F2VS Technologies, LLC has filed suit against Advantech (B+B Smartworx) (1:18-cv-05406) in the Northern District of Illinois and Digi International (0:18-cv-02242) in the District of Minnesota, asserting the same three wireless mesh networking patents at issue throughout this, its sole litigation campaign. The defendants are accused of infringement through the provision of networking equipment and IoT platforms implementing either B+B’s “SmartMesh IP” or Digi’s “BEE/RF and Dig/XBEE3/RF” technology. On July 31, District Judge Richard G. Andrews denied a motion to dismiss the second amended complaint filed against ARRIS (Ruckus Wireless) for pleading inadequacies, noting that, based on a series of recent decisions on the issue, the Federal Circuit’s “view is that very little is required in order to plead a claim of patent infringement”.
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F2VS Technologies, Inc. has added two cases to the campaign that it began this past June, suing Acuity Brands (Acuity Brands Lighting) (1:17-cv-04774) and Daintree Networks (1:17-cv-01713). The accused products in these new complaints are the defendants’ networked lighting control systems, while the June complaints, which asserted the same three patents in separate Delaware cases, targeted various Wi-Fi networking products (i.e., access points and controllers) of Brocade (Ruckus Wireless), HP Enterprises (HPE) (Aruba Networks), and Qualcomm. This litigation campaign is not the first over these patents.
On June 13, F2VS Technologies, Inc. filed its first patent infringement suits, asserting three patents (7,379,981; 8,700,749; 8,855,019) against Brocade (Ruckus Wireless) (1:17-cv-00756), HP Enterprises (Aruba Networks) (1:17-cv-00754), and Qualcomm (1:17-cv-00755) in the District of Delaware. The patents-in-suit generally relate to a network of wirelessly connected meters, and various Wi-Fi networking products, such as access points and controllers, including those offering mesh networking, are the accused products. F2VS Technologies appears to be controlled by the former CEO of Endeavor IP, Inc., a publicly traded NPE that, prior to ceasing operations, ran a campaign asserting the ‘981, ‘749, and ‘019 patents that hit over 20 defendants.