For the second time this year, Aido Mobility LLC, an NPE associated with Texas monetization firm Endpoint IP LLC, has handed off a chunk of its patent portfolio to an entity apparently associated with Equitable IP Corporation. The recipient, Push Data LLC, has just launched a campaign over the received assets, suing a slew of restaurants, hotel chains, and retailers in the Eastern District of Texas: Burger King (4:20-cv-00776), Chipotle (4:20-cv-00777), Dunkin Donuts (4:20-cv-00778), Hilton Worldwide (4:20-cv-00779), Inter-Continental Hotels (4:20-cv-00785), Jack in the Box (4:20-cv-00780), Panera Bread (4:20-cv-00781), Papa Johns (4:20-cv-00782), REI (4:20-cv-00783), and Wendys (4:20-cv-00784).
Equitable IP Corporation has initiated its third new campaign of 2020, with subsidiary Communication Interface Technologies LLC suing American Messaging Services (4:20-cv-00308), Capital One (4:20-cv-00307), Cinemark (4:20-cv-00306), FedEx (4:20-cv-00305), PepsiCo (4:20-cv-00286), Rent-A-Center (4:20-cv-00287), TI (4:20-cv-00288), and Yum! Brands (4:20-cv-00289), all in the Eastern District of Texas. Three patents generally related to maintaining a remote connection with a server through a mobile device are asserted in each complaint, with the defendants accused of infringement through the provision of mobile apps that deliver push notifications from servers to mobile devices. The new Communication Interface campaign is not the first to assert these patents in litigation.