The uptick from July continued in August, with many of the July filers - EMG Technology, Parallel Iron, and Cronos - filing more suits.  Additionally, Lodsys saw two declaratory judgment suits filed against it.

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 a particular case, 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.

Mobile Logistics, LLC v. Tyco Electronics Corporation, (E.D. Pa.) (S.D. Tex.) (E.D. Cal.) (D. Del.) (N.D. Ill.) (S.D. Ind.) (W.D. Wis.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Penske Logistics LLC
  • Tyco Electronics Corporation
  • H F Campbell & Son, Inc.
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • Excel Inc.
  • JB Hunt Transport, Inc.
  • Knight Transportation, Inc.
  • Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
  • Prime, Inc.
  • Schenker, Inc.
  • Foster Farms, LLC
  • Reliance Express, Inc.
  • Arctic Express, Inc.
  • Hub Group, Inc.
  • Zachrich Trucking, Inc.
  • DSC Logistics, Inc.
  • Decker Truck Line, Inc.
  • Schneider National, Inc.
  • Linc Logistics Company
  • WEL Companies, Inc.
  • Roehl Transport, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Mobile Logistics, LLC

Pls. Csnl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt, Costello Law Corporation, Lee Jorgensen Pyle & Kewalramni, Greer Bruns & Crain, Hoover Hull, and Axley Brynelson

Patent:           5,999,091 (Trailer communications system).

BuySeasons, Inc. v. Lodsys LLC et al, (E.D. Wis.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Declaratory Judgment 

Defendants:

  • Lodsys Group, LLC
  • Lodsys, LLC

Plaintiff:         BuySeasons, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Foley & Lardner

Patents:          5,999,908 (Customer-based product design module); 7,133,834 (Product value information interchange server); 7,222,078 (Methods and systems for gathering information from units of a commodity across a network); and 7,620,565 (Customer-based product design module).

CodePro Innovations LLC v. Shell Oil Company et al, (S.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendants:

  • Giant Food LLC
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc

Plaintiff:         CodePro Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Murr Yanochik

Patents:          5,717,866 (Method for comparative analysis of consumer response to product promotions); and 5,924,078 (Consumer-provided promotional code actuatable point-of-sale discounting system).

Orientview Technologies LLC v. SkyMall, Inc., (D. Del.). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     SkyMall, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Orientview Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent:           7,000,183 (Method and apparatus for viewer-specific presentation of information).

EMG Technology, LLC v. 7-Eleven, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendants:

  • 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • Travelocity.com, Inc.
  • AOL Inc.
  • Expedia, Inc.
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.

Plaintiff:         EMG Technology, LLC

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

Patent:           7,441,196 (Apparatus and method of manipulating a region on a wireless device screen for viewing, zooming and scrolling internet content).

Parallel Iron, LLC v. Netflix, Inc., (D. Del.). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     Netflix, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Parallel Iron, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Bayard

Patents:          7,197,662 (Methods and systems for a storage system); 7,543,177 (Methods and systems for a storage system); and 7,958,388 (Methods and systems for a storage system).

Eclipse IP LLC v. Zulily, Inc., (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James

Defendant:     Zulily, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Eclipse IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Comar Law

Confirmit, Inc. v. Lodsys, LLC et al, (E.D. Wis.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Declaratory Judgment 

Defendants:  

  • Lodsys Group, LLC
  • Lodsys, LLC

Plaintiff:         Confirmit, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Greenberg Traurig, and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

Patents:          5,999,908 (Customer-based product design module); 7133834 (Product value information interchange server); 7,222,078 (Methods and systems for gathering information from units of a commodity across a network); and 7,620,565 (Customer-based product design module).

Cronos Technologies, LLC v. Toys”R”Us, Inc., (D.N.J.) (N.D. Ga.) (multiple cases).

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendants:

  • Toys”R”Us, Inc.
  • Carter’s, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Cronos Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Heninger Garrison Davis

Patent:           5,664,110 (Remote ordering system).