Max Blu Technologies, LLC has filed another lawsuit in the campaign that it began in July 2015, asserting all four disk storage patents-in-campaign against JVCKenwood (2:17-cv-08008). Infringement allegations continue to focus on Blu-Ray recordable and re-writable discs. Max Blu filed this newest case in the Central District of California, in contrast to all others in the campaign, which were filed in the Eastern District of Texas. The JVCKenwood suit follows multiple dismissals in cases brought earlier this year.
After settlement ended its last open suit, Max Blu Technologies, LLC has continued its sole litigation campaign by suing HP (2:17-cv-00341), Panasonic (2:17-cv-00342), and Vinpower (2:17-cv-00344). Blu-Ray recordable and re-writable discs are at issue in the cases, which follow November 2016 dismissals of Liberty Interactive (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Media), CBS Films, and Netflix and a January 2017 dismissal with prejudice of Redbox Automated Retail in a campaign that began in July 2015 and has now hit over 15 defendants. Eight patents (6,728,196; 6,890,704; 7,352,685; 7,600,992; 7,801,016; 7,952,986; 8,363,534; 8,593,931) generally related to disc copying are asserted in each of the new complaints.