Flexiworld Technologies, Inc. has added a case against Canon (6:21-cv-00143) to the litigation campaign that it began last year with a June suit against Amazon and a September suit against Roku, all in the Western District of Texas. The plaintiff asserts patents from a 70-member family in overlapping sets against the defendants, the patents at issue in the new Canon complaint generally related to short range wireless communications or wireless printing. The suit has been assigned to District Judge Alan D. Albright, who held a claim construction hearing in the Amazon case in late January and who has before him a motion to transfer that case to the Western District of Washington and a motion to dismiss claims related to several of Flexiworld’s patents in light of a prior assignment agreement with Samsung.
Inventor-controlled Flexiworld Technologies, Inc. has sued Roku (6:20-cv-00819) over three short-range wireless communications patents from the same 65-member family at issue in a June 2020 case, also filed in the Western District of Texas, that the plaintiff filed against Amazon. Amazon has answered the complaint filed against it, indicating to District Judge Alan D. Albright that it intends to filed motions challenging jurisdiction and requesting transfer. Flexiworld’s new complaint targets Roku’s provision of certain streaming media devices (the Express, Express+, Premiere, Streaming Stick, Streaming Stick+, and Ultra).
Flexiworld Technologies, Inc. has filed suit against Amazon (6:20-cv-00553), targeting the tech giant with ten short-range wireless communications patents and over the provision of certain Amazon Echo and Fire products, including streaming sticks, smart speakers, earbuds, and tablets. This case is not the first patent infringement lawsuit for the plaintiff, which sued Skype (later acquired by Microsoft) in 2007, and Flexiworld is not the only plaintiff to assert its patents in court—an attempt by IP Edge LLC’s Pebble Tide LLC to save two of those patents from Alice invalidation failed earlier this year.