Patent Filings Roundup: Equitable IP Subsidiary Goes on Retail Shopping Spree; Fintiv ITC Denial Hits Roku Hard

By Jonathan Stroud
July 22, 2021

https://depositphotos.com/stock-photos/45517555-xl-2015.html?filter=all&qview=45517555District court patent filings rebounded a bit with 80 this week, buoyed by a new financial services campaign, Peregrin Licensing LLC, from an older publicly traded non-practicing entity (NPE), Quest Patent Research Corporation; further bolstering the numbers were 10 new suits in an ongoing Equitable IP campaign against retailers, Consolidated Transactions LLC. As for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), filings were normal, with 27 inter partes reviews (IPRs) and two post grant reviews (PGRs). The PTAB this week denied a number of IPRs under Fintiv related to ongoing International Trade Commission (ITC) trials (with the usual placeholder stayed district court litigations attached); this week it was Roku benefitting from Fintiv, with the latest Universal Electronics IPRs getting denied. The long-running Ancora Technologies, Inc. assertion has moved on to additional defendants and a number of parties filed IPRs against the Magentar-Capital-backed Arigna Technologies this week.

Consolidated Transaction Retail Shopping Spree:  The mall-store shopping spree by Equitable IP continues. The NPE, through subsidiary Consolidated Transaction Processing, LLC, has now targeted at least 37 retailers, adding ten this week, including Party City, Kendra Scott, World Market, CVS, The Gap, Hallmark, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Levi Strauss, and Big Lots. Add that to the existing list, which includes Lowe’s, Overstock.com, eBay, and other online and brick-and-mortar stores. The new suits include two U.S. patents, Nos. 8,712,846 and 8,396,743, generally directed to targeted advertisement on websites; the previous suits included three others, for a total of five patents. None of the five has been challenged to date.

Roku hit hard in Fintiv ITC denial: The USPTO denied three IPRs under Fintiv this week, including IPR2021-00299, IPR2021-00263, and IPR2021-00264, on patents asserted in the ITC against Roku, Inc. and a number of Chinese smart television and remote makers; the patents were asserted in the District Court and the ITC and are now steaming toward trial there; Universal, a much smaller publicly traded smart home company, can now head into the ITC hearing unimpeded by validity challenges with any power to cancel the claims. The two patents at issue (and of relatively recent vintage) are U.S. Nos. 10,593,196 and 10,600,317, and involve HDMI-assisted software for device recognition (and prepopulating associated GUI icons, for instance, a video game console image related to a plugged-in Xbox).

                                    PTAB (29)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2021-01074 Filed United Services Automobile Association PNC Bank, N.A. 10482432
IPR2021-01264 Filed Palo Alto Research Center Inc. Facebook, Inc. 7043475
IPR2021-01213 Filed Synopsys, Inc. Siemens Industry Software Inc. 8234614
IPR2021-01221 Filed K-Fee System Gmbh Nespresso USA, Inc. 10858176
IPR2021-01251 Filed Mindbasehq, LLC Google LLC 6510433
IPR2021-01148 Filed Centripetal Networks Inc. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. 10757126
IPR2021-01222 Filed K-Fee System Gmbh Nespresso USA, Inc. 10858177
IPR2021-01267 Filed Stratosaudio Inc Hyundai Motor America 8166081
IPR2021-01175 Filed Magema Technology LLC Phillips 66 10533141
IPR2021-01223 Filed K-Fee System Gmbh Nespresso USA, Inc. 10870531
IPR2021-01254 Filed Solas OLED Limited [Atlantic IP, Magentar Capital] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
8526767
IPR2021-01257 Filed Power2B Inc Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
9317170
IPR2021-01266 Filed Power2b Inc Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 9569093
PGR2021-00101 Filed Cupp Computing AS Trend Micro, Inc. 10951632
IPR2021-01232 Filed Pilot Inc Shenzhen Chic Electrics Co., Ltd. 10046653
IPR2021-01173 Filed Magema Technology LLC Phillips 66 10584287
IPR2021-01200 Filed Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc Atrium Medical Corporation 7947022
IPR2021-01247 Filed Blue Yonder Group Inc Kinaxis Inc. 7574383
IPR2021-01215 Filed Synopsys, Inc. Siemens Industry Software Inc. 8407655
IPR2021-01255 Filed Gesture Technology Partners, LLC [Tim Pryor entities] LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics USA, Inc
7804530
PGR2021-00100 Filed Cupp Computing AS Trend Micro, Inc. 10951632
IPR2021-01259 Filed Evrythng Ltd Avey Dennison RFID Company 9794321
IPR2021-01230 Filed Monterey Research, LLC [Vector Capital Corp.] STMicroelectronics, Inc. 6459625
IPR2021-01071 Filed United Services Automobile Association PNC Bank, N.A. 10482432
IPR2021-01252 Filed Mindbasehq, LLC Google LLC 6665680
IPR2021-01263 Filed Arigna Technology Ltd [Atlantic IP, Magentar Capital] Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. 7397318
IPR2021-01256 Filed Akurate Dynamics, LLC Carlisle Fluid Technologies, Inc. 10159996
IPR2021-01212 Filed Synopsys, Inc. Siemens Industry Software Inc. 7546567
IPR2021-01174 Filed Magema Technology LLC Phillips 66 10604709
IPR2021-00251 Not Instituted – Merits HandyLab, Inc NeuMoDx Molecular, Inc. 10625261
IPR2021-00250 Not Instituted – Merits HandyLab, Inc NeuMoDx Molecular, Inc. 10625262
IPR2021-00430 Not Instituted – Merits ATLeisure, LLC Zhejiang Zhengte Co. Ltd. 8104492
IPR2021-00253 Not Instituted – Merits HandyLab, Inc NeuMoDx Molecular, Inc. 10632466
IPR2021-00326 Not Instituted – Merits Amgen, Inc. Lupin Ltd.
Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
9856287
IPR2021-00282 Not Instituted – Merits Natera, Inc Progenity, Inc 10266893
IPR2021-00299 Not Instituted – Procedural Universal Electronics, Inc. [Poss. Phillips] Roku, Inc. 10593196
IPR2021-00263 Not Instituted – Procedural Universal Electronics, Inc. [Poss. Phillips] Roku, Inc. 10600317
IPR2021-00264 Not Instituted – Procedural Universal Electronics, Inc. [Poss. Phillips] Roku, Inc. 10600317
IPR2021-00347 Instituted Risen Pharma Tech Co., Ltd. Alzheon, Inc. 10472323
PGR2019-00062 Final Written Decision Medy-Tox, Inc. Galderma SA
Galderma Laboratories Inc.
Galderma Laboratories LP
Galderma Research & Development SNC
Nestle Skin Health S.A.
10143728
IPR2020-00349 Final Written Decision Samsung
Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC [SK Capital Partners, LP] 9819057
IPR2020-00477 Final Written Decision Cellect, LLC Samsung
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
9667896
IPR2020-00245 Final Written Decision Nice Ltd. Callminer, Inc. 8553872

