After Federal Circuit Reversal, New Suits Against Mobile Device Makers Expand Scope of Papst Licensing’s Decade-long Data Sync Campaign
- December 3, 2015
After a fifth patent (9,189,437) in its data transfer patent family issued to Papst Licensing GmbH & Company Kg on November 17, 2015, the NPE added yet another wave of lawsuits to its long-running litigation campaign. Papst Licensing’s six new complaints, filed in the Eastern District of Texas, each asserts from three to five of those data transfer patents against a mobile device maker: Apple (6:16-cv-01095), Huawei (6:16-cv-01115), Lenovo (6:16-cv-01111), LG Electronics (6:16-cv-01099), Samsung (6:16-cv-01102), and ZTE (6:16-cv-01100). Mobile phones, media players, and tablet computers that use the PTP, MTP, or MSD protocol when connecting to a computer via, e.g., USB or Bluetooth are the newest accused products in a campaign focused on digital cameras since it began in 2006.