Patent Harbor Sues Makers and Sellers of PCs, DVD Recorders with Video Content Patent
Patent Harbor filed four separate suits against P&F, ASUS, Fujitsu, and Lenovo alleging infringement of a patent related to video content navigation (5,684,514). The first suit, filed against P&F and its parent company Funai Electric on January 3, 2013, alleges infringement through a Philips-branded DVD recorder manufactured by Funai Electric and imported and distributed by P&F. The other three suits, filed against the remaining defendants on January 4, 2013, allege infringement of Fujitsu’s LifeBook T902 Tablet PC, Lenovo’s ThinkPad E430 laptop, and the ASUS N76VJ laptop. Patent Harbor has filed approximately 10 prior suits since July 2010 against multiple defendants including Best Buy, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, and Vizio. A number of suits filed by Patent Harbor against several media production and distribution companies have been dismissed. The patent-in-suit originated with Advanced Interaction and was assigned to Patent Harbor by Gisel Assets KG in April 2010. 1/3, Eastern District of Texas, 6:2013cv00010; 1/4 Eastern District of Texas, 6:2013cv00024; 6:2013cv00025; 6:2013cv00026.