Roughly one year after the dismissal of an Eastern District of Texas case against Samsung over the same family of patents, MONKEYmedia, Inc. has filed suit against TiVo (3:19-cv-04610) in the Northern District of California. The asserted patents include the the three in suit against Samsung, generally related to emphasizing or de-emphasizing certain content in a multimedia environment, and the most recent family member, broadly concerning streaming media on a “media player” through wireless communication with a remote server. The NPE accuses TiVo of infringement through the provision of TiVo mobile apps, TiVo software, and TiVo set-top boxes. MONKEYmedia has identified two nonparties having an interest in the outcome of its litigation against TiVo.
With a suit against Samsung (2:17-cv-00460), MONKEYmedia, Inc. has revived its multimedia content emphasis campaign (launched in 2010) and introduced two new patents to litigation. In a complaint filed on May 31, MONKEYmedia accuses Samsung of infringement through the provision of DVD and Blu-Ray players, smartphones and tablets, set-top and set-back streaming media players, and smart TVs (2:17-cv-00460). While one of the patents-in-suit (6,393,158) has been previously asserted in the campaign, against Apple, Sony, and seven movie studios, the other two (9,185,379; 9,247,226) are new to litigation. The filing against Samsung comes on the heels of the dismissal of the last remaining defendants in the campaign.