Pragmatus Telecom filed 11 separate suits against Acer, Build.com, First Data, Foot Locker, Genuine Parts Company, Georgia-Pacific, Netgear, Reed Elsevier, Saks, Seagate, and Trend Micro alleging that live chat services offered on the defendants’ websites infringe three patents related to contact center communications. Pragmatus Telecom has filed more than 50 suits since November 2011 primarily targeting downstream users of the accused technology. In August 2011, RPX obtained sublicense rights to the Bell Aliant portfolio for RPX clients at the time of acquisition. 12/6, Northern District of California, assigned to Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler, 3:2012cv06192; assigned to Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero, 3:2012cv06195; 3:2012cv06196; assigned to Magistrate Judge Nathanael M. Cousins, 3:2012cv06198; 12/11, District of Delaware, no judge yet assigned, 1:2012cv01681; 1:2012cv01682; 1:2012cv01683; 1:2012cv01684; 1:2012cv01685; 1:2012cv01686; 1:2012cv01687.
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