Eclipse IP Sues Cornerstone Brands over Online Order Notifications
- October 1, 2012
Eclipse IP [NPE] filed suit against Cornerstone Brands, alleging that Cornerstone Brands’ 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 15 prior suits since May 2011 against 1st in Video-Music World, Aldo, America Honda Motor Company, Brickhouse Electronics, Cydea, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Footlocker.com, Hautelook, JP Boden USA, Kellwood Company, MeetMoi, Nespresso USA, Nissan, Provide Commerce, Steve Madden, and Zulily. Eclipse IP was subject to one action for declaratory judgment brought by UPS in January 2011. The patents-in-suit 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. 9/28, Northern District of West Virginia, assigned to Chief Judge John Preston Bailey, 5:2012cv00144.