Mantis Mounts Mobile Marketing Campaign Against Five Retailers
- June 22, 2016
Recently formed Texas NPE Mantis Communications, LLC has filed five new cases, one each against Best Buy (2:16-cv-00661), Home Depot (2:16-cv-00662), HSN (2:16-cv-00663), Jo-Ann Stores (2:16-cv-00664), and Kmart (2:16-cv-00661). The new complaints assert all patents (7,403,788; 7,792,518; 8,131,262; 8,437,784; 8,761,732; 8,938,215; 9,092,803) from a seven-patent family against each of the five retailers. The patents generally relate to direct marketing to mobile devices, with provision of the defendants’ mobile apps at issue in the campaign, which is the second to assert this portfolio in court.