Patent Filings Roundup: Jeffrey Gross Assertion Tests West Texas Order; Failure to Serve Leads to Taasera Declaratory Judgment; Farm Software Dispute Sparks Suit

patent filings - https://depositphotos.com/461955494/stock-photo-patent-litigation-is-shown-on.htmlThere were 33 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings (all inter partes reviews [IPRs]), with just 42 new district court patent filings this week. That, coupled with 67 terminations, suggests that either it’s the summer doldrums, or the Western District of Texas/Waco reshuffling order is having an immediate impact on filings, as would-be plaintiffs reassess venue choices—at least in the short term. Of the terminations, a large chunk are IP Edge (per usual); the IPRs represent mostly defendants in litigation challenging claims asserted against them, with a few notable exceptions. In the district courts, a new Jeff Gross entity was the biggest filer, with some other activity highlighted below. One entity, Alidouble, appears to have ties with both Israeli and Hong Kong-based predecessors-in-interests, with Hong Kong-based Keystone Intellectual Property Management recorded.

Missed Serve:  In what looks like capitalizing on a major procedural blunder, semiconductor giant Trend Micro filed a declaratory judgment (DJ) action against Taasera Licensing LLC in the Northern District of Texas on at least nine patents that had previously been asserted—but not served—in the Eastern District of Texas’ Marshall division.

According to the complaint, “On November 30, 2021, Taasera filed suit in the Eastern District of Texas against Trend Micro Japan [….] Taasara has not served Trend Micro Japan. While Taasara did not name Trend Micro as a defendant in the Complaint, Taasara’s allegations of infringement as to Trend Micro’s products, which are sold in the United States by Trend Micro, establish a justiciable case or controversy between Taasara and Trend Micro of sufficient immediacy and reality.”

The failure of service has opened the door for DJ jurisdiction elsewhere by other defendants, if necessary, which, in an ostensibly high-stakes semiconductor litigation, has put the would-be plaintiff on the back foot.

Gross Files Aggressive New Campaign, Tests West Texas Order: With yet another new single-patent non-practicing entity (NPE) campaign from Jeffrey Gross, Focus Global Solutions LLC, the aggregator has sued HP, Dell, Solarwinds, Extreme Networks, Cisco, and Broadcom.  The suits were filed by Issac Rabicoff in the Western District of Texas and were assigned randomly; Dell went to Judge Montavlo in El Paso, Broadcom went to Judge Pulliam in San Antonio, and Cisco went to Senior Judge Ezra in San Antonio; all three were voluntarily dismissed unilaterally by Rabicoff less than a week later. HP was assigned to Judge Ezra as well, and has yet to be dismissed; Extreme Networks was assigned to Chief Judge Orlando Garcia (also sitting in San Antonio), still pending; and Solar Winds was assigned to Judge David Counts III, in Midland (also still pending). It’s unclear if this was meant more to test the random assignment or if the filings were made without considering the new regime and then quickly dismissed.

Buying the Farm: A western dispute between Farmers Edge and Farmobile LLC spilled into court this week on five patents.  Per the complaint, Kansas-based Farmobile LLC sued Manitoba-based Farmers Edge (whose US subsidiary is based in Minnesota) this week in Marshall in the Eastern District, citing extensive sales, employees, and business operations in the state. Accused products include farm information recordation systems,  such as, for example, CanPlugs, which are “installed in or on agricultural equipment” and are designed to “record and transmit data during a farming operation, including real-time data generated by the agricultural equipment, as well as the related FarmCommand software platform that the user may access to retrieve and/or view the recorded data using a mobile device, such as a tablet or laptop computer.”

                              PTAB (33)

