RPX noted among the assignment records released during the third week of October patent transfers to two affiliates of IP Valuation Partners LLC (d/b/a IPVal)—one that launched a litigation campaign during the first half of this month, and one that may be poised to take over an IPVal campaign begun earlier this year. Also of note is an assignment to a new NPE managed by Bradley D. Liddle and a security agreement between Brian Yates and an investment manager.
NPEs affiliated with IP Valuation Partners LLC (IPVal) have filed the patent monetization firm’s fourth and fifth new litigation campaigns of 2017. Catonian IP Management, LLC has asserted two patents (8,799,468; 9,465,925), generally related to regulating access to a “service provider network”, against the subscription and pay-per-view services of cable providers Altice (Cequel Communications) (2:17-cv-00190) and Charter Communications (Time Warner Cable) (2:17-cv-00191). Two days earlier, IPVal affiliate FigureFun LLC filed a case (2:17-cv-00182) against LEGO Systems and Warner Bros International Television, asserting two patents (7,001,276; 7,338,377) generally related to a gaming server and a gaming token with a built-in chip, respectively. The accused product in FigureFun’s suit is the Lego Dimensions toy set, which contains a base that includes an RFID chip.