In July, Dennis J. Dupray added two cases against Microsoft to the campaign, begun in 2011, litigating patents on which he is a named inventor. Dupray has filed suits in the campaign through a Colorado entity, TracBeam LLC, and a Florida entity, FineTrak, LLC, the former of which has now filed another new case, this one against Cisco (6:17-cv-00525). The complaint asserts five patents from the 19-member Dupray family, all broadly related to wireless location systems, targeting Cisco’s “numerous enterprise and commercial platforms, products, and services that determine, track, manage, report, use, and provide access to and analytics concerning the location of devices, vehicles, assets, and people”.
Dennis J. Dupray is a named inventor on each member of a 19-patent family broadly related to wireless location systems. In August 1995, Dupray formed TracBeam LLC in Colorado, assigning some of his patent assets to that entity and launching a litigation campaign over some of them in 2011. TracBeam has kept that campaign alive by filing a new case against Microsoft (6:17-cv-00426), targeting a host of Microsoft applications and services with five Dupray patents (7,274,332; 7,298,327; 7,525,484; 7,764,231; 9,060,341). On the same day, FineTrak, LLC, an entity that Dupray created in Florida in July 2015, kicked off another campaign, accusing the same set of Microsoft (6:17-cv-00427) products, but over a different Dupray patent (8,994,591). Dupray has assigned others of his patents to a third entity, Mobile Maven LLC, which has yet to file suit.