Patent Filings Roundup: PTAB Denies Lash Company PGR over ITC Investigation Given Fintiv; DuoLingo Files Declaratory Judgment Against Prolific Filer

By Jonathan Stroud
August 19, 2021

https://depositphotos.com/3834376/stock-photo-lawsuit.htmlWeekly patent filings have settled into a roughly 60-complaint, 30-petition trend this year, and this week was no different; the district court saw a handful of new LLCs sharing the same Delaware address, a slew of additions to existing campaigns, and another Acacia campaign launched, Atlas Global Technologies LLC. The Hilco entities, Rothschild entities, and DynaIP have all added a number of new defendants. Take a look.                                                  

PTAB Lashes Out: In another Fintiv denial in light of an International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied Post Grant Review (PGR) No. 2021-00046, filed by Kiss Nail Products, Inc., against rival company Lashify, Inc. Apparently, there was a parallel ITC case where the initial decision had issued and the completion date would have been before the final written decision; the Board gave no weight to the fact that the ITC lacks the statutory power to cancel patent claims, instead relying on the reasoning of the precedential Fintiv case itself. The patent is 10,721,984; the petition was, quite obviously, filed withing months of the patenting issuing.

DuoLingo Files DJ of Noninfringement Against Frequent Filer Modern Font: In what will be the 22nd suit provoked by Modern Font Applications LLC’s letter and assertion campaign, the free language learning application DuoLingo has lawyered up (with Latham & Watkins, no less) and filed a declaratory judgment action of noninfringement, alleging they received a threat letter and do not infringe. The three patents, U.S. 9,886, 8,522,127, and 9,892,093, all cover various aspects of using or modifying available fonts or lists of fonts in messaging or operating systems. This marks at least 20 known app or website makers who have been sued or threatened with suit in the relatively recent campaign.

PTAB (28)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2021-01366 Filed Ivanti Inc. [Appsense, Inc.] StayLinked Corporation 9648083
IPR2021-01335 Filed Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited [Broadcom] Netflix, Inc. 10911938
IPR2021-01390 Filed CommScope Technologies LLC [CommScope Holding Company] SOLiD, Inc. 7639982
IPR2021-01329 Filed Fortinet, Inc. Forescout Technologies, Inc. 9894034
IPR2021-01324 Filed Aegis Therapeutics, LLC Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 10682414
IPR2021-01280 Filed BTL Healthcare Technologies A.S. Lumenis Ltd. 10478634
IPR2021-01323 Filed Align Technology, Inc. 3Shape A/S
3Shape, Inc.
10750152
IPR2021-01371 Filed Stratosaudio, Inc. Hyundai Motor America, Inc. 8200203
IPR2021-01391 Filed CommScope Technologies LLC [CommScope Holding Company] SOLiD, Inc. 7639982
IPR2021-01293 Filed Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited [Broadcom] Netflix, Inc. 9402098
IPR2021-01397 Filed Reno Technologies Inc. Advanced Energy Industries Inc. 10707057
IPR2021-01398 Filed Palo Alto Research Center Inc. [Xerox] Twitter, Inc. 7043475
IPR2021-01343 Filed Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited [Broadcom] Netflix, Inc. 8646014
PGR2021-00109 Filed Columbia Insurance Company Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. 11021867
IPR2021-01393 Filed CommScope Technologies LLC  [CommScope Holding Company] SOLiD, Inc. 8577286
IPR2021-01316 Filed U.S. Well Services, LLC Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 10280724
IPR2021-01278 Filed BTL Healthcare Technologies A.S. Lumenis Ltd. 10709894
IPR2021-01328 Filed Fortinet, Inc. Forescout Technologies, Inc. 9503421
IPR2021-01386 Filed The University of British Columbia Berkeley Lights, Inc. 10738270
IPR2021-01315 Filed U.S. Well Services, LLC Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. 9893500
IPR2021-01396 Filed Decibel Insight, Inc. [Medellia, Inc.] Qualcomm Incorporated 7917680
IPR2021-01285 Filed BTL Healthcare Technologies A.S. Lumenis Ltd. 10709894
IPR2021-01394 Filed CommScope Technologies LLC [CommScope Holding Company] SOLiD, Inc. 9332402
IPR2021-01258 Filed Longhorn HD LLC [Alpha Alpha Intellectual Partners] Netscout Systems, Inc. 7260846
IPR2021-01338 Filed Ancora Technologies, Inc Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Nintendo of America, Inc.