                           District Court (80)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
2:21-cv-00259 Filed HCL Technologies Limited
HCL America, Inc
CXT Systems, Inc. 7016875
8260806
7257581
3:21-mc-80169 Filed Elm 3DS Innovations, LLC
6:21-cv-00719 Filed Digital Cache, LLC [Oso IP, LLC] Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. 6851015
2:21-cv-00262 Filed Vista Peak Ventures, LLC [Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC] HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
HISENSE INTERNATIONAL (HONG KONG)
Xianyang Caihong Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
Hisense Co. Ltd.
6078375
7006065
6404474
6657619
7009673
6657699
3:21-cv-05388 Filed Daavon Cox Ford Motor
1:21-cv-01019 Filed Vertex Pharmaceuticals Lupin Limited 10646481
2:21-cv-00268 Filed Peregrin Licensing LLC [Quest Patent Research Corporation] Wells Fargo 7827097
8725630
7761371
8209257
10230840
9948771
3:21-cv-05428 Filed Masterobjects, Inc. Facebook, Inc. 9760628
8539024
10394866
10311073
1:21-cv-01029 Filed Lazer IP LLC [IP Edge] STMicroelectronics 6701508
1:21-cv-01030 Filed Bausch & Lomb
PF Consumer Healthcare 1 LLC
Nature Made Nutritional Products
Pharmavite LLC
8603522
1:21-cv-01032 Filed Merz North America, Inc.
Merz Pharmaceuticals
MSN Pharmaceuticals Inc. 7638552
7816396
8:21-cv-01213 Filed Soteria Encryption II, LLC [Brian Yates] Toshiba 7069447
4:21-cv-00559 Filed Consolidated Transaction Processing, LLC [Equitable IP] Party City Corporation 8712846
8396743
1:21-cv-06134 Filed DatRec, LLC [Dynamic Deals d/b/a/ DynaIP] iCIMS, Inc. 8381309
3:21-mc-80170 Filed
1:21-cv-01015 Filed Nippon Shinyaku.,Ltd. Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.
3:21-cv-00501 Filed Johnson Controls, Inc. Kreuter Manufacturing Co Inc dba KMC Controls Inc 10528013
D924888
8826165
D924890
D788785
10684029
8190728
11022332
5:21-cv-00294 Filed AML IP, LLC [Dynamic Deals d/b/a/ DynaIP] Ubisoft, Inc. 6876979
6:21-cv-00723 Filed Powermat Technologies, Ltd. Shenzhen Dak Technology Co., Ltd. dba Choetech 9006937
9099894
9048696
6:21-cv-00724 Filed Powermat Technologies, Ltd. Shenzhen Huashuntong Logistics Co., Ltd. dba Nanami 9006937
9099894
9048696
2:21-cv-00264 Filed DIVX, LLC [Fortress IP] TCL Technology Group Corporation
TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings, Ltd.
TCT Mobile International Ltd.
TCL Electronics Holdings Ltd.
Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication Co. Ltd.
11012641
10992955
3:21-cv-05466 Filed Johnstech International Corp. WinWay Technology International, Inc.
WinWay Technology Co. Ltd.
7059866
7338293
7445465
7722361
1:21-cv-01026 Filed Lazer IP LLC [IP Edge] Microchip Technology 6701508
6:21-cv-00731 Filed Intent IQ, LLC
AlmondNet, Inc.
Roku, Inc. 8244586
7822639
8566164
10715878
8677398
10026100
10321198
8595069
10628857
2:21-cv-00944 Filed Jonathan Berall LMA North America Inc
Verathon Inc
Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc.
Aircraft Medical Ltd
AirTraq, LLC
et al.
5827178
4:21-cv-00557 Filed Consolidated Transaction Processing, LLC [Equitable IP] KENDRA SCOTT, LLC 8712846
8396743
4:21-cv-00561 Filed Consolidated Transaction Processing, LLC [Equitable IP] Cost Plus World Market, LLC 8712846
8396743
4:21-cv-05500 Filed TJTM Technologies, LLC [SMTM Technology, LLC] Samsung Group 8958853
2:21-cv-13731 Filed Merz North America, Inc.
Merz Pharmaceuticals
MSN Pharmaceuticals Inc. 7638552
7816396
6:21-cv-00734 Filed Lazer IP LLC [IP Edge] Renesas Electronics Corp. 6701508
6:21-cv-00738 Filed Ancora Technologies, Inc. Nintendo
