Sookbox Development LLC has taken aim at Kodi, filing separate suits against Fry’s Electronics (6:18-cv-00331) and Wal-Mart (6:18-cv-00330) over products sold with the open source media player software pre-installed. The complaints assert a single patent generally related to controlling the delivery of media content via multiple “participant control devices”, respectively naming the Sungale Cloud TV box allegedly sold by Fry’s and an Android TV Box allegedly sold under the QFX brand by Wal-Mart. These new cases are the first filed by Sookbox Development in this campaign in over a year.
Sookbox Development LLC has filed a second round of lawsuits in the campaign that it began a couple of months ago, hitting APX Group Holdings (Vivint) (6:17-cv-00244), Loxone (6:17-cv-00245), Muzzley (6:17-cv-00248), Roomie Remote (6:17-cv-00249), Thington (6:17-cv-00246), and Yonomi (6:17-cv-00247). As in its earlier complaints, the new filings assert a single patent (9,503,486), generally related to configuring multiple mobile devices to interoperate with a network, against the defendants, accusing them of infringement through the provision of software applications that turn various mobile devices (in particular, Apple iPhones and Google Android devices) into mobile controllers for a smart home system.
Sookbox Development LLC, a newly formed Texas entity managed by Massachusetts-based Sookbox LLC, has filed a round of eight suits, one each against Control4 (6:17-cv-00151), Core Brands (6:17-cv-00154), Creston Electronics (6:17-cv-00147), HomeLogic (6:17-cv-00155), Legrand (6:17-cv-00157), Logitech (6:17-cv-00152), Lutron Electronics (6:17-cv-00149), and Remote Technologies (6:17-cv-00153). The complaints assert a single patent (9,503,486) generally related to configuring multiple mobile devices to interoperate with a network. The accused products are software applications that turn various mobile devices (in particular, Apple iPhones and Google Android devices) into mobile controllers for a smart home system (e.g., the Control4 app, Logitech Harmony, etc.).