6411941
IPR2021-01273 Filed BTL Healthcare Technologies A.S. Lumenis Ltd. 10478634
IPR2021-01384 Filed Agis Software Development LLC [AGIS Holdings, Inc.] Google LLC
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
9706381
IPR2021-01392 Filed CommScope Technologies LLC [CommScope Holding Company] SOLiD, Inc. 8326218
IPR2021-00476 Not Instituted – Merits 10Tales, Inc. TikTok Inc. 8856030
IPR2021-00468 Not Instituted – Merits Broadcom Corporation Netflix, Inc. 6982663
IPR2021-00507 Not Instituted – Merits FIPA Frohwitter Intellectual Property AG
IPCOM, Gmbh & Co. KG
Ericsson, Inc.
Nokia
Nokia of America Corporation
7006463
IPR2021-00604 Not Instituted – Procedural Acqis LLC [Acquis Technology, LLC] Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
9703750
PGR2021-00046 Not Instituted – Procedural Lashify, Inc. Kiss Nail Products, Inc. 10721984
IPR2021-00488 Not Instituted – Procedural Ecofactor, Inc Google LLC 8180492
IPR2021-00474 Instituted Varta Microbattery Gmbh Eve Energy Co., Ltd 9496581
IPR2021-00416 Instituted Content Square SAS
Clicktale Ltd
Content Square Israel Ltd.
Quantum Metric, Incorporated
Decibel Insight, Ltd
Decibel Insight, Inc
Decibel Insight, Inc.
10079737
IPR2021-00504 Instituted NavBlazer, LLC [Raymond Anthony Joao] Google LLC 9885782
IPR2021-00406 Instituted United Therapeutics Corporation Liquidia Technologies, Inc. 10716793
IPR2021-00512 Instituted Scorpcast, LLC [d/b/a Haulstars, Inc.] MG Freesites Ltd. 9703463
IPR2021-00469 Instituted Correct Transmission, LLC [Corrigent Systems, Orckit-Corrigent] Juniper Networks, Inc. 7983150
IPR2021-00473 Instituted Gui Global Products Ltd. [GUI Global Management, Inc.] Apple, Inc 10589320
IPR2021-00491 Instituted Trustees of Dartmouth College Thorne Research, Inc. 8197807
IPR2021-00510 Instituted Scorpcast, LLC [d/b/a Haulstars, Inc.] MG Freesites Ltd. 9899063
IPR2021-00465 Instituted Luminati Networks Ltd.
Bright Data Ltd.
Netnut Ltd. 9742866
IPR2021-00472 Instituted Gui Global Products Ltd. [GUI Global Management, Inc.] Apple, Inc 10562077
IPR2021-00471 Instituted Gui Global Products Ltd. [GUI Global Management, Inc.] Apple, Inc 10259021
IPR2020-01454 Instituted Colibri Heart Valve LLC Medtronic CoreValve LLC 9125739
PGR2021-00054 Instituted Merck Patent Gmbh CQV Co., Ltd., 10647861
IPR2021-00775 Instituted Colibri Heart Valve LLC Edwards LifeSciences Corporation
Edwards LifeSciences LLC
9125739
IPR2021-00382 Instituted Prova Group, Inc. Textile Rental Services Association 8234185
IPR2021-00533 Instituted IPCOM, Gmbh & Co. KG Nokia of America Corporation
Ericsson, Inc.
