During the first half of February, RPX saw the recordation with the USPTO of multiple past assignments of patent assets to various NPEs, including multiple entities affiliated with California attorney Kevin Zilka’s Oso IP, LLC recording the past assignment of patent assets between them, assets originally received from Hard Data Factory (online data scraping), Go2 Media (mobile media), or InstantBull (content aggregation). As usual, several of the other noted transfers involved apparent affiliates of Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV), which records made available during this period reveal has received patent assets generally related to three-dimensional data modeling (received from DeltaSphere) and mobile payment platforms (received from Mocapay).
Boadin Technology[NPE] filed six separate suits against Bloomberg, CNBC, Dow Jones & Company, Fox News Network, Gannett Co., MarketWatch, and the New York Times, alleging that the defendants’ websites infringe three patents (depending on the defendant) related to software for instantaneous symbol lookup on websites. Two of the patents-in-suit were issued to Aloft Media and one was assigned to Boadin in November 2011. The third patent-in-suit was issued to Boadin Technology in May 2011. According to the complaints, Boadin is the owner of all three patents-in-suit. The connection between Boadin and Aloft is currently unknown. Boadin filed one prior suit against the same seven defendants over two different instantaneous symbol lookup patents in September 2011. Boadin offered a perpetual covenant not to sue for its full patent portfolio at the September 2011 ICAP Patent Brokerage auction. 7/10, District of Delaware, no judge yet assigned, 1:2011cv00862, 1:2011cv00863, 1:2011cv00864, 1:2011cv00865, 1:2011cv00866 and 1:2011cv00867.
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