ALD Social LLC has followed up the mid-September launch of its first patent litigation with a new case filed against Verizon (6:22-cv-01011). The defendants hit earlier in the month are Alert Media, Alphabet (Google), Apple, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), and Verkada, all seven of them now accused of infringing a pair of patents generally related to an “aggregate location dynometer”, an ALD, “in a physical wireless network server”, through the provision of emergency communications solutions (for Verizon, its Wireless Emergency Alerts system). Western District of Texas Judge Fred Biery, by operation of that district’s new case assignment policy, presides over the litigation.
Currently available USPTO assignment records contain two 2022 divestments from a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications, one to Artax LLC, executed in April; and the other to ALD Social LLC, in late July. Both of those recipients have now turned plaintiff,Artax suing TomTom (4:22-cv-00737) in the Eastern District of Texas over the provision of various navigation products, including the TomTom Go Navigation app and TomTom Routing API; and ALD Social hitting Alert Media (6:22-cv-00959), Alphabet (Google) (6:22-cv-00972), Apple (6:22-cv-00969), AT&T (6:22-cv-00970), Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile) (6:22-cv-00973), and Verkada (6:22-cv-00975) in the Western District of Texas over the provision of their respective emergency communication solutions.