NovelPoint Tracking Sues TCT Mobile
- January 29, 2013
NovelPoint Tracking, a subsidiary of NovelPoint Holdings, which also controls NovelPoint Security and NovelPoint Learning, filed suit against TCT Mobile alleging that the defendant’s mobile phone infringes a patent related to GPS tracking, vehicle tracking, collision notification, and voice communication (6,442,485). NovelPoint Tracking first asserted the ’485 patent in April 2012 against multiple vehicle tracking companies, including Alamo Industries, Dynamex, and GPS Tracking. In December of that same year, NovelPoint Tracking shifted its campaign focus to tablet and handset makers by filing suits against Acer, Alcatel-Lucent, Samsung, Dell, Sony and others. The patent-in-suit was assigned to NovelPoint Tracking by the named inventor Wayne Evans in January 2012. RPX reviewed the patent as part of an open market opportunity (Evans GPS) in July 2010. Lillian Woung, Director at Erich Spangenberg’s IPNav as of June 2012, is listed as a member of all three NovelPoint Holdings subsidiaries. 1/25, Eastern District of Texas, Judge Rodney Gilstrap, 2:13cv00053.