Eclipse IP Files Fifth Suit against Online Retailer

  • May 23, 2012

Eclipse IP [NPE] filed suit against Dick’s Sporting Goods, alleging that Dick’s electronic order, purchase and product return status messaging and information systems infringe five patents related to computer-based notification systems.  Eclipse IP has filed four prior suits since May 2011 against Aldo, Hautelook, MeetMoi, and Steve Madden and 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. Horstemeyer, to Martin Kelly Jones of ArrivalStar [NPE] before being assigned to Eclipse in January 2011.  Scott A. Horstemeyer is reportedly a partner/attorney at the IP law firm, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley LLP.  5/17, Eastern District of Texas, Judge Rodney Gilstrap, 2:2012cv00294.


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