In its targeted advertising campaign, AlmondNet, Inc. and its subsidiary Intent IQ, LLC have filed a new trio of cases against existing defendants Amazon (6:22-cv-01204), Meta Platforms (Facebook) (6:22-cv-01205), and Microsoft (6:22-cv-01206), together with an amended complaint in each of the cases filed against those defendants in August 2021, all in the Western District of Texas. The amended complaints drop patents on the eve of a claim construction hearing set for November 30 before District Judge Alan D. Albright, while the new original complaints add some of those patents back into the litigation, together with others. Litigation against Samsung (AdGear Technologies) is also proceeding in West Texas, while the dispute with Roku has moved forward in the District of Delaware in response to a declaratory judgment action filed there.
The targeted advertising campaign of AlmondNet, Inc. and its subsidiary Intent IQ, LLC ballooned this past week, the plaintiffs filing separate suits against new defendants Amazon (6:21-cv-00898), Facebook (6:21-cv-00896), and Samsung (AdGear Technologies) (6:21-cv-00891), as well as additional suits against repeat defendants Microsoft (6:21-cv-00897) and Roku (6:21-cv-00876), the latter focusing on Roku’s acquisition of Dataxu (in late 2019). Nearly 20 patents have now been asserted in this campaign—not AlmondNet’s first—since its launch in 2016.