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.
Codec Technologies LLC has added ANTM (2:16-cv-00883), VTech (Leapfrog, 2:16-cv-00885), Lenovo (2:16-cv-00878), SKYTEX (2:16-cv-00880), and others, to its video compression chipsets campaign, bringing its total number of defendants to 22. This week’s complaints accuse ten companies of infringing a single patent (6,825,780) through the manufacture and sale of PCs, laptops, tablets, and streaming media players. The patent-in-suit generally relates to data compression using multiple encoders on a single integrated circuit; companies previously sued over the patent include Acer, ASUSTek, Best Buy, Blu Products, Coolpad, HTC, and Kyocera.
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