Princeps Interface Technologies LLC has added cases against ASUSTek (5:19-cv-04298) and Lenovo (1:19-cv-01425) to the campaign that it began six weeks ago, suing Alphabet (Google), Apple, and Samsung in mid-June. The sole patent asserted generally relates to an “input device” that allows the user to switch between different input modes, including different keyboard types, with infringement allegations throughout the campaign focused on the keyboard setup features on mobile devices, as well as options allowing users to toggle between keyboards in various languages and/or a menu of emojis.
Princeps Interface Technologies LLC has launched its first litigation campaign, suing Alphabet (Google) (1:19-cv-01102), Apple (1:19-cv-01101), and Samsung (1:19-cv-01103) over a single patent entitled “Universal keyboard”. The NPE accuses the tech giants of infringement through the provision of mobile devices—smartphones, tablets, and/or others (e.g., Apple’s iPod)—with keyboard setup and selection features that allow users to switch between keyboards in various languages and/or a menu of emojis. Princeps Interface acquired the patent now asserted in a mid-April 2019 assignment from named inventor Timothy B. Higginson and Yuvee, Higginson’s former enterprise.