A week after launching its fifth litigation campaign, K.Mizra LLC has expanded its first, begun with a suit filed against Cisco last November, and initiated a sixth. As the plaintiff and Cisco enter claim construction before District Judge Alan D. Albright, K.Mizra has filed three complaints next door, in the Eastern District of Texas, one each against Broadcom (2:21-cv-00247), ForeScout Technologies (2:21-cv-00248), and Fortinet (2:21-cv-00249), targeting email and/or network security products. In another new complaint, also filed in East Texas, K.Mizra accuses GM (2:21-cv-00244) of patent infringement through the provision of “connected vehicle services” that use “GPS and cellular systems to provide emergency services, among other applications”.
K.Mizra LLC—“a patent licensing company run by experienced management” that characterizes itself as “focus[ing] on high value, high quality patents with a global reach”—has been collecting IP assets from various sources since December 2019. Now, it has filed its first litigation, suing Cisco (6:20-cv-01031) in the Western District of Texas over two patents that K.Mizra acquired from entities associated with patent monetization figure Brian Yates. The plaintiff targets Cisco with one patent, generally related to network security, over the provision of Cisco’s Identity Services Engine; and with the other patent, generally related to filtering digital content, over the provision of Cisco’s Email Security and Syslog features and functionalities.