6983147
IPR2021-00470 Instituted Gui Global Products Ltd. [GUI Global Management, Inc.] Apple, Inc 10259020
IPR2021-00458 Instituted Luminati Networks Ltd.
Bright Data Ltd.
Netnut Ltd. 9241044
IPR2020-00502 Final Written Decision Dynamics Inc.
Danisco US Inc.
Samsung
Samsung Research America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
10032100
IPR2020-00525 Final Written Decision Pact XPP Schweiz AG Intel Corporation 8819505
IPR2020-00528 Final Written Decision Pact XPP Schweiz AG Intel Corporation 8686549
IPR2020-00531 Final Written Decision Pact XPP Schweiz AG Intel Corporation 9436631
IPR2020-00463 Final Written Decision Uniloc 2017 LLC [Fortress IP] Google LLC 8194632
IPR2020-00514 Final Written Decision Impinj, Inc. NXP Semiconductors
NXP USA, Inc
9471816
IPR2020-00499 Final Written Decision Dynamics Inc.
Danisco US Inc.
Samsung
Samsung Research America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
8827153
IPR2020-00511 Final Written Decision Divx, LLC [Fortress, IP] Netflix, Inc. 9184920
IPR2020-00535 Final Written Decision Pact XPP Schweiz AG Intel Corporation 8312301
IPR2018-01154 Final Written Decision Qualcomm Incorporated Intel Corporation 8698558
IPR2020-00580 Final Written Decision AlterWAN, Inc. Unified Patents, LLC 9667534
IPR2020-00504 Final Written Decision Dynamics Inc.
Danisco US Inc.
Samsung
Samsung Research America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
10223631
IPR2020-00518 Final Written Decision Pact XPP Schweiz AG Intel Corporation 9250908

District Court (61)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
2:21-cv-00304 Filed Atlas Global Technologies LLC [Acacia Research Corp.] Samsung Group
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
9917679
10020919
9763259
9848442
10153886
9825738
9912513
10756851
6:21-cv-00819 Filed Repairify, Inc. John Doe
Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc. dba Elitek Vehicle Services
10528334
8688313
9684500
2:21-cv-00308 Filed Collision Communications, Inc. [Concert Technology Corp.] Nokia of America Corp.
Nokia, Inc.
10477561
9814071
9888479
7724851
7593492
7233620
5:21-cv-06132 Filed Duolingo, Inc. Modern Font Applications LLC 9892093
8522127
9886421
6:21-cv-00827 Filed MCOM IP, LLC [Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP, LLC, Pueblo Nuevo, LLC, Carlos O. Gorrichategui] Fiserv, Inc. 8862508
4:21-cv-02611 Filed Illumina APExBIO Technology LLC 10184122
1:21-cv-01168 Filed Digital Cache, LLC [Oso IP, LLC] Netlist, Inc. [Fortress IP] 6851015
3:21-cv-01877 Filed Geographic Location Innovations, LLC [Leigh M. Rothschild] 7Cs Fashion House LLC dba HUEB 7917285
6:21-cv-00842 Filed Lone Star SCM Systems, Ltd. Zebra Technologies 9646182
7557711
10482293
9996717
2:21-cv-00309 Filed TQ Delta, LLC [Techquity Capital Management, LLC] Nokia of America Corporation
Nokia, Inc.
