American Patents LLC has again expanded its wireless connectivity campaign, adding Western District of Texas suits against Marvell and NXP Semiconductor (6:22-cv-00771), ON Semiconductor (6:22-cv-00772), Qualcomm (6:22-cv-00774), and Renesas Electronics (6:22-cv-00773) in July after suing Broadcom, MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, and Texas Instruments in the Eastern District of Texas in June. The complaints target the provision of a wide array of products—including certain systems-on-chip, baseband chips, chipsets, modems, and development kits—over their support of IEEE 802.11n and above and/or LTE as well as Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO), naming the above companies as defendants and including long lists of electronics resellers as induced parties.
American Patents LLC has filed a round of new cases in its first and only active litigation campaign, suing Broadcom (4:22-cv-00477), MediaTek (4:22-cv-00478), Realtek Semiconductor (4:22-cv-00479), and Texas Instruments (4:22-cv-00480) in the Eastern District of Texas. The asserted patents are broadly directed to wireless communications, with the defendants accused of infringement through the provision of a wide array of products (e.g., chipsets, modules, multimedia solutions, router solutions, and SoCs) that support the IEEE 802.11n and/or LTE networking standards.
Advantech (6:21-cv-01331), Grande Communications (6:21-cv-01332), Legrand (6:21-cv-01333), Mofi Network (6:21-cv-01334), Moxa (6:21-cv-01335), Telit Communications (6:21-cv-01336), and Viasat (6:21-cv-01337) have all become the latest defendants sued in the first, and largest, litigation campaign of American Patents LLC, Epson America (8:21-cv-02102), already involved in the campaign, also filing a complaint seeking declaratory judgments of noninfringement of the same four patents asserted throughout. The new cases cap a 2021 that saw cases filed earlier in the year over the same portfolio, received from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV), against CalAmp, Continental, Edimax Computer (Edimax Technology) Lanner Electronics, Motorola Solutions, Newell Brands (BRK Brands), Plantronics (Polycom), Seiko Epson, Sierra Wireless, Xerox, and Zebra Technologies.The campaign’s accused products spans a wide variety of devices (e.g., modules, routers, telematics solutions, transceivers, vehicle-mounted computers, etc.), all targeted over their support of 802.11n and above Wi-Fi connectivity and/or LTE.