March was moderately busy with several frequent fliers, including: ArrivalStar, Eclipse IP and Princeton Digital. 

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.

Lodsys Group, LLC v. 4imprint, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Judge:             District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

4imprint, Inc. BullionVault, Inc. PromoManagers Inc. Retail Concepts, Inc. Steris Corporation Loews Hotels Holding Corp. OpticsPlanet, Inc. Supervalu Inc. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Lodsys Group, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kelley Goldfarb Huck & Roth; and The Davis Firm

Patents:          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).

PaymentOne Corporation v. Home Depot USA, Inc., (N.D. Cal.). 

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendant:     Home Depot USA, Inc.

Plaintiff:         PaymentOne Corporation

Pls. Cnsl:        Colt / Wallerstein; and Niro Haller & Niro

Patents:          7,848,500 (Method and apparatus to validate a subscriber line); 7,848,504 (Method and apparatus to validate a subscriber line); and 8,379,815 (Method and apparatus to validate a subscriber line).

Interface IP Holdings LLC v. Alaska Air Group, Inc., (D. Del.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendants:

Alaska Air Group, Inc. CNBC LLC LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc. National Railroad Passenger Corporation Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Interface IP Holdings LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Black Chang & Hamill; and Farnan

Patents:          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).

CreateAds LLC v. AWeber Systems, Inc., (D. Del.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendants:

AWeber Systems, Inc. Constant Contact, Inc. Mediawide LLC MyPublisher, Inc. Costco Wholesale Corporation CVS Caremark Corporation Rite Aid Corporation Shutterfly, Inc. VerticalResponse, Inc.

Plaintiff:         CreateAds LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Bayard; and Russ August & Kabat

Patent:            5,535,320 (Method of generating a visual design).

Princeton Digital Image Corporation v. CBS Interactive Inc., et al, (D. Del.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendants:

AGCM, Inc AG.com, Inc. AG Interactive, Inc. CBS Interactive, Inc. Avon Products, Inc. Buy.Com Inc. Cabela’s Incorporated Costco Wholesale Corporation Drugstore.com, Inc. HSN Interactive, LLC IAC/InterActiveCorp Nordstrom.com, Inc. Nordstrom.com, LLC Nordstrom, Inc. Scholastic Corporation Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc. Neiman Marcus, Inc. The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. PPR Americas Inc.

Plaintiff:         Princeton Digital Image Corporation

Pls. Cnsl:        O’Kelly Ernst & Bielli

Patent:            4,813,056 (Modified statistical coding of digital signals).

ArrivalStar SA et al v. Tumi, Inc., (S.D. Fla.) (multiple cases). 

Judge:             District Judge Joan A. Lenard

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendants:

Tumi, Inc. ACE Hardware Corporation Sportsman’s Warehouse Armani Exchange The Burton Corporation Rite Aid Corporation

Plaintiffs:

ArrivalStar SA Melvino Technologies Limited

Pls. Cnsl:        McMahon Law Firm

Patents:          6,486,801 (Base station apparatus and method for monitoring travel of a mobile vehicle); 6,714,859 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle); 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); 7,030,781 (Notification system and method that informs a party of vehicle delay); and 7,400,970 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle).

Parallel Iron, LLC v. Cloudera, Inc. et al, (D. Del.). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendants:

Cloudera, Inc. eBay Inc. Groupon, Inc. JPMorgan Chase & Co. Nokia, Inc. PayPal, Inc. Qualcomm Incorporated Rackspace US, Inc. Trulia, Inc. Twitter, Inc. Visa, Inc. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Parallel Iron, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Bayard; and Russ August & Kabat

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. Harley-Davidson, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement 

Defendants:

Harley-Davidson, Inc. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Callaway Golf Company

Plaintiff:         Eclipse IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Gillam & Smith; and Harman Law

Patent:            7,479,900 (Notification systems and methods that consider traffic flow predicament data); 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); 7,482,952 (Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications); and 7,876,239 (Secure notification messaging systems and methods using authentication indicia).

Lennon Image Technologies, LLC v. Tacori Enterprises, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases). 

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

Tacori Enterprises Luxottica Group SpA Luxottica Retail North America, Inc. Luxottica US Holdings Corporation Safilo America, Inc. Safilo Group S P A Safilo USA, Inc. Bloomingdales, Inc. Macy’s, Inc. Ditto Technologies, Inc. Fraimz LLC Lumondi Inc.

Plaintiff:         Lennon Image Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Buether Joe & Carpenter

Patent:            6,624,843 (Customer image capture and use thereof in a retailing system).