Mesa Digital LLC has filed suit against T-Mobile (1:18-cv-01887) in the District of Delaware over two patents generally related to “multimedia” mobile devices. The complaint calls out T-Mobile’s Coolpad Defiant smartphone; original complaints filed in July against Huawei and ZTE, over the same two patents, make similar identifications (Huawei’s P10 and ZTE’s Axon Elite), but the NPE has since amended the ZTE complaint to swap in AT&T Primetime as the product actually accused of infringement in that case. The patents belong to a family of more than 30, other members of which are held, and have been concurrently asserted by, Mesa Digital affiliate Ortiz & Associates Consulting, LLC. In September, Alphabet (Google) (3:18-cv-05983) filed a Northern District of California complaint seeking declaratory judgments of noninfringement of two of those patents, after Ortiz & Associates voluntarily dismissed an earlier affirmative case in the Northern District of Illinois.
On the heels of three voluntary dismissals in cases brought in February of this year, Mesa Digital LLC has filed two new complaints, one each against Huawei (2:18-cv-00285) and ZTE (1:18-cv-04775). The suits assert the same two patents, generally related to “multimedia” mobile devices, seen in the recently dismissed complaints against Amazon (voluntarily dismissed without prejudice), BlackBerry (with prejudice), and Sony (without prejudice). At issue are smartphones, with Huawei’s P10 and ZTE’s Axon Elite called out in each complaint.
In new complaints filed against Alphabet (Google) (1:18-cv-00838) and HP (1:18-cv-00837), Ortiz & Associates Consulting, LLC has asserted two patents, generally related to the wireless exchange of data between devices, from the same family as those asserted a few days later by affiliated NPE Mesa Digital LLC. Both patents are at issue against Google, with only one of the two in suit against HP. Luis M. Ortiz is the sole inventor named on these patents-in-suit, without Kermit D. Lopez, Ortiz’s law partner and fellow named inventor on members of the same patent family. Ortiz & Associates accuses Google of infringement through Chromecast devices and HP through printers offering wireless printing via its ePrint app.