After an increase in May, NPEs headed for summer breaks in June as filings slowed down. Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, Hawk Technology, Internet Media Interactive and Landmark Technology.

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Shar Products Company v. Landmark Technology, LLC (E.D. Mich.).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti; District Judge George Caram Steeh

Claim: Declaratory Judgment

Defendant: Landmark Technology, LLC

Plaintiff: Shar Products Company

Pls. Cnsl: Bodman

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

Landmark Technology LLC v. Blade-Tech Industries, Inc. (W.D. Wash.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Blade-Tech Industries, Inc.

Plaintiff: Landmark Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Banie & Ishimoto

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

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. DeSoto County School District, et. al. (N.D. Miss.; S.D. Miss.) (multiple cases).

Judges: District Judge Michael P. Mills; Magistrate Judge Roy Percy; Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden; Magistrate Judge John C. Gargiulo; District Judge Halil S. Ozerden; District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr.; Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • DeSoto County School District
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Premier Entertainment Biloxi, LLC d/b/a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
  • Gulfside Casino Partnership d/b/a Island View Casino
  • New Palace Casino, LLC d/b/a Palace Casino Resort

Plaintiff: Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Henderson Dantone

Patent: RE 43,462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system).

Coding Technologies, LLC v. American Express Company, et. al. (E.D. Tex.; N.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater

Claim: Infringement

Defendants

  • American Express Company
  • Cold Stone Creamery, Inc.
  • Omaha Steaks International, Inc.
  • SAS Institute, Inc.

Plaintiff: Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Kizzia Johnson

Patent: 8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern).

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Boot Barn Holdings, Inc., et al. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.
  • Boot Barn, Inc.
  • A&S Brewing Collaborative LLC
  • Angry Orchard Cider Company, LLC

Plaintiff: Internet Media Interactive Corp.

Pls. Cnsl: Haller Law; and O’Kelly Ernst & Joyce

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).

Hertl Media, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., et. al. (N.D. Tex.; S.D. Tex.; D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Karen Gren Scholer

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • com, Inc.
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Bitmovin Inc.
  • Cox Communications, Inc.
  • Longtail Ad Solutions, Inc.
  • Netflix, Inc.
  • Telestream, LLC

Plaintiff: Hertl Media, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Kizzia Johnson; and Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent: 9,324,365 (Multi-language buffering during media playback).

Eyetalk365, LLC v. Fry’s Electronics, Inc. (E.D. Tex.).

Judge: District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Fry’s Electronics, Inc.

Plaintiff: Eyetalk365, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Klemchuk LLP

Patents: 9,866,802 (Communication and monitoring system); and 9,924,141 (Communication and monitoring system).