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.Digitalfiled suit against JVC alleging that several of JVC’s camera and camcorder products infringe three patents related to the use of flash memory technologies (5,839,108; 5,842,170; 5,742,737). Since 2007, e.Digital has filed a total of 20 suits — 16 of which were filed within the last five months — against a variety of defendants, including AT&T,Best Buy,Brookstone,Crutchfield, Fujifilm, Kmart, Pantech, Philips, SanDisk,Sears, Target, US Cellular, Verizon and Wal-Mart. A suit in 2008 against Avid Technology, Casio, LG Electronics, Nikon, Olympus, Samsung, and Sanyo was settled against all defendants, resulting in one-time licensing fees totaling $10.1 million. The patents-in-suit originated with Comp General before being assigned to e.Digital in March 1995. 2/13, Southern District of California, 3:2013cv00356.
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