Nearly two years ago, Optima Direct, LLC acquired eight US patents from AmTRAN Technology, five of them originating with Sarnoff (now STI International) and three, with Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). Optima Direct has filed its first litigation over the acquired assets, asserting one of the former ITRI patents in separate cases against INPAQ (5:21-cv-02817), Sunlord (5:21-cv-02822), and Yageo (4:21-cv-02823) in the Northern District of California; Yageo subsidiary Pulse Electronics (3:21-cv-00768) in a separate suit in the Southern District of California; and Panasonic (1:21-cv-00177) and TI (1:21-cv-00176) in the Eastern District of Texas. The litigation, which is not Optima Direct’s first, targets the provision of certain chip antenna units, either alone or within larger “Wi-Fi modules”.
Optima Direct, LLC has expanded its sixth litigation campaign with two new Eastern District of Texas suits, one each against Oracle (2:19-cv-00380) and Symantec (2:19-cv-00381). At issue is the same secure document transmission patent asserted in complaints filed this month against Citrix (1:19-cv-02091) in the District of Delaware and Dropbox (1:19-cv-01098) in the Western District of Texas. The defendants are accused of infringement through the provision of software platforms that feature secure file sharing and syncing through encryption or hashing. Oracle is targeted over the BEA Tuxedo Security system and Symantec, over the Symantec Desktop Email Encryption feature of the NortonLifeLock PGP platform.
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Last week Optima Direct, LLC filed suit against Dropbox (1:19-cv-01098) in the Western District of Texas over the same secure document transmission patent asserted in its complaint against Citrix (1:19-cv-02091), filed in the District of Delaware one week before. File sharing and syncing features in the defendants’ respective products—Dropbox and Citrix Files App—are accused. This new campaign is the sixth that Optima Direct has launched in just over a year.