December filings stayed low, as the NPEs continued their traditional holiday/year-end quiet period. Frequent filers included NetSoc, Sapphire Crossing, and Uniloc.

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Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Netflix, Inc. (C.D. Cal.).

 Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Netflix, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Uniloc 2017 LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Feinberg Day Alberti Lim & Belloli

Patents:          6,895,118 (Method of coding digital image based on error concealment); 9,721,273 (System and method for aggregating and providing audio and visual presentations via a computer network)

Internet Media Interactive Corp. v. Caesars Entertainment Corp. (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     Caesars Entertainment Corp.

Plaintiff:        Internet Media Interactive Corp.

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

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)

OHVA, Inc. v. CardFlight, Inc. (D. Del.).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     CardFlight, Inc.

Plaintiff:        OHVA, Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm; Rabicoff Law

Patent:            9,679,286 (Methods and apparatus for enabling secure network-based transactions)

Sapphire Crossing LLC v. The NPD Group, Inc. (E.D.N.Y).

Claims:          Infringement

Defendant:     The NPD Group, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Sapphire Crossing LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Law Offices of Nicholas Ranallo

Patent:           6,891,633 (Image transfer system)

NetSoc, LLC v. Teladoc Health, Inc., et al. (E.D. Tex.; S.D.N.Y.).

Claims:          Infringement


  • Teladoc Health, Inc.
  • LinkedIn Corporation
  • Quora, Inc.
  • Yahoo! Inc.

Plaintiff:        NetSoc, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey & Schwaller; Law Office of David J. Hoffman

Patents:          9,978,107 (Method and system for establishing and using a social network to facilitate people in life issues); 7,565,344 (Method and system for establishing and using a social network to facilitate people in life issues)

MV3 Partners LLC v. Kohl’s Corporation, et al. (W.D. Tex.).      

Judge:            District Judge Alan D. Albright

Claims:           Infringement


  • Kohl’s Corporation
  • Best Buy Co., Inc.

Plaintiff:        MV3 Partners LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Kasowitz Benson Torres; Mann Tindel & Thompson; Haley & Olson

Patent:           8,863,223 Mobile set top box

Encoditech LLC v. Bushnell Holdings, Inc., et al. (D. Del.).         

Claims:          Infringement


  • Bushnell Holdings, Inc.
  • Dexcom, Inc.

Plaintiff:        Encoditech LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Devlin Law Firm; Rabicoff Law

Patent:           6,321,095 (Wireless communications approach)