A joint motion to stay and notice of settlement has stopped activity in the case filed in September 2021 by Monument Peak Ventures, LLC (MPV) against Xerox in the Eastern District of Texas. MPV has now sued Vivint (6:22-cv-00635) in the Western District of Texas, where a February 2022 case against Acer remains active and headed toward an October claim construction hearing. Since March 2018, the plaintiff (across multiple campaigns, as a formal matter) has been asserting patents from a large portfolio of former Eastman Kodak patents, four of which are asserted in the newest complaint, against Vivint’s provision of certain surveillance cameras, smart home hubs, and related software products.
On the same day that Xerox’s attempt to have their dispute adjudicated in the Western District of New York resulted in a transfer, Monument Peak Ventures, LLC (MPV) filed an affirmative case (2:21-cv-00345) against the company in the Eastern District of Texas. That suit concerns six former Eastman Kodak patents, asserted against various printers and scanners and related software over features primarily related to print management, document image processing, layout templates, and adjustable touchscreen displays. Xerox immediately dismissed the transferred case, which concerned a different subset of MPV’s portfolio, all of this activity occurring as the Federal Circuit considers MPV’s appeal from a final judgment from a Central District of California case, filed in November 2019 against Toshiba, invalidating another subset of those patents under Alice.
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