Stingray IP Solutions, LLC has added cases against ADT (2:22-cv-00421) and ResideoTechnologies (2:22-cv-00420) to its sole litigation campaign, which targets the provision of smart devices and related products that support certain Wi-Fi wireless standards with patents acquired from Harris Corporation (now L3Harris after the 2019 merger with L3 Technologies). The Acacia Research Corporation plaintiff filed its new litigation back in the Eastern District of Texas, where its earlier October case, against Johnson Controls (2:22-cv-00389), was filed, rather than in the Central District of California, to where the other active litigation, against TP-Link, was just transferred, after District Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled that his court does not have personal jurisdiction over TP-Link.
Stingray IP Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation, has continued its pattern of filing cases in pairs, hitting Amazon (Amazon.com, eero, Immedia Semiconductor (d/b/a Blink), Ring)) (2:21-cv-00194, 2:21-cv-00196), Legrand (2:21-cv-00201, 2:21-cv-00202), and Somfy (2:21-cv-00193, 2:21-cv-00195), all in the Eastern District of Texas. Eight patents picked up from Harris Corporation (now L3Harris after the 2019 merger with L3 Technologies) are asserted against each defendant, in groups of four, with infringement allegations throughout the campaign targeting the provision of smart devices and related products that support various wireless standards.
Last year saw publicly traded Acacia Research Corporation amass a sizeable stockpile of patents, with CIO Al Tobia Jr., in a November 2020 earnings call, declaring that Acacia’s “IP team has been hard at work with our four previously acquired portfolios and we are on track to deliver the returns that we anticipated when we acquired these assets earlier this year and late last year”. Here, at the end of January, the company has kicked off the new year with litigation from that stockpile, both R2 Solutions LLC and Stingray IP Solutions LLC launching Acacia’s first new campaigns since last June.