Akoloutheo, LLC has added two more cases to its network management campaign, suing Mitel Networks (4:19-cv-00021) and Palo Alto Networks (4:19-cv-00014), both in the Eastern District of Texas. The sole patent asserted generally concerns “controlling any type of transaction between providers and consumers of information services”. In the Mitel complaint, Akoloutheo identifies “Mitel Software” (as covering “Mitel’s Teamwork, MiCollab, MiTeam, OfficeLink, MiCloud, MiContact, MiVoice and Phone Manager software systems”), “Mitel Network Devices” (as including “Mitel’s Sky, MiCloud, Clearspan, Collaboration Service, StreamLine, and MiVoice Appliances, Consoles, Controllers, Devices, Gateways, Routers and Switches”), and “Network Resources” (as “components that are communicably coupled to, and provide access to, a plurality of networked data, communication, information and application resources”) before collectively defining all of them as a “Mitel System” that the NPE identifies as the “infringing instrumentalities”. Faced with analogous definitions and identifications, prior defendant Blackrock (Netscout Systems) has, in lieu of answering the complaint filed against it, moved under Rule 12 for a more definite statement concerning the products specifically accused of infringement in that case, characterizing Akoloutheo has having attempted to meet its pleading obligations “through length, rather than clarity”.
Akoloutheo, LLC has added a case against Commvault Systems (4:18-cv-00806) to the first of two litigation campaigns that the Texas NPE has begun this year. This campaign targets network management products with a single patent generally related to “controlling any type of transaction between providers and consumers of information services”. Specifically, in this newest complaint, Akoloutheo accuses Commvault of infringement through the provision of “software systems, cloud-based software, and/or software as a service (SaaS) for network monitoring, interrogation, and management”, including Commvault’s Complete Backup & Recovery, Hyperscale, Orchestrate, and Activate products, and “devices and systems for network monitoring, interrogation, and management”, including Commvault HyperScale and Remote Office Appliance.
Texas-based Akoloutheo, LLC has filed its first case outside the Eastern District of that state, suing Citrix Systems (3:18-cv-02702) in the Northern District. The NPE accuses Citrix of infringing the same patent at issue throughout the campaign, begun this past February, through the provision of network management software products, including related networking devices and apps. Dismissals with prejudice have been entered, or are imminent, in four of the five previous cases in the campaign, all brought in the Eastern District of Texas. The three cases that Akoloutheo filed to launch its second campaign, in mid-September, were also brought in the Eastern District; there, the NPE accuses CenterPoint Energy (4:18-cv-00650), Texas Energy Future Holdings (Oncor Electric Delivery Company) (4:18-cv-00653), and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (4:18-cv-00652) of infringing a second patent, broadly concerning the remote monitoring and control of utility meters.
Texas NPE Akoloutheo, LLC has added a second case to the litigation campaign it begun last month, filing suit against Intuit (4:18-cv-00154). The new complaint asserts the same patent, generally related to “controlling any type of transaction between providers and consumers of information services”, that appears in the complaint filed against Apcon in February. The accused products in the campaign are the defendants’ network management software products: Intuit’s ProConnect Online, ProSeries and Lacerte Tax Software and Apcon’s WebXR and TitanXR Multi-Switch Management Software.
Recently formed Texas NPE, Akoloutheo, LLC has filed its first lawsuit, alleging that Apcon (4:18-cv-00100) has infringed a single patent through the provision of its network management software products, including Apcon’s WebXR and TitanXR Multi-Switch Management Software. The asserted patent generally relates to “controlling any type of transaction between providers and consumers of information services”.