8595577
7844882
8090008
10567112
9894014
9547608
10044473
8495473
8468411
9300601
7570686
8937988
9485055
8594162
9014193
10409510
10833809
9094348
9154354
1:21-cv-00634 Filed CAO Lighting, Inc. Ideal Industries Lighting LLC dba Cree Lighting, a Company of Ideal Industries, Inc.; Cree, Inc. 6465961
6634770
3:21-cv-00631 Filed MicroPairing Technologies LLC [MicroPairing Technologies, Ltd.(f/k/a 2230755 Alberta Ltd.), Validity LLC] Mitsubishi Motors Corporation 8006117
7793136
7178049
8020028
6:21-cv-00820 Filed Atlas Global Technologies LLC. [Acacia Research Corp.] AsusTek Computer, Inc. 9917679
10020919
9763259
9848442
10153886
9825738
9912513
10756851
2:21-cv-01484 Filed Digital Verification Systems, LLC [Leigh M. Rothschild] Trustifi, LLC 9054860
1:21-cv-01167 Filed Digital Cache, LLC [Oso IP ,LLC] Greenliant Systems, Inc. 6851015
1:21-cv-01169 Filed Digital Cache, LLC [Oso IP ,LLC] PNY Technologies, Inc. 9939140
10378700
10560989
6851015
10448479
1:21-cv-01170 Filed Digital Cache, LLC [Oso IP ,LLC] Storcentric, Inc. 6851015
1:21-cv-01173 Filed Merck Sharp & Dohme Co., Inc. Laurus Generics Inc.
Laurus Labs Limited
7326708
6:21-cv-00837 Filed Geographic Location Innovations, LLC [Leigh M. Rothschild] Solstice Marketing Concepts 7917285
6:21-cv-00847 Filed Bell Northern Research, LLC [Hilco, Inc. d/b/a/ Hilco Global] Motorola Mobility
Lenovo, Inc.
RE48629
6858930
6941156
7039435
8204554
6963129
6696941
7957450
7319889
8416862
8:21-cv-01321 Filed Geographic Location Innovations, LLC [Leigh M. Rothschild] Planet Beauty, Inc. 7917285
1:21-cv-01553 Filed National Products Inc. F&V Corp. dba Bulletpoint 6585212
5:21-cv-00778 Filed Iball Instruments, LLC Telecomm Consultants Inc
Mark Robert Davis
TOC Rural Solutions LLC
Myron Butler
David E Moore
et al.
10187501
6:21-cv-00830 Filed Grecia Estate Holdings, LLC First National Bank Texas 8402555
4:21-cv-00321 Filed Darton Archery LLC PRECISION SHOOTING EQUIPMENT, INC. RE42219
0:21-cv-61663 Filed Intelligent Assembly, LLC Techtronic Industries
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
6553321
1:21-cv-00516 Filed Intelligent Assembly, LLC Ingersoll-Rand Co. 6553321
6:21-cv-00832 Filed S3G Technology LLC Belk, Inc. 10387140
10831468
1:21-cv-01172 Filed Merck Sharp & Dohme Co., Inc. MSN Pharmaceuticals Inc.
MSN LABORATORIES PVT., LTD.
7326708
1:21-cv-02196 Filed Comserve Solutions LLC [unclear] VMWare, Inc. 7194737
8042107
1:21-cv-00699 Filed Rotablade Systems LLC [unclear] LG Corp. 8851843
6:21-cv-00844 Filed Lone Star SCM Systems, Ltd. Bluebird Inc. 9646182
10482293
9996717
7557711
2:21-cv-00310 Filed TQ Delta, LLC [Techquity Capital Management, LLC] Commscope, Inc.
Arris Global LTD
Arris Group, Inc.
ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
ARRIS US Holdings, Inc.
et al.
8276048
7844882
8090008
10567112
8468411
7570686
8462835
8937988
9485055
7453881
10833809
9094348
9154354
1:21-cv-06838 Filed E. Remy Martin & Co. Vetroelite Inc.
Sire Spirits LLC
Vetroelite S.P.A.
D638649
2:21-cv-00604 Filed Gratuity, LLC [unclear] Leif Magnuson
Tiphaus, Inc
Farrelli`s Management Services, Inc.
10726436
9741050
1:21-cv-01152 Filed VYNE Therapeutics Inc. Padagis Israel Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. fka Perrigo Israel Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. 8945516
8992896
8865139
10398641
10213512
10265404
9675700
10086080
10821187
10137200
10517882
10849847
1:21-cv-02145 Filed Well Master Corporation Flowco Production Solutions, LLC 7395865
7793728
8627892
6:21-cv-00818 Filed Atlas Global Technologies LLC [Acacia Research Corp.] SerComm Corporation 9917679
10020919
9763259
9531520
9825738
9912513
10756851
6:21-cv-00821 Filed AML IP, LLC [Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP; Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP, LLC, Carlos O. Gorrichategui] CATNIP GAMES, LLC 7177979
6:21-cv-00822 Filed AML IP, LLC [Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP; Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP, LLC, Carlos O. Gorrichategui] Belk, Inc.
