September filings remained steady.  Frequent filers included Coding Technologies, Internet Media Interactive, Landmark Technology, Personal Web Technologies, Secure Cam, and Uniloc.

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DKR Consulting, LLC v. Pinterest, Inc. (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:           Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore

Claim:            Infringement

Defendant:   Pinterest, Inc.

Plaintiff:        DKR Consulting, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:       DNL Zito; and RBV Law Firm

Patent:           9,679,298 (System and method for distributing multimedia content)

Display Technologies, LLC v. Como Audio, LLC (D. Del.).

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:   Como Audio, LLC

Plaintiff:        Display Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Bayard; and Spencer Fane

Patent:           9,300,723 (Enabling social interactive wireless communications)

Magnacross LLC v. ABP International, Inc. (N.D. Tex.).

Judge:             District Judge Sam A. Lindsay

Claim:             Infringement

Defendant:    ABP International, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Magnacross LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; and Kizzia Johnson

Patent:           6,917,304 (Wireless mutliplex data transmission system)

Landmark Technology, LLC v. A M Leonard, Inc. (S.D. Ohio; W.D. Wash.).

Judge:            District Judge Thomas M. Rose

Claim:            Infringement


  • A M Leonard, Inc.
  • Thrift Books Global, LLC
  • Thrift Books LLC

Plaintiff:        Landmark Technology, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Sand & Sebolt; Banie & Ishimoto

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

PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC et. al. v. Goodreads, LLC (N.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Claims: Infringement


  • Goodreads, LLC
  • Imgur, Inc.
  • Intuit Inc.
  • Patreon, Inc.
  • Slack Technologies, Inc.


  • Level 3 Communications, LLC
  • PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Maceiko IP; Level 3 Communications, LLC; Stubbs Alderton & Markiles

Patents:          6,928,442 (Enforcement and policing of licensed content using content-based identifiers); 7,802,310 (Controlling access to data in a data processing system); 7,945,544 (Similarity-based access control of data in a data processing system); 8,099,420 (Accessing data in a data processing system)

Secure Cam, LLC v. Imagestore US Inc. (E.D.N.Y., C.D. Cal.) (multiple cases).

Judges:          District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks; Magistrate Judge Dave Lee Brannon

Claims:          Infringement


  • Imagestore US Inc.
  • Hikvision USA, Inc.
  • Johnson Controls Security Solutions, LLC

Plaintiff:        Secure Cam, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Mavronicolas & Dee; The Brandt Law Firm; Watson LLP; Ausley & McMullen;

Patents:          7,257,158 (System for transmitting video images over a computer network to a remote receiver); 6,698,021 (System and method for remote control of surveillance devices)

Uniloc 2017 LLC et. al. v. Cardo Systems, Inc. (E.D. Tex.) (multiple cases).

Judge:            District Judge Rodney Gilstrap

Claims:          Infringement


  • Cardo Systems, Inc.
  • Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • Terrano, LLC


  • Uniloc 2017 LLC
  • Uniloc Licensing USA LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Prince Lobel Tye; Nelson Bumgardner Albritton

Patents:          6,405,027 (Group call for a wireless mobile communication device using bluetooth); 8,484,089 (Method and system for a hosted digital music library sharing service)

 Search and Social Media Partners, LLC v. Expensify, Inc. (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:           Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:  Expensify, Inc.

Plaintiff:       Search and Social Media Partners, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:      Chassman & Seelig; Meister Seelig & Fein

Patents:         8,583,448 (Method and system for verifying websites and providing enhanced search engine services; 9,692,739 (Search engine system, method, and device)

Lone Star Targeted Advertising, LLC v. Connekt Media, Inc. et. al. (N.D. Cal.).

Judge:           Magistrate Judge Kandis A. Westmore

Claims:         Infringement


  • Connekt Colorado, Inc.
  • Connekt IP Corp.
  • Connekt Media, Inc.

Plaintiff:      Lone Star Targeted Advertising, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:     Banie & Ishimoto

Patent:         6,301,619 System and method for providing service of sending real time electronic information to selected individual viewers of transmitted video or computerized signals

Guild Forest LLC v. Myspace LLC, et al. (D. Del.) (multiple cases).

Claims: Infringement


  • Myspace LLC
  • Spotify USA Inc.
  • Pinterest, Inc.
  • Snap Inc.
  • IFwe Inc.

Plaintiff:        Guild Forest LLC

Pls. Cnsl:       Devlin Law Firm; Kizzia Johnson

Patent:           8,046,697 (System and method for customizing an interface related to accessing, manipulating and viewing internet and non-internet related information)

Digi Portal LLC v. LinkedIn Corporation, et al.  (D. Del.) (multiple cases).        

Claims:          Infringement


  • LinkedIn Corporation
  • Quotient Technology, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Digi Portal LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Direction IP Law; Devlin Law Firm

Patent:           8,352,854 (Dynamic page generator)