Quantum Stream, Inc., a subsidiary of FORM Holdings Corp. (f/k/a Vringo, Inc.), seems to be developing a familiar pattern, filing a new complaint against Charter Communications (1:17-cv-01696) on the heels of a dismissal (without prejudice) in the case that it filed in November 2016 against Altice (Cablevision). The same three content distribution patents are again asserted (9,047,626; 9,117,228; 9,349,136), with Charter accused of infringement through the provision of digital entertainment systems through various identified receivers, including those sold under the Arris, Atlanta Scientific, Cisco, and Motorola brands, among others.
Following a settlement with DIRECTV in September, Quantum Stream, Inc. has filed its second infringement suit to date. On November 4, the NPE—which is a subsidiary of FORM Holdings Corp. (f/k/a Vringo, Inc.)—lodged a complaint against Cablevision (including CSC Holdings and Neptune Holdings) (1:16-cv-08604), accusing the company’s digital entertainment systems of infringing three content distribution patents (9,047,626; 9,117,228; 9,349,136). In particular, Quantum is targeting Cablevision’s Optimum brand of services and products, and set-top boxes manufactured by Atlanta Scientific or Samsung, and used in connection with Optimum TV, are referenced in the complaint (although neither company is named as a defendant).