Second IPVal Affiliate Asserts Second Lens Technology Patent from Recent TransactionFebruary 4, 2018
Compact Lens Technologies LLC, an affiliate of monetization firm IP Valuation Partners LLC (d/b/a IPVal), has launched its first litigation campaign over one of 14 US patents that RPX noted were received by the NPE from Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd. in October 2017. Compact Lens accuses Apple (6:18-cv-00042), Huawei (6:18-cv-00043), and Microsoft (6:18-cv-00044) over the cameras used in certain smartphone and tablet computing devices. The new complaints focus on claim 12 (and its dependents) of the asserted patent, which broadly concerns a “photographic lens”, made up of four separate lenses recited in a particular configuration.
Second Week of October Sees Recordings of Patent Transfers to IPVal, IP Bridge, Unwired Planet, and a New Yates NPEOctober 20, 2017
RPX noted among the assignment records released by the USPTO during the second week of October transfers to affiliates of IP Valuation Partners LLC (d/b/a IPVal) and IP Bridge, Inc. Also during the week, a late September assignment between two NPEs controlled by patent attorney Brian Yates was recorded, as well as a 2016 transfer to Unwired Planet International Ltd.