Meetrix IP, LLC, a subsidiary of publicly traded NPE ITUS Corporation, has filed three new lawsuits, one each against Citrix (1:16-cv-01033), LogMeIn (1:16-cv-01034), and Polycom (1:16-cv-01035). The complaints assert three unified communications patents (8,339,997; 9,094,525; 9,253,332), targeting the defendants’ audio/video conferencing platforms (i.e., Citrix’s GoToMeeting, LogMeIn’s Join.me, Polycom’s RealPresence Collaboration Server). ITUS has launched this new litigation campaign despite its recent claims that it is moving away from patent assertion as a form of revenue.
A new ITUSsubsidiary, VPN Multicast, filed its first litigations, suing AT&T and Data Dimension. The suits assert a single patent (8,477,778) that has not been used in previous litigation. ITUS acquired the patent-in-suit from MeetrixCommunications in November 2013; it was previously owned by Great West Capital. The asserted patent relates to multicast communication over a virtual private network (VPN) and accuses defendants VPN systems and services of infringement. This is the second new campaign launched by ITUS since it changed its name from CopyTele in September of this year. The other campaign, initiated by subsidiary AuctionAccelerationCorp., began just days after the name change went into effect. 10/31, Eastern District of Texas, 2:14cv01013, 2:14cv01014
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