Eighth Street Solutions LLC, an entity associated with Texas monetization firm Endpoint IP LLC, and Delaware entity Trust & Verify Data Protection LLC have each expanded their litigation campaigns over patents sourced from the same place. In the first, Eighth Street has sued McAfee (2:20-cv-00313) in the Eastern District of Texas, targeting security software products that “protect against electronic threats such as viruses, ransomware, [and] malware”, with three patents generally related to controlling attempts to write data on a “storage medium” of a computer. In the second, Trust & Verify has sued Best Buy (6:20-cv-00860), Electronic Arts (EA) (6:20-cv-00861), and McAfee (6:20-cv-00862) in the Western District of Texas, targeting defendants over the provision of software products that allow for installing additional files after obtaining a license with a single patent generally related to protecting digital content by only decrypting and running encrypted software if the structure containing the decryption key is unmodified. Publicly available USPTO records do not yet reflect a transfer of the asserted patents away from the original assignees.
Delaware entity Trust & Verify Data Protection LLC has kicked off two new litigation campaigns over patents sourced from the same place. In the first, Trust & Verify has sued Adyen (1:20-cv-03769), Micro Focus (1:20-cv-00529), Ravelin Technology (1:20-cv-03805), Stripe (1:20-cv-03808), and Signifyd (1:20-cv-01392), targeting risk and fraud prevention platforms that feature digital fingerprinting with one patent, generally related to delivering data from a server upon receipt of a machine-specific “fingerprint” that is created on the client device. In the second, the NPE has sued Activision Blizzard (King.com) (1:20-cv-03801), Aspyr Media (1:20-cv-00526), Buzzfeed (1:20-cv-03782), and IAC/InterActive (Vimeo) (1:20-cv-03810), targeting Android mobile apps that feature the Google Instant Play “Try Now” or Google Play Licensing service with another patent, this one broadly concerning software for protecting digital content by only decrypting and running encrypted software if the structure containing the decryption key is unmodified. Publicly available USPTO records do not yet reflect a transfer of either patent away from Simplex Patents Corporation, an entity providing a Turks and Caicos address.