The recent campaign begun by Dynamic Data Technologies, LLC has expanded to include additional lawsuits filed in the Eastern District of Texas against LG Electronics (LGE) (2:18-cv-00468), Microsoft (2:18-cv-00469), and Qualcomm (2:18-cv-00470), as well as a new case against Dell (1:18-cv-10454) in the Southern District of New York. The NPE asserts up to 14 patents against each defendant—including in earlier cases against Alphabet (Google), Amazon, AMD, Apple, HTC, NVIDIA, and Samsung—from a larger portfolio acquired from MaxLinear and described in each complaint as covering “foundational technology” in image and video processing developed by Philips. (An assertion grid for the campaign can be viewed on RPX Insight here.) Dynamic Data targets a wide variety of products engaged in image/video processing, encoding, and decoding, including those that support the H.265 and/or VP9 video codecs.
Dynamic Data Technologies, LLC, a Delaware entity formed this past April, has launched an international litigation campaign over a large portfolio of patents recently acquired from MaxLinear. In the US, Dynamic Data has sued Alphabet (Google) (2:18-cv-00466), Amazon (2:18-cv-00461), AMD (1:18-cv-01715), Apple (2:18-cv-00464), HTC (1:18-cv-10180), NVIDIA (1:18-cv-01726), and Samsung (1:18-cv-00459) so far. In its complaints, however, the NPE pleads that it has begun enforcement actions against AMD, Google, and Microsoft in China (before the Nanjing Specialized Intellectual Property Tribunal) and against Applein Germany. Dynamic Data further pleads that it is “pursuing remedies for infringement of its patents” in an effort to facilitate the licensing of “foundational technology” in image and video processing developed by Philips, the history of which the NPE recounts in detail in its complaints, from making carbon-filament lamps in 1891 to work in the 1960s leading to patents alleged to disclose “cutting-edge video compression and transmission technologies”.