Patent Filings Roundup: In a Slow Week, IP Edge Hits Amazon on Cryptographic Keys and Jeffrey Gross-Run Entities Proliferate

By Jonathan Stroud
November 10, 2021

patent filings roundup - https://depositphotos.com/69425507/stock-photo-a-law-book-with-a.htmlAnother week, another dearth of any Fintiv denials, which sort of begs the question, if the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has effectively walked back their reliance on the Fintiv factors, does that order’s precedential status merit walking back? In terms of district court and PTAB patent filings, subdued is the word; just 19 PTAB petitions (all inter partes reviews) with four being apparent joinders by LG Electronics against Gesture Technology Partners, LLC [a Tim Pryor entity] well prior to institution, seeking to join Apple petitions. Previous Pryor entities include Motion Games LLC, PSTP Ttechnologies, Tactile Feedback Technology, LMI Technologies Inc., and Great Lakes Intellectual Property, Ltd]. Gil Hyatt filed yet another suit this week (and has filed one a week, it seems, for some time).

 The one standout stat this week is yet another huge month of terminations, with 84, many of them some of the IP Edge glut we’ve been discussing in recent weeks. Otherwise, a relatively quiet week saw a fair number of Leigh Rothschild-controlled entities file new complaints (via Information Technology Systems, Digital Verification Systems, and of course longtime filer Rothschild Patent Imaging). Another Scramoge complaint (against Google) was filed, in that Atlantic IP, Magnetar Capital-funded campaign; the Jeffrey Gross-run Auth Token LLC electronic transactions campaign continues to add defendants; and a different Gross-run campaign, Compression Vectors LLC, filed a single-patent suit against Intel. That patent had been previously challenged in IPR (and then quickly settled) by Canon, and had also been asserted against Cisco, and relates generally to video codecs. Indeed, Gross has had quite the expanding portfolio for the past few years, and appears to be one of the bigger beneficiaries of the Intellectual Ventures fire sale at the end of 2018.

The Curious Case of IP Edge and Amazon: In a highly uncharacteristic, brand-new campaign run by IP Edge, subsidiary Longbeam Technologies LLC sued platform giant Amazon on four patents related to cryptographic keys, encryption, and secure communications. The patents come originally from a defunct company called Geocodex LLC, and buck the usual IP Edge modus operandi by opening against one of the tech giants unlikely to settle quickly, without any runup, and with multiple somewhat complex patents at the forefront. The accused products are streaming or web services (AWS and Amazon Prime Video) that support geographic limitations on data—for instance, country-specific streaming licenses for content, a feature known to Amazon as Amazon Kinesis. The complaints are unusually detailed, were filed in Delaware, and could be another clue to the most-frequent-filer’s shift in overall strategy as its base of file-and-settle suits approaches 600 for 2021.

