A couple of weeks after filing a flurry of complaints in both district court and before the International Trade Commission (ITC), Daedalus Prime LLC has done it again, filing three district court complaints (2:22-cv-00352, 2:22-cv-00353, 2:22-cv-00354) and two ITC complaints (337-TA-3640, 337-TA-3641). Each names Samsung as a defendant/proposed respondent, with Qualcomm named as a proposed respondent in one of the ITC complaints and TSMC, in the other. TSMC is also a district court defendant, while Qualcomm is not, although Qualcomm products are mentioned throughout. The litigation centers around a portfolio that Daedalus Prime acquired from Intel in early June 2022.
Daedalus Prime LLC has filed a complaint before the International Trade Commission (ITC), naming as proposed respondents automakers Mazda and Mercedes-Benz; infotainment system provider Visteon; chipmakers MediaTek, NXP Semiconductors, and Qualcomm; and alleged NXP distribution partners Arrow Electronics, Avnet (Newark), Digi-Key Electronics, Future Electronics, Mouser Electronics, and Rochester Electronics (337-TA-3637). Six patents are asserted in the ITC complaint, as well as in a trio of parallel District of Delaware complaints that cover the same ground, one centered around each of MediaTek (1:22-cv-01108), NXP (1:22-cv-01107), and Qualcomm (1:22-cv-01109) (but naming as defendants subsets of the proposed ITC respondents as well). Daedalus Prime’s “clear statement in plain English” in the ITC complaint of the accused products reads: “semiconductors, printed circuit boards (‘PCBs’), automotive parts including infotainment systems and instrument clusters, and automobiles”.