September filings increased, after the typical August lull. Frequent filers included Internet Media Interactive, Kaldren, Landmark Technology, Mirror Imaging, Personal Audio, and Realtime Adaptive Streaming.

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Kaldren LLC v. Denbury Resources (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Denbury Resources Inc.
  • Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
  • Express Scripts Holding Company
  • Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
  • Embraer Executive Jet Services, LLC

Plaintiff: Kaldren LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt; and Toler Law Group

Patents: 6,820,807 (Variable formatting of digital data into a pattern); and 8,281,999 (Variable formatting of digital data into a pattern).

Realtime Adaptive Streaming LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • com, Inc.
  • Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Amazon Digital Services, LLC

Plaintiff: Realtime Adaptive Streaming LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Russ August & Kabat; and Ward Smith & Hill

Patents: 8,929,442 (System and methods for video and audio data distribution); 8,934,535 (Systems and methods for video and audio data storage and distribution); and 9,769,477 (Video data compression systems).

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. The Kraft Heinz Company (N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Edmond E. Chang

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Baxter International Inc.

Plaintiff: Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl: Haller Law

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).

Landmark Technology, LLC v. Southern Motorcycle Supply, Inc. (S.D. Cal.; W.D.Wash.) (multiple cases).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Jill L. Burkhardt; District Judge John A. Houston

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Southern Motorcycle Supply, Inc.
  • Totally Chocolate, Inc.

Plaintiff: Landmark Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Banie & Ishimoto

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

RFID Technology Innovations, LLC v. Fiesta Mart, LLC (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Fiesta Mart, LLC
  • Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc.
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Ulta Beauty, Inc.

Plaintiff: RFID Technology Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Kizzia Johnson

Patent: 9,582,689 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device).

Lexos Media IP, LLC v. Jos A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Jos A Bank Clothiers, Inc.
  • Oriental Trading Company, Inc.
  • Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Plaintiff: Lexos Media IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patents: 5,995,102 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image); and 6,118,449 (Server system and method for modifying a cursor image).

Venadium LLC v. American Musical Supply, Inc. (D.N.J.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • American Musical Supply, Inc.
  • Campmor, Inc.
  • DataMotion, Inc.
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc.
  • Thorlabs, Inc.
  • WizKids/NECA, LLC

Plaintiff: Venadium LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Corcoran IP Law; and Zimmerman Law Group

Patent: 6,330,549 (Protected shareware).

Mirror Imaging LLC v. American National Bank of Texas (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • American National Bank of Texas
  • Benchmark Bank
  • Guaranty Bank & Trust, NA
  • North Dallas Bank & Trust Co.
  • Third Coast Bancshares, Inc.
  • Third Coast Bank, SSB

Plaintiff: Mirror Imaging LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Rabicoff Law

Patents: 6,963,866 (Method of obtaining an electronically stored financial document); 7,552,118 (Method of obtaining an electronically-stored financial document); 7,836,067 (Method of obtaining electronically-stored financial documents); and 9,141,612 (Method of obtaining an electronically-stored financial document).

IDB Ventures, LLC v. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
  • The Buckle, Inc.
  • Charlotte Russe Holdings, Inc.

Plaintiff: IDB Ventures, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Cunningham Swaim

Patent: 6,216,139 (Integrated dialog box for rapidly altering presentation of parametric text data objects on a computer display).

Google Inc. v. Personal Audio, LLC (N.D. Cal.).

Judge: District Judge Vince Chhabria

Claim: Declaratory Judgment

Defendant: Personal Audio, LLC

Plaintiff: Google Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: White & Case

Patents: 6,199,076 (Audio program player including a dynamic program selection controller); and 7,509,178 (Audio program distribution and playback system).

Micoba LLC vs. Spotify USA Inc. (D. Del.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Spotify USA Inc.

Plaintiff: Micoba LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Kizzia Johnson; and Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent: 8,473,532 (Method and apparatus for automatic organization for computer files).