mCom IP, LLC has continued to add defendants to its “unified banking systems” campaign, suing Cullen/Frost Bankers (6:22-cv-001148), Goldman Sachs (4:22-cv-03821), and HM Treasury (Citizens Bank) (3:22-cv-02447) so far in November after hitting American Express (6:22-cv-01134) and Citibank (3:22-cv-02398) at the end of October. These new cases bring above three dozen the number of defendants sued in this campaign, not all of which are banks. Among them is Cisco, targeted over its “Digital Banking Solution”, which this summer brought to a magistrate judge’s attention a decision by District Judge Alan D. Albright granting a stay pending the resolution of an inter partes review (IPR) in a case in a separate campaign. The company sought to convince the magistrate that this other order acted to “clarify the practice” in the Western District of Texas for stays pending instituted IPR proceedings—i.e., that the bar to such a stay is not as high as might be generally perceived. A couple of weeks ago, Judge Albright, having taken over the Cisco case after the magistrate’s recusal, denied the motion to stay.
The recent filing spree of plaintiffs associated with patent monetization firm Dynamic IP Deals LLC (d/b/a DynaIP) includes several new suits filed by mCom IP, LLC, one filed against each of Backbase (1:22-cv-02046), Bank of America (6:22-cv-00256), CIBC Bank (6:22-cv-00274), Cisco (6:22-cv-00261), Oracle (6:22-cv-00262), JPMorgan Chase (6:22-cv-00260), and Temenos (6:22-cv-00263). The plaintiff continues to assert the same single patent—generally related to connecting multiple devices to a financial institution, accessing stored customer data, and monitoring that user session to select related “targeted marketing content”—with various features of “unified banking systems” targeted.