Retro Studios, Inc.
6411941
2:21-cv-05667 Filed STAHLS` INC dba GroupeSTAHL BEIJING CHINASIGNS INFORMATION CO., LTD.
CALIFORNIA GLOBAL SIGNS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., INC.
9289960
6:21-cv-00718 Filed Sockeye Licensing TX, LLC [Wildcat Licensing, Jeff Salmon] Chengdu XGimi Technology Co., Ltd. 8135342
9547981
6:21-cv-00720 Filed Trackthings, LLC Amazon.com Services LLC
Amazon.com, Inc.
eero LLC
9642017
10107893
9332442
1:21-cv-01020 Filed DataCloud Technologies, LLC [IP Investments Group] Newfold Digital, Inc. 8762498
6560613
8607139
7209959
6:21-cv-00727 Filed The Trustees of Purdue University STMicroelectronics
STMicroelectronics N.V.
7498633
8035112
1:21-cv-00826 Filed Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH
ADC Automotive Distance Control Systems GmbH
Arigna Technology Limited 7397318
2:21-cv-00265 Filed Peregrin Licensing LLC [Quest Patent Research Corporation] Discover Financial Services 8725630
7827097
7761371
8209257
10230840
9948771
4:21-cv-02289 Filed Geographic Location Innovations, LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Delta Galil USA, Inc. d/b/a Splendid 7917285
2:21-cv-00941 Filed Wyze Labs Inc Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co Ltd
Beijing Rockrobo Technology Co Ltd
10271699
4:21-cv-00553 Filed Consolidated Transaction Processing, LLC [Equitable IP] CVS Pharmacy, Inc. 8712846
8396743
4:21-cv-00554 Filed Consolidated Transaction Processing, LLC [Equitable IP] The Gap Inc. 8712846
8396743
4:21-cv-00555 Filed Consolidated Transaction Processing, LLC [Equitable IP] Hallmark.com, LLC
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
8712846
8396743
4:21-cv-00556 Filed Consolidated Transaction Processing, LLC [Equitable IP] Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
1:21-cv-03685 Filed Tan Grow Inc. Ningbo Saituo Network Technology Co., Ltd.
Cloud Dynamics (Tianjin) Electronic Commerce Ltd.
1:21-cv-22500 Filed Burrow, Inc. Ferhat Akiskali
Euro Furniture and Design, LLC
10182659
10932580
10433648
5:21-cv-00692 Filed Chicago Fittings Corporation Georg Fischer Central Plastics LLC 8083266
2:21-cv-00260 Filed Vista Peak Ventures, LLC [Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC] HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
Hisense Co. Ltd.
HISENSE INTERNATIONAL (HONG KONG)
Xianyang Caihong Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
7499119
6579749
6891196
6674093
6594143
5929947
6:21-cv-00725 Filed Powermat Technologies, Ltd. Shenzhen Kaixinghui Technology Co., Ltd. dba Yootech 9006937
9099894
9048696
6:21-cv-00728 Filed Geographic Location Innovations, LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Aldi, Inc. 7917285
6:21-cv-00729 Filed Geographic Location Innovations, LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] NorthStar Trailblazer, LLC d/b/a Mainstream Boutique 7917285
2:21-cv-00267 Filed Peregrin Licensing LLC [Quest Patent Research Corporation] Bank of America 7761371
8725630
7827097
10230840
8209257
1:21-cv-01028 Filed Lazer IP LLC [IP Edge] Silicon Labs 6701508
7:21-cv-02107 Filed Robert Bosch GmbH Delta Power Equipment Corporation 10207345
3:21-cv-00450 Filed Rimco, Inc., dba Idaho Wrecker Sales Twin Cities Wrecker Sales, Inc. 8192135
2:21-cv-00269 Filed Peregrin Licensing LLC [Quest Patent Research Corporation] US Bank, National Association Co. 8725630
7827097
8209257
7761371
9948771
10230840
4:21-cv-00558 Filed Consolidated Transaction Processing, LLC [Equitable IP] Levi Strauss 8712846
8396743
4:21-cv-00560 Filed Consolidated Transaction Processing, LLC [Equitable IP] Michaels Cos. 8712846
