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  1. Guys, Below is your September 2021 update on the lawsuits filed against Ripple Labs, Inc. As of today, September 14, 2021, there appears to be five (5) open or active lawsuits Ripple Labs, Inc is involved with and litigating. Overall, the main focus lately has been on the SEC v. Ripple Labs, Inc. et al case. It appears there are three other securities-related cases (four total including the SEC case) that are open or active listing Ripple Labs, Inc. as a defendant. The open or active cases are in bold: 1.) 2013 - Ripple v. LaCore Enterprises (closed) 2.) 2015 - Ripple v. Kefi Labs (closed) 3.) 2015 - Arthur Britto v. Jed McCaleb (closed)** 4.) 2016 - Bitstamp v. Ripple, Jed McCaleb, Stellar (closed) 5.) 2016 - Ripple v. Pixel Labs (closed) 6.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (Delaware) (closed) 7.) 2017 - Ripple and XRP II v. R3 (California) (closed) 8.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (New York) (closed) 9.) 2017 - Tony Petrucci v. Ripple (closed) 10.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed) 11.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 12.) 2018 - Zakinov v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 13.) 2018 - David Oconer v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 14.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (California) (closed) 15.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 16.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Appeals Federal Court) (closed) 17.) 2018 - Zakinov et al v. Ripple et al (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) 18.) 2019 - Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. v. Ripple (closed) 19.) 2020 - Simmons v. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 20.) 2020 - Ripple Labs, Inc. et al v. YouTube, LLC (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 21.) 2020 - Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement, LLC, v. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 22.) 2020 - Simmons v. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) 23.) 2020 - Thomas Stelmaszyk v. Ripple Labs, Inc., et al (closed) 24.) 2020 - NPP Australia Limited v. Ripple Labs, Inc. (closed) 25.) 2020 - Creditcare Technology Corporation v. Ripple Labs, Inc., et al (open/active) 26.) 2020 - Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ripple Labs, Inc., at al (open/active) 27.) 2021 - Toomey v. Ripple Labs, et al (Florida) (closed) 28.) 2021 - Toomey v. Ripple Labs, et al (California) (open/active) Notes on the five (5) active cases: #17 (above) - This is a securities-related case. #22 (above) - This is a securities-related case. #25 (above) - This lawsuit is quietly making its way through the discovery phase. It looks like the plaintiff (Creditcare) is requesting sanctions. The next hearing is on September 21, 2021 at 9:30 AM PST. #26 (above) - Go check out @attorneyjeremy1, @FilanLaw, and @JohnEDeaton1 on Twitter for updates on the SEC vs. Ripple Labs, Inc. et al lawsuit. #28 (above) - This is a securities-related case. It was initially filed in state court (Florida. Earlier this month, on September 9, 2021, there was an order from the court to reassign the case to a U.S. District Court Judge. The plaintiff is trying to form a class action against Ripple Labs, Inc. for its sale of XRP to Florida residents in violation of Florida securities laws. https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/36147-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-december-2020/ https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/35446-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-september-2020 @Pablo @WillGetThere @jcdenton @Snoopy @vlad_got_it @Mrsrippley @xrpisking
  2. Guys, Below is your December 2020 update on the lawsuits filed against Ripple Labs, Inc. As of today, December 28, 2020, there appears to be four (4) open or active lawsuits Ripple Labs, Inc is involved with and litigating. Recently, one (1) active lawsuit filed against Ripple Labs, Inc. was closed (#24 below), bringing down the number of total active cases from five to four. The open or active cases are in bold: 1.) 2013 - Ripple v. LaCore Enterprises (closed) 2.) 2015 - Ripple v. Kefi Labs (closed) 3.) 2015 - Arthur Britto v. Jed McCaleb (closed)** 4.) 2016 - Bitstamp v. Ripple, Jed McCaleb, Stellar (closed) 5.) 2016 - Ripple v. Pixel Labs (closed) 6.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (Delaware) (closed) 7.) 2017 - Ripple and XRP II v. R3 (California) (closed) 8.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (New York) (closed) 9.) 2017 - Tony Petrucci v. Ripple (closed) 10.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed) 11.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 12.) 2018 - Zakinov v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 13.) 2018 - David Oconer v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 14.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (California) (closed) 15.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 16.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Appeals Federal Court) (closed) 17.) 2018 - Zakinov et al v. Ripple et al (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) 18.) 2019 - Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. v. Ripple (closed) 19.) 