e.Digital Corporation has filed its first lawsuits since January of this year. The publicly traded NPE’s new cases assert two patents (9,002,331; 9,178,983) against each of Netatmo (3:16-cv-05212), NETGEAR (3:16-cv-05211), and Y-Cam Solutions (3:16-cv-05215) while adding two more patents (8,311,522; 8,311,524) in the case against Netgear. The patents-in-suit generally relate to collecting information from one or more remote sensors to identify events requiring further attention, and the defendants networked cameras and remote monitoring systems are at issue in the campaign. e.Digital has both reopened stayed district court cases and filed these new ones in light of a settlement earlier this summer with Alphabet, ending prior district court cases against Dropcam and Nest Labs, as well as inter partes reviews (IPRs) brought by Google and its subsidiaries of six of the eight patents-in-campaign.
e.Digital filed two separate suits against Best Buy, Guitar Center, J&R Electronics, KORG, Kraft Music, Sam Ash Corporation, Sweetwater Sound, and Yamaha, alleging that portable recorders/samplers made by KORG and Yamaha and sold by Best Buy, Guitar Center, and J&R infringe four patents related to a handheld record and playback device with flash memory, recording voice messages on flash memory, a flash memory file system, and editing in a handheld recorder. e.Digital has filed three prior suits since March 2008 against more than 10 companies including Canon, Casio, Coby, LG, Nikon, Olympus, Samsung, and Sanyo. 10/22, Southern District of California, assigned to Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel and referred to Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks, 3:2012cv02571; assigned to Judge John A. Houston and referred to Magistrate Judge William V. Gallo, 3:2012cv03580.
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