EncodiTech Nearly Triples the Size of Its Secure Communications Campaign on the Eve of FRCP Changes
- December 10, 2015
On November 30, the day before amendments to the Federal Civil Rules of Procedure took effect, EncodiTech LLC nearly tripled the size of its first and only litigation campaign, filing 20 new suits against Airbnb, American Express, Best Buy, Capital One, Domino’s, Etsy, Eventbrite, Expedia, Groupon, LinkedIn, and others. The campaign, which EncodiTech launched in June of this year, involves a single patent that generally relates to secure peer-to-peer communication between devices (6,321,095). EncodiTech’s recent complaints do not identify any specific accused products, only “products and services embodying the encryption technologies claimed in the ‘095 patent”. In earlier cases, such as those against active defendants Ingenico (2:15-cv-01088), National Cash Systems (2:15-cv-01091), and NCR Corporation (2:15-cv-01092), the NPE focused its infringement allegations on ATMs and electronic payment terminals.