Paluxy Messaging, LLC has added four more defendants to its new litigation campaign: Altice (Cequel (d/b/a Suddenlink)) (6:16-cv-01356), Charter Communications (6:16-cv-01357), RingCentral (6:16-cv-01354), and Vonage (6:16-cv-01355). A few days earlier, the newly formed NPE started the campaign with cases against 8×8, Longview Cable Television, Nextiva, and ShoreTel. All eight complaints assert a single patent (8,411,829) generally related to a messaging system that separately transmits copies of recorded messages. The NPE accuses the defendants of infringement through the provision of voicemail services. The ‘829 patent issued in April 2013 with five named inventors, including James D. Logan, a prolific inventor and the founder of multiple operating companies and NPEs, and Charles Call, an Illinois patent attorney named with Logan on several of his patents.
Recently formed Texas NPE Paluxy Messaging, LLC has initiated a first litigation campaign with new cases filed against 8×8 (6:16-cv-01346), Longview Cable Television (6:16-cv-01345), Nextiva (6:16-cv-01348), and ShoreTel (6:16-cv-01350). Paluxy asserts a single patent (8,411,829) generally related to a messaging system that separately transmits copies of recorded messages. The NPE accuses the defendants of infringement through provision of their voicemail services. The ‘829 patent has five named inventors, one of whom, James D. Logan, is a prolific inventor whose patents have been the subject of high-profile past litigation, including the long-running Personal Audio LLCcampaign. Public filings in connection with an appeal to the New Hampshire Supreme Court from Logan’s divorce decree indicate that his now second ex-wife, Caren, has been awarded, through a separate patent stipulation, a percentage interest in Logan’s patent holdings through the companies that own them.