                                 PTAB (19)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2022-00124 Filed Lennon Image Technologies, LLC [Empire IP] Perfect Corp. 6624843
IPR2022-00141 Filed Swarm Technology LLC Juniper Networks, Inc. 10592275
IPR2022-00146 Filed Eye Therapies, LLC Slayback Pharma LLC 9259425
IPR2022-00105 Filed HD Silicon Solutions LLC [f/k/a Innovative Silicon Solutions, LLC] Microchip Technology, Inc. 6774033
IPR2022-00132 Filed Amphenol Corporation Luxshare Precision Industry Co., Ltd. 10381767
IPR2022-00093 Filed Gesture Technology Partners, LLC [Tim Pryor] LG Electronics, Inc. 8194924
IPR2022-00091 Filed Gesture Technology Partners, LLC [Tim Pryor] LG Electronics, Inc. 7933431
IPR2022-00142 Filed Eye Therapies, LLC Slayback Pharma LLC 8293742
IPR2022-00138 Filed Bright Data Ltd. The Data Company Technologies Inc. 10484510
IPR2022-00075 Filed United Services Automobile Association PNC Bank N.A. 9224136
IPR2022-00096 Filed Intellectual Ventures II, LLC Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company RE44818
IPR2022-00135 Filed Bright Data Ltd. The Data Company Technologies Inc. 10257319
IPR2022-00134 Filed DNA Genotek Inc. Spectrum Solutions LLC 10767215
IPR2022-00133 Filed IBM Co. Ebates Performance Marketing, Inc. d/b/a Rakuten Rewards 7543234
IPR2022-00033 Filed Memoryweb, LLC Apple, Inc 10423658
IPR2022-00092 Filed Gesture Technology Partners, LLC [Tim Pryor] LG Electronics, Inc. 8878949
IPR2022-00090 Filed Gesture Technology Partners, LLC [Tim Pryor] LG Electronics, Inc. 8553079
IPR2022-00079 Filed Koninklijke KPN N.V. Ericsson Inc. RE48089
IPR2022-00117 Filed Scramoge Technology Ltd. [Magnetar Capital, Atlantic IP] Apple, Inc. 9843215
IPR2021-00821 Not Instituted – Merits Litl LLC [TRI Ventures, Inc.] Lenovo United States Inc. 8612888
IPR2021-00800 Not Instituted – Merits Litl LLC [TRI Ventures, Inc.] Lenovo United States Inc.l 10289154
IPR2021-00933 Not Instituted – Merits Teladoc Health Inc.
Jonata Sub Two Inc.
American Well Corporation 7761185
IPR2021-00831 Instituted Daedalus Blue LLC [Ed Gomez, Daedalus Group LLC, poss. IBM] Microsoft Corporation 8671132
IPR2021-00886 Instituted Sanho Corp KaiJet Technology International Limited, Inc 10572429
IPR2021-01127 Instituted WiTricity Corp. Momentum Dynamics Corporation 9306635
PGR2021-00078 Instituted Dynaenergetics Europe Gmbh G&H Diversified Manufacturing, LP 10844697
IPR2020-00884 Final Written Decision Chervon HK Limited One World Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
One World Technologies, Inc.
Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
9596806
IPR2020-00915 Final Written Decision Jodi A. Schwendimann Neenah, Inc. 7766475
IPR2020-00887 Final Written Decision Chervon HK Limited One World Technologies, Inc.
Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
One World Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
9986686
IPR2020-00892 Final Written Decision Wildcat Licensing WI, LLC [Sockeye Licensing TX LLC] Atlas Copco Tools and Assembly LLC
General Motors LLC
Faurecia Automotive Seating LLC
Magna International Inc.
RE47232
IPR2020-00888 Final Written Decision Chevron HK Limited One World Technologies, Inc.
Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
One World Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
10070588
IPR2020-00877 Final Written Decision Corephotonics Ltd. Apple, Inc 10288840
IPR2020-00944 Final Written Decision The Noco Company
The Noco Company, Inc.
Shenzhen Carku Technology Co., Ltd. 9007015
IPR2020-00891 Final Written Decision Wildcat Licensing WI, LLC [Sockeye Licensing TX LLC] Atlas Copco Tools and Assembly LLC
General Motors LLC
Faurencia Automotive Seating LLC
Magna International Inc.
Faurecia Automotive Seating LLC
et al.
RE47220
IPR2020-00886 Final Written Decision Chevron HK Limited One World Technologies, Inc.
Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
One World Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Techtronic Industries Power Equipment
9826686
IPR2020-00878 Final Written Decision Corephotonics Ltd. Apple, Inc 10330897

