Facebook Hit by IPVal Affiliate Asserting Patents Received from Intellectual VenturesOctober 7, 2017
Hyper Search LLC, the formation of which RPX first reported in July, has begun filing litigation. The NPE (an affiliate of IPValuation Partners LLC (d/b/a IPVal)) sued Facebook (1:17-cv-01387) on October 3, accusing the company’s website of infringing three patents received from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) in early July. IPVal has now launched 14 litigation campaigns so far in 2017, two involving patents acquired from IV.
IPVal Affiliate OpenPrint Launches Campaign with Patents from Disparate Sources, Received from IVAugust 3, 2017
OpenPrint LLC, an NPE managed by Jason Bourgeois, one of the principals of monetization firm IP Valuation Partners LLC (IPVal), has kicked off a litigation campaign, suing HP (1:17-cv-01077), OKI Electric Industry (OKI Data) (1:17-cv-01075), and Panasonic (1:17-cv-01076). The defendants are accused of infringing either three (HP) or six (OKI, Panasonic) patents that OpenPrint received from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) in a March assignment that RPX noted in May.
Assignment Records Published During the First Half of May Suggest That Several New NPE Campaigns Are LoomingMay 19, 2017
RPX took note, among the USPTO assignment records made available during the first half of May, of the transfer of patents to frequent plaintiffs Leigh M. Rothschild and IP Valuation Partners (both of which received patents from Intellectual Ventures LLC) and BlackBird Tech LLC. RPX also took note of transfers of patents from multiple assignors to an NPE controlled by patent attorney Brian Yates—a California attorney revealed, by a January sanctions ruling in Texas, as controlling more entities than previously thought. Also among the noted transactions are outbound assignments by Panasonic, Pantech, and ZTE, and a transfer from Allied Security Trust’s Industry Patent Purchase Program involving former IBM and Nokia patents.