2020 - Simmons v. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 20.) 2020 - Ripple Labs, Inc. et al v. YouTube, LLC (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) 21.) 2020 - Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement, LLC, v. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 22.) 2020 - Simmons v. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 23.) 2020 - Thomas Stelmaszyk v. Ripple Labs, Inc., et al (closed) 24.) 2020 - NPP Australia Limited v. Ripple Labs, Inc. (closed) 25.) 2020 - Creditcare Technology Corporation v. Ripple Labs, Inc., et al (open/active) 26.) 2020 - Securities and Exchange Commission v. Ripple Labs, Inc., at al (open/active) Notes on active cases (or previously active cases): #17 (above) - There was an initial case management conference on November 11, 2020. This securities-related case was referred to private ADR or private alternative dispute resolution, which is common. It appears that some dates were set. Discovery is due on April 15, 2022. Jury selection and trial, which the parties/court estimate will take 12 days, is set for July 17, 2023. Looking at the recent SEC filing against Ripple (#26 above), more likely than not, that case will likely impact the outcome of this specific securities-related case. If the SEC wins their case (#26 above) and XRP is deemed a security by the courts, that will clearly have an impact on this case. If the SEC loses their case (#26 above), the securities-related claims being alleged in this lawsuit will become moot and will likely be dismissed by this federal court. #20 (above) - On November 20, 2020, YouTube, LLC won a small victory in this case and had their motion to dismiss granted by the court. Ripple Labs, Inc. filed an amended complaint on December 11, 2020, and YouTube, LLC recently asked the court for more time to respond on December 18, 2020. As of right now, there is an initial case management conference between the parties and the court scheduled for February 4, 2021 at 9:30 AM PT. Going to be watching to see whether YouTube, LLC is successful again with another motion to dismiss here. We'll see. #24 (above) - Ripple Labs, Inc. was sued by a consortium of Australia banks over alleged intellectual property infringement concerning "PayID." As of December 23, 2020, this case is now closed. My guess is that Ripple Labs, Inc. settled here, paid something to NPP Australia Limited and agreed not to use "PayID" without their permission. The "Pay ID" trademarks filed by Ripple Labs in June 2020 were abandoned on December 21, 2020, two days before this case was closed. It appears that "PayString" is going to replace "PayID", for Ripple Labs, Inc. filed for two new trademarks in November 2020. #25 (above) - This is a new lawsuit that was recently filed against Ripple Labs, Inc. for several legal claims, including breach of contract, fraud, and tortious interference with a contract. Creditcare Technology Corporation. At the heart of this dispute appears to be one of Creditcare's biggest clients, TML Remittance Center SDN, a company based in Malaysia that was looking to process $240 million USD in remittances using blockchain. TML terminated their agreement with Creditcare and signed up with Ripple Labs. The complaint was filed on October 13, 2020. My guess is Ripple Labs, Inc. will be responding to this complaint soon. It appears the initial case management conference is scheduled for March 17, 2021. #26 (above) - This is a new lawsuit that was recently filed by the SEC against Ripple Labs, Inc. My guess is that most of you have already heard about this case. As of today, there is nothing new to report after looking at the docket. Here are my initial thoughts. In my opinion, we are going to get regulatory clarity a lot faster from the US Congress passing a bill versus letting this case (and #17 above), play itself out in the US court system. This case could go well into 2022 or 2023, especially when you factor in the losing party appealing. Now, the SEC under a new administration could come out with some new guidance that would go directly against their case (e.g., the SEC says XRP is not a security), but I highly doubt they would do that. And, in my opinion, it does Ripple Labs, Inc. no good settling this case, for I don't think that is going to provide the regulatory clarity that they are after here. It also does them no good if the case is simple dropped by the SEC under the new administration or dismissed by the court. Again, XRP gets regulatory clarity either from this case filed by the SEC (or from other case law already being litigated out there that no one ever talks about) or from Congress. At this time, my money is on the latter; Congress will likely provide regulatory clarity faster here for XRP. We'll see what happens. Please be patient. Good things take time. https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/35446-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-september-2020 https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/34658-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-may-2020 @Pablo @WillGetThere @jcdenton @Snoopy @vlad_got_it @Mrsrippley @xrpisking
  3. As soon as something gets filed by the SEC, I'll provide the community with an updated lawsuit tracker along with my initial thoughts. I am currently tracking everything.
