SmartData Campaign Inches Along at Rate of One Suit per Year
- March 24, 2015
SmartData’s campaign continues its slow growth with a suit against Amazon. The suit accused Amazon’s Fire TV service and Fire TV Stick streaming device of infringing a single patent that names Smartdata cofounder Jean Pierre Buttet as its sole inventor (7,158,757). The asserted patent concerns a modular computer with physically separate elements. The claims also include the limitation of a “pocket sized” central unit. Media streaming devices have been the target of SmartData’s campaign since it began in 2012. The other defendants are Apple, Netgear, and Roku. All three were dismissed from litigation within a year of filing.