General Access Solutions, Ltd. (GAS) has sued Verizon (Verizon Wireless) (2:22-cv-00394) over the provision of 5G base station equipment and devices that can use a cellular signal to provide local Wi-Fi access, the latter including Wi-Fi routers with cellular backhaul, mobile hotspot devices, and smartphones with mobile hotspot features (such as devices from Apple and Samsung). Two patents are asserted in the Eastern District of Texas complaint, one previously seen in this campaign and one new to litigation.
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General Access Solutions, Ltd. (GAS) has turned a suit from earlier this year, against SOFTBANK (Boost Mobile, Sprint, Virgin Mobile) (2:16-cv-00465), into a campaign with new complaints filed against LG Electronics (2:16-cv-01349), Novatel (2:16-cv-01350), Pantech (2:16-cv-01348), and Xiaomi (2:16-cv-01351). The NPE has asserted a patent, generally related to a wireless communications system, not previously seen in litigation. GAS has identified as accused products the defendants’ smartphones and tablets providing mobile hotspot functionality. These new complaints mark a shift in focus for the NPE.