  4. Guys, Here is some more information on RTGS Global's patent pending application(s): 1.) It appears Andrew Smith, CTO of RTGS Global, filed the patent on September 2, 2019 in the U.K. Intellectual Property Office. 2.) It is application number GB1912608.5 3.) The U.K. patent application is titled "A method and system for the secure transmission of funds" 4.) It appears that the RTGS patent was also filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization under application number PCT/IB2019/057390 5.) However, I cannot find the patent application under the WIPO IP Portal (as of today, September 6, 2020). 6.) In the United States, there are provisional and non-provisional patents available to inventors. A provisional patent is never examined by the USPTO, but the inventor has a quick filing date (more importantly, a quick priority date), they can delay long-term patent examination costs, and the inventor could still say they are "patent pending." 7.) In the U.K, there is no such thing as a provisional patent. However, the equivalent way to do (a provisional patent) in the U.K. is to file a normal patent application but not progress that application and then, within 12 months, to file a further application which claims priority from the earlier application. 8.) My guess is that RTGS is moving forward with the full patent and is not just filing something to say that they are "patent pending." It has been over 12 months since the patent application was filed on September 2, 2019, and the status on the U.K's Intellectual Property Office website says "pending." However, it is always possible that a company claims they are patent pending, and technically they are correct, but the patent application eventually expires and the inventor loses their priority date. 8.) Want to be clear here. I am not saying RTGS is doing just that, but that I have seen this happen in the past. "Patent pending" is great for marketing; great way to entice investors or customers as well. But it is just a patent application. A patent has not been awarded to RTGS yet. 9.) In the UK, a pending patent application will be published with the search report not earlier than 18 months after the filing date of the initial UK application. So, if I am understanding this correctly, we will not be able to get a look at this patent or the text of this patent until March 2, 2021 (or later due to COVID-19 delays). 10.) If anyone wants to try to help me find the WIPO patent application, that would be great. But it also might not be available until March 2, 2021. 11.) If the RTGS Global patent application infringes upon any existing patent, including one of Ripple Labs, Inc. patent applications that may later be issued, that patent holder or inventor could take legal action for patent infringement, which would likely include an injunction to prevent that product/service in the marketplace. I'll circle back to this in March 2021. Also, all of this does not mean that RTGS is or is not a threat to what Ripple is doing. Just trying to bring some more light to what they are doing here (and what legal protections they are trying to claim with everyone and every other company quickly jumping into this space). Sources: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ctoandy/ https://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-ipsum.htm https://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-ipsum/Case/ApplicationNumber/GB1912608.5 https://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-pj-fullfile/pdf/6804/6804.pdf https://ocpatentlawyer.com/file-provisional-nonprovisional-patent-application/ https://www.gov.uk/search-for-patent https://rtgs.global/site/userfiles/File/downloads/RTGS-Terms-of-Use-V3_May_ 20.pdf https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/search.jsf http://www.hindles.co.uk/the_uk_patent_application_procedure.html @Snoopy @Pablo @WillGetThere @vlad_got_it @jcdenton @Mrsrippley @xrpisking
  5. Guys, According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), here is a list of all the patents owned by Ripple Labs, Inc., a few of which have been recently published this year (2020). The company has added quite a bit of intellectual property since I first started following the company back in May of 2017. Please note that all of these patents have not been awarded yet; most are marked "patent pending." Also, the United States is a first-to-file country. When comparing two similar patents, an inventor's "priority date" is considered the date the patent was filed. This changed under the Obama Administration, for the United States used to be a first-to-invent country. If anyone can help me find the RTGS Global Limited patent, that would be great (in the meantime, I will keep looking). Would love to see/read the RTGS patent and see the priority date. For example, let's say there is patent overlap or similarities between a patent pending application Ripple owns versus the patent pending application RTGS Global Limited owns, it could come down to the filing date (the priority date). Now, this is all speculation, but again, I would love to see/read the RTGS