Innovative Automation Enforcement Campaign Shifts to Media Distributors
Innovative Automation filed three separate suits against Apple, Amazon, and Spotify, alleging that the defendants’ media distribution services infringe two patents related to data duplication over a network. Innovative Automation filed nine prior suits between March and August of 2011, primarily targeting small providers of optical disc duplication technology. The patents-in-suit were assigned to Innovative Automation by JC Research in February 2011. The named inventor of the patents, Sungil Lee, appears to control both entities. 11/16, Eastern District of Texas, 6:2012cv00881; 6:2012cv00882; 6:2012cv00883.