July saw several frequent fliers filed actions — Ameranth, ArrivalStar, Arunachalam, Eclipse IP, Clouding IP, Cascades Branding, and UbiComm.

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Ameranth, Inc. v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC et al (S.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Judge: Magistrate Judge William V. Gallo, District Judge Janis L. Sammartino, Magistrate Judge Nita L. Stormes

Claim: Infringement 

Defendants:

  • Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
  • Domino’s Pizza, LLC
  • Fandango, Inc.

Plaintiff: Ameranth, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Caldarelli Hejmanowski & Page; Fabiano Law Firm; Osborne Law; and Watts Law Offices

Patent: 6,982,733 (Information management and synchronous communications system with menu generation, and handwriting and voice modification of orders).

UbiComm, LLC v. Aventura HQ Inc. (D. Del.; N.D. Ill.; D. Nev.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Amy J. St. Eve

Claim: Infringement 

Defendants:

  • Aventura HQ, Inc.
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Dell Inc.
  • HealthCast,Inc.
  • Indigo Identityware, Inc.
  • Lexmark International, Inc.
  • Nuance Communications, Inc.
  • SafeCom a/s/
  • SafeCom US
  • Pharos Systems International, Inc.
  • Print Audit
  • Sharp Corporation
  • Sharp Electronics Corporation
  • VMware, Inc.
  • Notable Solutions, Inc.
  • WW Grainger, Inc.
  • ABT Electronics, Inc.
  • Frederick’s of Hollywood Stores, Inc.
  • AutoZone, Inc.
  • FC Organizational Products LLC f/k/a Franklin Covey Products, LLC

Plaintiff: UbiComm LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt; Williams Montgomery & John; Dickinson Wright

Patents: 5,555,376 (Method for granting a user request having locational and contextual attributes consistent with user policies for devices having locational attributes consistent with the user request); 5,603,054 (Method for triggering selected machine event when the triggering properties of the system are met and the triggering conditions of an identified user are perceived); and 5,611,050 (Method for selectively performing event on computer controlled device whose location and allowable operation is consistent with the contextual and locational attributes of the event).

Efficiency Systems LLC v. Oracle Corporation, et al. (D. Del.). 

Claim: Infringement 

Defendant: Oracle

Plaintiff:

  • Efficiency Systems LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent: 6,986,069 (Methods and apparatus for static and dynamic power management of computer systems).

Eclipse IP LLC v. Dillard’s, Inc. (N.D.Ill.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Charles R. Norgle, Sr

Claim: Infringement 

Defendants:

  • Dillard’s, Inc.
  • Oriental Trading Company, Inc.

Plaintiff: Eclipse IP LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Wawrzyn

Patents: 7,119,716 (Response systems and methods for notification systems for modifying future notifications); 7,876,239 (Secure notification messaging systems and methods using authentication indicia); and 7,479,899 (Notification systems and methods enabling a response to cause connection between a notified PCD and a delivery or pickup representative).

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

Judge: District Judge Ursula Ungaro, District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga, District Judge Federico A. Moreno, District Judge Kathleen M. Williams, District Judge James I. Cohn

Claim: Infringement 

Defendants:

  • LL Bean, Inc.
  • Fingerhut
  • The Golf Warehouse
  • Quill Corporation
  • Spanx
  • Toms Shoes, Inc.
  • Taxi Magic
  • Chanel, Inc.
  • REI

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); 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); 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).

Arunachalam v. Fulton Financial Corporation (D. Del.) (multiple cases). 

Claim: Infringement 

Defendants:

  • Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Cash America International, Inc.
  • Enova International, Inc.
  • Axcess Financial Services Inc.
  • Acquisition Media LLC
  • Blue Global LLC
  • Kronos Incorporated
  • Ally Bank
  • Ally Financial Inc.
  • Barclays Bank Delaware
  • Advantage Payroll Services, Inc.
  • Paychex, Inc.
  • SurePayroll, Inc.
  • Paycom Payroll, LLC
  • Payday One, LLC
  • Think Finance, Inc.
  • Integrity Advance, LLC

Plaintiff: Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam

Pls. Cnsl: O’Kelly Ernst & Bielli

Patent: 8,271,339 (Method and apparatus for enabling real-time bi-directional transactions on a network); 8,346,894 (Real-time web transactions from web applications); and 8,244,833 (Real-time web transaction systems to access on-line services over the web from web applications).

Clouding IP, LLC v. AT&T Inc. (D. Del.). 

Claim: Infringement 

Defendant: AT&T Inc.

Plaintiff: Clouding IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Bayard; and Russ August & Kabat

Patents: 5,495,607 (Network management system having virtual catalog overview of files distributively stored across network domain); 5,825,891 (Key management for network communication); 6,925,481 (Technique for enabling remote data access and manipulation from a pervasive device); 7,065,637 (System for configuration of dynamic computing environments using a visual interface); 7,254,621 (Technique for enabling remote data access and manipulation from a pervasive device); 7,272,708 (System for configuration of dynamic computing environments using a visual interface); 7,596,784 (Method system and apparatus for providing pay-per-use distributed computing resources); and 7,836,292 (System for configuration of dynamic computing environments using a visual interface).

Cascades Branding Innovation LLC v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC (N.D. Ill.). 

Judge: District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman

Claim: Infringement 

Defendant: Redbox Automated Retail, LLC

Plaintiff: Cascades Branding Innovation LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Flachsbart & Greenspoon

Patents: 7,768,395 (Brand mapping); 8,106,766 (Brand mapping); and 8,405,504 (Brand mapping).