patent. Lastly, please go read the background description on the "Private asset transactions" patent pending application and the "Multiple asset transactions" patent pending application. Both of those were super excited to read. 1.) Temporary consensus subnetwork in a distributed network for payment processing (2/4/2015) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/fa/43/40/567f2565faf1b1/US20160224949A1.pdf 2.) System and method for determining that results produced from executions of software have not been altered or falsified (6/8/2015; patent awarded) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/8c/4f/62/11c27c38fc8307/US20180157487A1.pdf 3.) Resource path monitoring (8/3/2016; inventor was Robert Way) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/fb/81/40/ebed8d6e36375a/US20180316624A1.pdf 4.) Resource path monitoring (8/3/2016; patent awarded; inventor was Robert Way) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/f2/18/57/563ae940a2298f/US10419359.pdf 5.) Electronic payment network security (7/27/2017) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/b1/b1/94/07d281324c1069/US20190034939A1.pdf 6.) Exchange hosting server (11/22/2017) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/6c/e4/b1/680baf15f83788/US20190158418A1.pdf 7.) Byzantine agreement in open networks (2/12/2018) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/18/33/a5/a4822342d88d4a/US20190251007A1.pdf 8.) Random oracles in open networks (2/12/2018) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/12/2d/23/e3f14abc6419b2/US20190253242A1.pdf 9.) Multi-hop path finding (5/29/2018) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/e5/d6/3d/78a9ede8ef88eb/WO2019231812A1.pdf 10.) Asynchronous self-proving transactions (9/27/2018) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/00/bf/60/41aa318d7fb75f/US20200104228A1.pdf 11.) Obscured routing (11/8/2018) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/2d/80/5a/59471b3823bd11/US20200153785A1.pdf 12.) Private asset transactions (12/20/2018) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/61/ec/7f/7fae206ee3c33b/US20200202344A1.pdf 13.) Securing public key cryptographic algorithms (12/20/2018) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/83/0a/41/13f9ec41b564f3/US20200204338A1.pdf 14.) Multiple asset transactions (12/20/2018) https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/7e/04/d2/d89db6e45e5cee/US20200202349A1.pdf
  6. Guys, Below is your September 2020 update on the lawsuits filed against Ripple Labs, Inc. As of today, September 6, 2020, there appears to be three (3) open or active cases Ripple Labs, Inc is involved with and litigating. The open or active cases are in bold: 1.) 2014 - Ripple v. LaCore Enterprises (closed) 2.) 2015 - Ripple v. Kefi Labs (closed) 3.) 2015 - Arthur Britto v. Jed McCaleb (closed)** 4.) 2016 - Bitstamp v. Ripple, Jed McCaleb, Stellar (closed) 5.) 2016 - Ripple v. Pixel Labs (closed) 6.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (Delaware) (closed) 7.) 2017 - Ripple and XRP II v. R3 (California) (closed) 8.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (New York) (closed) 9.) 2017 - Tony Petrucci v. Ripple (closed) 10.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed) 11.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 12.) 2018 - Zakinov v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 13.) 2018 - David Oconer v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 14.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (California) (closed) 15.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 16.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Appeals Federal Court) (closed) 17.) 2018 - Zakinov et al v. Ripple et al (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) 18.) 2019 - Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. vs. Ripple (closed) 19.) 2020 - Simmons vs. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 20.) 2020 - Ripple Labs, Inc. et al vs. YouTube, LLC (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) 21.) 2020 - Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement, LLC, vs. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 22.) 2020 - Simmons vs. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 23.) 2020 - Thomas Stelmaszyk vs. Ripple Labs, Inc., et al (closed) 24.) 2020 - NPP Australia Limited vs. Ripple Labs, Inc. (open/active) Notes on active cases: #17 (above) - these 4 or 5 securities-related cases were all combined, but nothing new to report (just pretrial motions, objections, etc.). With 110+ docket entries, to be honest, I don't have the time right now to figure out what the next relevant date would be or to comb through all of the entries for some more clues. However, the community seems to be monitoring this one closely. #20 (above) - YouTube, LLC has filed a motion to dismiss Ripple's original complaint. That motion hearing is scheduled for October 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM PST. Responses are due tomorrow (September 7, 2020), and replies to those responses are due on September 28, 2020. We shall see if the court grants