A fourth real-time remote collaboration patent issued to Rosebud LMS, Inc. earlier in 2017, and the NPE has now asserted it, together with an earlier-issuing family member, in a new case against Salesforce (1:17-cv-01712). The complaint targets Salesforce’s Quip Collaboration software, acquired with Quip in late 2016. Rosebud spent 2010 through 2015 litigating its patents against Adobe before filing and dismissing cases in quick succession against Microsoft, Oracle, and Dropbox last year.
Rosebud LMS, Inc. has kept its sole litigation campaign alive, filing suit against Dropbox (1:16-cv-00957) less than one week after the voluntary dismissal, with prejudice, of its July 2016 case against Oracle. The new complaint asserts the most recent (8,578,280) of a three-patent family (7,454,760; 8,046,699) that has been at issue in this campaign, which began in 2010 with the first of several cases against Adobe and has continued with one brief 2016 case each against Microsoft and Oracle. The ‘280 patent generally relates to real-time collaboration over a computer network, with collaborative project management tools at issue throughout the campaign, including now Dropbox Pro and Dropbox Business.