On the heels of new sets of suits filed against HannStar (2:20-cv-00250, 2:20-cv-00251, 2:20-cv-00252) and Truly International Holdings (Truly Semiconductors) (2:20-cv-00254, 2:20-cv-00255, 2:20-cv-00256) in the Eastern District of Texas, that venue has seen the last 2019 suits of Vista Peak Ventures LLC (VPV), against Japan Display, dismissed with prejudice in light of a settlement. VPV has been targeting TFT-LCD (thin-film transistor – liquid crystal display) panels throughout this campaign, hitting HannStar over the manufacture and sale of TFT-LCD panels incorporated into GPS devices and bridge terminals of TomTom and satellite radios of SiriusXMand hitting Truly Semiconductorsover panels that are incorporated into GPS devices manufactured by Garmin. VPV, a subsidiary of Texas monetization firm Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC, began asserting assets from its portfolio of former NEC patents in July 2018, roughly five months after receiving them from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV).
In the wake of settlements in its early 2019 cases, Vista Peak Ventures LLC (VPV) has filed suit against Fujifilm (2:20-cv-00064, 2:20-cv-00065, 2:20-cv-00066) over the provision of certain digital cameras that include TFT-LCD (thin-film transistor – liquid crystal display) panels manufactured by Japan Display or Wintek. Four early 2019 cases against TCL ended in October 2019; four against Giantplus, in January 2020, leaving active in the campaign only a set of three September 2019 suits filed directly against Japan Display. More than two dozen patents have been asserted, in overlapping subsets, across this campaign; VPV acquired the patents from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) as part of a larger portfolio of former NEC assets.
Vista Peak Ventures, LLC (VPV), an affiliate of Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC, has filed a notice of settlement in a set of four cases brought in October 2018 against BOE Technology Group, a Chinese manufacturer of flat-panel displays. The NPE has concurrently filed two new sets of four cases apiece, one set filed against Giantplus (2:19-cv-00183, -00184, -00185, -00187) and another set filed against TCL (2:19-cv-00188, -00189, -00190, -00191), again targeting the Chinese companies over their provision of flat-panel displays. Each defendant faces infringement allegations related to between 12 (Giantplus) and 18 (TCL) patents that VPV acquired from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) as part of a large portfolio of former NEC assets.
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