After Dismissing 30 Defendants, MagnaCross Shifts Its Focus to Wireless Routers
- May 20, 2016
Following the dismissal of 30 defendants–some as a result of settlement–and after nearly a year without filing any new suits, MagnaCross LLC lodged 17 new complaints this week, suing ADTRAN (2:16-cv-00507), Allied Telesis (2:16-cv-00509), D-Link Systems (2:16-cv-00512), Belkin International (2:16-cv-00510), CradlePoint (2:16-cv-00511), Sophos (2:16-cv-00515), TRENDNET (2:16-cv-00518), WatchGuard (2:16-cv-00519), and others. MagnaCross initiated this campaign in October 2014 and has since sued over 45 companies, mostly device makers and wireless carriers. While these latest suits involve the same data transmission patent (6,917,304) asserted by MagnaCross throughout this campaign, the NPE appears to have shifted its focus from mobile devices and base stations to wireless routers.