8396743
1:21-cv-01035 Filed Roku, Inc. Intent IQ, LLC
AlmondNet, Inc.
8244586
7822639
8566164
10715878
8677398
10026100
10321198
8595069
10628857
6:21-cv-00732 Filed Digital Cache, LLC [Oso IP, LLC] Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. 6851015
6:21-cv-00733 Filed Digital Cache, LLC [Oso IP, LLC] Sharp Corporation 6851015
6:21-cv-00735 Filed Ancora Technologies, Inc. Google LLC 6411941
1:21-cv-00287 Filed InMusic Brands, Inc. Curtis International, Ltd. 7567498
2:21-cv-05656 Filed Social Positioning Input Systems, LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] SquareGPS, Inc. 9261365
2:21-cv-00257 Filed HCL Technologies Limited
HCL America, Inc
CXT Systems, Inc.
2:21-cv-00258 Filed HCL Technologies Limited
HCL America, Inc
CXT Systems, Inc.
0:21-cv-01607 Filed BD Technology Partners 3M Co. 9920947
9552715
8029608
2:21-cv-00425 Filed Smith Sport Optics
Koroyd Sarl
Burton Corporation, The 10736373
2:21-cv-00263 Filed Vista Peak Ventures, LLC [Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC] HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
Hisense Co. Ltd.
HISENSE INTERNATIONAL (HONG KONG)
6549259
6812528
7593070
6513943
6:21-cv-00726 Filed AudioEye, Inc. accessiBe Ltd. 11029815
10997361
11061532
10928978
10896286
2:21-cv-00266 Filed Cisco Systems, Inc. Estech Systems, Inc. 6977911
7068684
6067349
7123699
9167399
7269162
6882869
8391298
1:21-cv-01033 Filed Merck Sharp & Dohme Co., Inc. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories 7326708
3:21-cv-01275 Filed Parsons Xtreme Golf, LLC Southern California Design Company dba Indi Golf D879895
D893655
10981038
10737153
1:21-cv-01920 Filed Wisconsin Archery Products, LLC Burris Co., Inc. 8316551
4:21-cv-00552 Filed Consolidated Transaction Processing, LLC [Equitable IP] Big Lots, Inc. 8712846
8396743
1:21-cv-01037 Filed Bleacher League Entertainment, Inc. WinView, Inc. 7909332
8092306
1:21-cv-01040 Filed Fresenius Kabi [Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA et al] Baxter International, Inc. 8118802
7857802
7828787
8162915
1:21-cv-06124 Filed Riggs Technology Holdings, LLC [Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC, OL PATENTS, Kermit D. Lopez, Luis M. Ortiz] Coursera, Inc. 7299067
6:21-cv-00737 Filed Ancora Technologies, Inc. Roku, Inc. 6411941
6:21-cv-00739 Filed Ancora Technologies, Inc. Vizio, Inc. 6411941

 

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Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud is Chief IP Counsel at Unified Patents, LLC, where he manages a growing team of talented, diverse attorneys and oversees a docket of administrative challenges, appeals, licensing, and district court work in addition to IP, administrative, amicus, policy, marketing, and corporate matters.

Prior to Unified he was a patent litigator for Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, and a former medical devices patent examiner at the USPTO. He earned his J.D. with honors from the American University Washington College of Law; his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University; and his M.A. in Print Journalism from the University of Southern California. He enjoys teaching, writing, and speaking on patent and administrative law.

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  1. JC J Bouzigues July 27, 2021 8:10 pm

    Jonathan, very interesting article. The trend in that space is only going to go up given the massive amount of investment in the semiconductor industry.

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