Blue Spike’s Defendant Count Edges Toward 150

  • May 20, 2016

Blue Spike LLC sued Best Buy (6:16-cv-00427), iRULU (with USA111, 6:16-cv-00428), and Toshiba (6:16-cv-00430) on May 13, bringing the total number of defendants in its digital watermarking campaign to 148. The NPE’s complaints against Best Buy and Toshiba accuse the companies’ tablets of infringing two patents (5,745,569; 8,930,719) that generally concern protection of digital information. Blue Spike’s complaint against iRULU and USA111 (an online retailer that allegedly manufactures and sells iRULU products) accuses the companies of infringing the ‘569 and ‘719 patent through mobile devices sold under the iRULU brand. These latest suits come a month after Blue Spike asserted the same two patents in similar cases against ASUSTek, BLU Products, and Lenovo; see “Blue Spike’s Digital Watermarking Campaign, Twelve Years in the Making, Grows Larger” (April 2016) for more information.


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