Recent history has repeated itself, with M2M Solutions LLC filing a third District of Delaware suit against Amazon (1:20-cv-01781) in the wake of a setbacks in the prior case. The latest complaint asserts the most recent member to issue in the family providing the patents asserted in the other two suits. The inventor-controlled NPE again accuses Amazon of infringement through the provision of its Kindle e-reader “ecosystem”, including the company’s e-readers and the Whispernet content delivery network. Multiple inter partes reviews (IPRs) have halted district court litigation in each of the prior suits, permanently with respect to the first.
Inventor-controlled NPE M2M Solutions LLC has filed a second Delaware suit against Amazon (1:18-cv-01532) as its previous suit against the company remains stayed pending the outcome of inter partes reviews (IPRs) against the patents-in-suit. This latest complaint asserts two newer family members of those at issue in the other suit. As in that first case, the NPE again accuses Amazon of infringement through the provision of its Kindle e-reader “ecosystem”, including the company’s e-readers and the Whispernet content delivery network. The complaint alleges that Whispernet infringes through the use of machine-to-machine, or M2M, communications to push content to Kindle devices.
M2M Solutions LLC has started a new litigation campaign, accusing Amazon (1:17-cv-00202) of infringing three device management patents (8,504,007; 8,577,358; 8,577,359) through its Kindle ecosystem, including the company’s e-readers and the Whispernet content delivery network. The latter is alleged to infringe through the use of machine-to-machine, or M2M, communications to push content to Kindle devices. This is the second campaign waged by the NPE, which appears to be controlled by a husband-and-wife pair of inventors and has previously listed an address in the United Kingdom.
M2M Solutions filed no new suits in 2013, but recently filed three new cases against Novatel Wireless, Sierra Wireless, and Telit. At issue is patent 8648717, which relates to a programmable device used in machine-to-machine communications. Embedded wireless module products that facilitate machine-to-machine communication are the accused products in these suits. M2M previously filed separate suits against Novatel, through its subsidiary Enfora, and Sierra in January 2012, asserting two patents related to the patent-in-suit; both cases are still active. Sierra filed for declaratory judgment of noninfringement of the ‘717 patent in February 2014. That case was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice in June. 8/26, District of Delaware, 1:14cv01101, 1:14cv01102, 1:14cv01103
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