New Rothschild NPE Files Nearly 20 Suits Targeting Customizable Systems
- February 12, 2015
Newly formed Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations, LLC sued 19 companies in a single day for alleged patent infringement, including ADT, Belkin, Brick House, Cisco, General Electric, Honeywell, NETGEAR, OnStar, Panasonic, Philips, Rain Bird, Sharp, Toshiba, Tyco, Uniden, and Vivint. Rothschild alleges the companies’ customizable systems, including security systems and home appliances, infringe a patent related to customizing consumer products based on user preferences (8,788,090). This appears to be the first time the patent, which was issued in July 2014, has been asserted in litigation.