Techno Licensing LLC added another round of cases to its sole litigation campaign, over a single patent generally related to push-to-talk (PTT) over cellular (PoC) service. The NPE, a litigating affiliate of monetization firm IP Edge LLC, has targeted devices that support PoC communications, including in its latest round of suits, against Bluebird (2:18-cv-00370), Kirisun (0:18-cv-62890), Pepperl + Fuchs (4:18-cv-04429), Sonim Technologies (1:18-cv-01870), Teamspeak Systems (3:18-cv-07287), and Unitech (4:18-cv-04430). Techno Licensing’s is the fourth IP Edge campaign to arise from a portfolio of nearly 30 patents originating with Panasonic and acquired from Allied Security Trust (AST) in early 2017.
Another apparent affiliate of monetization firm IP Edge LLC has expanded an existing litigation campaign. Last month saw dismissals in earlier Techno Licensing LLC cases, against Airbus, Telus, and Verizon, as well as a new suit filed against Telapex (Cellular South); so far this month, the NPE has sued Dillon Kane Group (1:18-cv-06505), NEC (3:18-cv-02559), Simoco EMEA (2:18-cv-00405), and Zebra Technologies (1:18-cv-06506) in various districts. Throughout this campaign, Techno Licensing has asserted a single patent generally related to push-to-talk (PTT) over cellular (PoC) service, with infringement allegations targeting devices that support PoC communications.
Techno Licensing LLC, an apparent affiliate of monetization firm IP Edge LLC, has filed cases against Airbus (1:18-cv-02012) in the District of Colorado and Verizon (1:18-cv-00662) in the District of Delaware. The new suits follow in the wake of a March settlement and dismissal in an earlier case in this campaign, filed in September 2017 against Tait. Each of the five cases in this campaign has asserted a single patent, generally related to push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) service. The new complaints target the defendants’ provision of PoC equipment—Verizon, through the provision of “Verizon handsets that interface with and/or operate in a communication environment provided by Link Communications, and any similar products”; and Airbus, through the provision of devices offering Airbus’ Tactilon Agent mobile app as well as the app itself.
Zavala Licensing LLC has begun a litigation campaign, filing complaints that assert a single patent against Airspan Networks (1:17-cv-01436), General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) (1:17-cv-01437), Nextivity (1:17-cv-01438), Thales (1:17-cv-01439), and Weboost Electronics (1:17-cv-01440). The patent generally relates to devices and methods for radio communication. The NPE, an apparent affiliate of monetization firm IP Edge LLC, has accused the defendants of infringement through the provision of LTE base stations, naming Airspan’s Air4G Macro MAXe, GDMS’s Cell on Wheels LTE Deployable Solution, Nextivity’s Cel-Fi QUATRA, the NEXIUM Wireless LTE network solution, and the Weboost Connect 4GX system, respectively.