NPE Sues 26 Mobile Device Manufacturers
- September 21, 2011
Development Innovation Group (DIG) [NPE] filed suit against AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cellco, Cricket, Futurewei, HTC, HP, Kyocera, Leap, MetroPCS, Motorola Mobility, Nokia, Pantech, Personal Communications Devices, RIM, Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony Ericsson, Sprint, T-Mobile, Tracfone, UTStarcom, US Cellular, Virgin Mobile, and ZTE over three patents related to mobile communication devices. This is the first suit filed by DIG. The patents-in-suit originated with Innovative Global Solution and were assigned to Neopoint in 1999. In 2003, after Neopoint went bankrupt, the patents were assigned to DIG. 9/15, Southern District of California, 3:2011cv02150.