New NPE Red Pine Point filed four cases last week against Apple,Amazon, Magnolia Pictures and The Weinstein Company. The patents-in-suit (8424048; 8521601) relate to distribution and viewing of pre-release feature films on a mobile device and were both issued this year. Apple and Amazon’s movie streaming services are accused of infringing the asserted patents by offering pre-release movies distributed by Magnolia and Weinstein. 1/15, Northern District of Illinois, 1:14cv00274, 1:14cv00290, 1:14cv00291, 1:14cv00292
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