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 recently filed three separate suits againstmedia player manufacturers eMatic, Digital Products International (DPI), and iRiver, and retail distributors of media player products, Best Buy, Buy.com and J&R Electronics alleging that media players made by eMatic, DPI and iRiver, infringe two patents related to flash memory. e.Digital has filed eight prior suits since March 2008 against more than 10 companies including Best Buy, Canon, Casio,Coby, LG, Nikon, Olympus, Samsung, Sanyo, and Yamaha. e.Digital is a publicly-traded company (PINK: EDIG) that was founded in 1988 as Norris Communications by inventor Elwood “Woody” Norris. In February 2006, e.Digital announced plans to monetize the company’s patent portfolio. Since 2008 e.Digital has reached settlement agreements with Avid Technology, Casio, Ikegami Electronics, LG Electronics, Nikon, Olympus,Samsung, Sanyo, and TIC Computer.In September 2012, e.Digital announced that it had retained Handal & Associates as its IP counsel to license and enforce its Flash-R portfolio. 11/20, Southern District of California, assigned to Judge Dana M. Sabraw and referred to Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford, 3:2012cv02800; assigned to Judge John A. Houston and referred to Ruben B. Brooks, 3:2012cv02801; 11/26, Southern District of California, assigned to Judge Roger T. Benitez and referred to Magistrate Judge Barbara Lynn Major, 3:2012cv02825.
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