Altair Logix LLC recently filed suit against Acer (3:18-cv-07154), HTC (2:18-cv-01685), and Mattel (1:18-cv-01861), targeting devices with either a Qualcomm or MediaTek system-on-chip (SoC) that allegedly include multiple “media processing units” identified as the ARM quad-core Cortex-A53. The new defendants join ASUStek and TI as active in the campaign after dismissals have been entered in earlier suits filed against Microsoft, Samsung, and ZTE. Altair Logix is an affiliate of IP Edge LLC, a Texas monetization firm that has landed at the top of recent years’ lists of most frequent plaintiffs.
Cases against Microsoft (2:18-cv-00325)and Samsung (2:18-cv-00326) have been added to the litigation campaign begun with a mid-July complaint against TI by Altair Logix LLC, an affiliate of monetization firm IP Edge LLC. A single patent, described as relating to “the field of runtime reconfigurable dynamic-adaptive digital circuits”, is asserted in each suit, with infringement allegations against Microsoft focused on convertible tablets (e.g., the Surface 2 equipped with the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor) and those against Samsung focused on Chromebooks equipped with the Exynos 5 Dual processor. Both complaints identify the ARM Quad core Cortex A-15 as the “media processing units” working in conjunction with the products’ processor.
Altair Logix LLC, an affiliate of monetization firm IP Edge LLC, has launched a new litigation campaign, suing Texas Instruments (1:18-cv-01065) in Delaware. The new complaint asserts a single patent generally related to “the field of runtime reconfigurable dynamic-adaptive digital circuits which can implement a myriad of digital processing functions related to systems control, digital signal processing, communications, image processing, speech and voice recognition or synthesis, three-dimensional graphics rendering, and video processing”. TI is accused of infringement through the provision of certain ARM-based systems-on-chip with media-processing features, the complaint specifically identifying the Texas Instruments 66AK2Hxx Multicore DSP+ARM® KeyStone II System-on-Chip. This litigation is only the fourth new 2018 campaign filed by IP Edge, by far the most prolific NPE plaintiff over the past several years.