October was a busy month. Eclipse IP filed cases in C.D. California, Delaware and N.D. Illinois. Landmark Technology filed numerous cases. And Cascades Branding and Activision TV also filed cases.

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Eclipse IP LLC v. Ridecharge Inc., (C.D. Cal.; D. Del.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judges: District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald; Magistrate Judge Frederick F. Mumm

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Ridecharge Inc.
  • Lyft, Inc.
  • Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Side.Cr, LLC
  • Aeropostale, Inc.
  • American Apparel, Inc.
  • CafePress Inc.
  • Recreational Equipment, Inc.
  • Obey Giant LLC
  • Vitacost.com, Inc.
  • Patagonia, Inc.
  • AutoZone, Inc.

Plaintiff: Eclipse IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Olavi Dunne; Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Newport Trial Group; and Wawrzyn

Patents: 7,064,681 (Response systems and methods for notification systems); 7,479,901 (Mobile thing determination systems and methods based upon user-device location); 7,482,952 (Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications); 7,538,691 (Mobile thing determination systems and methods based upon user-device location); 7,119,716 (Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications); 7,319,414 (Secure notification messaging systems and methods using authentication indicia); 7,479,899 (Notification systems and methods enabling a response to cause connection between a notified PCD and a delivery or pickup representative); and 7,876,239 (Secure notification messaging systems and methods using authentication indicia)

Four Winds Interactive LLC v. Activision TV, Inc., (D. Col.)

Claim: Declaratory Judgment

Defendant: Activision TV, Inc.

Plaintiff: Four Winds Interactive LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Patents: 6,215,411 (Remote control electronic display system); 6,384,736 (Remote control electronic display system); 7,369,058 (Remote control electronic display system); and 8,330,613 (Remote control electronic display system).

Landmark Technology, LLC v.The ADT Corporation (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Defendants:

  • The ADT Corporation
  • The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation
  • Brunswick Corporation
  • Geeknet, Inc.
  • Genesco, Inc.
  • Genuine Parts Company
  • Gregg Appliances Inc.
  • Hugo Boss USA, Inc.
  • The Jones Group, Inc.
  • Nacco Industries, Inc.
  • Samsonite, LLC

Plaintiff: Landmark Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell; and Parker Bunt & Ainsworth

Patents: 5,576,951 (Automated sales and services system); and 7,010,508 (Automated multimedia data processing network).

Preservation Technologies LLC v. CBS Interactive, Inc. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • CBS Interactive, Inc.
  • Fox Broadcasting Company
  • New York Times Digital LLC
  • Vimeo, LLC
  • Target Brands, Inc.

Plaintiff: Preservation Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl: DiNovo Price Ellwanger & Hardy; and Farnan

Patents: 5,813,014 (Method and apparatus for management of multimedia assets); 5,832,495 (Method and apparatus for cataloguing multimedia data); 5,832,499 (Digital library system); 6,092,080 (Digital library system); 6,353,831 (Digital library system); 6,549,911 (Method and apparatus for cataloguing multimedia data); and 6,574,638 (Method and apparatus for cataloguing multimedia data using surveying data).

Cascades Branding Innovation LLC v. Whole Foods Market, Inc., (N.D. Ill.)

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Whole Foods Market, Inc.

Plaintiff: Cascades Branding Innovation LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Flachsbart & Greenspoon

Patents: 7,768,395 (Brand mapping); 8,106,766 (Brand mapping); and 8,405,504 (Brand mapping).

Activision TV, Inc. v. Smashburger Master LLC (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Defendants:

  • Smashburger Master LLC
  • Wendy’s International, Inc.
  • Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

Plaintiff: Activision TV, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patents: 7,369,058 (Remote control electronic display system); and 8,330,613 (Remote control electronic display system).