Monetization firm IP Edge LLC has begun farming out the portfolio of former Linex Technologies, Inc. patents that it acquired this past April—to LLCs that presumably will soon be litigating them. Generally, the portfolio relates to various aspects of spread-spectrum wireless data transmission, with litigation already begun by Zyrcuits IP LLC, the IP Edge entity to take possession of the 30 patents. Zyrcuits IP recently launched litigation of its own from the portfolio—IP Edge’s fifteenth known campaign of 2019—by hitting Samsung, Signify, Spectrum Brands, Wink Labs, and Wirepath Home Systems (Control4). More campaigns may be coming: from Aperture Net LLC, Hydro Net LLC, and/or Stormborn Technologies LLC, each of which received at least two former Linex patents from Zyrcuits IP on September 18, 2019.
Enchanted IP LLC, a Texas entity associated with monetization firm IP Edge LLC, has begun a campaign over a single patent generally concerning an external battery that can use a “detection terminal” to charge or discharge. The defendants are Hon Hai (Belkin) (2:19-cv-07572) and ZAGG (Mophie) (8:19-cv-01648), each sued in the Central District of California; Sunvalleytek International d/b/a RAVpower (3:19-cv-05513) and Tenergy (3:19-cv-05512) in the Northern District of California; Anker Innovations (1:19-cv-01632) in the District of Delaware; and Procter & Gamble (Duracell) (1:19-cv-11858), sued in the District of Massachusetts, with the plaintiff naming in its complaints the companies’ portable chargers: the Belkin Pocket Power, the Mophie Juice Pack Reserve, the RAVPower Power Bank, the Tenergy TB6AC, Anker’s PowerCore+, and the Duracell Powerbank, respectively. IP Edge received the sole patent-in-suit as part of a larger acquisition, involving roughly a dozen US assets, from Huawei.