Clean Energy Management Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Monument Patent Holdings, LLC, has filed suit against Cisco (2:17-cv-00510), alleging infringement of a single patent (8,035,479) generally related to a mesh network door locking mechanism. Cisco is the tenth defendant sued since this campaign began in July 2015; mesh networking security systems have been at issue throughout. In April 2016, Clean Energy accused AT&T (AT&T Digital Life) of infringement through provision of AT&T Digital Life systems; this newest recent case accuses Cisco of infringement through provision of a home security and automation control panel sold under that AT&T Digital Life brand.
Following apparent settlements with ADT and Vivint, Clean Energy Management Solutions, LLC has added SmartLabs (2:16-cv-01212)and Wink (2:16-cv-01213) to its litigation campaign targeting mesh network security systems. The NPE accuses the defendants’ home automation systems of infringing a single patent (8,035,479) generally related to a mesh network door locking mechanism. Since launching this campaign—the first of two campaigns initiated by Clean Energy in 2015—the NPE has sued eight companies over the ‘479 patent; active defendants include AT&T and Frontpoint Security Solutions.
Clean Energy Management Solutions, LLC (CEMS) has added three cases to one of its two active litigation campaigns, suing Cascade Energy (2:16-cv-00995), Schneider Electric (2:16-cv-00996), and Siemens (2:16-cv-00997) over a patent with a long history (6,577,962). The ‘962 patent, which generally relates to forecasting energy usage in real time, issued in June 2003 to Silicon Energy, a small California based energy startup. The defendants’ energy management platforms (i.e. Cascade’s SENSEI, Siemens’s SIMATIC B.Data, and Schneider’s PowerLogic ION EEM) are targeted in the new complaints, which follow by about a decade the first complaints to assert this patent in litigation.
In the second half of July 2016, RPX saw 13 patent transfers to NPEs recorded with the USPTO. A number of those transactions involved patents that have already been asserted in litigation against operating companies.