Rothschild Digital Confirmation, LLC has filed three more cases in its campaign asserting patents generally related to mobile image capture, transmission, and storage. The new defendants are FieldAware (2:17-cv-00635), GoSpotCheck (1:17-cv-02182), and Repsly (1:17-cv-11706), added in Texas, Colorado, and Massachusetts, respectively. Leigh M. Rothschild began this campaign in 2014 in Delaware, accusing banks (Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo) and mobile banking application providers, principally Mitek, of infringing four patents. After multiple rulings in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings unfavorable to Rothschild, the prolific plaintiff moved the campaign to the Eastern District of Texas; but now, in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision on proper venue in patent cases, the campaign has spread out.
Oracle (2:17-cv-00013) is the latest defendant to be added to Leigh M. Rothschild’s mobile imaging campaign, joining seven defendants added in late 2016. After multiple earlier setbacks, the campaign’s new complaints focus on claims from a single patent (7,456,872), generally related to mobile image capture, transmission, and storage, not canceled by adverse judgment in a previous inter partes review (brought by Mitek, IPR2015-00624). The Texas plaintiff, Rothschild Digital Confirmation, LLC, targets Oracle’s Field Service, which automates the dispatching of field technicians to service calls, in the new filing.
Frequent plaintiff Leigh M. Rothschild has transferred one patent (7,456,872) asserted by one of his Florida entities, Rothschild Mobile Imaging Innovation LLC (RMII), to one of his new Texas entities, Rothschild Digital Confirmation, LLC for further assertion in that state. The new owner of the ‘872 patent has filed separate lawsuits against Oracle, FieldOne Systems, Fleetmatic, Intuit, Reachlocal (Kickserv), ServiceMax, Telogis, Verizon (Cellco), and WorkWave. The ‘872 patent generally relates to mobile image capture, transmission, and storage, and the accused products are the defendants’ field service management applications that include image capture. This new phase of the campaign follows a first that saw significant setbacks before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).