This past April Zyrcuits IP LLC, an entity affiliated with monetization firm IP Edge LLC, picked up a portfolio of 30 US patents, generally related to spread-spectrum wireless data transmission, from NPE Linex Technologies, Inc. In the months since then, that portfolio has given rise to four litigation campaigns: the first by Zyrcuits IP itself (at the end of August), the second by Aperture Net LLC (at the end of September), and two more, by Hydro Net LLC and by Stormborn Technologies LLC, respectively (at the end of October). On October 24, a subset of those former Linex patents were transferred from Zyrcuits IP to new IP Edge entity Pinnacle Licensing LLC, raising the possibility that the end of November might bring yet more litigation over this portfolio.
Aperture Net LLC, an entity associated with monetization firm IP Edge LLC, has expanded its sole litigation campaign with new suits filed this past week against Honeywell (1:19-v-02054), Lenovo (Motorola Mobility) (1:19-v-02055), Razer (1:19-v-02056), and UNICOM Global (US Robotics) (1:19-v-02057) in the District of Delaware; against HTC (2:19-v-01746) in the Western District of Washington; and against Kyocera (3:19-v-02091) in the Southern District of California. The single asserted patent, received as part of a larger transaction with NPE Linex Technologies, Inc., generally relates to spread-spectrum wireless transmission, with infringement allegations targeting smartphones, as well as other mobile and networking devices.