New NPE Asserts Video Compression Patents Against Mobile Handset and Video Camera Companies

  • May 1, 2014

The first two patent infringement lawsuits filed by new NPE VStream Technologies target 10 manufacturers of mobile handsets and other consumer electronics products. The five patents-in-suit are generally related to video compression and decompression technology  (6,690,731, 8,179,971, 6,850,647, 7,489,824, 7,627,183). VStream’s complaint against LG, Nokia, Pantech, Samsung, Sony, and ZTE accuses defendants’ smartphones, digital cameras, televisions, Blu-ray players, and video cameras. The suit also accuses image processing integrated circuits used in Sony and Samsung products. In a second suit against iOn America, GoPro, Woodman Labs, and World Wide Licenses, VStream accuses defendants’ digital video cameras of infringing the asserted patents. The patents originated with Neostar and were assigned to Medici Portfolio Acquisition in February 2013 and to plaintiff entity VStream in August 2013. In April 2014, VStream assigned a security interest in the patents to Fortress CreditRPX reviewed the patents as an open market opportunity in 2010 (Hickman Video – Acq). 4/23, Texas Eastern District Court, 6:14cv002966:14cv00298


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