendants:

  • Humana, Inc.
  • Incyte Corporation
  • Newlink Genetics Corporation
  • Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Parexel International Corporation
  • Alkermes, Inc.
  • Cardinal Health 108, LLC
  • Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.
  • Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Quintiles Transnational Corp.
  • Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Seattle Genetics, Inc.
  • Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.
  • Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Plaintiff:  Data Carriers, LLC PlsCnsl:  Austin Hansley PLLC Patent:  5,388,198 (Proactive presentation of automating features to a computer user).Interface IP Holdings LLC v. Franklin Resources, Inc., (D. Del.) (multiple cases).Claim:  Infringement Defendants:

  • Invesco Ltd.
  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG
  • Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America

Plaintiff:  Interface IP Holdings LLC PlsCnsl:  Black & Hamill; and FarnanPatents:  7,406,663 (Graphical input device with dynamic field width adjustment for input of variable data via a browser-based display); and 7,500,201 (Data input method and system with multi-sub-field matching of user entries into a graphical input device). Phoenix Licensing, LLC et al v. Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). Judges:  District Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne Claim:   Infringement Defendants:

  • Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc.
  • Embrace Home Loans, Inc.
  • World Acceptance Corporation
  • Amica Mutual Insurance Company
  • Hughes Network Systems, LLC
  • Cequel Communications, LLC d/b/a Suddenlink Communications
  • Delta Dental Insurance Company
  • LifeLock, Inc.
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Quicken Loans Inc.
  • T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
  • TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company

Plaintiffs:

  • LPL Licensing, LLC
  • Phoenix Licensing, LLC

PlsCnsl:  Russ August & Kabat Patents:  5,987,434 (Apparatus and method for transacting marketing and sales of financial products); 6,999,938 (Automated reply generation direct marketing system); 7,890,366 (Personalized communication documents, system and method for preparing same); 8,234,184 (Automated reply generation direct marketing system); 8,352,317 (System for facilitating production of variable offer communications); 8,738,435 (Method and apparatus for presenting personalized content relating to offered products and services); 7,860,744 (System and method for automatically providing personalized notices concerning financial products and/or services); 8,606,632 (System, method, and computer program product for selecting and presenting financial products and services; 8,073,735 (System and method for automating financial document compliance); and 7,856,375 (Customized communication document creation system and method).