New NPE Goes After Cloud Printing, both Service and Printers
Dynamic Hosting Company LLC (DHC) filed its first round of litigation, naming 11 defendants: Brother International, Canon, Eastman Kodak, Epson, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Konica Minolta, Lantronix, Oki Data, and Xerox. The suits assert two patents from the same family that both relate to fax-over-IP (FoIP) with time-based polling (5,826,026, 6,216,156). The asserted patents have not been previously litigated. Google’s Cloud Print service is at issue in each suit, and the service along with printers manufactured by defendants that are compatible with the service are accused of infringing the asserted patents.