TQP Development[NPE], a plaintiff entity controlled by IP Navigation (IPNav), filed seven separate suits againstAlly Financial, Avon Products, Best Buy, Boost Mobile, Electronic Arts, First Data, and Kenexa BrassRing, alleging that the defendants’ websites infringe a patent related to encrypted data transmission. TQP has filed over 85 suits since December 2008 against over 100 defendants including Adobe Systems, Dell,Google,LinkedIn, Salesforce,Skype,andSony.More than 75 of those suits have been filed in 2012 alone. 9/26, Eastern District of Texas, no judge yet assigned, 2:2012cv00616; 2:2012cv00617; 2:2012cv00618; 2:2012cv00619; 9/27, Eastern District of Texas, no judge yet assigned, 2:2012cv00620; 2:2012cv00621; 2:2012cv00622.
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