For years, RPX has reported on the intelligence that can be culled from public records about the approach to patent monetization by the large collection of patent plaintiffs linked to IP Edge LLC. That Texas monetization firm has never filed suit itself but has, through its associated LLCs, been the top filer by volume of NPE litigation, both for several years running and by an order of magnitude. The “Series of Extraordinary Events” currently underway—first before Delaware Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly, but now also the Federal Circuit—appears to have confirmed that body of reporting, based solely on public records, that the founders of IP Edge, through sister entity MAVEXAR LLC, have constructed a business model by which individuals with no prior, cognizable connection to patent monetization take ownership of patents, the assertion of which MAVEXAR manages—all for a small percentage of the proceeds paid back to those individuals.
IP Edge LLC plaintiff Shingletop IP LLC has filed separate suits against Acer (6:21-cv-00861) and Sun Cupid (Nuu) (6:21-cv-00860) over the provision of devices (e.g., laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices) that incorporate eSIM technology. Acer is further accused of infringement through the alleged use of eSIM technology provided by Gemalto, Thales Group, and Ubigi. Asserted against each defendant are three patents received in a portfolio from UK-based telecommunications company Ghost Telecom that has already spawned two other IP Edge campaigns.
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Coretek Licensing LLC, an entity associated with Texas monetization firm IP Edge LLC, has expanded its sole litigation campaign with new suits against Avaya (5:20-cv-01666) in the Northern District of Ohio and Highfive Technologies (1:20-cv-01015), LogMeIn (1:20-cv-01014), and Verizon (BlueJeans Network) (1:20-cv-01016) in the District of Delaware. The four asserted patents, originating with UK-based telecommunications company Ghost Telecom Limited, generally relate to various aspects of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, with infringement allegations targeting VoIP-related features within the defendants’ videoconferencing and communications platforms.