At November’s end, apparent IP Edge LLC plaintiff Aperture Net LLC added two cases to its sole litigation campaign over a single former Linex Technologies, Inc. patent generally related to spread-spectrum wireless transmission. Aperture Net has asserted that same patent in roughly 60 complaints, filed in multiple districts, since September 2019, including one filed in the Northern District of Texas in April 2021. That district imposes heightened disclosure requirements on litigants, in response to which, in a document signed by Papool S. Chaudhari of PRA Law, Aperture Net certified that a “complete list of all persons, associations of persons, firms, partnerships, corporations, guarantors, insurers, affiliates, parent or subsidiary corporations, or other legal entities that are financially interested in the outcome of the case” is one name long, disclosing only Aperture Net itself. FranklinWireless (3:22-cv-01885) and Moxa (Moxa Americas) (8:22-cv-02143) are the newest defendants in this campaign, the latter sued in the Central District of California, which also imposes heightened disclosure by local rule. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the “Series of Extraordinary Events” underway before Delaware Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly, Aperture Net has quickly amended its initial Certification and Notice of Interested Parties in connection with the Moxa Americas case.
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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.