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.
ASUS (1:16-cv-00576), Bank of America (1:16-cv-00574), Cisco (1:16-cv-00577), IBM (1:16-cv-00578), and Ericsson (1:16-cv-00575) are the latest defendants to be added to the litigation campaign of Digital Audio Encoding Systems, LLC (DAES). A single digital signal encoding patent (7,490,037) is at issue, with the latest defendants accused of infringement through the manufacture and sale of Android devices (smartphones, tablets, wearables, etc.) pre-installed with Google Music Play (ASUS and Ericsson) or the use of Cisco’s WebEx collaboration product (Bank of America, Cisco, and IBM). DAES is one of multiple entities recently formed by Erik Stamell, four of which have so far launched litigation.
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