Hailo Technologies, LLC has recently revived two of its three litigation campaigns to date and may yet revive the third. The NPE just added a case against Safr Technologies (1:19-cv-01139) to a June case against Juno (1:19-cv-01139) and May cases against Curb Mobility (1:19-cv-00945), Flywheel Software (1:19-cv-00949), and Via Transportation (1:19-cv-00946) in a campaign over a taxi dispatch patent that emerged from a reexamination triggered by Hailo itself with all claims found patentable as amended to avoid patent-ineligibility under Alice. In the second campaign, Hailo has recently added suits against Anker Innovations (2:19-cv-00751) and Moovn Technologies (2:19-cv-00958) over a patent generally related to locating a parked vehicle. In the third campaign, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handed down a final written decision in an inter partes review (IPR) that found no challenged claims of a different taxi dispatch patent unpatentable under the arguments presented in a petition filed by Unified Patents.
Hailo Technologies, LLC (d/b/a BRING) has opened up a second vehicle-for-hire campaign, asserting a single patent (5,973,619) against Lyft (2:17-cv-03028) and Uber (2:17-cv-03031) in the Central District of California. The ‘619 patent generally relates to a taxi dispatch and payment system, comprising a family of one, and Hailo Technologies accuses the defendants of infringement through their provision of their ride-sharing platforms. Hailo Technologies was formed in California on November 17, 2016, with Daniel Cotman of Cotman IP Law Group, PLC as its agent. In disclosures filed with the court, Hailo Technologies is identified as a subsidiary of Red Dragon Innovations, LLC, which is also affiliated with Cotman and was also formed in California in November 2016.