Global Equity Management Files 20 More Cases in Its Graphical User Interfaces Campaign
Global Equity Management (SA) Pt. Ltd. (GEMSA) filed twenty new cases on June 14, bringing the total defendant count in the NPE’s sole litigation campaign to 27. As in GEMSA’s previous 15 cases, this week’s complaints accuse the defendants—including Ericsson, General Electric Company, Netflix, Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent), Philips, SAP, Siemens AG, Spotify, UBER, Zillow, and Zynga—of infringement through the graphical user interfaces (GUIs) of their websites. GEMSA asserts two patents: one generally relates to a GUI for controlling a hypervisor (6,690,400), while the other generally concerns switching quickly between two operating systems using a suspend mode different from the power-save suspend (7,356,677). The most recent complaints assert both patents, but in the earlier cases, the ‘677 patent was added by amended complaint.