EcoFactor has filed a second round of cases in its smart thermostat litigation, hitting the same six defendants: Alarm.com (6:20-cv-00076), Alphabet (Google) (6:20-cv-00075), APX Holdings (Vivint)(6:20-cv-00080),Daikin Industries (6:20-cv-00077), ecobee (6:20-cv-00078), and Schneider Electric (6:20-cv-00079), this time in the Western District of Texas. Last October, EcoFactor filed a complaint against all six with the International Trade Commission (ITC), following up with a District of Massachusetts case against each, asserting up to four different patents. The Texas front in the litigation has been opened shortly after the Massachusetts suits were stayed to await the outcome of the ITC investigation now underway, the hearing for which is scheduled for this July.
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