Case Number Action Owner Petitioner Patent
IPR2022-01331 Filed Ryan Hardin
Andrew Hill
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Google LLC
9779418
IPR2022-01345 Filed Dali Wireless Inc. [Dali Systems Co.] Ericsson Inc 11006343
IPR2022-01357 Filed Consumeron, LLC Maplebear, Inc. d/b/a Instacart 10628835
IPR2022-01316 Filed Asetek Danmark A/S Shenzhen Apaltek Co., Ltd. 8240362
IPR2022-01279 Filed General Electric Company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Inc 7629705
IPR2022-01310 Filed Wirtgen America, Inc. Consumeron, LLC 8424972
IPR2022-01330 Filed Ryan Hardin
Andrew Hill
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Google LLC
9779418
IPR2022-01367 Filed Brunswick Corporation Volvo Penta of the Americas, LLC 10324468
IPR2022-01318 Filed Asetek Danmark A/S Shenzhen Apaltek Co., Ltd. 10078355
IPR2022-01317 Filed Asetek Danmark A/S Shenzhen Apaltek Co., Ltd. 8245764
IPR2022-01329 Filed Ryan Hardin
Andrew Hill
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Google LLC
10049387
IPR2022-01353 Filed XR Communications LLC [d/b/a Vivato Technologies] Amazon.com, Inc
Amazon.com Services, LLC
10715235
IPR2022-01358 Filed Consumeron, LLC Maplebear, Inc. d/b/a Instacart 10115067
IPR2022-01327 Filed Ryan Hardin
Andrew Hill
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Google LLC
10049387
IPR2022-01366 Filed Brunswick Corporation Volvo Penta of the Americas, LLC 7727036
IPR2022-01278 Filed Wirtgen America, Inc. Caterpillar, Inc. 8424972
IPR2022-01333 Filed Ryan Hardin
Andrew Hill
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Google LLC
10984447
IPR2022-01335 Filed Ryan Hardin
Andrew Hill
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Google LLC
10984447
IPR2022-01328 Filed Ryan Hardin
Andrew Hill
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
10049387
IPR2022-01356 Filed Consumeron, LLC Maplebear, Inc. d/b/a Instacart 8244594
IPR2022-01352 Filed SB IP Holdings LLC Vivint Inc 8154581
IPR2022-01354 Filed Scramoge Technology Ltd. [Magentar Capital, Atlantic IP] Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. 10546685
IPR2022-01369 Filed Brunswick Corporation Volvo Penta of Americas, LLC 10095232
IPR2022-01346 Filed WAG Acquisition LLC [Woodsford Litigation Funding Limited] The Walt Disney Company
Disney Streaming Services LLC
Hulu, LLC
Netflix, Inc.
9729594
IPR2022-01350 Filed Agis Software Development LLC [AGIS Holdings, LLC, unknown funding] Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless 9467838
IPR2022-01351 Filed Winview Inc. DraftKings, Inc. 9878243
IPR2022-01332 Filed Ryan Hardin
Andrew Hill
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Google LLC
9779418
IPR2022-01334 Filed Ryan Hardin
Andrew Hill
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
10984447
IPR2022-01344 Filed KPR U.S., LLC [Cardinal Health, Inc.] Advantage Medical Electronics, LLC
Lifesync Corporation
8038484
IPR2022-01343 Filed KPR U.S., LLC [Cardinal Health, Inc.] Advantae Medical Electronics, LLC
Lifesync Corporation
8795004
IPR2022-01359 Filed Consumeron, LLC Maplebear, Inc. d/b/a Instacart 9202191
IPR2022-01349 Filed Agis Software Development LLC [AGIS Holdings, LLC, unknown funding] Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless 9749829
