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.
Longbeam Technologies LLC, a plaintiff apparently associated with IP Edge LLC, has begun litigating several patents received from GeoCodex in June 2021, suing Amazon (1:21-cv-01559) in the District of Delaware. Longbeam targets the provision of products (i.e., Amazon Web Services (AWS) and related products, as well as Amazon Video) that support features for geographically limiting access to data and content.