Eclipse IP Continues Order Tracking Campaign Under Different Name, Suing Eleven More Retailers

December 9, 2016

In a further expansion of its massive litigation campaign, Electronic Communication Technologies LLC (f/k/a Eclipse IP, LLC) (ECT) has made another eleven filings against a swath of online retailers. The NPE accuses Acecom (2:16-cv-01363), Action Envelope & Printing (2:16-cv-01364), Artbeads.com (2:16-cv-01365), Birthday Direct (2:16-cv-01366), Bulbs.com (2:16-cv-01367), CandyWarehouse.com (2:16-cv-01368), IHF Holdings (Icon Health & Fitness) (2:16-cv-01370), Gump’s Holdings (2:16-cv-01369), Parts Express (2:16-cv-01371), Super Warehouse (2:16-cv-01372), and Tea Living (d/b/a Tea Collection) (2:16-cv-01373) of infringing three patents (7,319,414; 7,876,239; 9,373,261) generally related to tracking shipments online and notifying recipients of their progress. As in a previous round of complaints filed by ECT in late September, these latest defendants are alleged to infringe through the order and shipping confirmation features offered by their respective websites. On December 8, just two days after each complaint was filed, ECT dropped the ‘414 and ‘239 patents from all eleven cases by amended complaint. ECT did the same on December 2 for its case against ShoppersChoice.com (9:16-cv-81677), one of the suits brought in the NPE’s September wave of filings.

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