YouTube their motion to dismiss, or if Ripple Labs wins on this motion and the case proceeds forward to discovery. #22 (above) - Plaintiff's original lawsuit (#19) was closed and reopened a few days later; we're now tracking this one under #22. There appears to be an order granting case consolidation with the other class action securities lawsuits filed against Ripple Labs and the other defendants (#17 above). #23 (above) - On May 19, 2020, plaintiff Thomas Stelmaszyk filed a lawsuit against Ripple Labs, Inc. and others regarding securities violations. Ripple filed a motion to dismiss, the plaintiff amended their complaint, but the court dismissed the complaint with prejudice on August 4, 2020. Would not be surprised if this plaintiff ties to join #17. #24 (above) - Ripple Labs was sued by a consortium of Australia banks over alleged intellectual property infringement concerning "PayID." https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/34658-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-may-2020 https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/34394-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-march-2020-update @Snoopy @Pablo @WillGetThere @vlad_got_it @jcdenton @Mrsrippley @xrpisking
  7. Guys, Last week, on August 11, 2020, Ripple Labs, Inc. filed for two (2) new trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). One trademark was filed to protect the word "RippleX" whereas the other mark was filed to protect the "RippleX" logo. This is the 8th trademark filed by the company in 2020 Ripple Labs, Inc. continues to add to their IP portfolio (always great to see). To date, Ripple has filed for 55 trademarks with the USPTO. 40 of the 55 trademarks are "live" and active whereas 15 are considered "dead" and abandoned by the company. The character mark "XRP" is still owned by the company. https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/34633-two-new-trademarks-filed-by-ripple-labs/ https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/24086-new-trademark-filed-by-ripple-labs https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/27862-abandon-the-xrp-trademark/ @Snoopy @Pablo @WillGetThere @vlad_got_it @jcdenton @Mrsrippley @xrpisking
  8. Guys, Below is your May 2020 update on the lawsuits filed against Ripple Labs, Inc. As of today, May 4, 2020, there are four (4) open or active cases Ripple Labs, Inc is involved with and litigating. TL;DR - A new securities related lawsuit was filed against Ripple Labs, Inc. last week. That is three, securities related lawsuits Ripple is now defending. The open or active cases are in bold: 1.) 2014 - Ripple v. LaCore Enterprises (closed) 2.) 2015 - Ripple v. Kefi Labs (closed) 3.) 2015 - Arthur Britto v. Jed McCaleb (closed)** 4.) 2016 - Bitstamp v. Ripple, Jed McCaleb, Stellar (closed) 5.) 2016 - Ripple v. Pixel Labs (closed) 6.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (Delaware) (closed) 7.) 2017 - Ripple and XRP II v. R3 (California) (closed) 8.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (New York) (closed) 9.) 2017 - Tony Petrucci v. Ripple (closed) 10.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed) 11.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 12.) 2018 - Zakinov v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 13.) 2018 - David Oconer v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 14.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (California) (closed) 15.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 16.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Appeals Federal Court) (closed) 17.) 2018 - Zakinov et al v. Ripple et al (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) 18.) 2019 - Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. vs. Ripple (closed) 19.) 2020 - Simmons vs. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) 20.) 2020 - Ripple Labs, Inc. et al vs. YouTube, LLC (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) 21.) 2020 - Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement, LLC, vs. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) Notes on active cases: #17, #19, #21 (above) - There are now three different securities related lawsuits filed against Ripple Labs, Inc., two in U.S. Federal Court in California (#17, #21) and one in U.S. Federal Court in New York (#19). The second federal case in California (#21) was filed on May 1, 2020. #20 (above) - Over the years, Ripple Labs, Inc. has typically been the defendant in all of these lawsuits. However, as many of you are aware, Ripple just filed a lawsuit against YouTube (Google) for alleged trademark infringement, alleged right to publicity, and alleged violations under California's Unfair Competition Laws, all related to the XRP Scam Giveaways. My guess is that Ripple Labs, Inc. will move to have all three securities related lawsuits joined (combined), but we shall see. And as soon as I have upcoming dates on all of these cases, I will update this post. @Snoopy @Pablo @WillGetThere @vlad_got_it @jcdenton @Mrsrippley @xrpisking