IPR2022-01368 Filed Brunswick Corporation Volvo Penta of the Americas, LLC 7305928
IPR2022-00449 Not Instituted – Merits University of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization Guardant Health, Inc. 10689699
IPR2022-00531 Not Instituted – Merits Skillz Platform, Inc. Aviagames, Inc. 9649564
IPR2022-00450 Not Instituted – Merits University of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization Guardant Health, Inc. 10689699
IPR2022-00440 Not Instituted – Merits Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. TCT Mobile US Inc.
TCL China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co Ltd
TCL Technology Group Corporation
TTE Technology, Inc.
TCL Communication Technology Holdings, Ltd.
9208717
IPR2022-00535 Not Instituted – Procedural Ecofactor, Inc. Google LLC 10584890
IPR2022-00453 Instituted Textron Innovations Inc. DJI Europe B.V. 8078395
IPR2022-00221 Instituted MemoryWeb LLC Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
10423658
IPR2022-00350 Instituted Scramoge Technology Ltd. [Magnetar Capital, Atlantic IP] Apple, Inc 9806565
IPR2022-00473 Instituted Ecofactor, Inc. Google LLC 8751186
IPR2022-00431 Instituted Medtronic Ireland Manufacturing Unlimited Co. Recor Medical, Inc
Otsuka Medical Devices Co., Ltd.
8845629
IPR2022-00358 Instituted Parus Holdings Inc. Google LLC 7881941
IPR2022-00260 Instituted M2M Solutions LLC Amazon.com, Inc 10791442
IPR2022-00538 Instituted Ecofactor, Inc. Google LLC 9194597
IPR2022-00523 Instituted Parus Holdings Inc. Google LLC 8185402
IPR2022-00419 Instituted Lite-On Technology Corporation
Genesis Photonics, Inc.
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. RE47088
IPR2022-00351 Instituted Scramoge Technology Ltd. [Magentar Capital, Atlantic IP] Apple, Inc 10622842
IPR2021-01469 Adverse Judgment Sable Networks, Inc. [Sable iP] Splunk Inc. 8817790
IPR2021-01594 Adverse Judgment Sable Networks, Inc. [Sable IP] Splunk Inc. 7630358
IPR2021-00530 Final Written Decision Clicktale Ltd
Content Square SAS
Quantum Metric, Incorporated
Decibel Insight, Inc.
Decibel Insight, Inc
9792365
IPR2021-00647 Final Written Decision D3D Technologies, Inc. Microsoft Corporation 8384771
IPR2021-00512 Final Written Decision Scorpcast, LLC [d/b/a Haulstars] MG Freesites Ltd. 9703463
IPR2018-00960 Final Written Decision Fairfield Industries, Inc.
Magseis FF LLC
Seabed Geosolutions (US) Inc. RE45268
IPR2017-01668 Final Written Decision Uniloc USA, Inc.
Uniloc Luxembourg, S.A.
Uniloc 2017 LLC [Fortress IP, Softbank]
Facebook, Inc.
WhatsApp, Inc.
Apple, Inc
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
LG Electronics, Inc.
8724622
IPR2021-00510 Final Written Decision Scorpcast, LLC [d/b/a Haulstars] MG Freesites Ltd. 9899063
PGR2021-00049 Final Written Decision FMC Technologies, Inc. Dril-Quip, Inc. 10689921
IPR2021-00453 Final Written Decision Omni Medsci, Inc.
Orthocision, Inc.
Apple, Inc 10517484
IPR2021-00600 Settlement Koss Corporation Apple, Inc 10298451
IPR2022-00554 Settlement Teladoc Health, Inc Avail Medsystems, Inc. 9160783
IPR2022-00445 Settlement Teladoc Health, Inc Avail Medsystems, Inc. 8849679
IPR2022-00727 Settlement Dr. Wesley Boudville Enseo, LLC 8532632
IPR2021-00592 Settlement Koss Corporation Apple, Inc 10469934
IPR2022-00729 Settlement Dr. Wesley Boudville Enseo, LLC 9294542

