Earlier in September, Traxcell Technologies, LLC sued Verizon (Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless) together with Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung as alleged “equipment providers” for its wireless network. Now, the plaintiff has filed two additional Western District of Texas complaints in the same configuration, this time naming Deutsche Telekom (Sprint, T-Mobile) as the wireless network provider and the same three “equipment providers” (6:22-cv-00991, 6:22-cv-00992). Traxcell followed those two complaints with a gaggle of others, hitting Maplebear (d/b/a Instacart) (6:22-cv-00999), Shopify (6:22-cv-01000), and Verifone (Curb Mobility) (6:22-cv-00998), also in the Western District of Texas; Helbiz (1:22-cv-08128) in the Southern District of New York; and FlightAware (4:22-cv-03258) in the Southern District of Texas, each over the provision of software products that support features for “connecting customers with merchants".
In its latest complaint, Traxcell Technologies, LLC has hit some familiar defendants: Verizon (Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless) and alleged “equipment providers” for its wireless network Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung (6:22-cv-00976), sued together in a single Western District of Texas case. Four patents—two new to the litigation and two previously in suit, all generally related to using location information within a wireless network—have been asserted. The new case follows a discovery ruling from District Judge Alan D. Albright in a prior case against just Ericsson and Verizon Wireless; a round of suits against AfterShip, Bird Rides, GoShare, HEB (Neighborfavor), and Neutron Holdings, each new to the campaign; and the issuance of a twelfth patent in Traxcell’s asserted family.