November was relatively active for year-end. Trolls that often take off the holidays are working through them this year. Repeat filers included Kroy IP, Data Carriers, eDekka and ArrivalStar.

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 particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history.

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Arunachalam v. Bath & Body Works Brand Management, Inc., (E.D. Tex.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Bath & Body Works Brand Management, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam

Pls. Cnsl:        Hopkins & Carley

Patent:            8,346,894 (Real-time web transactions from web applications).

Novitaz, Inc. v. Shopkick, Inc., (D. Conn.).

Judge:             District Judge Janet Bond Arterton

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Shopkick, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Novitaz, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Gray Robinson; and St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens

Patents:          7,962,361 (Customer relationship management system for physical locations); and 8,229,787 (Customer relationship management system for physical locations).

Kroy IP Holdings, LLC v. Hallmark Cards, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Defendants:

  • The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc.
  • Mrs. Fields Famous Brands, LLC d/b/a TCBY
  • Starbucks Corporation

Plaintiff:         Kroy IP Holdings, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Austin Hansley PLLC

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

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation, (S.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Judges:           District Judge James I. Cohn; District Judge Patricia A. Seitz

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:  

  • Burlington Coat Factory Direct Corporation
  • University of Miami
  • Brickell Financial Centre, LLC

Plaintiff:         Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Lipscomb Eisenberg & Baker

Patent:           RE43462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system).

Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Best Buy Company, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Defendants:

  • Moen Incorporated
  • Reverse Mortgage Solutions Inc. d/b/a Security 1 Lending
  • Tilly’s Inc.

Plaintiff:         Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Austin Hansley PLLC

Patent:           6,886,750 (Method and apparatus for accessing electronic data via a familiar printed medium).

Wireless Media Innovations, LLC v. Sears Holdings Corporation, (D. Del.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:     Sears Holdings Corporation

Plaintiff:         Wireless Media Innovations, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patents:          5,712,789 (Container monitoring system and method); and 6,148,291 (Container and inventory monitoring methods and systems).

Data Carriers, LLC v. Avaya, Inc., (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Defendants:

  • BeachBody LLC
  • Boot Barn, Inc.
  • CompSource, Inc.
  • Discovery Communications, Inc.
  • Disney Shopping, Inc.
  • eBags, Inc.
  • Expedia, Inc.
  • Frontier Airlines Holdings, Inc.
  • HSN, Inc.
  • JetBlue Airways Corporation
  • JP Boden Services Inc.
  • Recreational Equipment, Inc.
  • Sierra Trading Post, Inc.
  • Zazzle, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Data Carriers, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Bayard; and Gardere Wynne Sewell

Patent:           5,388,198 (Proactive presentation of automating features to a computer user).

Adrain v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al, (E.D. Tex.)

Claim:             Infringement

Defendants:

  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Best Buy Company, Inc.
  • GameStop Corp.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Target Corporation
  • Toys ‘R’ Us, Inc.
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff:         John B. Adrain

Pls. Cnsl:        Capshaw DeRieux; Fairchild Price Haley & Smith; Ireland Carroll & Kelley; and Polasek Quisenberry & Errington

Patent:           5,831,669 (Facility monitoring system with image memory and correlation).

eDekka LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Defendants:

  • Apple Inc.
  • Bestbuy.com, LLC
  • Blackberry Commerce Corporation
  • Blackberry Corporation
  • CDW Corporation
  • Costco Wholesale Corporation
  • JC Penney Corporation, Inc.
  • JCP Media, Inc.
  • Bodybuilding.com, LLC
  • HSNi, LLC
  • HSN, Inc.
  • Liberty Interative Corporation
  • Macys.com, Inc.
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Pizza Hut, Inc.
  • Sally Beauty Supply LLC
  • Samsung Telecommunications America LLC
  • Sears Holdings Management Corporation
  • Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  • Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Staples, Inc.
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Target Corporation
  • The Gap, Inc.
  • W W Grainger, Inc.

Plaintiff:         eDekka LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Tadlock Law Firm

Patent:           6,266,674 (Random access information retrieval utilizing user-defined labels).

ArrivalStar SA et al v. Lululemon USA Inc. (S.D. Fla.) (multiple cases).

Judge:             District Judge Kathleen M. Williams

Defendants:

  • Dunkin’ Brands, Inc.
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • GameStop, Inc.
  • Lenovo (United States) Inc.
  • PetSmart, Inc.
  • PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
  • Save Mart Supermarkets

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).

Genetec Inc. v. Hawk Technology Systems, LLC, (S.D. Fla.).

Claim:             Declaratory Judgment

Defendant:     Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Plaintiff:         Genetec Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Jones Day

Patent:           RE43462 (Video monitoring and conferencing system).