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 more than doubled the number of defendants in its sole litigation campaign, filing new complaints against Alphabet, Amazon, Best Buy, BlackBerry, eBay, HTC, Huawei, Lenovo (Motorola Mobility), LG Electronics, Nokia, Sony, T-Mobile, Toshiba, Verizon, Wal-Mart, andZTE. The NPE asserts a single digital signal encoding patent (7,490,037), accusing the defendants of infringement through the manufacture and sale of various Android devices (smartphones, tablets, wearables, etc.) that come pre-installed with audio or video streaming apps, including Google Music Play, Samsung Milk Music, Slacker Radio, and/or Youtube. DAES is one of many entities recently formed by Erik Stamell, four of which have so far launched litigation.
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