Last month, RPXnoted the December 2017 transfer of 21 patent assets, broadly related to content delivery, from Strategic Intellectual Solutions, Inc. (SIS) to its subsidiary DoDots Licensing Solutions, Inc. The latter has now filed its first lawsuit, accusing Lenovo (Motorola Mobility) (1:18-cv-00098) of infringing one of those transferred assets through the manufacture and sale of certain desktop, laptop, and tablet computers, as well as certain smartphones. DoDots Licensing’s complaint recounts the rise and fall of the patent’s original developer, DoDots, Inc., through the “industry-wide dot com bubble burst” after that company sought to “commercialize a novel and completely unconventional approach to delivering content via the Internet in the form of connected widgets or applications called ‘Dots’ rather than via a web browser”.
Of note among the assignment records published by the USPTO during the second half of July were multiple NPE-to-NPE transactions involving patents that have been previously asserted in litigation. Also in late July, a confirmatory assignment involving patents currently being litigated by Intellectual Ventures LLC was recorded, and CG Technology, LLC completed an uncharacteristic patent acquisition.