In January 2021, InnoBrilliance, LLC kicked off its second campaign, suing Sony over the provision of video streaming apps for Playstation and Apple TV devices that allow users to watch multiple channels at once. Subsequent suits focused on makers of smart TVs offering such a “multiview” feature, including those from Samsung, LG Electronics (LGE), and Hisense. However, the plaintiff—an entity linked to AppBrilliance, Inc., and managed by an inventor linked to many other NPEs—has now switched back to streaming apps. In two Southern District of New York complaints, InnoBrilliance accuses FuboTV (1:22-cv-06143) and MLB (1:22-cv-06068) of infringement over multiview-enabled streaming apps as used with Apple TV devices (both defendants) and Hisense smart TVs (FuboTV)—with both apps previously at issue in some of InnoBrilliance’s earlier suits.
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InnoBrilliance, LLC has sued LG Electronics (LGE) (2:22-cv-00145) in the Eastern District of Texas in a litigation campaign that has previously hit Samsung and Sony, both in the Western District of that state. This time only one of the five prior patents has been asserted, LGE targeted over the provision of certain TVs that support the LG multi-view software system. Such televisions—those displaying multiple streams at once and switching between different content—have been at issue throughout this campaign. The managing member of InnoBrilliance is AppBrilliance, Inc., a Texas entity associated with another plaintiff that just sued LGE, albeit in the Northern District of Texas, Comarco Wireless Systems LLC.
InnoBrilliance, LLC has added another Western District of Texas case to its second litigation campaign, accusing Samsung (6:21-cv-00227) of infringing the same five patents over which it sued Sony in January. The new complaint targets Samsung’s provision of certain smart TVs with preinstalled apps, purportedly illustrating such a television with Major League Baseball’s app (MLB.TV) in the pleading. InnoBrilliance zeroes in on the accused TVs’ support for displaying multiple games at once and switching between different content, as the asserted patents generally relate to displaying multiple video streams on a “television system”.
Texas NPE InnoBrilliance, LLC has initiated a second litigation campaign, suing Sony (6:21-cv-00094) over five patents generally related to displaying multiple video streams on a “television system”. The accused product is the Sony Playstation Vue Multiview software system “for use with PlayStation devices and Apple TV devices”, which permits simultaneous streaming of multiple channels. Based on InnoBrilliance’s patent holdings and past litigation activities, as well as those of entities under the same management, this campaign will not likely be InnoBrilliance’s last.