Recently formed Texas entity TBL Holdings, Inc. has filed its first lawsuit, accusing Signify (f/k/a Philips Lighting) (6:19-cv-00038) of infringing one of the 11 patents acquired last year from Eastman Kodak, this one generally related to coordinating two displays in an “image viewing system”. The defendant is accused of infringement through the provision of smart TVs and Philips Hue smart lighting products that offer colored bias lighting—that is, products that illuminate the area surrounding the TV with light that is color-matched to onscreen content. The circumstances surrounding the formation of TBL Holdings suggest possible connections to a well-known player in NPE litigation.
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