Recently formed Texas NPE Paluxy Messaging, LLC has initiated a first litigation campaign with new cases filed against 8×8 (6:16-cv-01346), Longview Cable Television (6:16-cv-01345), Nextiva (6:16-cv-01348), and ShoreTel (6:16-cv-01350). Paluxy asserts a single patent (8,411,829) generally related to a messaging system that separately transmits copies of recorded messages. The NPE accuses the defendants of infringement through provision of their voicemail services. The ‘829 patent has five named inventors, one of whom, James D. Logan, is a prolific inventor whose patents have been the subject of high-profile past litigation, including the long-running Personal Audio LLCcampaign. Public filings in connection with an appeal to the New Hampshire Supreme Court from Logan’s divorce decree indicate that his now second ex-wife, Caren, has been awarded, through a separate patent stipulation, a percentage interest in Logan’s patent holdings through the companies that own them.
Recently formed Codec Technologies LLC has launched its first litigation campaign, asserting a single patent (6,825,780) against a dozen manufacturers of computing devices, including smartphones and tablets. The ‘780 patent generally relates to data compression using multiple encoders on a single integrated circuit. Defendants include Acer, ASUS, Blu Products, HTC, Pantech Wireless, and Toshiba, which are accused of infringement through the manufacture and sale of devices having a System-on-a-Chip with multiple encoders.
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