MTel Unloads, Asserting Former SkyTel Paging Patents Against Nine More Defendants
- January 7, 2016
With nine new suits filed in the past week, Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC (MTel) has roughly doubled the number of defendants in its campaign litigating former SkyTel patents. The nine patents asserted thus far (5,559,862; 5,581,804; 5,590,403; 5,659,891; 5,754,946; 5,786,748; 5,809,428; 5,894,506; 5,915,210) generally relate to various aspects of communication within a wireless network. The patents, issuing between 1996 and 1999, were developed alongside SkyTel’s two-way paging network. The defendants sued this past week include Google and Microsoft (accused of infringing the ‘506, ‘428, ‘804, and ‘946 patents), as well as Bright House Networks, Brocade, Charter, Cox, HP (Aruba), Juniper, and Time Warner Cable (accused of infringing the ‘891, ‘403, and ‘210 patents). Over the course of the campaign, MTel’s complaints have targeted equipment used to facilitate mobile communications, from mobile phones and tablets to WiFi access points.