Be Labs, Inc. continues to add cases to its Wi-Fi devices campaign, asserting two patents generally related to systems for wirelessly distributing media content throughout a “premises” throughout. Since litigation began back in July 2017, the inventor-controlled plaintiff has been targeting various features of such connected devices (e.g., access points, extenders, gateways, hubs, routers, etc.), including MU-MIMO and beamforming support as well as parental controls. So far November has seen six new defendants sued, the case against one of which, though, has already been dismissed.
Be Labs, Inc. has filed another round in its file-and-dismiss litigation campaign, this time suing Cox (1:21-cv-01383), Datto (1:21-cv-01386), Humax (1:21-cv-01387), Starry (1:21-cv-01393), and Viasat (1:21-cv-01396), again over their respective provision of Wi-Fi devices, including routers and/or extenders (Cox, Humax, and Viasat), access points (Datto), and Wifi Hubs (Starry) that support certain Wi-Fi standards, including 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), 802.11ac, and/or 802.11n. The complaints target various features of these devices, including MU-MIMO and beamforming support as well as parental controls.
So far in June, inventor-controlled Be Labs, Inc. has added eight defendants to the sole litigation campaign, begun in July 2017: Fujitsu (6:21-cv-00586), Humax (6:21-cv-00587), Phicomm (6:21-cv-00588), Sophos (6:21-cv-00590), TCL (6:21-cv-00591), and Technicolor (6:21-cv-00592) in the Western District of Texas; Nexxt Solutions (1:21-cv-22194) in the Southern District of Florida; and Newell Brands (BRK Brands) (1:21-cv-00830) in the District of Delaware. The asserted two-patent family generally relates to systems for wirelessly distributing media content throughout a “premises”, with infringement allegations throughout the campaign targeting networking devices compliant with the IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11n Wi-Fi standards.