Post Media Systems LLC has kept its sole litigation campaign alive, filing suit against SoundCloud (2:16-cv-01269) after a September settlement with iHeartMedia and an October settlement with Spotify. All patents in a family of five (7,069,310; 7,472,175; 8,015,263; 8,725,832; 8,959,181) are asserted in the new complaint, subsets having been asserted against the prior two defendants. The family generally relates to managing media files for playback over a computer network, with the defendants accused of infringement through the provision of their music and radio online services and related apps. Post Media’s is one of seven litigation campaigns, in disparate technical fields, initiated by entities managed by Erik Stamell, now the president of NPE Equitable IP Corporation, since November 2015.
Digital Audio Encoding Systems, LLC (DAES) has filed a case asserting a single patent (7,490,037) against Apple (1:16-cv-00389). The ‘037 patent generally relates to encoding digital signals, and the NPE’s complaint targets Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming Server. DAES is one of 15 NPEs to have been formed in Texas between August 2015 and May 2016 with the same manager and agent, two of which have already filed suit and several others of which have recorded assignments of patent assets with the USPTO.
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