  9. Guys, Last week, on April 23, 2020, Ripple Labs, Inc. filed for two (2) new trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Both trademarks are character marks (versus a design trademark for a logo). Here are the two new trademarks: 1) "On-Demand Liquidity" 2) "Ripple On-Demand Liquidity" Both of these filings should come at no surprise. Ripple Labs, Inc. continues to add to their IP portfolio (always great to see). To date, Ripple has filed for 55 trademarks with the USPTO. 40 of the 55 trademarks are "live" and active whereas 15 are considered "dead" and abandoned by the company. The character mark "XRP" is still owned by the company. https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/24086-new-trademark-filed-by-ripple-labs https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/27862-abandon-the-xrp-trademark/ @Snoopy @Pablo @WillGetThere @vlad_got_it @jcdenton @Mrsrippley @xrpisking
  10. @King34Maine, the problem with settling #17 and #19 is that it opens up the door to other securities-related lawsuits being filed by anyone, knowing that Ripple Labs, Inc. is just going to pay you to go away. If that were the case, the two of us should combine our resources and file another lawsuit right now to make a little extra cash, knowing that Ripple would just settle our case. The securities-related issue can (and should) be resolved by the courts. My guess is that more lawsuits are on the way. The issue could also be resolved the SEC and/or the U.S. Congress, which is arguably the quicker and cheaper route to go for Ripple Labs, Inc. to put this issue behind them (lobby the SEC and/or Congress). However, any new cryptocurrency law that does come out is going to be challenged in the courts as well. Again, there is no easy way out #17 and #19. This is going to take longer than people think (and it already has). #17 above was filed in 2018. It could be another year or so before #17 goes to trial, and then there would probably be an appeal after that. Imagine all the money Ripple Labs, Inc. is spending or has spent on legal expenses fighting these lawsuits, including settlements. It has to be quite a bit of money.
  11. Guys, Below is your March 2020 update on the lawsuits filed against Ripple Labs, Inc. As of today, March 20, 2020, there are two (2) open or active cases Ripple Labs, Inc is involved with and litigating. TL;DR - A new lawsuit was filed against Ripple Labs, Inc. on March 12, 2020. The open or active cases are in bold: 1.) 2014 - Ripple v. LaCore Enterprises (closed) 2.) 2015 - Ripple v. Kefi Labs (closed) 3.) 2015 - Arthur Britto v. Jed McCaleb (closed)** 4.) 2016 - Bitstamp v. Ripple, Jed McCaleb, Stellar (closed) 5.) 2016 - Ripple v. Pixel Labs (closed) 6.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (Delaware) (closed) 7.) 2017 - Ripple and XRP II v. R3 (California) (closed) 8.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (New York) (closed) 9.) 2017 - Tony Petrucci v. Ripple (closed) 10.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed) 11.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 12.) 2018 - Zakinov v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 13.) 2018 - David Oconer v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 14.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (California) (closed) 15.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 16.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Appeals Federal Court) (closed) 17.) 2018 - Zakinov et al v. Ripple et al (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) 18.) 2019 - Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. vs. Ripple (closed) 19.) 2020 - Simmons vs. Ripple Labs, XRP II, LLC, and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) Notes on active cases: #17, #19 (above) There are now two different securities related lawsuits filed against Ripple labs, one in U.S. Federal Court in California (#17) and one in U.S. Federal Court in New York (#19). The case in New York (#19) was filed last week on March 12, 2020. #18 (above) was recently dismissed with prejudice. My guess is that Ripple Labs settled this lawsuit in order to avoid going to trial. If true, this was more likely than not a good move on Ripple Labs' part (avoid discovery and trial if you can). June 2018 Update: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/24386-ripple-lawsuit-tracker/ August 2018 Update: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/26151-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-august-2018-update/ October 2018 Update: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/27832-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-october-2018-update/ December 2018 Update: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/29587-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-december-2018-update/ November 2019 Update: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33506-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-november-2019-update/ @WillGetThere @Pablo @Snoopy @vlad_got_it @jcdenton @Mrsrippley @xrpisking
  12. OK, thank you, @Sukrim. Wonder if the 16 GB RAM will be enough in two years time. Mine is using right around 10 or 11 GB RAM, @Skippy.
