Eclipse IP[NPE] filed suit against Provide Commerce, alleging that Provide Commerce’s electronic order, purchase, and product return status messaging and information systems that include URL links infringe five patents related to computer-based notification systems. Eclipse IP has filed 10 prior suits since May 2011 against Aldo, America Honda Motor Company, Brickhouse Electronics, Cydea, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Footlocker.com, Hautelook, JP Boden USA, MeetMoi, Nespresso USA, and Steve Madden and was subject to one action for declaratory judgment brought by UPS in January 2011. The patents asserted in previous cases by Eclipse IP have been related to computer-based notification systems, and were assigned by the inventor, Scott A. Hortstemeyer, to Martin Kelly Jones of ArrivalStar[NPE] before being assigned to Eclipse IP. Scott A. Horstemeyer is reportedly a partner/attorney at the IP law firm, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley LLP. 9/5, Southern District of California, assigned to Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo and referred to Magistrate Judge William McCurine, Jr, 3:2012cv02184.
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