Inventor-controlled Mobility Workx, LLC has filed suit against Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile) (4:17-cv-00567), asserting two patents generally aimed at the allocation of resources in a wireless network. The NPE identifies the components that implement, collectively, T-Mobile’s LTE network, including components identified in the relevant LTE standard: Evolved – Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network NodeB (“eNB”) (with Nokia’s 9926 eNodeB given as an example), Mobility Management Entity (“MME”) (example given, Nokia’s 9471 Wireless Mobility Manager), Serving Gateway (“S-GW”) (Nokia’s 7750 Service Router), and User Equipment (“UE”) (Samsung’s Galaxy S8) components.
The University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated has filed suit against GE (1:17-cv-00171) and KoninklijkePhilips (1:17-cv-00170), accusing the two companies of infringing a single patent (7,062,251) generally related to the processing and display of medical data against the defendants’ data connectivity systems and products related to medical care. Both complaints assert that as an arm of the state of Florida, the university “enjoys sovereign immunity”, further “expressly reserv[ing] its sovereign immunity from any inter partes review” (IPR). In January, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) held for the first time, in an IPR filed by Covidien against the same university (IPR2016-01276), that the states’ Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity extends to universities.