Zyrcuits IP LLC, an NPE apparently associated with monetization firm IP Edge LLC, has expanded its smart home campaign, adding suits against Assa Abloy (3:19-cv-02317), eZLO (1:19-cv-01828), Robert Bosch (Bosch Security Systems) (1:19-cv-01827), and SengLED (1:19-cv-04393) across various districts, targeting the provision of smart home products supporting the ZigBee wireless communications standard, including, for example, the eZLO Jilia Hub and the RADION PIR ZB Wireless Motion Detector. The new suits join a campaign launched in August 2019 against five defendants, including Samsung and Spectrum Brand Holdings, with the NPE asserting a single patent generally related to spread-spectrum wireless data transmission.
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.
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