NPE activity was very light in February.* Frequent filers included AuthWallet, Cedar Lane Technologies, and Dynapass IP Holdings.

As usual, I prepared the report in partnership with and using Docket Navigator and its powerful database. Docket Navigator is a valuable resource, and the place to go if you want to keep track of new patent litigation filings or want to know what is happening in particular cases, how your judge has historically handled a particular type of motion, or a particular plaintiff’s litigation history. Finally, please let me know if you have thoughts about the report or changes you would like to see. I am preparing it as a service for retailers and their supply chain who may want an overview of the patent litigation landscape. So, I am very open to your suggestions for improving the report.

* Note I am catching up on a backlog because of some very busy IP litigation over the last year or so.

Cedar Lane Technologies Inc. v. Vector Security, Inc. (W.D. Pa.).

Judge:             Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy

Claims:           Infringement

Defendant:     Vector Security, Inc.

Plaintiff:         Cedar Lane Technologies Inc.

Pls. Cnsl:        Rabicoff Law; Napoli Shkolnik

Patents:          6,972,790 (Host interface for imaging arrays); 8,537,242 (Host interface for imaging arrays)

Dynapass IP Holdings LLC v., Inc. (multiple cases) (E.D. Tex.).   

Claims:           Infringement


  •, Inc.
  • Charles Schwab Bank, SSB
  • The Charles Schwab Corporation 
  • East West Bancorp, Inc. 
  • East West Bank
  • Experian Information Services, Inc.
  • First Citizens BancShares, Inc.  
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company
  • Simmons Bank
  • Simmons First National Corporation

Plaintiff:         Dynapass IP Holdings LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Williams Simons & Landis

Patent:            6,993,658 (Use of personal communication devices for user authentication)

AuthWallet, LLC v. Amarillo National Bank  (multiple cases) (W.D. Tex.).  

Claims:           Infringement


  • Amarillo National Bank
  • CIBC Bank USA 
  • Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.
  • First Citizens Bank 
  • Fiserv, Inc.
  • The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 

Plaintiff:         AuthWallet, LLC

Pls. Cnsl:        Ramey

Patent:            8,099,368 (Intermediary service and method for processing financial transaction data with mobile device confirmation)