Acacia Subs Sue Four Wireless Communication Companies
The latest wave of patent infringement suits filed by Acacia subsidiaries Innovative Display Technologies (IDT) and Delaware Display Group (DDG) targeted AT&T (2:14-cv-00720), Sprint (2:14-cv-00721), T-Mobile (2:14-cv-00723), and Verizon (2:14-cv-00722). Each suit asserts at least seven of a group of eight patents related to LCD components (6,755,547; 7,300,194; 7,384,177; 7,404,660; 7,434,974; 7,537,370; 7,914,196; 8,215,816). The complaints accuse defendants’ mobile phones and tablets with a liquid crystal display of infringing the asserted patents. According to plaintiffs, some of the accused products are manufactured by Samsung; however, the allegations of infringement with regard to Samsung products are limited to only those manufactured after March 2, 2014.