February looked a lot like January. Many of the same trolls remained active, including: Express Card and EMG Technology. And the frequent fliers remained busy: Princeton Digital and ArrivalStar. ArrivalStar, who used to focus on service providers, has turned much more directly toward retailers.

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.

Orientview Technologies LLC v. Shop It To Me, Inc., (D. Del.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Shop It To Me, Inc.

Plaintiff: Orientview Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt

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

CompuFill, LLC v. HEB Grocery Company, LP, (E.D. Tex.), M.D.N.C., W.D.N.C.) (multiple cases).

Judges: District Judge Gilstrap, Magistrate Judge R Payne

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • HEB Grocery Company, LP
  • Delhaize America, LLC
  • Ingles Markets, Incorporated
  • Harris Teeter, Inc.

Plaintiff: CompuFill, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Olive & Olive; and Stevens Love

Patent: 6,728,684 (On-line pharmacy automated refill system).

Rotatable Technologies LLC v. Citgo Petroleum Corp., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases)

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Citgo Petroleum Corporation
  • Fossil, Inc.
  • Lennox Industries LLC
  • Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company

Plaintiff: Rotatable Technologies LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Austin Hansley Law Firm

Patent: 6,326,978 (Display method for selectively rotating windows on a computer display).

Express Card Systems LLC v. Apple Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Michael H. Schneider

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Apple Inc.
  • CafePress Inc.
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Sam’s West, Inc.
  • Staples, Inc.

Plaintiff: Express Card Systems LLC

Pls. Cnsl: InnovaLaw; and Tadlock Law Firm

Patents: 5,552,994 (System for printing social expression cards in response to electronically transmitted orders); and 5,748,484 (System for printing social expression cards in response to electronically transmitted orders).

EMG Technology, LLC v. AutoZone, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • AutoZone, Inc.
  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
  • Keurig, Incorporated
  • Puma North America, Inc.
  • Ally Financial 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).

Eclipse IP LLC v. Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges: District Judge Gilstrap, Magistrate Judge Payne

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc.
  • Zale Corporation

Plaintiff: Eclipse IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Gillam & Smith; and Harman Law

Patents: 7,119,716 (Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications); 7,479,899 (Notification systems and methods enabling a response to cause connection between a notified PCD and a delivery or pickup representative); 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).

Princeton Digital Image Corporation v. Dell Inc., (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Dell Inc.
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • OfficeMax Incorporated
  • Staples, Inc.
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • CDW Corporation
  • eBay Inc.
  • JC Penney Company, Inc.
  • QVC, Inc.
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Wal-Mart.Com
  • Limited Brands, Inc.
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • Netflix, Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
  • Best Buy
  • The Gap, Inc.
  • LL Bean, Inc.

Plaintiff: Princeton Digital Image Corporation

Pls. Cnsl: O’Kelly Ernst & Bielli

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

Kroy IP Holdings, LLC v. The Kroger Co., (E.D. Tex.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: The Kroger Co.

Plaintiff: Kroy IP Holdings, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Austin Hansley Law Firm

Patent: 7,054,830 (System and method for incentive programs and award fulfillment).

Infinite Data, LLC v. Barnes & Noble, Inc., (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • The Boeing Company
  • BP America, Inc.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • The Clorox Company
  • Credit Suisse (USA), Inc.
  • Federal Express Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • The Home Depot USA, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • MasterCard Incorporated
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Shell Oil Company

Plaintiff: Infinite Data, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Farnan; and Russ August & Kabat

Patent: 5,790,530 (Message-passing multiprocessor system).

ArrivalStar SA et al v. New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., (S.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Kathleen M. Williams

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
  • Lacoste USA, Inc.
  • Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corporation
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • S & A Distribution, Inc.
  • Quicksilver, Inc.
  • Nautica, LLC
  • FlightView, Inc.
  • FlightAware, LLC
  • Willis Shaw Express, Inc.

Plaintiffs:

  • ArrivalStar SA
  • Melvino Technologies Limited

Pls. Cnsl: McMahon Law Firm

Patents: 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); and 7,400,970 (System and method for an advance notification system for monitoring and reporting proximity of a vehicle); 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); and 7,030,781 (Notification system and method that informs a party of vehicle delay).

MacroSolve, Inc. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • Fandango
  • GameStop
  • Kohl’s
  • Gilt Groupe
  • The Kroger Co.
  • HauteLook, Inc.
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • Pandora Media, Inc.
  • Retail Convergence.com, LP
  • RueLaLa, Inc.
  • Staples

Plaintiff: MacroSolve, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Antonelli Harrington & Thompson

Patent: 7,822,816 (System and method for data management).