Neodrón Limited has expanded the campaign that it began both in the Western District of Texas and before the International Trade Commission (ITC) in May. The NPE has filed a second set of Western District of Texas suits against prior defendants/respondents Amazon (6:19-cv-00395), Dell (6:19-cv-00396), Lenovo (Motorola Mobility) (6:19-cv-00398), Microsoft (6:19-cv-00399), and Samsung (6:19-cv-00400), while adding HP (6:19-cv-00397) as a defendant for the first time. (Neodron has also filed an amended complaint in a May case against HP Enterprise, naming HP as the defendant in that action instead.) The new raft of complaints adds ten more patents to the four already asserted in the campaign, all of them acquired from Microchip in December 2018. At issue are various computing devices of the defendants that have touchpads or touchscreens.
Irish entity Neodrón Limited has become the third to launch a patent litigation campaign in the US over the last six months, joining Data Scape Limited and Solas OLED Limited. Neodrón accuses Amazon (6:19-cv-00317), Dell (6:19-cv-00318), HP Enterprise (HPE) (6:19-cv-00319), Lenovo (6:19-cv-00320), Microsoft (6:19-cv-00321), Motorola Mobility (6:19-cv-00322), and Samsung (6:19-cv-00323), in separate Western District of Texas complaints, of infringing up to four patents generally related to touch sensors and controls through the provision of computing devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones with touchpads or touchscreens. One day later, the NPE filed a complaint (337-TA-3389) with the International Trade Commission (ITC) over the same group of patents and against the same seven proposed respondents.