A paring down of claims-at-issue has been underway in the months leading up to the June 6, 2022 evidentiary hearing, planned in response to the International Trade Commission (ITC) complaint that Sonraí Memory Limited filed against respondents Amazon, Dell (EMC), Lenovo (Motorola Mobility), LG Electronics (LGE), and Samsung last August. Some of that paring down has come through Sonraí’s motions to drop certain claims from the investigation, but a May 6, 2022 initial determination granting-in-part the respondents’ motion for summary determination dismissed one of the three original patents from the investigation entirely. Sonraí anticipated this result, having gone back in February of this year to one of the sources for its patents to cure the problem and having filed this past week a separate complaint before the ITC that will restart litigation against the same set of respondents there as to the dismissed patent (337-TA-3621).
Since February of this year, Irish NPE Sonraí Memory Limited has been litigating patents received from either Microchip Technology, as part of a 50-asset transfer in February 2020, or HP Enterprise, as part of a 17-asset transfer in June of last year. Alphabet (Google), Amazon, and Oracle are already in suit, as are Apple, Dell, Kingston Technology, Kioxia, LG Electronics (LGE), Samsung,and Western Digital. Now, Sonraí has hit three of those defendants again—Amazon (6:21-cv-00991), Google (6:21-cv-01024), and Oracle (6:21-cv-01023)—all in the Western District of Texas and all over previously asserted patents. Infringement allegations across Sonraí’s cases implicate devices supplied by several other companies not named as parties to the litigation.