DRM Vectors, LLC has added a case against Rakuten (d/b/a Overdrive) (1:19-cv-00878) to the campaign that it began last month with suits asserting the same patent against Alphabet (Google), Barnes & Noble, Lulu Enterprises, Microsoft, and Oracle. The patent broadly concerns a digital rights management (DRM) system that provides content from an “order server” and verifies content access privileges using an authentication server. Overdrive is accused of infringement through the exercise of DRM within its Media Console.
DRM Vectors, LLC, an entity created in Delaware late last month, has initiated a new litigation campaign, suing Alphabet (Google) (1:19-cv-00653), Barnes & Noble (1:19-cv-00652), Lulu Enterprises (1:19-cv-00654), Microsoft (1:19-cv-00655), and Oracle (1:19-cv-00656) in that state. Each defendant is accused of infringing a single patent, generally related to a digital rights management (DRM) system that provides content from an “order server” and verifies content access privileges using an authentication server, through the provision of products and services offering DRM, calling out Google Play and Google Play Books, the Barnes & Noble eBook Platform, Lulu eBooks/eBook Platform, Microsoft’s PlayReady, and the Oracle Information Rights Management platform, respectively.