  13. Guys, Finally have my validator up and running - nHB6u7fyXpdcKi11AiAz3qs3rTmZrqgtSeiyyC3KXVyygxZjiDsK (willowcreekvalidator.com). Submitted everything to Ripple and recently got on the registry list. Currently running 4 CPUs, 32 GB RAM. Would it make sense to upgrade to 8 CPUs, 64 GB RAM (or higher)? XRPL.org recommends 32 GB of RAM, so planning for the future, I didn't know if 64 GB of RAM made sense. I guess in 12 to 18 months, will 32 GB of RAM, along with the other recommended specs, still be the recommendation? If not, I'd like to bump up now. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks! @mDuo13 @nikb @karlos @Pablo
  14. Guys, Quick update on this case. Two days ago, on 2/6, Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. dismissed their own patent infringement lawsuit against Ripple Labs, Inc. with prejudice (permanently). Seems like a settlement to me by Ripple Labs, Inc. Again, Cooperative Entertainment was alleging that Ripple's software product(s) were infringing on a patent filed by Cooperative Entertainment. IF there was a settlement, 1) we will never hear about the dollar amount paid to Cooperative Entertainment unless it were to leak (doubtful), and 2) arguably, the decision to settle was probably easier than stringing this case out for at least one year, probably longer. It would have been a business decision to put this one behind them, even if they had a few good defenses. Lastly, with this lawsuit behind Ripple, the only case still outstanding is the securities lawsuit. Will update the community once we judge issues an order. https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33506-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-november-2019-update/ @Snoopy, @Pablo, @WillGetThere, @vlad_got_it, @jcdenton, @Mrsrippley, @xrpisking
  15. Guys, Below is your update for November 2019 on the lawsuits filed against Ripple Labs, Inc. Please keep in mind that the U.S. justice system moves pretty slow. Essentially, as of November 19, 2019, there are two (2) open or active cases Ripple Labs, Inc is involved with and litigating. TL;DR - Nothing really to report. Stay tuned for January 9, 2020 and January 15, 2020. The open or active cases are in bold: 1.) 2014 - Ripple v. LaCore Enterprises (closed) 2.) 2015 - Ripple v. Kefi Labs (closed) 3.) 2015 - Arthur Britto v. Jed McCaleb (closed)** 4.) 2016 - Bitstamp v. Ripple, Jed McCaleb, Stellar (closed) 5.) 2016 - Ripple v. Pixel Labs (closed) 6.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (Delaware) (closed) 7.) 2017 - Ripple and XRP II v. R3 (California) (closed) 8.) 2017 - R3 v. Ripple (New York) (closed) 9.) 2017 - Tony Petrucci v. Ripple (closed) 10.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed) 11.) 2018 - Ryan Coffey v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 12.) 2018 - Zakinov v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 13.) 2018 - David Oconer v. Ripple, XRP II and Bradley Garlinghouse (California) (closed; consolidated w/ #17) 14.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (California) (closed) 15.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Federal Court) (closed) 16.) 2018 - Avner Greenwald v. Ripple, XRP II, Bradley Garlinghouse, Christian Larsen, Ben Lawsky (U.S. Appeals Federal Court) (closed) 17.) 2018 - Zakinov et al v. Ripple et al (U.S. Federal Court) (open/active) 18.) 2019 - Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. vs. Ripple (open/active) Notes on active cases are below. Dates to keep in mind are January 9, 2020 and January 15, 2020: #17 (above) is the security related case that most of you are aware of by now. Ripple responded to the original complaint and asked the court to dismiss the complaint, to which the plaintiffs recently filed a memorandum of opposition. Both parties are due in court on January 15, 2020 at 9 AM Pacific Time. If the court grants the motion to dismiss in Ripple's favor, the lawsuit would be likely be appealed. If the court denies the motion to dismiss, we would move into the discovery phase, dates would be set, and both sides would start to get ready for trial. #18 (above) is the most recent filed case against Ripple by Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. that alleges patent infringement of their technology, specifically, Ripple Net, allegedly infringing on their patented technology. You can read the complaint and more about the lawsuit at the link below. The complaint was filed on September 25, 2019, and on November 12, 2019, Ripple filed a stipulation to inform the court that they needed more time to respond; both parties or their attorneys have agreed to give Ripple until January 9, 2020 to respond to the original complaint. https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/33341-cooperative-entertainment-v-ripple-labs/ Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and your time with your friends and families. June 2018 Update: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/24386-ripple-lawsuit-tracker/ August 2018 Update: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/26151-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-august-2018-update/ October 2018 Update: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/27832-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-october-2018-update/ December 2018 Update: https://www.xrpchat.com/topic/29587-ripple-lawsuit-tracker-december-2018-update/ @Pablo @Snoopy @zerpdigger @vlad_got_it @jcdenton @Mrsrippley @Sebastian @xrpisking
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