DigiMedia Tech, LLC v. Panasonic Corporation DC
- Filed: 12/09/2020
- Closed: 06/01/2021
- Latest Docket Entry: 09/30/2021
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January 23, 2023
DigiMedia Tech, LLC, a plaintiff associated with Georgia monetization firm IPInvestments Group LLC (d/b/a IPinvestments Group), has extended its file-and-dismiss litigation over patents received from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV), suing Ricoh (Ricoh Imaging Americas) (1:23-cv-00082) over the provision of various camera products. Ricoh is accused of infringing four of the 16 patents already asserted in this campaign, including one that lost more than half of its claims to an inter partes review (IPR) in May 2022. From May to September 2020, DigiMedia included that patent among those asserted against Fujifilm, Olympus, Sakar, Nikon, JK Imaging, and Elite Brands (in that order), highlighting claims 21-23 in its various complaints. In a November 2020 petition, Unified Patents challenged those claims, as well as 14 others, leading to their May 2022 cancellation. However, beginning with a December 2020 complaint (against Panasonic) through to this new complaint against Ricoh, DigiMedia has continued to assert the patent, highlighting a different claim—one unchallenged via IPR—instead.
December 27, 2021
CommWorks Solutions, LLC, an IPInvestments Group LLC (d/b/a IPinvestments Group) plaintiff, has opened up a second litigation campaign by suing a defendant from the first, Comcast (2:21-cv-00459), this time in the Eastern District of Texas. Meanwhile, a second IPinvestments Group plaintiff, DigiMedia Tech, LLC, has also sued Comcast (6:21-cv-01341), back in the Western District of Texas though. Combined, the two suits assert an additional five patents against Comcast, two by CommWorks Solutions, three by DigiMedia Tech, all received from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV).
September 29, 2021
Altice, together with its subsidiary CSC Holdings, has filed three complaints in the District of Delaware, one each against CommWorks Solutions, LLC (1:21-cv-01323); DataCloud Technologies, LLC (1:21-cv-01321); and DigiMedia Tech, LLC (1:21-cv-01322), all associated with Georgia patent monetization firm IPInvestments Group LLC (d/b/a IPinvestments Group). The complaints seek declaratory judgments of noninfringement and invalidity of various patents that the named NPEs acquired from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) and have apparently asserted via letters sent over the course of the last 18 months. The NPEs are among several to have launched litigation from thousands of US assets flowing out of IV over the past couple of years.
March 5, 2021
DigiMedia Tech, LLC, an NPE associated with Georgia monetization firm IPInvestments Group LLC (d/b/a IPinvestments Group), has filed suit against ViacomCBS (Showtime Networks) (1:21-cv-01831) in the Southern District of New York. The NPE asserts five patents—each received from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV)—three of which are new to litigation; the accused products include Blu-Ray discs and the Showtime Anywhere streaming service, with the use of the AVC video codec in both products and certain preview and content-linking features in the Showtime Anywhere service at issue.
February 18, 2021
Sued in the District of Delaware last week, Lenovo (Motorola Mobility) (1:21-cv-00227) has become the latest defendant added to DigiMedia Tech, LLC’s campaign litigating a trove of patents acquired from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) in November 2019. DigiMedia has been targeting digital cameras and video compression, the NPE again asserting three patents already in suit against Lenovo for its provision of the Moto G7 Power smartphone and VOIP 360 Camera Speaker. A fourth patent, however, is asserted in this latest complaint that departs from that focus: generally related to “automatic information exchange”, that patent is aimed at the Lenovo Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform.
December 9, 2020
DigiMedia Tech, LLC, an NPE associated with Georgia monetization firm IPInvestments Group LLC (d/b/a IPinvestments Group), has added a case against Panasonic (1:20-cv-04995) to the digital camera campaign that it began in May of this year with separate suits against Fujifilm and Olympus. Cases over three of the patents asserted patents—one generally related to digital camera focusing mechanisms and the other two generally related to tracking the head of a person in a video—against JK Imaging, Nikon, and Sakar (filed in June) and against Elite Brands (filed in September) followed. Only two of those prior six suits remain active. In its new complaint, DigiMedia asserts five additional patents for the first time.