May saw an uptick in NPE filings. Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, CXT Systems, eCeipt, Flectere, Hawk Technology, Landmark Technology, Symbology and Tangelo IP.

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Coding Technologies, LLC v. 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. (D. Del.; M.D. Fla.; N.D. Ga.; S.D.N.Y.) (multiple cases).

Judges: District Judge Gregory A. Presnell; Magistrate Judge Thomas B. Smith; District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr.; Magistrate Judge Karla R. Spaulding; Magistrate Judge Mac R. McCoy; District Judge John E. Steele

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.
  • Control4 Corporation
  • Commercial Metals Company
  • Rexnord Corporation
  • School Specialty, Inc.
  • Pet Supermarket, Inc.
  • Skechers USA, Inc.
  • Soma Intimates, LLC
  • Crawford and Company
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Sakar International, Inc.
  • Robert Graham Retail LLC
  • Thomson Reuters Global Markets Inc.

Plaintiff: Coding Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patents: 8,540,159 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern); and 9,240,008 (Method for providing mobile service using code-pattern).

Electronic Receipts Delivery Systems, LLC v. The Fresh Market, Inc. (D. Del.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: The Fresh Market, Inc.

Plaintiff: Electronic Receipts Delivery Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent: 8,534,551 (System and method for issuing digital receipts for purchase transactions over a network).

eCeipt LLC v. Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne; District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Staples, Inc.

Plaintiff: eCeipt LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Patent: 8,643,875 (Receipt handling systems, print drivers and methods thereof).

Recall Marketing LLC v. The Home Depot, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • Staples, Inc.

Plaintiff: Recall Marketing LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Rabicoff Law

Patent: 7,296,062 (Method for generating a presentation for re-locating an information page that has already been called).

Symbology Innovations LLC v. BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. (E.D. Del.; D. Mass.; N.D. Ill.) (multiple cases).

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
  • HarperCollins Publishers LLC d/b/a Epic Reads
  • Milestone AV Technologies LLC d/b/a SANUS
  • Newell Brands Inc. d/b/a Contigo
  • Cable Matters Inc.
  • Schumacher Electric Corporation
  • Golden Grain Company d/b/a Near East

Plaintiff: Symbology Innovations LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Ferraiuoli; Stamoulis & Weinblatt; and Andreou & Casson

Patents: 8,424,752 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device); 8,651,369 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable device); and 8,936,190 (System and method for presenting information about an object on a portable electronic device).

Tangelo IP, LLC v. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (D. Del.; E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • Tupperware Brands Corporation
  • James Avery Craftsman, Inc.

Plaintiff Tangelo IP, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Stamoulis & Weinblatt; and Van Cleef Law Office

Patent: 8,429,005 (Method for determining effectiveness of display of objects in advertising images).

Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC v. Wayfair LLC (E.D. Tex.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: Wayfair LLC

Plaintiff: Consolidated Transaction Processing LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Devlin Law Firm

Patents: 8,374,956 (Internet transactions based on user-specific information); 8,396,743 (Sending targeted product offerings based on personal information); 8,533,047 (Internet business transaction processor); 8,712,846 (Sending targeted product offerings based on personal information); and 8,775,255 (Internet business transaction processor).

Linksmart Wireless Technology, LLC v. Caesars Entertainment Corporation (D. Nev.) (multiple cases).

Judges: District Judge Miranda M. Du; Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe; Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe; District Judge Gloria M. Navarro; District Judge Richard F. Boulware, II; Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach; District Judge Kent J. Dawson; Magistrate Judge George Foley, Jr.

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Caesars Entertainment Corp.
  • Golden Nugget, Inc.
  • Landry’s Inc.
  • Las Vegas Sands Corp.
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Wynn Resorts, Limited

Plaintiff: Linksmart Wireless Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Borghese Legal; and Russ August & Kabat

Patent: RE 46,459 (User specific automatic data redirection system).

Spider Search Analytics LLC v. Oculus360, Inc. (N.D. Tex.; D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Oculus360, Inc.
  • Shareaholic, Inc.
  • Integral Ad Science, Inc.
  • Shutterstock, Inc.
  • Discover Financial Services
  • PayPal Holdings, Inc.
  • CityGrid Media, LLC

Plaintiff: Spider Search Analytics LLC; and Stamoulis & Weinblatt

Pls. Cnsl: Chaudhari Law

Patent: 7,454,430 (System and method for facts extraction and domain knowledge repository creation from unstructured and semi-structured documents).

FarmChem Corp. et al v. Landmark Technology (S.D. Iowa).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer; District Judge Stephanie M. Rose

Claim: Declaratory Judgment

Defendant: Landmark Technology, LLC

Plaintiffs:

  • FarmChem Corp.
  • Spal-USA, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: McKee Voorhees & Sease

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

Hawk Technology Systems, LLC v. City of Lansing, Michigan (W.D. Mich.).

Claim: Infringement

Defendant: City of Lansing, Michigan

Plaintiff: Hawk Technology Systems, LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Law Office of Neal J. Wilensky; and Marc Shulman & Associates

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

Relativity Display LLC v. Staples, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim: Infringement

Defendants

  • Staples, Inc.
  • Office Depot, Inc.
  • The Home Depot, Inc.

Plaintiff: Relativity Display LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Rabicoff Law

Patents: 6,301,584 (System and method for retrieving entities and integrating data); 6,868,525 (Computer graphic display visualization system and method); and 7,801,896 (Database access system).

Liberty Access Technologies Licensing LLC v. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. et al. (N.D. Ill.).

Judge: District Judge Charles P. Kocoras

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
  • Park Hotels & Resorts Inc.
  • Park Intermediate Holdings LLC

Plaintiff: Liberty Access Technologies Licensing LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Hill Kertscher & Wharton; and Nelson Bumgardner Albritton

Patents: 9,373,205 (Access control system and method for use by an access device); and 9,911,258 (Access control system and method for use by an access device).

Flectere LLC v. Academy, Ltd. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge: District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Academy, Ltd.
  • Sears Brands, LLC
  • Staples, Inc.
  • Office Depot, Inc.

Plaintiff: Flectere LLC

Pls. Cnsl: Rabicoff Law

Patents: 6,272,506 (Computerized verification form processing system and method); 6,401,094 (System and method for presenting information in accordance with user preference); and 6,415,284 (Intelligent forms for improved automated workflow processing).

CXT Systems, Inc. v. Conn’s, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judges: Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne; District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III

Claim: Infringement

Defendants:

  • Conn’s, Inc.
  • Fossil Group, Inc.
  • JC Penney Company, Inc.
  • Stage Stores, Inc.
  • Tailored Brands, Inc.

Plaintiff: CXT Systems, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl: Brown Rudnick; and Truelove Law Firm

Patents: 6,412,012 (System, method, and article of manufacture for making a compatibility-aware recommendations to a user); 6,493,703 (System and method for implementing intelligent online community message board); 7,016,875 (Single sign-on for access to a central data repository); 7,257,581 (Storage, management and distribution of consumer information); 8,260,806 (Storage, management and distribution of consumer information); 6,571,234 (System and method for managing online message board); and RE 45,661 (Online content tabulating system and method).