Last year, Leigh M. Rothschild created yet a third NPE, Geographic Location Innovations, LLC (GLI), to continue his navigation and location services campaign begun in 2014. So far this month, GLI has filed six new cases, all in the Eastern District of Texas, asserting a single patent (7,917,285) generally related to navigational or positional information systems. The new defendants—BB&T, Capital One, The Kroger Co., Choice Hotels, Gym-Mark, and Phillips 66—are accused of infringement through location services offered on their websites (e.g. Capital One’s Branch & ATM Locator). GLI’s latest filings bring the total campaign defendant count to over 65.
Rothschild Location Technologies LLC (RLT Texas) added Life360 (6:15-cv-00867) and Alohar Mobile (6:15-cv-00868) to the Eastern District of Texas portion of its sole litigation campaign. RLT Texas is controlled by individual inventor Leigh M. Rothschild. Its complaints assert a single patent (8,606,503) generally related to transmitting location information to a positional device and accuse the defendants of infringement through the location services associated with their apps. All of the over 15 Texas cases have either been quickly dismissed, the vast majority with prejudice, some after earlier court documents reference settlement, or remain open in pleadings.
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