Less than 20 of the roughly 130 patent assets that IP Edge LLC acquired in April 2020 from Xerox (directly or from subsidiary Palo Alto Research Corporation (PARC)) have appeared in litigation to date, the most recent cases filed by the Texas monetization firm’s Paradise IP LLC. That controlled entity just sued Appsense (Ivanti) (1:21-cv-00600), Aspiro (1:21-cv-00597), Backblaze (1:21-cv-00598), CommVault Systems (1:21-cv-00599), and Spotify (1:21-cv-00601): for Aspiro and Spotify, over the Tidal and Spotify music streaming platforms, respectively; for Backblaze, over the Backblaze backup service; for CommVault, over the Commvault data protection platform; and for Ivanti, over its asset management platform. At issue are features such as certain data collection practices and offline modes.
In April of last year, IP Edge LLC acquired a portfolio of roughly 130 patent assets from Xerox (directly or from subsidiary Palo Alto Research Corporation (PARC)), some of which the Texas monetization firm has asserted in a financial services campaign, filed by controlled plaintiff Milestone IP LLC, and in a somewhat scattershot campaign, litigated by four controlled plaintiffs so far. In IP Edge’s January 2021 filing spree, two of those plaintiffs added defendants to the somewhat scattershot campaign: Paradise IP LLC hitting Garnett (1:21-cv-00118) and Kingsoft Office Software (1:21-cv-00119) targeting the USA Today and WPS Cloud platforms, respectively; and Realm Licensing LLC suing Avaya (1:21-cv-00105), Connectwise (1:21-cv-00107), Greenhouse Software (1:21-cv-00109), and HubSpot (1:21-cv-00110) targeting the provision of certain document management features in their various software products and tools.