Belk Ecommerce, LLC
7177979
6:21-cv-00831 Filed Grecia Estate Holdings LLC [William Grecia] 7-Eleven, Inc. 8887308
3:21-cv-15137 Filed Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V.
Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mylan
MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
10143693
1:21-cv-01165 Filed SmileDirectClub, LLC Candid Care Co. 10861599
1:21-cv-01166 Filed Digital Cache, LLC [Oso IP ,LLC] Patriot Memory 6851015
6:21-cv-00840 Filed Monterey Research, LLC [Vector Capital Corp.] Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 6680516
6:21-cv-00843 Filed Lone Star SCM Systems, Ltd. Foxconn Technology Group 9646182
7557711
10482293
9996717
3:21-cv-00633 Filed MicroPairing Technologies LLC [MicroPairing Technologies, Ltd.(f/k/a 2230755 Alberta Ltd.), Validity LLC Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. 8006117
7793136
7178049
8020028
6:21-cv-00849 Filed Verna IP Holdings, LLC [Ortiz & Lopez PLLC] Eaton Corp. 10282960
8265938
9883001
2:21-cv-00305 Filed K.Mizra LLC [Charles Jourdan Hausman] Aruba Networks, LLC
Hewlett-Parkard Co.
9516048
8234705
6:21-cv-00823 Filed AML IP, LLC [Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP; Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP, LLC, Carlos O. Gorrichategui] American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. 7177979
4:21-cv-02592 Filed Digital Cache, LLC [Oso IP ,LLC] LTL Group, Inc. 6851015
6:21-cv-00824 Filed Digital Cache, LLC [Oso IP ,LLC] Shenzhen Longsys Electronics Co., Ltd. 6851015
6:21-cv-00825 Filed 21st Century Garage LLC [Hanger Solutions, IP Investments Group] General Motors 5978737
6584403
6292132
8331998
6526460
6332628
6292752
7098805
6:21-cv-00826 Filed MCOM IP, LLC [Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP, LLC, Pueblo Nuevo, LLC, Carlos O. Gorrichategui] FIS GLOBAL, INC. 8862508
6:21-cv-00829 Filed MCOM IP, LLC [Dynamic Deals, d/b/a DynaIP, LLC, Pueblo Nuevo, LLC, Carlos O. Gorrichategui] MX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 8862508
4:21-cv-02599 Filed DynaEnergetics US, Inc
DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH
G&H Diversified Manufacturing, LP
Yellow Jacket Oil Tools, LLC
10844697
6:21-cv-00833 Filed Bell Northern Research, LLC [Hilco, Inc. d/b/a/ Hilco Global] Apple RE48629
6858930
8396072
7039435
8204554
6963129
7957450
7319889
7564914
8416862
6:21-cv-00839 Filed Monterey Research, LLC [Vector Capital Corp.] Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 8572297
7899145
7609799
8694776
6979640
9767303
6:21-cv-01293 Filed K.Mizra LLC [Charles Jourdan Hausman] American Business Systems, Inc.
Copy Concepts Inc.
Clearview Business Solutions LLC
Toshiba
7852504
8274711
7064874
7840165
7570400
10018938
2:21-cv-11883 Filed Schaeffler Group USA Inc. BorgWarner Emissions Systems (Ningbo) Co., Ltd.
BorgWarner, Inc.
BorgWarner Ithaca LLC dba BorgWarner Morse Systems
7389756
6:21-cv-00845 Filed Maxell Holdings, Ltd. [Hitatchi] Zhuhai CosMx Battery Co., Ltd. 9077035
9166251
8691446
9350019

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The Author

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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