IP Edge’s Stormborn Technologies LLC has sued Danaher (OTT Hydromet d/b/a Sutron) (1:20-cv-00458), Lockheed Martin (1:20-cv-00458), and NexGo (1:20-cv-00529) in three separate districts: the Eastern District of Virginia, the Northern District of Ohio, and the District of Delaware, respectively. A single patent generally related to spread-spectrum data transmission has been asserted in this campaign. The patent was received from NPE Linex Technologies, Inc., with infringement allegations focusing on the provision of devices compatible with the HSPA telecommunication standard: the Sutron GPRS-1 Cell Modem, Lockheed Martin UCP PCN portable base station, and NexGo’s mobile payment terminals, respectively.
This past April Zyrcuits IP LLC, an entity affiliated with monetization firm IP Edge LLC, picked up a portfolio of 30 US patents, generally related to spread-spectrum wireless data transmission, from NPE Linex Technologies, Inc. In the months since then, that portfolio has given rise to four litigation campaigns: the first by Zyrcuits IP itself (at the end of August), the second by Aperture Net LLC (at the end of September), and two more, by Hydro Net LLC and by Stormborn Technologies LLC, respectively (at the end of October). On October 24, a subset of those former Linex patents were transferred from Zyrcuits IP to new IP Edge entity Pinnacle Licensing LLC, raising the possibility that the end of November might bring yet more litigation over this portfolio.