IN RE: UNIFIED MESSAGING SOLUTIONS LLC AND ADVANCED MESSAGING TECHNOLOGIES

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United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

IN RE: UNIFIED MESSAGING SOLUTIONS LLC AND ADVANCED MESSAGING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.PATENT LITIGATION UNIFIED MESSAGING SOLUTIONS LLC, ADVANCED MESSAGING TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Plaintiffs-Appellants v. GOOGLE, INC., SHAWGUIDES INC., U.S. BANCORP, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SCOTTRADE, INC., ORBITZ, INC., MULTIPLY, INC., AMERICAN AIRLINES, INC., FIFTH THIRD BANCORP, SANTANDER HOLDINGS USA, INC., BANCORPSOUTH, INC., CUPID, PLC, Defendants BMO HARRIS BANK N.A., Defendant-Appellee SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO., GROUPON, INC., UNITED AIR LINES, INC., EARTHLINK, LLC, GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL SERVICES, INC., THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, STATE STREET CORPORATION, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE COMPANY, GEICO ADVANTAGE INSURANCE COMPANY, BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, COXCOM, LLC, FIDELITY NATIONAL INFORMATION SERVICES, INC., METAVANTE CORPORATION, FISERV, INC., FRIENDFINDER NETWORKS INC., VARIOUS, INC., SUNTRUST BANKS, INC., SUNTRUST BANK, JUNO ONLINE SERVICES, INC., NETZERO, INC., PEOPLECONNECT, INC., F/K/A CLASSMATES, BOKF, N.A., BANCO POPULAR NORTH AMERICA, HUMANA, INC., CONN'S INC., CONN APPLIANCES, INC., EVERBANK, COMPASS BANK, UNITED SERVICE AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION, PEOPLE'S UNITED BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SPORTSVITE, LLC, HSBC NORTH AMERICA HOLDINGS, INC., HSBC USA, INC., HSBC BANK USA, N.A., SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION, TWITTER, INC., YAHOO! INC., SANTANDER BANK, N.A., Defendants-Cross-Appellants

