Inventor-controlled Traxcell Technologies, LLC has filed another round of litigation against Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia, targeting both companies in a single Texas complaint that also names codefendant HMD (2:18-cv-00412). The complaint alleges the infringement of three patents, two of which the NPE added to the campaign in an August complaint against Huawei (2:18-cv-00354), which was also sued in the campaign’s first wave of litigation in January 2017 along with Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. At issue in Traxcell’s latest complaint are the defendants’ smartphones as used with cellular data networks (including those operated by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, each which the NPE previously sued in October 2017) to show the devices’ location on a map using the Google Maps app.
Citing Traxcell Technologies, LLC’s accusations in a case filed against AT&T in the same jurisdiction last October, Telenav has asked the Eastern District of Texas for a declaratory judgment that it does not infringe one of the four patents earlier asserted. Telenav notes that the NPE accused the AT&T Navigator app of infringing the patent, which generally relates to a system for maintaining the expected performance of a wireless network based on the location of mobile devices. AT&T Navigator is a Telenav product, prompting AT&T to seek indemnification. Traxcell has filed this campaign in two waves, one in January 2017 against device makers and the other in October 2017 against wireless carriers, the former resulting in extensive motion practice over the sufficiency of Traxcell’s infringement contentions that led to sanctions against the plaintiff.
Inventor-controlled Traxcell Technologies, LLC has filed a second round in the litigation campaign that it began this past January. The new suits assert all members of a four-patent family, generally related to a system for maintaining the expected performance of a wireless network based on the location of mobile devices, against carriers AT&T (2:17-cv-00718), Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile) (2:17-cv-00720), SoftBank Group (Sprint) (2:17-cv-00719), and Verizon (2:17-cv-00721). These new cases have been filed as the remaining active defendants in the first round of Traxcell’s campaign—China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center (Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise), Huawei, Nokia, and Samsung—attack the sufficiency of the NPE’s infringement contentions in those cases. The infringement allegations in Traxcell’s new complaints focus on the defendants’ use of various products and services related to cellular service, including network management.
Traxcell Technologies, LLC, an inventor-controlled NPE based in Arizona, has launched its first litigation campaign, accusing Alcatel-Lucent (2:17-cv-00041), Huawei (2:17-cv-00042), Motorola (2:17-cv-00043), Nokia (2:17-cv-00044), and Samsung (2:17-cv-00045) of infringing two patents (8,977,284; 9,510,320) generally related to a system for maintaining the expected performance of a wireless network based on the location of mobile devices. Each defendant is alleged to infringe through the provision of network management solutions that utilize mobile device location tracking, including analytics tools, software, and services as well as “related servers, computers, storage devices, and wireless-network components”.