In April of last year, IP Edge LLC acquired a portfolio of roughly 130 patent assets from Xerox (directly or from subsidiary Palo Alto Research Corporation (PARC)), some of which the Texas monetization firm has asserted in a financial services campaign, filed by controlled plaintiff Milestone IP LLC, and in a somewhat scattershot campaign, litigated by four controlled plaintiffs so far. In IP Edge’s January 2021 filing spree, two of those plaintiffs added defendants to the somewhat scattershot campaign: Paradise IP LLC hitting Garnett (1:21-cv-00118) and Kingsoft Office Software (1:21-cv-00119) targeting the USA Today and WPS Cloud platforms, respectively; and Realm Licensing LLC suing Avaya (1:21-cv-00105), Connectwise (1:21-cv-00107), Greenhouse Software (1:21-cv-00109), and HubSpot (1:21-cv-00110) targeting the provision of certain document management features in their various software products and tools.
Twice now, Texas monetization firm IP Edge LLC has acquired a portfolio of patent assets from Xerox (directly or from subsidiary Palo Alto Research Corporation (PARC)) from which multiple litigation campaigns have arisen. Most recently, IP Edge entity Majandro LLC picked up over 130 such assets, subsequently moving them to sister entities Fusion IP LLC, Milestone IP LLC, Paradise IP LLC, and Realm Licensing LLC for assertion. Last month, Milestone IP launched a financial services campaign, with the other three filing their first complaints this month. Fusion IP’s complaint raises questions, however, about what corporate entity actually owns two of the patents that it purports to assert.