2014-1611

Decided: December 08, 2017

(LOURIE, CHEN, and HUGHES, Circuit Judges). ROBERT GREENSPOON, Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC, Chicago, IL argued for plaintiffs-appellants. Also represented by EDWARD R. NELSON, III, THOMAS CECIL, Nelson Bumgardner PC, Fort Worth, TX; TIMOTHY EDWARD GROCHOCINSKI, JOSEPH P. OLDAKER, Orlando Park, IL; CHRISTIE LINDSEY, Berend & Lindsey, PLLC, Fort Worth, TX; ANTHONY G. SIMON, The Simon Law Firm, P.C., St. Louis, MO. YAR ROMAN CHAIKOVSKY, Paul Hastings LLP, Palo Al-to, CA, argued for defendant-appellee and defendants-cross-appellants. Defendants-cross-appellants Twitter, Inc., Yahoo! Inc. also represented by LINDSAY MARIE WHITE, MICHAEL C. HENDERSHOT. Defendant-cross-appellant Yahoo! Inc. also represented by JENNIFER H. DOAN, JOSHUA R. THANE, Haltom & Doan, Texarkana, TX. BENJAMIN J. BRADFORD, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago, IL, for defendant-appellee BMO Harris Bank N.A. Also represented by PETER H. HANNA, REGINALD J. HILL. MASSIMO CICCARELLI, Thompson & Knight LLP, Dallas, TX, for defendant-cross-appellant Southwest Airlines Co. Also represented by NADIA HAGHIGHATIAN, JAMES MICHAEL HEINLEN. THOMAS LEE DUSTON, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, Chicago, IL, for defendants-cross-appellants Groupon, Inc., United Air Lines, Inc. Also represented by TRON Y. FU. L. NORWOOD JAMESON, Duane Morris LLP, Atlanta, GA, for defendant-cross-appellants Earthlink, LLC, CoxCom LLC. Also represented by MATTHEW CHRISTOPHER GAUDET, JOHN R. GIBSON. BRIAN D. ROCHE, Reed Smith LLP, Chicago, IL, for defendant-cross-appellant General Electric Capital Services, Inc. Also represented by JAMES CHRISTOPHER MARTIN, Pittsburgh, PA. DAVID M. BARKAN, Fish & Richardson, PC, Redwood City, CA, for defendant-cross-appellant The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. JASON C. KRAVITZ, Nixon Peabody LLP, Boston, MA, for defendant-cross-appellant State Street Corporation. Also represented by DEANNA RENE KUNZE, JASON T. KUNZE, Chicago, IL. MATTHEW J. MOORE, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC, for defendants-cross-appellants Government Employees Insurance Company, Geico Advantage Insurance Company. Also represented by GABRIEL BELL; CLEMENT J. NAPLES, New York, NY; LISA K. NGUYEN, Menlo Park, CA. DOUGLAS HALLWARD-DREIMEIER, Ropes & Gray LLP, Washington, DC, for defendant-cross-appellant Branch Banking and Trust Company. Also represented by JORDAN ROSSEN. LIONEL M. LAVENUE, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Reston, VA, for defendants-cross-appellants Fidelity National Information Services, Inc, Metavante Corporation, Banco Popular North America, Everbank, People's United Bank, National Association. Also represented by JEFFREY A. BERKOWITZ, DANIEL CRAIG COOLEY. DAVID ALAN ROODMAN, Bryan Cave LLP, St. Louis, MO, for defendants-cross-appellants Fiserv, Inc., Santan-der Bank, N.A. Also represented by EMMA CATHRENE HARTY, NICK E. WILLIAMSON. JEFFREY MOTE, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Chicago, IL, for defendants-cross-appellants FriendFinder Networks Inc., Various, Inc. Also represented by MATTHEW J. LEVINSTEIN. WES MUSSELMAN, Fish & Richardson PC, Dallas, TX, for defendants-cross-appellants Suntrust Banks, Inc., Suntrust Bank. Also represented by ANDREW V. DEVKAR, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Santa Monica, CA. WILLIAM J. ROBINSON, Foley & Lardner LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for defendants-cross-appellants Juno Online Services, Inc., NetZero, Inc., PeopleConnect, Inc. Also represented by JEAN-PAUL CIARDULLO. JOHN DANIEL CLAYMAN, Frederic Dowart, Lawyers, Tulsa, OK, for defendant-cross-appellant BOKF, N.A. JEFFREY S. STANDLEY, Standley Law Group LLP, Dublin, OH, for defendant-cross-appellant Humana, Inc. Also represented by FRED MICHAEL SPEED, JR. MICHAEL DRU MONTGOMERY, The Heartfield Law Firm, Beaumont, TX, for defendants-cross-appellants Conn's Inc., Conn Appliances, Inc. NEIL J. MCNABNAY, Fish & Richardson, P.C., Dallas, TX, for defendant-cross-appellant Compass Bank. MICHAEL T. ZOPPO, Fish & Richardson, P.C., New York, NY, for defendant-cross-appellant United Service Automobile Association. ERIC STEPHEN WALTERS, Walters Wilson LLP, Redwood City, CA, for defendant-cross-appellant Sportsvite, LLC. MICHAEL SCOTT FULLER, Locke Lord LLP, Dallas, TX, for defendants-cross-appellants HSBC North America Holdings, Inc., HSBC USA, Inc., HSBC Bank USA, N.A. JAY E. HEIDRICK, Polsinelli PC, Kansas City, MO, for defendant-cross-appellant Sprint Nextel Corporation.

JUDGMENT

THIS CAUSE having been heard and considered, it is

ORDERED and ADJUDGED:

AFFIRMED. See Fed. Cir. R. 36.

ENTERED BY ORDER OF THE COURT

Peter R. Marksteiner Clerk of Court

PER CURIAM