                         District Court (42)

Case Number Action Plaintiff Defendant Patent
3:22-cv-04480 Filed Scientific Applications Research Associates Sara Inc Zipline International Inc 7606115
2:22-cv-11769 Filed Neo Wireless LLC [Softbank, Fortress IP] (f/k/a CFIP NCF LLC] Mercedes-benz 10833908
10771302
8467366
10965512
10075941
10447450
8:22-cv-00275 Filed Farmobile LLC Farmers Edge Us Inc
Farmers Edge Inc
10963825
11107017
11151485
11164116
11126937
2:22-cv-00296 Filed Smart Path Connections LLC Noki
Nokia Inc
7697525
7463580
7386010
7551599
3:22-cv-04487 Filed Usb Bridge Solutions LLC [IP Investments Group] Western Digital 7231485
6:22-cv-00832 Filed Focus Global Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Dell Technologies Inc 6920494
1:22-cv-00061 Filed Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc 10973879
10927342
11332771
9254338
9669069
11084865
11053280
11306135
11066458
9222106
7070959
10415055
10406226
11174283
11299532
10857205
10464992
11253572
11104715
10130681
10669594
9816110
11186625
10888601
1:22-cv-01028 Filed 511 Technologies Inc
Caddo Systems Inc
Lightinthebox Limited Inc
Litb Inc
7191411
11182053
10037127
7216301
8352880
7640517
7725836
2:22-cv-00298 Filed Alidouble Inc [Tower Semiconductor, Keystone Intellectual Property Management] Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company 6168965
9431455
9356169
6169319
2:22-cv-00299 Filed Lexos Media Ip LLC The Gap Inc 6118449
5995102
3:22-cv-00425 Filed Innovaport LLC [f/k/a PatentBank LLC] Target
6:22-cv-00826 Filed Identity Software Pty Ltd Repustate Inc 6272495
1:22-cv-04008 Filed Oz Urinal LLC Does 1-668 As Identified In Exhibit 2
1:22-cv-06602 Filed Inmusic Brands Inc Sony Corp 7567498
6:22-cv-00834 Filed Focus Global Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Hewlett-packard 6978301
2:22-cv-00297 Filed Arigna Technology Limited {Magentar Capital, Atlantic IP] Nissan Motor Co Ltd
General Motors
Tesla Motors Tx Inc
Tesla Inc
Toyota
6:22-cv-00304 Filed Applied Capital Inc Motorola Solutions Inc 9728082
8378817
3:22-cv-01694 Filed Investrex LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Blackboxstocks Inc 8458084
1:22-cv-00874 Filed Datacloud Technologies LLC [IP Investments Group] Ovh Groupe
Ovh Us LLC
7398298
8615555
8762498
7209959
1:22-cv-01033 Filed 511 Technologies Inc
Caddo Systems Inc
Jetbrains Americas Inc 8352880
7640517
7191411
11182053
10037127
2:22-cv-00292 Filed Lexos Media Ip LLC Ulta Beauty Inc 6118449
5995102
3:22-cv-04466 Filed MX3 Diagnostics Inc Ip Venture Inc 11337650
2:22-cv-11770 Filed Neo Wireless LLC [Fortress IP, Softbank] Fca Us LLC 10833908
10771302
8467366
10965512
10075941
10447450
6:22-cv-00831 Filed Focus Global Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Cisco Systems Inc 6978301
2:22-md-03042 Filed Taasera Licensing LLC
Trend Micro Inc
Palo Alto Networks Inc
Taasera Licensing LLC
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Quest Patent Research Corporation
Trend Micro Inc
4:22-cv-02602 Filed Image Pro Solutions LLC Total Immersive LLC 10084998
9078029
10567718
10986319
7407297
8632192
8066384
9560307
1:22-cv-01035 Filed Cedar Lane Technologies Inc Dallmeier Electronic Usa Inc 8537242
6473527
6972790
1:22-cv-01038 Filed Be Labs Inc Dpi Inc 9344183
7827581
1:22-cv-06609 Filed Inmusic Brands Inc Sony Corp 7567498
6:22-cv-00833 Filed Focus Global Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Extreme Networks Inc 6978301
6:22-cv-00836 Filed Focus Global Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Solarwinds Corp 6978301
5:22-cv-04510 Filed Zhuhai Cosmx Battery Company Limited Ningde Amperex Technology Limited 10964987
10833363
0:22-cv-61458 Filed Bay Drive Studios LLC Hearhere Inc 9305020
9600482
9600481
2:22-cv-00304 Filed Lexos Media Ip LLC Ace Hardware Corp 6118449
5995102
1:22-cv-01956 Filed Qtm LLC
Lasermarx Inc Doing Business As Quality Archery Designs Inc
Hamskea Archery Solutions LLC 11359884
11098974
2:22-cv-00293 Filed Netlist Inc [Fortress IP, Softbank] Samsung Group 7619912
2:22-cv-00294 Filed Netlist Inc [Fortress IP, Softbank] Micron Semiconductor Products Inc
Micron Technology Inc
7619912
1:22-cv-22406 Filed Citimarine LLC Dometic Corporation 8056351
1:22-cv-04508 Filed Therabody Inc Police Officers Does
Jack Bracha
Aduro Products LLC
11160722
10702448
10918565
1:22-cv-01913 Filed Personalis Inc Foresight Diagnostics 10450611
11299783
11384394
6:22-cv-00830 Filed Focus Global Solutions LLC [Jeffrey Gross] Broadcom Corporation 6920494
2:22-cv-00303 Filed Trend Micro Inc Taasera Licensing LLC 9092616
6842796
9923918
7673137
8327441
8850517
8990948
9608997
8955038

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