For several years running, IP Edge LLC has been responsible for the most defendants added to NPE litigation campaigns throughout each calendar year. 2019 was no different. Last year saw roughly 400 defendants added to campaigns launched by plaintiffs associated with the Texas monetization firm, the campaigns spanning a wide range of technologies and now involving suits filed (and typically litigated in file-and-settle fashion) in myriad districts. A quick glance at the NPE’s January filings suggests that 2020 will see more of the same, while a recent Alice ruling may have just ended one of IP Edge’s 2019 campaigns.
Following the dismissal of 30 defendants–some as a result of settlement–and after nearly a year without filing any new suits, MagnaCross LLC lodged 17 new complaints this week, suing ADTRAN (2:16-cv-00507), Allied Telesis (2:16-cv-00509), D-Link Systems (2:16-cv-00512), Belkin International (2:16-cv-00510), CradlePoint (2:16-cv-00511), Sophos (2:16-cv-00515), TRENDNET (2:16-cv-00518), WatchGuard (2:16-cv-00519), and others. MagnaCross initiated this campaign in October 2014 and has since sued over 45 companies, mostly device makers and wireless carriers. While these latest suits involve the same data transmission patent (6,917,304) asserted by MagnaCross throughout this campaign, the NPE appears to have shifted its focus from mobile devices and base stations to wireless routers.
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