Texas monetization firm Endpoint IP LLC has just kicked off two new litigation campaigns. On May 16, the firm’s affiliate Aido LLC sued Panasonic (1:19-cv-00916) over the infringement of two video processing patents that the plaintiff acquired in December from an affiliate of Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV)—two months after Aido’s sister NPE, Aido Mobility LLC, sued Bank of America over another set of former IV patents. Aido’s new litigation was filed the same day as another Endpoint affiliate, Tactus Technologies LLC, launched a campaign of its own, targeting the Pattern Lock feature offered by Android mobile devices from LG Electronics (3:19-cv-01182) and ZTE (3:19-cv-01184).
This year has so far seen monetization firm IPValuation Partners LLC (d/b/a IPVal) open up just one new campaign, via its PC Coma LLC affiliate, which this past week sued Acer, ASUSTek, HP, and Lenovo over a patent broadly concerning temperature control in a portal computer. IPVal has several other active campaigns, however, a number of them asserting patents received from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV). Meanwhile, Endpoint IP LLC, which was launched last summer by an IPVal cofounder, looks poised to kick off multiple new litigation campaigns—perhaps also involving IV divestitures.