                            District Court (48)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
8:21-cv-01809 Filed Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Circle 38 Inc 8437797
8:21-cv-01810 Filed Nxp Usa Inc Amazoncom Inc
Linksys Usa Inc
Belkin
Mediatek
Mediatek Inc
8558591
8482136
7593202
10904058
9729214
3:21-cv-08505 Filed Informative Technology Systems LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Nextlabs 8156151
3:21-cv-08506 Filed Informative Technology Systems LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Digify Inc 8156151
3:21-cv-08531 Filed Digital Verification Systems LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Paubox Inc 9054860
5:21-cv-08534 Filed Cyboenergy Inc. Northern Electric Power Technology Inc. 9331489
8786133
1:21-cv-05854 Filed Keystone Automotive Industries Inc
Lkq Corporation
General Motors
Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
D818406
D828256
1:21-cv-01561 Filed Viiv Healthcare
Shionogi
Viiv Healthcare Uk No 3 Limited
Lupin Limited 9242986
3:21-cv-02719 Filed Oreilly Winship LLC Dba Owl Snaprays LLC Dba Snappower 9035180
9871324
3:21-cv-08529 Filed Digital Verification Systems LLC [Leigh Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Foxit Software Inc 9054860
1:21-cv-05877 Filed Onmywhey LLC The Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A D844435
D865527
D844436
1:21-cv-01567 Filed Pf Prism CV
Pf Prism Imb BV
Pfizer
Warner-Lambert Company LLC
Synthon Pharmaceuticals Inc
Synthon International Holding Bv
Synthon Bv
10723730
RE47739
6936612
7456168
6:21-cv-01132 Filed Applied Biokinetics LLC Walmart Inc 11096815
8814818
2:21-cv-08739 Filed Splash Medical Devices LLC Zerowet Inc 8747372
1:21-cv-01573 Filed Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh
Boehringer-ingelheim
Sun Pharmaceutical 11090323
10258637
7579449
6:21-cv-01125 Filed Auth Token LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Citigroup Inc 8375212
6:21-cv-01126 Filed Auth Token LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Hbsc Usa Inc 8375212
3:21-cv-08504 Filed Informative Technology Systems LLC [Leigh M. Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Seclore Inc 8156151
4:21-cv-08529 Filed Digital Verification Systems LLC [Leigh M. Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Foxit Software Inc 9054860
1:21-cv-02761 Filed E-z Dock Inc Snap Dock LLC 7918178
1:21-cv-01223 Filed Gilbert P Hyatt Andrew Hirshfeld
1:21-cv-01571 Filed Sito Mobile Rd Ip LLC
Sito Mobile Ltd
Thestreet Inc 9756362
10009637
9135636
8825887
7054949
9135635
9350777
9380088
9026673
9591360
10171846
7689706
6:21-cv-01138 Filed Scramoge Technology Ltd [Atlantic IP, Magnetar Capital] Google LLC 10193392
0:21-cv-62264 Filed Baoying Zhao The Individuals Partnerships And Unincorporated Associations Identified On Schedule A D903038
D924038
1:21-cv-01570 Filed Immervision Inc Apple 10795120
6:21-cv-01134 Filed Applied Biokinetics LLC Walmart Inc 8414511
10212987
2:21-cv-00413 Filed Synergy Ip Corporation
Staton Techiya LLC [Staton Capital]
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
Samsung Group
8254591
10405082
10966015
8315400
9491542
9609424
9124982
9270244
10979836
8111839
6:21-cv-01142 Filed Compression Vectors LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Intel Corp 6731813
4:21-cv-02100 Filed Auth Token LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Fifth Third Bank National Association 8375212
2:21-cv-08625 Filed Rothschild Patent Imaging LLC [Leigh M. Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Evite Inc 8437797
1:21-cv-01559 Filed Longbeam Technologies LLC [IP Edge] Amazon
Amazon.com Inc
7512989
10715316
7660418
8472627
5:21-cv-08531 Filed Digital Verification Systems LLC [Leigh M. Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Paubox Inc 9054860
1:21-cv-05882 Filed Inmusic Brands Inc. Spectra Merchandising International 7567498
7:21-cv-09045 Filed Digital Verification Systems LLC [Leigh M. Rothschild, Patent Asset Management] Keepsolid Inc 9054860
2:21-cv-00408 Filed Auth Token LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Capital One Financial Corp 8375212
2:21-cv-00409 Filed Auth Token LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Jpmorgan Chase Bank Na 8375212
6:21-cv-01124 Filed Auth Token LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Bmo Harris Bank Na 8375212
8:21-cv-02573 Filed Oe Wheel Distributors LLC Wheel Pros
Mobile Hi-tech Wheels LLC
D890069
3:21-cv-08534 Filed Cyboenergy Inc Northern Electric Power Technology Inc 9331489
8786133
2:21-cv-08700 Filed Wangs Alliance Corporation Dba Wac Lighting Affordable Quality Lighting Inc Dba Aq Lighting 10962209
10598358
2:21-cv-00410 Filed Ministrap LLC Quiktrip Corp
2:21-cv-00411 Filed Farmobile LLC Farmers Edge Inc
Farmers Edge Us Inc
11126937
11151485
10963825
11107017
11164116
1:21-cv-01226 Filed Gilbert P Hyatt Andrew Hirshfeld
1:21-cv-05900 Filed Jeagr Ventures LLC Does 1-54 9528204
3:21-cv-00743 Filed Coachcomm LLC Westcom Wireless Inc
6:21-cv-01600 Filed Joseph Daniel Goade Bowtech Inc 7753044
7721724
6:21-cv-01133 Filed Applied Biokinetics LLC Walmart Inc 8834398
8968229
1:21-cv-01575 Filed Meda Pharmaceuticals
Bayer Healthcare LLC
Aurobindo Pharma Ltd 8518919
8071073
9919050

 


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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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